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Information for students from South Korea

Find out about the student community from South Korea, entry requirements for our courses and other information specific to your country.

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Entry requirements

This information is for general guidance only; entry requirements vary for different courses. For more specific details, please visit the relevant course web page or contact the admissions office for your chosen subject area.

Foundation year entry requirements 

International Foundation Year (progressing to undergraduate degree in management, humanities, arts and social sciences) Inmungye KodBng High School Diploma, achieving a minimum overall average of 70% or B (woo) with 70% or B (woo) in subjects relevant to the chosen undergraduate course
Engineering Foundation Year (progressing to undergraduate courses in engineering, physics, computer science and geophysics) Inmungye KodBng High School Diploma, achieving a minimum overall average of 70% or B (woo)
Science Foundation Year (progressing to undergraduate courses in biology, chemistry and other science-related courses) Inmungye KodBng High School Diploma, achieving a minimum overall average of 70% or B (woo) with 70% or B (woo) in subjects relevant to the chosen undergraduate course

Please note that this course does not progress to an undergraduate degree in medicine. 

Undergraduate entry requirements

To be considered for a place on one of our undergraduate (bachelors) degrees, you will need:

Overall B grade (pass) in the High School Certificate plus a foundation year 
Overall B grade (pass) in the High School Certificate plus a first year of an Associate Degree
UK A levels obtained in Korea (the minimum grades required vary depending on the course)
Between 28 and 38 points in the International Baccalaureate (IB)

Postgraduate entry requirements

Masters programmes Bachelors degree (Haksa) awarded by a recognised University with a minimum GPA of 3.0
PhD programmes Good grades in bachelors and masters degrees awarded by a recognised university, as well as a strong research proposal

English language entry requirements

You will need to be able to demonstrate the required level of English language proficiency. Find out more about our English language requirements and support.

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The South Korean student community

We are pleased to welcome students from South Korea to the University each year. In 2016/17 we have 44 South Korean students studying with us.

Student-run clubs and societies

Getting involved in clubs and societies is a great way to meet other students from your country and from around the world. There are many societies run by the University's Students' Union (SUSU) for different interests, religions, sports and academic groups.

Visit the University of Southampton Students' Union (SUSU) website for more information about clubs and societies.

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Our university partners in Korea include:

Dongguk University

Ewha Womans University

Hanyang University

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)

Konkuk University

Korea University Business School

Seoul National University

Yonsei University

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