South Korea

We've tried to provide all the information you will need if you are thinking about coming to study at the University of Plymouth from South Korea. 

If you need to know anything else, you can contact our team using the details below.


We require applicants to have completed a Korean High School Diploma 고등학교 졸업장 / 고등학교 과정 수료증 or a High School Graduation Equivalency Examination and an International Foundation year or equivalent. 

Our partner college on campus, University of Plymouth International College (UPIC), offers a wide variety of foundation courses.


We require applicants to hold either a bachelor’s degree (Haksa 학사) with a high GPA (minimum 75% / 2.8 GPA) or a master’s degree (Suksa 석사) from a prestigious Korean university. The Suksa is considered comparable to British master's degree standard; please refer to the degree classification below:

South Korean Degree classification (mark)  South Korean Degree classification (letter)  South Korean Degree classification (GPA out of 4.5)  UK Degree equivalent
90 - 100 A/A+ 4.0/4.5 1st
80 - 89 B/B+ 3.0/3.5 2:1
75 - 79 C+ 2.5 2:2

English language

A recognised English language qualification (e.g. IELTS) would be required or successful completion of one of the University of Plymouth's pre-sessional English Language courses.

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