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International Students

Information for Prospective Students from the Republic of Korea

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Welcome to the country page for the Republic of Korea. 

Contact

Laura Hayes is the International Officer for Korea and is happy to answer any questions you have about applying to, and studying at SOAS.
Please contact l.hayes@soas.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4031
SOAS staff regularly visit South Korea.
Future dates and locations can be found here

Minimum Entry Requirements 

Undergraduate

Applicants from Korea who hold the Academic or Vocational High School Diploma will be required to complete a recognised University Foundation Programme.

The International Foundation Courses and English Language Studies Centre (IFCELS) at SOAS offers a 10 month University Foundation Programme (ICC) for international students who wish to undertake an undergraduate degree at a British university.

Students who have completed the International Baccalaureate (IB), A-Levels or AP examinations will be considered for direct entry to our undergraduate programmes.

Postgraduate 
Taught Masters Degrees

SOAS welcomes applications from students who have completed a four year Bachelor's degree with a cumulative GPA of 3.5/4.0 from a university with a selective admissions policy.

In addition you should refer to the individual programme of study for any specific academic requirements, please go to the postgraduate prospectus or postgraduate admissions.

Research Degrees

Research applicants would normally be expected to have completed a Masters qualification from a good university. Please refer to Research Admissions for further information.

Foundation Courses

For applicants who do not meet the above entry requirements or would like to improve their English language before studying for a degree, SOAS provides a range of university preparation and language improvement programmes for international student.

English Language Requirement 

Applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate they meet the School's English language requirements. SOAS does offer Pre-Sessional Courses for those who do not meet the exact entry requirements enabling students to have the opportunity to improve their language skills before beginning academic study. 

Student Exchange 

Undergraduate students from Korea can study at SOAS on Exchange for one year from the following universities:

Contact your university International Office for application details. 

If your university does not have an exchange agreement with SOAS you can still apply to spend one semester or one year at SOAS as part of your undergraduate degree on SOAS' Study Abroad programme.

Contact Study Abroad  

Scholarships

SOAS offers a number of Scholarships and Bursaries and there are other External Scholarships.

In-Country Representatives 

SOAS works with a number of in-country representative in Korea. Please contact the representatives directly to ask any questions about applying to, and studying at SOAS.

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11F, Julguhwun Building, 18-55 Changchun-dong
Seodaemun-gu
Seoul, 120-833
Tel: 02 313 5195
Email

UK EDU CENTRE
Rm 402 Namyoung Bldg., 809-8 Yeoksam1dong
Gangnam-gu
Seoul, 135-931
Tel: 02 6052 1020 
Email

UKEN (UK Education Network)
6F Jeonwoo Bldg., 897-2 Daechi-dong
Gangnam-gu
Seoul, 135-283
Tel: 02 2052 1221
Email

Alumni

If you would like to speak to an alum of Korea with any questions about studying at SOAS then you can contact Dr Yeonok Chang (PhD Musicology 2000), yonokchang@yahoo.co.uk

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