South Korea

The University of Leicester welcomes students from South Korea.

You can find country specific information here including entry requirements for our courses, and information about the South Korean student community.


Your International Officer

The  International Officer for South Korea is Felicity Lawrence.

If you would like more information about studying at Leicester, there are many ways you can get in touch. Please visit our contact us page for details.


Useful information


Entry requirements

Foundation

If you have graduated from High School in Korea you will need to complete a Foundation Year to be eligible for admission to an undergraduate degree in the UK.

Please visit the International Study Centre website for information about the International Foundation Year or the International Year One for Management programmes.

Undergraduate (Bachelors) degrees

  • If you are studying A-levels or the International Baccalaureate (IB) then you can begin from the first year of a Bachelors degree. Please see individual course pages for entry requirements.
  • If you have already completed the first year of an undergraduate degree at a Korean university, you may be considered for entry to the first year of a Bachelors degree if you have studied relevant subjects.

For more information about available degrees please see individual course pages.

Postgraduate (Masters) degrees

If you have been awarded a four-year Bachelors degree you can be considered for entry to a Masters degree at Leicester.

We require a GPA of at least 3.2 out of 4.5 overall for our degrees in Arts, Humanities, Law and Social Science. For other degrees the score required may be slightly lower. Some individual modules relevant to your chosen Masters degree may require specific scores.

For more information about available degrees please see the individual course pages

PhDs and other research degrees

To apply for a PhD (or other postgraduate research qualification, such as MPhil, DClinPsy, DSocSci, EdD or MD) you must have an undergraduate (Bachelors) degree from a recognised Korean university, usually in a related subject area, with a GPA of at least 3.2 out of 4.5 overall (depending on the subject that you wish to study) which is equivalent to a UK Upper Second Class Honours degree (also known as a 2:1).

You must also be able to demonstrate practical knowledge of appropriate research methodologies. Research degrees are demanding and intensive: to succeed at this level you must be highly motivated, be able to work independently, and have an appropriate familiarity with the discipline and its associated research techniques/methodologies.

Where a Masters degree is required, this is indicated in the relevant description on our Postgraduate Research webpages, together with further information about requirement.

English language requirements

Please see details of our English language requirements.


South Korean student community

students walking around Oadby Student VillageThe University of Leicester welcomes students from all over the world. In 2015-16 this included 35 students from South Korea.

Discover what it's like to study at Leicester by reading our international student profiles


Student Societies


Exchange opportunities

We have partnership agreements with universities in your country. If you are currently studying an undergraduate degree in your home country it may be possible to study with us for a semester or a year. Please check with your home university whether they have a partnership with Leicester or whether your studies with us could be taken as an accredited part of your degree.


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