Admission consists of an application review and an interview. Generally, the interview is scheduled one week after notification of the application review results; the interview process consists of both technical and personal interviews.
National scholarship recipients for GSIS include 10 master’s degree students and 5 PhD students in a year. KAIST scholarship and general scholarship students are candidates for admission as well. Basically, we have a policy to select all excellent applicants.
About 2.5 : 1, and increasing continuously.
No; GSIS has no standard majors. It is possible to accept students with other majors if those applicants excel in their field of study. Our objective is to conduct a variety of research by recruiting students from different fields and advocating the advantages of their majors, offsetting weakness.
GSIS focuses on two main points.
One is suitability: why the applicant is applying to GSIS, and what kinds of research the applicant wants to do.
The other is qualifications: does the applicant have the attitude and talent to conduct research at GSIS? There may be questions with regard to the applicant’s major during the interview. Also, it is important for applicants to have knowledge about information security.
KAIST GSIS regards executive ability as important. Students can enhance executive ability from the cyber attack & response course, and there are experimental laboratories where several devices are installed, such as routers, IPSs, EMSs, DBs, firewalls, and wireless authentication systems.
Research areas are varied, including analysis of malicious binary code, web security, network security, threat management, and forensics.
GSIS has joint laboratories for collaboration among students with different majors.
Students can complement any weakness by cooperating in a joint laboratory with students who have other majors.
For PhD students, applicants contact the advisory professor before admission. Master’s students select their advisory professor before the mid-term exam. After admission, there are laboratory introductions to each professor, and students select an advisory professor in the period after orientation.
Applicants who do not have a job can apply as a national scholarship or KAIST scholarship recipient. If applicants have a job, but they must quit the job and apply as full-time students, but national scholarships or KAIST scholarships are possible, too. If applicants want to register to graduate in parallel with a job, they can apply as general scholarship recipients. National or KAIST scholarship students must be full-time students, because scholarships consist of public tax money.
Most KAIST students live in the dormitory, because the research at KAIST is performed day or night. However, it is not mandatory, and if students want, it is possible to live near the school. Although there is an apartment for married persons, it is hard to acquire because there is a lot of demand for it. General scholarship students do not qualify to register in the dorm.
Twice a year. The primary admission is in July, and the final selection is made in late August. Otherwise, admission is in April, and the final selection is in late May.
No, there is no plan to pick students for master’s and PhD collaboration.
Students are free to participate in research projects through professors who have responsibility for the project and who can afford to pay for it. It is prohibited for the participation rate of each student to exceed 100％.