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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

Entry requirements

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).

English EquivalentSouth Korean Degree: PercentageSouth Korean Degree: Grade Point Average (4.5)South Korean Degree: Grade Point Average (4.0)
2:1 80% 3.2 3.0
2:2 75% 3.0 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.

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For more information on how to apply as an international student please visit our section on  International Application Information.

Undergraduate applicants   Postgraduate applicants


St Mary's has over 40 active partnerships with higher education institutions around the world. In South Korea, we have an agreement with The Catholic University of Korea.

Meet us in South Korea

St Mary's staff visit South Korea to attend fairs, visit schools and meet potential students. Please see our travel calendar for when we will next be visiting a city near you.

Meanwhile, if you have any queries, please do not hesitate to email

In-country representatives

St Mary's has an appointed agent/representative in South Korea who offers face-to-face counselling and can help you with your application.

iae Edu Net

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

Lets Go UK

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

The local community

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.

In the 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