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South Korea

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

There are currently 95 Korean students here pursing degree programmes and contributing to Royal Holloway's cosmopolitan community.

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. 

The Regional Officer who covers South Korea is Shuang Gao and she or a representative from Royal Holloway visits twice a year to participate in exhibitions and private visits with schools and other agencies. Please do not hesitate to contact her at Shuang.Gao@royalholloway.ac.uk if you would like any information or assistance with making an application. 

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.

Undergraduate

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.

Postgraduate

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, but most departments will ask for a minimum GPA or between 3.0 and 3.25/4.5 or equivalent.

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, but most departments will ask for a minimum GPA of 3.25/4.5 or equivalent.

English language

IELTS score
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.

 

Applying

For undergraduate students, applications are made online via UCAS. Students applying for a University preparation course or a postgraduate course apply to Royal Holloway directly.

You can find further information on how to apply in the Study here section of the Royal Holloway website.

Royal Holloway is pleased to offer a number of prestigious International Excellence Scholarships to outstanding undergraduate or masters students each year. 

For information on these as well as other general scholarships that students from South Korea may be eligible to apply for, please see our international scholarships page.

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. 

Busan

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

Website: www.uk.idp.com

Gangnam

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

Seoul 

BCW Consulting 
SILVER TOWN No 902
45 Seocho-daero77-gil
Seocho-gu
Seoul 137-856
South Korea
Tel: +82 2 554 2555
Email: info@bcw.kr
Website: www.bcw.kr

EDM Education
2F, Handuk B/D
649-4 Yeoksamdong
Gangnam-gu
Seoul 135-080
South Korea
Tel: +82 2 562 1278
Email: kate@edmedu.com
Website: www.edmuhak.com

EDM Education (Jongro Office)
11F, Kyewon Building
32-7, Gwanchul-dong
Jongro-gu
Seoul 110-111
South Korea
Tel: +82 2 562 5091
Email: marketing@edmedu.com
Website: www.edmedu.com

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

UKEN
601 Hyun Seok Building,
897-2 Daechi-dong
Gangnam-gu
Seoul 135-283
South Korea
Tel: +82 2 2052 1221
Email: uken@uken.co.kr
Website: www.uken.co.kr

UKEO
1608 LG Palace Building
165-8 Dongkyo-dong
Mapo – Ku
Seoul 121-754
South Korea
Tel: +82 2 3143 0226
Email: seoul@ukeducation.co.kr
Website: www.ukeducation.co.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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