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 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:

  • Anthropology
  • Immunology
  • Korean Language
  • Philosophy
  • Sciences

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).

Visa Information

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As the Global Experiences team is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

Contact the Korean Embassy for more visa information.

Eligibility and Application

All applicants must meet the standard Student Eligibility Criteria and the KAIST entry requirements

This program impacts UQ semester 2 teaching dates. UQ students must meet the additional special conditions for programs that impact teaching dates.

If you are intending to undertake your experience for-credit, it is strongly recommended that you submit your application to IGET at least 4 weeks before applying to the host to allow sufficient time for Faculty to complete the credit assessment. Please note however that it is your responsibility to meet the host application deadline. 

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Tuition is approximately $1,400 - $2,800 AUD. Mandatory fees of approximately $1,200 also apply, and include accommodation, field trips and administration fees. More information regarding program fees can be found on the host university website.


Accommodation is included in the program fee. More information regarding accommodation can be found on the host university website


New Colombo Plan Mobility Grant

Eligible students are guaranteed a New Colombo Plan Mobility Grant valued at $3,000 AUD when participating in this experience.

When you submit your application to the Internships and Global Experiences team, you are automatically considered. There is no additional application required. Applicants will need to submit supporting documentation (host acceptance, bank details) by the relevant deadline.

Internships and Global Experiences Grants

When you submit your application for an experience, you are automatically considered for funding that is relevant to your nominated experience. Please refer to the Short-Term Experiences Funding  page for details. 

Key Dates

Application Deadlines

UQ: 21 April 2023
Host: 19 May 2023

Program Dates

Start: 03 July 2023
End: 28 July 2023*

*For-credit only as dates impact on UQ Semester 2

Fast Facts

Type: Study
Mode: Study abroad
Location: Daejeon, South Korea (in-person)
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.