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Academic entry requirements

These entry requirements are for guidance only, please contact the International Office if you have any questions about the eligibility of your own qualifications.

If you are studying in an international school teaching A levels or IB please refer to our UK/EU entry qualifications. If you are studying in an international school under the US system, please consult our US entry requirements.

Level 3 Diploma

Five subjects in the 고등학교 졸업장 / 고등학교 과정 수료증” (High School Diploma) including mathematics and a science subject, are appropriate for entry onto a Level 3 Diploma.

FdSc foundation degree

Satisfactory completion of one year at recognised university in a relevant subject in Korea with a GPA of 2.5 or higher, or 준학사 (Junior College Diploma) in a relevant subject with a GPA of 2.5 or higher, may be appropriate for entry onto a FdSc course.

BSc(Hons) undergraduate degree

Satisfactory completion of one year at recognised university in a relevant subject in Korea with a GPA of 2.5 or higher, or 준학사 (Junior College Diploma) in a relevant subject with a GPA of 2.5 or higher, may be appropriate for entry onto a BSc(Hons) course.

MSc postgraduate degree

Satisfactory completion of a relevant undergraduate degree at 2.2 or above. This should have been taught in English, or you should have the MSc English requirements outlined below.

English language requirements

Please note that only Secure English Language Tests are valid for Tier 4 (General) student visas. The location of your nearest SELT provider is listed here.

Level 3 Diploma

IELTS (Academic) 5.5 overall, with a minimum 5.0 in any band; please see here for the list of approved English language tests.

FdSc foundation degree

IELTS (Academic) 6.0 overall, with a minimum 5.5 in any band; please see here for the list of approved English language tests.

BSc(Hons) undergraduate degree

IELTS (Academic) 6.0 overall, with a minimum 5.5 in any band; please see here for the list of approved English language tests.

MSc postgraduate degree

IELTS (Academic) 6.5 overall, with a minimum 6.0 in any band; please see here for the list of approved English language tests.

Visa requirements

Students ordinarily resident in Korea normally require a visa to study in the UK – further information can be found here.

International representatives in Korea

Sparsholt College is in the process of appointing international representation in Korea.

The British Council in Korea

The British Council in Korea is an excellent source of information about life and studying in the UK. Their website and contact details can be found here.