Note: Global E3 Exchange Consortium only considers applicants who are in Engineering or Computer Science fields of study
Global E3: KAIST: Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology
What is Global E³?
Global E3: The Global Engineering Education Exchange Program. Recognizing a growing demand for internationally-experienced engineering graduates, a group of leading universities around the world established the Global E3 in 1995. Global E3 allows engineering students at member universities to enjoy a fulfilling study abroad experience. Check out the Global E3 brochure here.
Am I Eligible?
You are eligible if you:
Are currently enrolled at one of the participating Global E³ universities.
Are currently studying engineering or computer science.
Have been nominated by your home school to submit an application.
Have the language ability to take courses in the host campus language and/or in English.
A bit about Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) is located in Daejeon. KAIST was established by the government of Korea in 1971 as the nation’s first research oriented science and engineering institution and was ranked as the top university in Korea for 6 consecutive years by Joong Ang Newspaper’s University Evaluation. In the 2012 QS and THE University Rankings, KAIST was ranked 63rd and 68th respectively overall. In the engineering section, KAIST was ranked 24th by the QS evaluation.
KAIST has more than 10,000 students including 700 international students from over 70 countries and 1,200 faculty members including 200 foreign faculty members from 27 countries.
Courses are available in the following fields:
Materials Science and Engineering
KAIST is situated in the northwestern part of Daejeon. Daejeon is the fifth largest city in Korea with a population of approximately 1.5 million people living in an area of 540 km2 (the total area of the Korean peninsula is 222,154 km2). Located in the center of Korea, Daejeon serves as a hub of transportation. Major expressways and railways connecting the country from the north to south converge in Daejeon. With this wonderful transportation network, it is possible to travel anywhere in the country within half a day from Daejeon.
How to apply
Students apply in two or three phases. First, students apply via Missouri S&T's Globalminers.mst.edu portal by creating profile and filling out questionnaires and summiting the required documents. Then, students apply to the chosen school via the Global E3 website. Detailed information on the Global E3 application process can be found here. If accepted, the student would complete the post decision materials via GlobalMiners.mst.edu. Please note that sometimes the host university would also require students to submit an application for the purposes of university processing.
Students wishing to apply for more then one program have to complete separate applications for each program/university. Students are encouraged to apply for minimum of two programs to increase the probability of placement. Seat at the chosen school is not guaranteed.