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Applying from Korea?

Here's all the information you need to study with us

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:

Undergraduate courses

If you've completed the High School Diploma or the High School Graduation Equivalency Examination we'll consider you for admission onto an undergraduate course such as a Bachelor's degree via International College of Portsmouth's Stage 2 programme.

Advanced entry requirements

For consideration for advanced entry (Year 2 or Year 3 entry) to an undergraduate programme, you'll need an Associate Degree or Junior College Diploma (jeonmun haksa / jun haksa). For more details, please contact one of our local representatives or email

You can also apply with:

A levels

  • 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.

International Baccalaureate

  • Most courses will require between 24 and 31 points in the International Baccalaureate (IB), depending on the degree you apply for.
You may be able to join an undergraduate course with other qualifications. We do consider qualifications from a range of sources. Contact us; to find out more.

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

Postgraduate courses

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.

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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

Ready to start your adventure with us? Whether you know which degree course you want to do or not, get in touch with us now or meet us at an event near you to discuss your next steps.

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.

Representatives and agents

If you want to learn more about studying with us or you want help with your application, you can contact our South East Asia Office in Kuala Lumpur.

Alternatively, you can contact one of our official representatives in South Korea:

Agents in Korea (South)

UK Education Network

Osung Bldg.
113 Yeoksam-ro
South Korea

Tel: +82 (0) 2052 1221


EDM Education

Daedong Building
415 Gangnam-daero
South Korea

Tel: (+82) 0-2052-1221

Aprosquare Building
Seocho-daero 77-gil
South Korea

Tel: (+82) 0-2562-5091


YMK College

Dae-Seung Building
South Korea



IDP Education

4th Floor
Wooshin Bldg

Tel: (+82) 2533-7264
Fax: (+82) 2533-7266


iae Edu Net(유학네트)

3rd Floor
Sangkyung Buidling
120 Teheran-ro

Tel: (+82) 3481 1217

Events in Korea

UK Universities Virtual Fair

Date: Thursday 7 December 2020

Event Type: Virtual Fair

Time: 5.00pm – 8.00pm

RegistrationRegister here.

Adele Wong (Regional Director - South East and East Asia) from the University of Portsmouth will be available at the UK Universities Virtual Fair South Korea. Please click the link above to receive advice on studying at the University of Portsmouth.

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