International students

Information for students from South Korea

Queen Mary University of London has a long history of welcoming students from around the world. Over the years, many thousands of international students have graduated from the university and gone on to pursue successful careers. Today, we are home to students from more than 162 different countries and over 45% of our student body come from outside of the UK. This diversity contributes to a lively and welcoming community which should make you feel comfortable and at home.

We are one of the largest colleges of the University of London and one of the few with fully integrated teaching, research and residential facilities. Our setting provides our students with the benefits of both a large campus environment, and the countless academic and social opportunities provided by London.

There are currently 28 students from South Korea studying at Queen Mary who are enrolled on a range of degree programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Queen Mary's International Office staff visit South Korea once per year, details of our next visit can be found on these pages.


Entry requirements


Recognition of Korea (Republic of) qualifications for Foundation Courses (one year)


Recognition of Korea (Republic of) qualifications for undergraduate entry


  • UK Foundation or
  • 1st year of undergraduate bachelor degree from a recognised university in Korea (Republic of) with GPA 3.2 on a scale of 4 / 75% or,
  • three A levels or,
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma

Please refer to the prospectus and department web sites for individual subject A level and IB requirements.

Second Year Entry:

  • Korea (Republic of) Junior College Diploma holder with grade B or above in a related subject


For details on the University of London External Diploma/Degree transfers.

For information on applying to study for a undergraduate course at Queen Mary, please refer to undergraduate study .

Undergraduate Law information and Student Ambassadors from Korea

The School of Law website has an international section that includes entry requirements that are specifically for the School's programmes. These pages also include our International Student Ambassadors from Korea.


Taught degrees (MSc/MA: one year)


For taught masters courses that require a an upper second class honours degree (2:1) South Korean students are required to have:

  • GPA of 3.5 out of 4.5
  • GPA of 3.3 out of 4.3
  • GPA of 3.2 out of 4.0
  • 80%

For taught masters courses that require a an second class honours degree (2:2) South Korean students are required to have:

  • GPA of 3.0 out of 4.5
  • GPA of 2.8 out of 4.3
  • 2.5 out of 4.0
  • 70%


Research degrees (MPhil/PhD: three years)

  • The usual entrance requirement for a research degree is a masters degree from a UK university or recognised university in Korea . However, many departments also accept student with the equivalent of an upper second-class bachelor degree from a UK university (GPA 3.2 on a scale of 4 /75% or GPA 3.5 on a scale of 4.5/80% in Korea )


Please note that Junior College Diploma holders with three to five years' related work experience will usually be considered for the English language and foundation courses, a one-year course gaining them access to a masters Programme.

Student profiles and Alumni ambassadors

Scholarships and Funding

In country representatives


607, Osung Building,

113, Yeoksam-ro,


South Korea
Tel: +82 2 2052 1221


IDP Education Ltd

Gangnam (Seoul)
4f, Wooshin building1304-5
Seocho-Dong Seocho-Gu
South Korea
phone: 82 2 533 7246

Wooin building 13f, 826-4,
Seoul, 135-080
phone: 82-2-563-0901

Visits to your country

Country manager

Jake Duffin is the Country Manager for South Korea and is happy to help any of our prospective Korean students with any questions they might have about the university.

Mr Jake Duffin
Deputy Head of International Student Recruitment

Tel +44 (0)20 7882 6522

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