Information for prospective students from the Republic of Korea

Students from the Republic of Korea

Contact us

Phone: +44 (0)20 7898 4700

If you have any questions about our programmes, entry requirements, or the application process, please get in touch with Alberto Demo, our International Recruitment Manager for South Korea. You can email him directly ( or through the following apps:

  • WhatsApp: +447711 317103
  • LINE: Alberto_SOAS

SOAS staff regularly visit South Korea. Future dates and locations can be found in our listings for events in your country

Minimum entry requirements

Undergraduate study

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 study

Taught Masters degrees

SOAS welcomes applications from students who have completed a four year Bachelor's degree with a cumulative GPA of 2.7/4.0 or 3.0/4.3 or 3.3/4.5 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 entry requirements.

Research degrees

Research applicants would normally be expected to have completed a Masters qualification from a good university. Please refer to Research degrees 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 or Study Abroad 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.


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

Korean students who are holding offers for postgraduate taught programmes, can apply for the International Postgraduate Scholarship for Japan and Korea.

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.

11F, Julguhwun Building, 18-55 Changchun-dong
Seoul, 120-833
Phone: 02 313 5195

iae Korea (Head Office) 
2F, Seongwook Bldg
#21 Yeoksam-ro 8-gil
Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Korea 06250
Phone:: +82 2 3481 1217

IDP Korea 
12F S&G Tower
61 Seocho-daero 77gil
Seocho-gu, Seoul, 06611, South Korea
Phone:: 02 550 0335

Rm 403 Handuk Building
Teheranro 7gil 11
Gangnamgu Seoul 06134
Phone: +82 2 6052 1020

UKEN (UK Education Network) 
607, Osung Bldg., 113 Yeoksam-ro
Seoul, 06242
Phone: 02 2052 1221

SJC Global Education Consulting
612, Jungang-daero, 303-ho, Buk-gu, Daegu
Seoul, 06242
Phone: +82 10-8577-8274

PeopleLoving Education
Room 302, 3rd floor, Gangnam Taeyoung Desian Louve, 455 Gangnam-daero, Seocho-gu, Seoul
Phone: +82 02-566-9184 

SAY International
7th floor, Tower 1, 33 Jongro, Jongro-gu, Seoul, South Korea (110-702)
Phone: +82 02 6339 8243

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),