A total of at least 130 credits(applied to enrolled students starting in '97) - a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 out of 4.3 in all courses taken.
At least 28 Credits and 9AU (applicable to students enrolled at KAIST in 2009 and onward; for students enrolled before 2009, refer to the Course Completion Requirements by year of admission).
Writing: 3 credits
Physical Education: 4AU must be completed(not counted for GPA but a requirement for graduation)
Community Service: Does not apply to students enrolled beginning in 2011. Students enrolled from 2007~2010 must complete 2AU and students enrolled before 2006 must complete 4AU; confirmation of community service and leadership mileage must be submitted.(Not counted for GPA but a requirement for graduation)
Humanity/Leadership: 2AU must be completed(applicable beginning with students enrolled in 2007, not counted for GPA but a requirement for graduation)
* Only students within their first 2 semesters can attend the Humanity/Leadership III course
Ethics and Safety II: 1AU must be completed(applicable to all students, not counted for GPA but a requirement for graduation)
Happy College Life and Exciting College Life: 2AU must be completed beginning with students enrolled in 2011.(Not counted for GPA but a requirement for graduation)
※Refer to the department requirements as the major course requirements are different for each department.
※Some departments require students to take some specific courses – please refer to the departmental requirements for course completion.
Students are required to meet one of the following requirements for English proficiency before entering KAIST or during their years of enrollment. Students with 3rd degree hearing impairment or higher are exempt from the listening section of the English proficiency requirements.
Students enrolling after the 2008 school year
Students enrolled before 2007
In case the course subtitles are different from each other, up to 3 courses may be taken; a make-up course can be taken only if the course subtitles are the same(however, make-up courses can be taken for cultural subjects of the same category offered in the summer semester of 1999 and for the special major courses opened within the same course/major in the winter semester of 2004, if it is approved by the dean of the department).
URP program courses have been offered since 2007 to expand undergraduate student opportunities for participation in research and to foster creative and outstanding experts through a wealth of research experience.
※ The maximum credit available for national internship is 6 credits
Credit recognition table for AP credit earned at KSA
Credit recognition table for AP credit earned at the Seoul Science High School:
The courses cover the basic knowledge and skills needed for taking regular courses so that graduates of international schools and foreign students can gain basic academic skills and fulfill their regular course requirements successfully. The courses are also offered online for prospective students of the 1st round of undergraduate applications.
Course requirements are to be set independently by each department, as well as taking the following mandatory courses(10 credits in total):
System Design Project: With the approval of the associated department, credits may be transferred for research course(thesis research) credit of the associated department.
Master's program students are allowed to take a total of 9 credits(the subtitles are needed for opening special courses and are recorded on academic records)