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South KoreaRoyal Holloway has a long history of warmly welcoming Korean students onto its undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

Popular courses amongst Korean students studying at here include Management, Mathematics, Economics, Politics and International Relations, Computer Science, English Literature, Psychology, Media Arts, and Drama & Theatre. 

A representative from Royal Holloway visits regularly during each admissions cycle to meet with our applicants and prospective applications interested in studying at Royal Holloway. Please have a look at our travel calendar to see when our next visit is. You can also contact us by email at international@royalholloway.ac.uk if you would like any information or assistance with making an application. We look forward to hearing from you!

Applicants to Royal Holloway come from a diverse range of backgrounds and we accept a broad range of qualifications to our courses. Each applicant is considered carefully on their individual merits, but please see below for the standard minimum entry requirements for students from South Korea.


High School Diploma
Students who have completed their High School Diploma in South Korea will need to take our one year International Foundation Programme, or the equivalent from another institution, before beginning their undergraduate studies.

A levels & International Baccalaureate (IB)
Students who have taken A levels or the IB Diploma will be considered for direct entry onto our undergraduate programmes. Specific grade requirements can be found in the course finder entry for your chosen course.

Our International Foundation Year, run by Study Group, is a programme of academic and English language study skills for international students who do not meet the direct entry requirements for undergraduate study.


Bachelor’s Degree (Haksa)
Students who have successfully completed a Bachelor's degree (Haksa) in an appropriate subject with good grades/GPA and at a reputable university will be considered for entry to a Royal Holloway Master's degree programme. Exact requirements will depend upon the programme. On a 4.5 scale, most departments will ask for a minimum GPA of between 3.0 to 3.25. This is equivalent to 2.9 to 3.1 on a 4.3 scale, or 2.8 to 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. 

Master’s Degree (Suksa)
Students who have successfully completed a Master's's degree (Suksa) in an appropriate subject with good grades/GPA and at a reputable university will be considered for entry to a Royal Holloway MPhil/PhD programme. Exact requirements will depend upon the programme. 

English language

Students will need to be able to prove that they have a minimum level of English language proficiency.

Students who do not quite make the English language requirements may be able to take a Pre-sessional English Language Programme.



For undergraduate students, applications are made online via UCAS. Students applying for our International Foundation Year can do so online via Study Group. For help on how to apply for undergraduate study please visit our Undergraduate Applying section.

Postgraduate courses including the Pre-Master’s Diploma for International Students can be made directly to Royal Holloway online. For help on how to apply for postgraduate study please visit our Postgraduate Applying section.


Royal Holloway offers a range of scholarships for our international students. You can find out which ones you're eligible for on our undergraduate scholarships page and postgraduate scholarship page.  

If you are considering postgraduate study at Royal Holloway, you can also find out about the external funding that is available to you.

Meet us in South Korea

Royal Holloway frequently makes trips to South Korea, so why not take the opportunity to meet us in person?  You can find out more details about the next Royal Holloway visit to South Korea on the calendar on the Meet us in your country page. 

Royal Holloway representatives in South Korea

Royal Holloway has appointed representatives in South Korea who can offer you advice and assistance with your application. 


IDP Education
3rd Floor
241-6  Jin-gu, Bujeon-Dong
South Korea
Tel: 82 51 818 7246 / Fax: 82 51 817 7246
Email: info.busan@idp.com

Website: www.uk.idp.com


IDP Education
5F, Wooshin Building
1304-5 Seocho-dong
South Korea
Tel: 82 2 533 7246 / Fax: 82 2 533 7266
Email: info.gangnam@idp.com
Website: www.uk.idp.com


BCW Consulting 
45 Seocho-daero77-gil
Seoul 137-856
South Korea
Tel: +82 2 554 2555
Email: info@bcw.kr
Website: www.bcw.kr

EDM Education
11F, 55, Seocho-daero 77-gil
Seoul 06611
South Korea
Tel: +82 2 562 1278
Email: kate@edmedu.com
Website: www.edmuhak.com

EDM Education (Jongro Office)
11F, Kyewon Building
71 Cheonggyecheon-ro
Seoul 03189
South Korea
Tel: +82 2 562 5091
Email: marketing@edmedu.com
Website: www.edmedu.com

IDP Education
4th Fl., Gyewon Building 32-7
Seoul 110-111
South Korea
Tel:82 2 739 7246
Email: info.seoul@idp.com
Website: www.uk.idp.com

607 Osung Building,
113 Yeoksam-ro
Seoul 06242
South Korea
Tel: +82 2 2052 1221
Email: uken@uken.kr
Website: www.uken.kr


Institutional partnerships

In addition to our full-time Korean degree-seeking students, Royal Holloway also welcomes a number of Korean students on study abroad and exchange programmes. We have a long established relationship with Korea University as well as a study abroad agreement with Konkuk University. Please see our partnerships page for a full list of our international partners.


The local Korean community

There is a very strong Korean community at Royal Holloway and there are a range of clubs and societies for students, both on the campus and in the local area, including the Korean society. For more information please have a look at our clubs and societies page or the Students' Union sports and societies pages.

Community Action Volunteering exists to connect, train and support Royal Holloway students seeking to volunteer in the local community, a great way to gain experience.

In case you miss food from back home, the London area offers a number of Korean restaurants.  


Alumni Ambassadors

Our Regional Alumni Ambassadors in Seoul is (Changer) Chang Wan BANG. He graduated from the Royal Holloway MBA programme in 1998 and helps to organise events for Royal Holloway alumni in South Korea, as well as answer questions from prospective students and attend local exhibition events. For more information and contact details please see the Alumni Chapters section in the Alumni Getting Involved page


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