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Health Insurance

Health Check

All international students need to submit their official health check test results from their home countries to KAIST when they apply for residency in the dormitory for their first semester. If you have already completed the health check before coming to KAIST, you can submit the test results to KAIST (The test must include a blood test and chest X-ray, which are used to screen for tuberculosis).

Insurance for International Exchange Students

KAIST does not provide any insurance for exchange students. Therefore, it is mandatory that all incoming exchange students purchase insurance for overseas study in their home countries. Although the limit of coverage is up to the discretion of each student, all incoming exchange students must acquire overseas health insurance that covers them during the full duration of their stay overseas.

Insurance for International Degree-Seeking Students

National Health Insurance (NHI)

In Korea, everyone subscribes to the national medical insurance system, for which there is a monthly payment. When you receive treatment at a hospital, you pay only 30% of the cost, and the rest is paid by the National Health Insurance Corporation (NHIC). Foreigners also qualify to enjoy the benefits of the national health insurance. If you’re a degree-seeking student, it is mandatory for you to subscribe and obtain the national health insurance.
You are authorized to apply to NHI after you have registered as a foreign resident. Apply at the Yuseong branch of the National Health Insurance Corporation (a 10-minute ride by taxi from KAIST).

Address

670-1, Yonggye-dong, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon (유성구 용계동 670-1)

Call Center (for English Consulting)

02-390-2000/ 042-820-8147

NHIC Website (click)
NHI Refund

Undergraduate KAIST Scholarship beneficiaries can receive a 100% reimbursement of NHI payments from KAIST. You will need to fill out the reimbursement form at the Student Affairs Team and submit it to the officer in charge along with the receipt of payment, For more information, please contact the Student Affairs Team. Graduate students who are on the KAIST scholarship must talk with their advisor on the reimbursement of NHI. Contact your laboratory personnel when you first enter the laboratory. If you are not on the KAIST scholarship,  you must contact your sponsor organization regarding reimbursement.

Student Affairs Team

Location

E11(Creative Learning Building) 1st floor

Phone

042-350-2163

Email

stsupport@kaist.ac.kr

KAIST Student Health Insurance Association (SHIA)

All regular degree-seeking KAIST students are strongly recommended to apply for the KAIST Students’ Health Insurance Association (SHIA). The registration period in the Spring semester is from the final week of February until the first week of March. In the Fall semester, you can register from the last week of August until the first week of September.
A regular health checkup is given once a year with advanced notification. The medical aid covers 30~100% of the total treatment fees for injuries/diseases and also provides a free medical examination, medical consultation, and vaccinations.
In the case of injuries and accidents that occur on campus, 100% of all medical costs are provided by SHIA. However, international exchange students coming to KAIST should still arrange for health insurance from their respective home countries. Exchange students should submit a copy of their health insurance from their home countries to ISSS upon arrival at KAIST.

Benefits : medical subsidies & free health checkup

Fees 35,000 won/semester

Phone

042-350-2177

Email

sj5203@kaist.ac.kr

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