The KAIST International Summer School (KISS) serves as a hub for cultural and academic exchange between students from all over the world.

This experience will broaden your cultural understanding, deepen your intellectual capacity, and expand your network of friendships. The 2019 Kaist International Summer School program will provide a wonderful environment that will serve as a catalyst in formulating new friendships and pleasant memories that can be shared around the world.

Fields of study

UQ students are able to participate in the KAIST International Summer School Track 1: Course-oriented program. The following fields of study are available:

  • Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Korean Language
  • Science

More information regarding the program and specific courses can be found on the host university website. 

Credit Equivalent

3 Credits = 2 UQ Units. Maximum of 4 UQ Units if 6 credits are successfully completed (pending UQ faculty approval).

Eligibility and Application

All applicants must meet the standard Student Eligibility Criteria and the KAIST entry requirements. This program impacts on UQ semester 2, 2019 dates, UQ students must meet the additional special conditions for programs that impact on teaching dates. 

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Tuition is approximately $1,485 - $2,970 AUD. More information regarding program fees can be found on the host university website.

Applicants may also be eligible for UQ-specific funding


Accommodation is available at an additional cost. More information regarding accommodation can be found on the host university website

Key Dates

Application Deadlines

UQ: Winter applications for this program have now closed.
Host: 24 May 2019

Program Dates

Start: 28 June 2019
End: 26 July 2019

Fast Facts

Type: Study
Mode: Study abroad
Location: Daejeon, South Korea
Credit: For-credit only
Cohort: Undergraduate 


If you participate in a short-term program you may also be eligible to submit an application for an OS-HELP loan if your program is for-credit and you are enrolled as a Commonwealth supported student. 

Application Deadlines

15 January for overseas study commencing March to August
15 March for overseas study commencing May to October
15 June for overseas study commencing August to January
15 September for overseas study commencing November to April

Refer to the funding page for more information on eligibility requirements and loan amounts. 

Global Experiences Information Sessions

Students are encouraged to register and attend an information session to receive more details on the short-term application process, eligibility criteria, funding etc.