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South Korea

Queen's University Belfast welcomes students from South Korea and from all over the world.  We have 17,000 students from over 80 countries, 3,500 staff and 100,000 graduates worldwide. We're one of the UK's leading universities with a heritage dating back over 150 years.

We accept a wide variety of qualifications. Below you will find information on undergraduate and postgraduate entry requirements, English Language requirements, potential scholarships for international applicants and details of our overseas agents and representatives.

Important information for applicants

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Undergraduate entry requirements

Applicants with the following qualifications will be considered for direct entry to Queen's University Belfast's Bachelor degree programmes:

  • The South Korea High School Diploma with good grades, plus a recognised Foundation programme.
  • Applicants who have successfully completed the first year of study at a South Korean University degree with good grades in relevant subjects may be considered for stage 1 entry.
  • Between 30 and 36 points in the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB). Information on required grades.

Please note that the grades required vary depending on the course of study. Further guidance on the entry requirements for each course can be found in the Undergraduate Coursefinder.

Postgraduate entry requirements

Entry to graduate diploma or taught Masters programmes usually requires either a UK upper second-class (2:1) or a lower second-class (2:2) undergraduate degree. For most courses, your major subject or content of your Bachelor degree may also be considered. Please check the Postgraduate Course Finder for exact entry requirements.

The comparable qualifications from South Korea are as follows:

UK Upper Second-Class Honours (2:1)

A good Bachelor degree (Haksa) from a recognised university with 80-89% (B/B+).

Typical GPA requirements are 3.0 out of 4.0, 3.3 out of 4.3, or 3.5 out of 4.5. 

UK Lower Second-Class Honours (2:2)

A good Bachelor degree (Haksa) from a recognised university with 70-79% (C/C+).

Typical GPA requirements are 2.6 out of 4.0, 2.8 out of 4.3, or 3.0 out of 4.5. 

Queen's University Admissions Office staff have expertise on a wide range of qualifications from around the world and will be able to assess your application's comparability to the UK entry requirement. Please ensure you upload copies of all official transcripts and final award certificates for programmes already completed and those currently being completed.

If you are interested in Computing, Finance or Management courses, but do not meet the entry requirements, you may wish to consider a a pre-masters Graduate Diploma offered by INTO Queen's.

Students interested in undertaking a PhD at Queen’s University need good grades in their Bachelor and Masters degree programmes awarded by a recognised university, in addition to a strong research proposal.

English language requirements

Applicants will normally need to demonstrate a level of English equivalent to 6.5 IELTS or 90 TOEFL IBT (Internet based test). However, some courses have higher or lower requirements (please check individual programme requirements in the relevant undergraduate or postgraduate University Coursefinder. View the full list of acceptable English Language qualifications.

INTO Queen's - Pre-University English Language Programmes

INTO Queen's University Belfast offers a wide range of English Language courses, which may assist students to meet the required standard of English language to be eligible for entry to degree programmes at the University. If you wish to apply for an INTO Queen's English course please contact or consult the INTO website


Queen's University Belfast offers a range of scholarships for international students.

A list of other potential sources of funding for Postgraduate study can be found on the University's Postgraduate Office website.

Representatives and overseas visits

Queen's has signed an agreement with a number of education agents in South Korea. Education agents can provide infroamtion on the University and visa requirements and advise or assist with applications. However, it is not compulsory to use an agent nor will it increase your chances to see your application accepted. Applications are considered by our Admissions Office and decisions are made on academic merit and suitability of your background for your subject of choice.

Here are some contact details of our recommended agents in South Korea, if you would like to use them.

1401 LG Palace Building
165-8, Dongkyo-dong
Seoul 121-754

Tel: 82 2 3143 0380
Fax: 82 2 3143 0403

iAE Edu Net
Eduhouse Inc
2F Daerung Seocho Tower, 1337-20
Seocho 2-dong, Seochu-gu
Seoul 137-751

Tel: 82 2 3481 1217

British Council

The British Council has offices in more than 100 countries. Many of them are able to give guidance and information about studying in the UK and UK universities. Please click here to visit their website and find out if there is an office near you.

We look forward to welcoming you at Queen's University!

More information on our Agent network and a list of agents by country can be found on the University's agent webpages.

The British Council in your country can also offer advice on studying in the UK.

How to apply

For details on the application process for both undergraduates and postgraduates, please visit the University's How to Apply section.

Further information


There is an active South Asian Students Society at Queen's.