The Office of Advising and Support for International Students (OASIS) and KAIST International Student Association (KISA) provide support for students participating in the program, including an orientation upon arrival to introduce students to the campus and assist with course registration, alien registration, and answering other questions as they arise. There several programs offered for international students including a global leadership distinguished lecture series, KAIST ONE, which is a program run by native and international students to promote cultural awareness, International Festivals, International Movie Nights, Korean Cultural seminars, which introduces Korean history, culture, and food to international students, Job Seminars, Sports Day, and Year-end Party. OASIS also organizes excursions to other parts of Korea, including Seoul, Busan, Kyoungju.

In the fall, take part in the university's annual KAIST-POSTECH Science Wars, a series of academic and athletic competitions between KAIST and its rival Pohang University of Science and Technology. Events include , intelligent programming, science quiz competitions, e-sports Starcraft tournament, basketball, soccer, and baseball.


Students are placed in any of the 29 on-campus student residence halls in double or triple accommodations. The dorms are separated by gender. Each room is furnished with beds, closets, desks and chairs and shared facilities including restrooms, showers, laundry facilities and lounges on each floor. Pillows and blankets can be rented through the University.

Meals can be purchased in any of the on-campus dining facilities, which are open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and feature traditional Korean cuisine (rice, stew, main dishes, and side dishes). There are several on-campus snack bars and convenience stores that sell snacks, bread, ice cream, milk products, cup noodles, instant rice, fruits, and beverages. For western-style food, the KAIST campus features a hamburger fast food restuarant as well as a pizza place and coffee shop. Other dining options are found in the neighborhoods of UEundong and Gungdong, which are within walking distance of campus.

Students have access to the campus fitness centers, which feature racquetball, badminton, volleyball, and basketball courts, outdoor soccer fields and tennis courts, ping-pong tables, a swimming pool, fitness equipment and sauna.


Last Updated: 8/21/14