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St Mary's University warmly welcomes students from South Korea.

St Mary's has a lively and diverse student community, with students from over 100 countries outside the UK representing approximately 10% of its 6,000 students.

Below you will find lots of useful information for South Korean applicants, but if you still have more questions, please feel free to email

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Study at St Mary's

A degree at St Mary’s is about much more than the course you study; our community approach looks to support you on a personal level. Below is a list of our course categories:

Undergraduate academic requirements

Applicants with a High School Diploma are required to complete an International Foundation programme, IB or A Levels prior to being admitted to an undergraduate course at St Mary's University.

Students, who have completed a Junior College Diploma or the first year of a South Korean university degree programme with good grades, will normally be accepted for undergraduate entry.

Postgraduate academic requirements

Four year Bachelor degree (Honours).

2:1 equivalent

  • South Korean degree (%): 80
  • South Korean degree (grade point average, 4.5): 3.2
  • South Korean degree (grade point average, 4.0): 3.0

2:2 equivalent

  • South Korean degree (%): 75
  • South Korean degree (grade point average, 4.5): 3.0
  • South Korean degree (grade point average, 4.0): 2.8

English language requirements

If English is not your first language you will be required to evidence your English language ability required for academic study. Please see our English Language Requirements page for our standard entry requirements.

Tuition fees

Please note:tuition fees do not include accommodation.


We offer scholarships to both undergraduate and postgraduate students:

  • Undergraduate: £3,000 off your first year’s tuition fees.
  • Postgraduate (taught): £1,500 off your first year’s tuition fees.

To check if you’re eligible, please check for further information on the St Mary’s International scholarships.

We have put together step-by-step guides to the application process to help you when you apply:

St Mary's in South Korea

We often travel to South Korea to attend events around the country, but we also appoint agents who can offer you face-to-face counselling and help with your application.

In many countries, we also have partnerships set up with other universities.

iae Edu Net (Seoul)

Uhak Net (Edu Net) Building, 834-27, Yeoksam 1 dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, 135-569
Tel: 82 2 3481 1217

Lets Go UK (Seoul)

4F, HyeJin B/D 818-5, Yeoksam-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
Tel: 82 2 558 0992

Explore the campus

Open days and campus tours

If you're able to visit London, attending an open day is a fantastic opportunity to get an insight into what life is like as a St Mary's student. If you can't make it to an Open Day, we run campus tours every Wednesday at 12pm.

Virtual tour

We know that for it's important to you to see where you'll be living and studying before you make your decision. However, we also know that for many people it's not always easy to make it to the campus.

That's why we've developed a virtual tour of campus, allowing you to explore that facilities and the beautiful views that we have to offer.

Launch the virtual tour

Life at St Mary's

Living on campus

The Students' Union

You are welcomed as a member of our thriving Students' Union as soon as you arrive at St Mary's and there are lots of opportunities to get involved.

There is a wide range of societies clubs and societies for you to join and a full list can be found within the Students' Union section.


St Mary’s is one of London’s top-performing sports institutions. Sport St Mary's provides students with state-of-the-art sports facilities equipped to world-class standards, as well as funding opportunities for high performance athletes.

Whether you’re interested in pursuing a degree in sport or joining one of St Mary’s sports clubs, you will find all the sports facilities and quality training that you need to get involved and keep healthy and active.

Local area

There is a well-established Korean community in London and in the nearby local area of New Malden, where Samsung established its European headquarters in the 1960s.

As well as an array of Korean restaurants, supermarkets and food shops, there are also organisations that support the community, including the Korean Residents Society and the Korean Community Centre, and groups that arrange social events and cultural activities such as the Korean Cultural Centre and the Chinese/Korean/Japanese Society.

Useful links

The Embassy of the Republic of Korea in London

The Embassy of the Republic of Korea in London has useful information for Korean nationals living in the UK.

UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA)

The UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) is the UK's national advisory body serving the interests of international students and those who work with them.

British Council

The British Council provides comprehensive advice on many aspects of studying in Britain.

UKVI information on student visas

The website has all the information you need to know about study visas.

Study London

Study London is a great place learn more about studying in London.

Visit Britain

useful information for people visiting Britain.

Visit England

Visit England has more information about visiting England.

Visit London

Visit London has interesting information about the capital.