Academic Programs


University of Science and Technology

The University of Science and Technology (UST) is a graduate-level educational institution founded jointly by 22 public universities and research institutions located around South Korea. It was established by the Korean government in 2003 as a graduate school specializing in science and engineering. Currently it ranks as one of the top science and technology universities in Korea, along with KAIST and POSTECH.

KIST is a member institute and offers its campus to give UST students an opportunity to participate in research projects and industrial site operations to receive in-depth field and research-oriented education and training in their respective major disciplines.

Prospective students from outside of Korea interested in UST are encouraged to apply through KIST's International R&D Academy.

For more information on how to apply, go to