In the case of an illness, accident, military duty, or other unavoidable circumstances, a leave of absence may be taken by the student. If the student is acquiring credit or conducting research at a domestic/foreign university under KAIST regulations, a leave of absence isn’t necessary.
Students must apply for a leave of absence online at the Academic System → receive approval from advising professor(after interview) and department head → checked by administrative department and department/major office → Students must submit it online(manual) before the deadline at the Academic System to Academic Registrar’s Team (from D-2 of deadline, students cannot apply it online. Students must complete the leave of absence request form themselves and obtain the signature and seal of both oneself and their guarantor (scholarship recipients must receive authorization from relevant organization) → receive approval from advising instructor or faculty master/head professor before submitting form to relevant faculty/major office → checked by administrative department of relevant faculty/major → submit to Academic Registrar’s Team)
The student must register for the following semester during the designated period(within 1 week) to continue their studies once the term or excuse for the leave of absence has ended.
Within 1 week of the designated period from 1 month before the beginning date of the every semester
Office in Charge: Academic Registrars Team / Tel : Leave of Absence: 042-350-2367, Returning Student: (Undergraduate: 2366, Master and Ph.D.: 2367)