South Korea

If you're thinking about coming to study at the University of Plymouth from South Korea, this page has all the information you need.

If you have any other questions, you can contact our team at, or by phoning +44 1752 588049.

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International scholarships

To reward outstanding achievement the University of Plymouth offers scholarship schemes to help towards funding your studies. You could get up to 50% off your tuition fees in your first year.

Find out more about the scholarships available

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Entry requirements


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 a 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 requirements

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

Agents in South Korea

For more help and advice, get in touch with our agents in South Korea – they'll be happy to help.

UK Edu Centre
Rm 403 Handuk Building., 11, Teheran-ro 7gil, Gangnamgu, Seoul, 06134, South Korea


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