Track 2: Individual Research Program

KISS Track 2

Individual Research Program is a 4-week research oriented program only students majoring in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) fields with our strategic partner universities. There are no designated departments and labs for this program. Students will have the freedom to pick which department and lab they wish to join, which they must indicate in our online application. Upon submission of your application, KAIST will contact the department and lab to see if there are spaces available information on KAIST departments and labs are available at

Eligibility & Target Group

  • Undergraduate (minimum 1 year of full-time study at home university) or graduate students majoring in STEP(Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) fields from partner universities.
    *The students must be enrolled in institutions where they have exchange agreement with KAIST. Please email us at in case to check the availability.
  • GPA (Grade Point Average) of 3.0 or better (on a 4.3 point scale)
    *Students are to be asked to submit recommendation letter if they cannot prove the GPA
  • Applicants from institutions where the primary medium of instruction is not English are expected to submit English test score (TOEFL iBT: 80, IELTS: overall band 6.0, TOEIC: 800, CET4:500, CET6: 450).

Number of Credits

Number of credit: 1


KRW 1,500,000

* There is no tuition exemption for Individual Research Program.


After students are accepted to the program, students MUST contact the professor regarding their acceptance, arrival, and laboratory work/research task prior to coming to KAIST.

Transferring Credits

For Individual Research Program, students will be given Pass or Non-pass grade