If you’re from South Korea and interested in studying in the UK, the University of Portsmouth is a great place to fulfil your ambitions. And if you’re ready to take the next step, we’re ready to help you get here.
On this page, you'll find information about where you can meet us in your region, what you need to do to apply for a course with us and contact details for our people in your area.
Entry requirements for students from South Korea
If you're joining us from South Korea, the entry requirements you need to meet will depend on the course you want to study.
We consider all applications we receive. However, to make sure you get the most out of your time studying with us and have the best chance of applying successfully, we recommend the following minimum qualifications:
If you have the High School Diploma or the High School Graduation Equivalency Examination, you'll usually need to do a foundation year before doing an undergraduate course such as a Bachelor's degree.
Our Engineering foundation BEng (Hons) Engineering and Technology is delivered by our Faculty of Technology, but all other foundation courses are available at our associated college International College Portsmouth (ICP). We will also consider Foundation programmes from Study Group, Chichester College, EF and Kaplan.
Undergraduate coursesIf you've achieved an overall B grade in the High School Diploma or the High School Graduation Equivalency Examination plus one year of study from the Associate Degree or Junior College Diploma at a recognized university in South Korea, we'll consider you for admission onto an undergraduate course such as a Bachelor's degree. You must have studied relevant subjects and achieved strong grades.
If you don't have a High School Diploma or the High School Graduation Equivalency Examination, you can apply with:
- Please check your specific course page to find the exact number of points needed. Your A level grades should equal or exceed the total points required. You can use the UCAS Tariff Calculator to work out your total points.You can use the UCAS Tariff Calculator to work out your total points.
- Some courses will require you to have studied specific subjects at A level. For example, to study a science course you will usually need to have achieved passing grades in scientific subjects at A level.
- A level points: A* = 56 A = 48 B = 40 C = 32 D = 24.
- Most courses will require between 24 and 31 points in the International Baccalaureate (IB), depending on the degree you apply for.
If you have an Associate Degree or Junior College Diploma, you may be considered for Year 2 advanced entry. For more details please contact one of our local representatives (listed below) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For entry to our postgraduate Master's programmes, you'll usually need to have a Bachelor's degree with an overall grade of 2.7 GPA from a recognised Higher Education institution.
If you don't meet the postgraduate entry requirements, you can do a pre-Master's programme at International College Portsmouth (ICP) for many of our courses.
We'll consider you for a PhD if you have a good Master’s degree and submit a research proposal.
English language requirements
When you join us, it’s important that you can speak and understand English to the level that your course requires. The specific English language requirements will be on your chosen course page.We accept IELTS, IGCSE and several other certificates, but don’t worry if you're currently short of the standard required – we offer English Language Programmes that will get you to the necessary level.
What to do next
Our Global Officers are experts in helping students from South Korea, like you, to apply to join us. Whatever you want to know, just ask.
Scholarships and Bursaries
As a student from South Korea, you can apply for various scholarships and bursaries, including the International Alumni Referral Award and Chevening Scholarship. You can find more information about these on our funding page.
Representatives and agents
If you want to learn more about studying with us or you want help with your application, contact one of our official representatives in South Korea:
UK Education Network607
14th EDM Education Fair
Event type: Education Fair
Venue: COEX, Seoul
Location: COEX 513, Yeongdong-daero, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, 06164, Korea
Adele Wong of our South East Asia Office will be in Seoul from Saturday 13 to Sunday 14 October at the 14th EDM Education Fair from 12.00pm—6.00pm.
Please visit our stand to find out about your accommodation options, applying for a student visa, student life and preparing for Portsmouth.