How to Apply

Contact

  • Prof. Kyoungchul Kong, Director of Robotic Systems and Control Laboratory
  • N7-3 3206 | Department of Mechanical Engineering | KAIST | Daejeon, Korea 34341
  • Email : kckong at kaist dot ac dot kr
  • Phone : +82.42.350.3012

How to Apply

Undergraduate Students
  • Undergraduate students are highly encouraged to join RSC Lab for obtaining preceded research experience and seeking further research interest.
  • There are three options for undergraduate students; (1) Undergraduate Research Program (URP), (2) Individual Study, and (3) Research Intern. The URP and Individual Study are a part of official curriculum of KAIST, and students must take associated courses and receive respectively 3 and 1 credits. The Research Intern is an unofficial program, which is commonly for undergraduate students of other universities.
  • For all the three options, no financial support is provided from the laboratory. For URP program, there may be a financial support from KAIST. This is not related to the laboratory, so please find relevant information on the KAIST webpage.
Master (M.S.) Students
  • The Department of Mechanical Engineering, KAIST, provides an open and equal opportunity to any applicant. All the applicants must go through admission process of the department, and they can contact individual professors after receiving admissions. Therefore, please do not ask if it is possible to provide an admission before receiving an official admission from the department.
  • All applicants should apply for KAIST ME through the official application webpage.
  • All the accepted MS students will be financially supported (e.g., tuition, stipend, etc.) from both/either KAIST and/or RSC Lab.
  • Prerequisite courses for joining RSC Laboratory include
    • Mechanical Systems Analysis
    • Automatic Control Systems
    • Digital Control Systems
    • Mechatronics (or any equivalent courses)
    • Robotics
Doctoral (Ph.D.) Students
  • Doctoral students are encouraged to contact Prof. Kyoungchul Kong, the director of RSC Lab, prior to application to the department and be consulted about the vacancy in the laboratory, the research opportunity, and the other important factors for successful graduate student life.
  • All applicants should apply for KAIST ME through the official application webpage.
  • All the accepted Ph.D. students will be financially supported (e.g., tuition, stipend, etc.) from both/either KAIST and/or RSC Lab.
  • Graduate students interested in RSC Lab should have at least
    • Minimum ability of pursuing research independently
    • Minimum ability of communications in written and verbal forms
    • Minimum ability of participating in social activities of laboratory
    • Necessary level of academic background in Dynamic Systems and Control, Robotics.
Post-doctoral Researchers and Research Staff
  • RSC Lab may or may not have open positions for post-doctoral researchers and research staff. This opportunity is dependent not only on the financial situation of the laboratory but also on the research achievement of the applicants.
  • For the detailed information about the post-doctoral researchers and research staff, please contact Prof. Kyoungchul Kong with the following materials.
    • CV with list of journal papers
    • Statement of Research
    • List of references (at least two references)