International students

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.

The Future Students Office

The Future Students Office can provide you with more information about studying in the UK at Leicester. Tien Tien, our Global Recruitment and Conversion Officer is based in Taiwan and would be more than happy to answer any questions that you might have, put you in touch with one of our current students or recent alumni, or arrange an individual consultation at a time that is convenient for you. She can be contacted via LINE (ID: uol.tien), email (tt200@le.ac.uk) or WhatsApp/phone (+886 958 509 106) at any time, so please get in touch!

Please visit our contact us page for details.

Useful information

Entry requirements

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) 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

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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