Visiting Student Researcher program at KAIST: South Korea


Have you always wanted to travel to South Korea? The Visiting Student Researcher program at KAIST is for students who wish to conduct research in one of KAIST’s laboratories for less than a year. Students will work closely with KAIST professors on various research projects, depending on laboratory assignment.

Application requirements:

  • Pitt student in good standing
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA 
  • Must be studying in your second year or higher at the time of application
  • Please check partner school for additional requirements

Costs for the program can be found on the school's website. Funding fro SSOE students, through the Swanson School of Engineering might be possible, please watch for research and internship funding information to be sent out to all students via email. Remember that your lifestyle and spending choices can greatly affect the amount of money you'll need while abroad. Visit our Budgeting page for more information.


Academic Description: 
The Visiting Student Researcher Program is not for academic credit. Students are required to contact KAIST laboratories of interest and receive official permission from the professor running the laboratory in order to participate in the program.
Application Instructions: 

In addition to applying to Pitt Global Experiences through this application portal, and submitting the Pitt application materials, you must also submit an application and additional documents DIRECTLY to KAIST.   Pitt's application deadline for this program is 1/23/23.   KAIST typically has a similar deadline!  Any questions, please contact: Chandra Colaresi, SSOE Global Experiences Office.

KAIST research offerings are typically posted on their academic department website. Once you have researched the offerings, we suggest you then reach out the head professor of the lab to request to do research. It is recommended that you use Pitt contacts to KAIST colleagues to assist with this process. From there, the International Relations Team at KAIST will contact you and you will be directed to fill out the Online Registration on the KAIST website.

SAO Staff: 

Chandra Colaresi

Hi! My name is Chandra, and I am a Global and Engineering Professional Development Consultant in the Swanson School of Engineering. My professional background is in communications and policy, but I have been lucky enough to study or work in England, Scotland, France, and Belgium. Please contact me if you are interested in global research, co-op, or internship opportunities as well as the Global Supply Networks program. Let’s discuss all the exciting options you have to see the world during your time at Pitt!

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