Information for Prospective Students from the Republic of Korea
Welcome to the country page for the Republic of Korea.
- Minimum Entry Requirements
- Foundation Courses
- English Language Requirement
- Student Exchange
- In-Country Representatives
- Useful Links
Phone: +44 (0)20 7898 4700
SOAS staff regularly visit South Korea.
Future dates and locations can be found Overseas Visits Programme
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.
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.
Research applicants would normally be expected to have completed a Masters qualification from a good university. Please refer to Research Admissions for further information.
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.
- Undergraduate Foundation Programme
- Pre-Masters Programme
- English Language and Academic Studies
- Pre-Sessional Courses
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.
Undergraduate students from Korea can study at SOAS on Exchange or Study Abroad from the following universities:
- Ewha Womans University
- Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (HUFS)
- Korean University (KU)
- Sogang University
- Yonsei University
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 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
Tel: 02 313 5195
UKEN (UK Education Network)
607, Osung Bldg., 113 Yeoksam-ro
Tel: 02 2052 1221
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), email@example.com