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The safe use of nuclear power and radiation requires international attention and effort. Now that interest in nuclear power and radiation regulation technology is increasing around the world, it is essential to transfer Korean excellent technology and regulatory experience to nuclear power latecomers in order to promote safe and peaceful use of nuclear energy.

To this end, the Korea Institute of Nuclear Safety and Technology (KINS) and the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) have jointly operated a one and a half year KINS-KAIST international nuclear power plant and provided scholarships to countries wishing to introduce nuclear power plants. Through this, the goal is to promote Korean technology to the world, train experts in the field of nuclear regulation in backward countries of nuclear energy, and consequently promote safe use of nuclear energy worldwide.

This program was originally launched as an international nuclear safety program, and has been renamed as an international nuclear and radiation safety master's program by adding radiation safety courses due to increased demand of the radiation safety master's program.

Schoralship and Provision of Dormitory

KINS fully supported tuition, living expenses, round-trip airfare, insurance premiums, and other expenses for selected students. Dormitories are provided by KAIST for the first year and KINS for the rest of six months. Since they do not provide for the students who are married, therefore the students can directly apply for a KAIST or use residential facilities nearby.

Qualification of Applicants

This program is operated for workers in the nuclear power-related field who are from IAEA member countries and have a bachelor's degree or higher. For this support, an official recommendation form and an official English report card (from a non-English-speaking country) issued at the current workplace must be submitted.

How to apply

Official support information is announced through the cooperative channels of KINS and related organizations, but more details can be found on the KINS-KAIST website. Applicants must download and fill out the application form and send before the deadline, and must check whether it arrives so that there is no disadvantage. You can check the official English report card standard score and submission method by visiting the KINS website.

Nuclear regulation 3 subjects (required) 9 credit units
Department of Nuclear and Quantum Engineering 4 subjects (1 required + 3 elective) 12 credit units
1 subject elelctive among major required 3 subjects 3 credit units
Elective 2 subjects in KAIST 6 credit units
Individual studies of master 6 credit units
KINS OJT (required) no credit units
Total 33 credits


KAIST Department of Nuclear and Quantum Engineering Professor Jo, KuSung gscho@kaist.ac.kr
KAIST Department of Nuclear and Quantum Engineering Park, JooYoung Juyeong@kaist.ac.kr
International Master of Nuclear Power and Radiation Program Official Website http://inss.kins.re.kr/inss/Action?act=INDEXKK
Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute
International School of Nuclear Safety