SOAS University of London


Information for Prospective Students from the Republic of Korea

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Welcome to the country page for the Republic of Korea. 


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 Maggie Dziem, our International Recruitment Manager for China and East Asia, you can email her directly ( or through the following apps:

WhatsApp: +447548240546
WeChat: maggie_soas
LINE: maggie_soas
Kakao: SOASUoL

SOAS staff regularly visit South Korea.
Future dates and locations can be found Overseas Visits Programme

Minimum Entry Requirements 


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 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 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 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.

Contact Study Abroad  


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
Tel: 02 313 5195

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

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


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

UKEN (UK Education Network)
607, Osung Bldg., 113 Yeoksam-ro
Seoul, 06242
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),

SOAS Alumni Social Evening, Seoul
SOAS Alumni Social Evening, Seoul, March 2015