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Information for students from South Korea

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Entry requirements

Foundation courses

Normally applicants from South Korea are required to successfully complete a foundation programme. 

Our foundation courses

Students typically require grades of at least 80% in the High School Diploma from Specialised High Schools, plus 80% in specific subjects: maths and physics for Engineering, maths and biology or chemistry for Science, and maths for Social Sciences and Business.

We offer foundation courses for students who are not qualified for direct undergraduate entry.

  • Business, Law and Social Sciences, taught at the University of Nottingham International College
  • Engineering and Physical Sciences, taught in our Faculty of Engineering
  • Science, taught at the University of Nottingham International College

Please contact the University of Nottingham International College, which is located opposite our University Park Campus, with any queries about entry requirements and how to apply.

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Undergraduate courses

Full-time courses across our five faculties typically last for three to four years, although some degrees such as medicine and architecture have a longer duration.

Undergraduate entry requirements

Normally applicants from South Korea are required to successfully complete a  foundation course or one year of study at University.

If you have taken a year in a recognised university, we can typically accept minimum average grades of 74 - 80 or 3.0.

This summary is provided as guidance and requirements may vary for individual courses, which often require high grades in relevant subjects.

Our  Undergraduate Prospectus lists entry requirements for A levels and International Baccalaureate students for each course.

Students taking APs or SATs should refer to our entry requirements for the  USA.

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Masters courses

We offer a wide range of postgraduate masters degree programmes across our five faculties. Full-time masters courses typically last for one year.

Masters entry requirements

Applicants should hold a bachelors degree of a good standard from a recognised university, usually in a relevant subject area. Check course details in our Postgraduate Prospectus to see whether your chosen course requires the equivalent of an Upper Second Class (2:1) or Lower Second Class (2:2) degree.

Our entry requirements for degrees from South Korea universities vary depending on the university where you have studied and the course you are applying for at Nottingham. The summary below is provided as guidance but requirements may vary for individual courses and we do require higher grades from some universities.

Entry requirement

Upper Second Class (2:1)

Lower Second Class (2:2)

GPA given is out of 4.5

 3.3* or 3.7**

 3.0

When GPA given is out of 4.3

 3.1* or 3.5**

 2.8

When GPA given is out of 4.0

2.9*or 3.3**

2.6

* from a prestigious institution
**from a recognized institution (not prestigious)

Degrees from selected universities in South Korea can be accepted as meeting our  English language requirements.

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Research courses

Our PhD courses, available across a wide range of subject areas, typically include three years of full time research followed by an optional writing-up period of one year to complete your thesis.

PhD entry requirements

Applicants should hold a masters degree of a good standard from a recognised university in a relevant subject area.

See the masters section for guidance on the grades we typically require from South Korean universities. These will vary depending on the university where you have studied and the course you are applying for at Nottingham.

Degrees from selected universities in South Korea can be accepted as meeting our English language requirements

You should identify possible supervisors at Nottingham before applying and prepare a research proposal to submit with your application.

How to apply Search for courses How to write a research proposal
English language requirements
 
 

Scholarships and funding

 

Korean students at Nottingham

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"The University Of Nottingham is such a massive university and there are many green areas which I like so much. There are many wonderful buildings such as the Trent Building which is one of my favourite places."

– Saejin from South Korea, studying BA Film and Television Studies

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Dean Pike 

Dean PikeInternational Relations Manager for South Korea

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Offical representatives

Our official representatives in South Korea can assist you with applying for our courses, visa processes and preparing to study with us.

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In South Korea

We regularly travel to South Korea to meet with prospective students and their families, visit schools and to attend education fairs and other events each year.

Meet us in South Korea

In Nottingham

You are also very welcome to visit our campuses in Nottingham for an open day or an independent visit.

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International Student Recruitment

C Floor, YANG Fujia Building
Jubilee Campus, Wollaton Road
Nottingham, NG8 1BB, UK

+44 (0) 115 951 5247
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