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South Korea

Cardiff University has a long history of welcoming students from South Korea. Popular courses for South Korean students include Logistics, International Transport, International Journalism and International Public Relations.

Cardiff University representatives visit South Korea every year, usually in the autumn and spring, and we welcome applications at all levels.

Foundation courses

If you have graduated with the High School Diploma, you will be required to successfully complete a one year International Foundation Programme before entering Cardiff University's undergraduate programmes.

You will be required to successfully complete the High School Diploma with excellent scores (approximately 75%) in key subject areas and very good scores (70%-75%) in all other areas.

Undergraduate courses

Cardiff University will consider students who have taken the GCE A-level examinations or the International Baccalaureate (IB) with a minimum of 28 - 38 points depending on the course of study.

If you hold the High School Diploma and have successfully completed a suitable foundation programme, you will be considered for entry to Cardiff University's undergraduate programmes.

If you hold the Junior College Diploma or have attended the American system, you will also be considered for entry on to Cardiff University's undergraduate programmes.

Postgraduate taught courses

If you have a good bachelor's degree (minimum GPA of 3.0/4.0 or 3.2/4.5) from a recognised institution, you will be considered for entry on to Cardiff University's Diploma or master's programmes.

Postgraduate research programmes

If you are applying for research programmes, you will be required to provide evidence that you have already carried out research, usually via the successful completion of a relevant master's degree.

If you have a good master's degree from a recognised University in South Korea, you will be considered for Cardiff University's postgraduate research programmes.

English language

A relevant English language qualification is also required — normally a minimum of 6.5 IELTS or TOEFL 575 (230 CBT), however, this may vary from course to course.

If you are unsure of your qualifications or entry requirements please contact the International Office.

We visit Korea at least once a year. For more information about our next visit, please email:

UKEO Head Office

1608 LG Palace Building,
165-8 Dongkyo-dong, Mapo-ku
Seoul 121-754
South Korea

Tel: +82-2-3143-0226
Fax: +82-2-3143-0403

UKEO Seoul Office

608 Donsan Bearstal 1319-11
Seocho-Dong, Seocho-Gu
Seoul 137-857

Tel: +82-2-587-0217

UKEO Gangnam Office

305 Seocho Paragon,
Seocho-Dong 1327-29,

Tel: +82-2-582-1326
Fax: +82-2-582-1305

EDM Education Seoul Office

2F, Handuk Building,
649-4 Yeoksam-dong
S. Korea 135-080

Tel: +82-2-562-1278
Fax: +82-2-732-2435

EDM Seoul Office

9F Banggik Building
43-8 Gwanchul-Dong, Jongro-Gu
Seoul 110-111

Tel: +82-2-562-5091

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Sian Keepin
Cardiff Contact - Sian Keepin

Hi, my name is Sian and I have recently been appointed as the country manager for South Korea.

I will be visiting South Korea regularly to meet and advise prospective students about applying and preparing for studying at Cardiff, supporting our in-country advisers and catching up with our alumni. My forthcoming visits will be advertised on this page so please keep checking for upcoming events as I would be delighted to meet with you then.

In the meantime, if you have any questions about studying or living in Cardiff, or would like advice and guidance, please do not hesitate to contact me.  I hope to hear from you soon.

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