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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

  • Undergraduate entry requirements

    The following qualifications will be considered for direct entry to our undergraduate 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.

    The grades required will vary according to your chosen programme. Please check our Course Finder for detailed entry requirements.

  • 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 our Course Finder for detailed 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.

    Note: the grades required will depend on the official grading system used by your University.

    Supporting Documentation

    When submitting your application, please ensure that you upload copies of official transcripts for completed programmes as well as those currently in progress. Degree award certificates for programmes already complete should also be provided.

    Borderline Cases

    Sometimes, it may be possible to exercise flexibility in the case of applicants who have completed their degree with slightly lower grades than those outlined in their offer letter. In these cases, the decision will be at the discretion of the Academic Selector.

    On completion of your degree, please forward a copy of your official transcript and award certificate to to confirm the award of your qualification and the overall grade. Unfortunately, we cannot advise you further until we receive this documentation.

    INTO Queen's Preparation Courses

    If you are interested in Computing, Finance and 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.

    PhD Study

    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

  • Scholarships

    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 Graduate School 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.

    Agency name

    Contact details



    EDM Education Co Seoul - Gangnam
    Tel: +82 2 562 5091

    Seoul - Jongro
    Tel: +82 2 562 5212

    Seoul - Gangnam
    13F, Daedong B/D, 1306-8 Seocho 4-dong, Seocho-gu, Seoul 137-855, South Korea

    Seoul - Jongro
    11F, Kyewon Building, 32-7 Gwanchul-dong,
    Jongro-gu, Seoul 110-111, South Korea

    Visit Website
    IDP Education Tel: +82 2 533 7246
    4F, Wooshin Building 1304-5,
    Seocho-dong, Seocho-gu, South Korea
    Visit Website
    UKEN Tel: +82 (0)2 2052 1221
    607, Osung Bldg, 113 Yeoksam-ro, Gangnam-Gu
    Seoul 06242, South Korea
    Visit Website

    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.

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