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 Office team
The International Office can provide you with more information about studying in the UK at Leicester.
Please visit our contact us page for details.
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.
If you need to do a foundation year, the University of Leicester International Study Centre (ISC) offer an International Foundation Year in:
- Economics and Management
- Engineering and Technology
- Society and Culture
We also offer the International Year One for management programmes.
Once you’ve successfully completed the International Foundation Year, you’ll be able to progress to an undergraduate degree at the University of Leicester.
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.
Scholarships and funding opportunities
We have a limited number of University of Leicester Santander Scholarships from Santander Bank. These are worth up to £5,000 and are available for any full-time campus-based course (undergraduate or postgraduate).
South Korean student community
The 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…
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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