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PROGRAM

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The Graduate School of Science and Technology Policy at KAIST conducts research and education on major issues at the intersection of science, technology, and public policy. STP welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds in science, engineering, humanities, social sciences, medicine, and law.

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Master's Program

  • Curriculum includes basic courses in public policy, political science, economics, cultural studies, and historical analysis, to address science and technology policy.
  • Requires students to write a master's thesis within 2 years.
  • Guides graduates in continuing their academic training in a doctoral program or in pursuing professional careers in government, international organizations, NGOs, private sector, and journalism.

Doctoral Program

  • Accepts students with a master’s degree in policy-related fields, including political science, economics, sociology, journalism, geography and urban studies, anthropology, history, and STS. We also welcome PhDs, MDs, and JDs who wish to pursue a second doctoral degree in STP.
  • Requires students to complete a doctoral dissertation within 4 years, depending on the number of courses that can be waived from previous education.
  • Prepares students for academic careers in teaching and research, or for high-level positions of policy-making and policy-analysis in government, international organizations, NGOs, private sector, and journalism. 
  • (Regarding military obligation substitute)박사과정 KAIST 장학생으로 입학하는 학생은 소정의 선발 절차를 거쳐 병무청 배정인원 범위 내에서 전문연구요원에 편입 할 수 있음, 2021학년도 입학생 중 전문연구요원 선발자는 정부의 변경된 전문연구요원 제도에 적용될 수 있음(박사학위 과정 2년 복무하고, 박사학위 취득 후 기업, 연구소 등 연구현장에서 1년 복무), 전문연구요원 선발 관련 상세 내용은 추후 입학처 홈페이지에 별도 공지 예정

Students & Scholarships

  • KAIST Scholarship
    • All tuition and expenses are covered by government funds.
  • General Scholarship
    • Applicant’s affiliated organization or the applicant will cover all tuition and expenses.

        

     For all applicants to STP, scholarships/financial aid/fellowship are available based on merit.