Application Schedule

Category Spring semester Fall semester Details
Application Early July Early April Online Application: KAIST Admissions System (
Application Review Early August Early May Documents submitted to the Graduate Admissions Team at KAIST Daejeon campus
Written Test Early August Late May Announced on the department website and individually to the applicants
First Admissions Notification Mid-August Mid-May Announced on the KAIST Admissions System
Interview Late August Late May Informed at the time of the first admissions notification
Final Admissions Notification Mid-September Mid-June Announced on the KAIST Admissions System
First semester begins March of the following year September of this year

Written Test

Semester Category
Spring,Fall Applicants for the master's program in Mechanical Engineering (including Graduate School of Ocean Systems Engineering) will take written tests (on major subjects in mechanical engineering such as solid mechanics, dynamics, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and mathematics) on the date designated within the first-stage review (document screening) period.

Advisor Assignment

A detailed schedule will be announced individually after the final admissions notification.

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International Admissions

International students, who are non-Korean citizens, are eligible to apply for the Department of Mechanical Engineering.
For more detailed information about international admissions, please visit the KAIST admissions office website.

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