South Korea

A huge welcome to students from South Korea! We're delighted that you're thinking of studying here at Loughborough University. We know that choosing to study abroad in a different country can be daunting. To help you get all the facts and information you need to make an informed decision, we’ve provided lots of information for you right here.


The Loughborough family is made up of students from all over the world -and we firmly believe that it is this which makes our campus so vibrant, friendly and inspiring.

There are lots of different ways to start your journey with us, you can choose to undertake a foundation course, an undergraduate degree, a postgraduate degree or postgraduate research degree. If you’re interested in pursuing a postgraduate degree or research degree, you can choose to study in London or Loughborough.

In recent years, Loughborough has become a very popular study destination for South Korean students and one of the major reasons for this is the recommendations from previous South Korean students! Currently, there are around 40 students from South Korea studying at Loughborough.

Our South Korean students continue to be successful even after they have graduated. Graduate destinations in South Korea include Hyundai, the Korean Broadcasting Institute, Tullis Russell, the Korea Women's Football League and the Pension Research Institute of Miraeasset.

Whichever step you decide to take, we genuinely hope that you find the right path to help you achieve your future ambitions. At Loughborough University, we want our students to achieve great things – and as such, we offer a number of support services designed to help you do just that.

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Why you should study here

Application information

If you’re thinking of applying to study here at Loughborough University, you’ll first need to find out what qualifications we accept from your country / region, how to apply for your chosen degree and - if you’re applying with the help of an approved educational advisor – a list of approved agents. If at any stage you have a question, or you are unsure about anything, please contact us.

Entry requirements

We accept lots of different qualifications, to learn what qualifications we accept from your country / region please see below. This is only a list of qualifications we accept, to learn the minimum entry requirements you will need to refer to the degree you want to apply for.

South Korea

Students taking the High School Diploma will need to complete a suitable Foundation Year.

Loughborough University offers a Foundation Year through ONCAMPUS. You can view the entry requirements for this on the ONCAMPUS webpage. Alternatively, please contact our Global Engagement team to check if the Foundation Programme that you are considering taking is acceptable for entry to Loughborough courses.

Students with A Level or IB qualifications will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate degree courses. Please see the undergraduate prospectus for specific course requirements.

All students must also achieve the University’s English language requirements.

What is an undergraduate degree?

Typically an undergraduate degree is the first level of study in higher education. Undergraduate qualifications include BA, BSc, BArch and BEng. Once you have graduated from an undergraduate degree you will have the opportunity to study a postgraduate degree.

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First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
GPA out of 4.5 4.0 / A 3.5 / B 3.0 / C+
GPA out of 4.3 4.0 / A 3.0 / B 2.7 / C+
What is a postgraduate degree?

There are two types of postgraduate degrees; a postgraduate taught degree and a postgraduate research degree.

A postgraduate taught degree refers to the level study you can progress onto once you have completed an undergraduate degree. It is more advanced than an undergraduate degree, and the qualifications you can obtain include MA, MSc, MBA, MRes, PGDip, and PGCE.

A research degree, also known as a doctorate, is typically undertaken once you have graduated from a postgraduate taught degree. Research degrees include PhD, EngD, CDTs and MPhil.

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Loughborough University offers a Foundation Year through ONCAMPUS. You can view the entry requirements for this on the ONCAMPUS page or contact us for more information.

What is the International Foundation Programme?

The one-year Undergraduate Foundation Programme (UFP) is designed to prepare international students who have completed their secondary education, for entry to undergraduate study at Loughborough University. The programme offers successful students a guaranteed progression onto one of the University's relevant undergraduate degrees, subject to meeting the specified criteria.

English language requirements

The standard University IELTS English language requirements is 6.5 overall with 6.0 in each individual element (reading, writing, listening and speaking). Some degrees may require higher levels English language, these have been clearly stated on the individual degree pages.

How to apply

The application process for international students is the same as UK students. To learn more about the application process and how you can apply, please select the appropriate degree level from those listed below.

Approved educational advisors

If you want some further guidance, then you may want to consider applying with the support of an approved education advisor. Below is a list of approved agents/educational advisors who have a contract with Loughborough University. Many of our approved educational advisors have been invited to both of our campuses, and therefore can give you a first-hand account of what you can expect.

EDM EDUCATION (Busanjin-gu Office)
+ 82-51-804-5091

Seoul, South Korea

5F, 704, Jungang-daero, Busanjin-gu, Busan, Republic of Korea 47291
EDM EDUCATION (Daejeon Office)

Seoul, South Korea

2F, 86, Daehak-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon, Republic of Korea 34183
EDM EDUCATION (Gangnam) Office

Seoul, South Korea

13F, 415, Gangnam-daero, Seocho-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea 06614
EDM EDUCATION (Jung-gu Office)

Seoul, South Korea

2F, 2, Dongseong-ro, Jung-gu, Daegu, Republic of Korea 41942
EDM EDUCATION (Mapo-gu Office)

Seoul, South Korea

3rd Floor, Kyongjeon Building, 162-6 Donggyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
EDM EDUCATION (Seodaemun-gu Office)

Seoul, South Korea

11-Storey Building, 18-55 Changcheon-dong, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul, South Korea, 120-833
EDM EDUCATION (Seoul) Office

Seoul, South Korea

11 Floor, Kwangwon building 32-7, Kangchul-dong, Jongro-gu, Seoul, South Korea
EDM Education London Office

Seoul, South Korea

4th Floor, (West), 17-18 Margaret Street, London, W1W 8RP

Seoul, South Korea

4F, Wooshin Building
1304-5 Seocho-dong
 South Korea
People Loving Education
+82 (0)2 566 9184

Seoul, South Korea

403(Samhaeng bldg), 18, Gangnamdaero 94 gil, Gangnamgu, Seoul, South Korea, 06134
UK Edu Centre
+82 2 60521020

Seoul, South Korea

RM 403 Handuk Building, Teheranro 7 gil, Gangnamgu, Seoul, South Korea, 06134
UK Edu Centre
+82 2 393 1030

Seoul, South Korea

Rm 307 Le Meilleur Town 3Cha, 127 Sinchon-ro, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul
UK Education Network Ltd (UKEN)

Seoul, South Korea

607, Osung Building, 113 Yeoksam-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea, 06242

Fees and scholarships

All students who enrol to study at Loughborough University should make sure they are fully aware of the cost of tuition for their chosen degree, the accommodation they will be staying in, and any associated living costs. Below are some indicative costs, however further details can be found at the relevant pages listed below.

Students will need a further £4,000 - £6,000 to cover expenses such as food, books, clothes, insurance, laundry, entertainment, travel within UK etc. Travel to and from home is not included. £6,000 should cover additional costs for postgraduate living in a self-catered hall for 50 weeks in the year. £4000 should cover additional costs for undergraduate living fully-catered hall for 39 weeks in the year.

The average living expenses for an undergraduate, with catered accommodation included, should be roughly £1040/month.

Supporting you every step of the way

We understand how important receiving the right support at the right time can be, which is why we offer a wide range of support services. So whether you need help with your visa application, or you need additional academic support throughout your studies to reach your full potential or you need help once you’ve graduated to find the right career – we can help.

Student experience

As a student here, you’ll discover a close-knit community of students who are vibrant, diverse and inspiring. It is this community which we fondly refer to as the Loughborough family.

There are lots of ways you can get involved and get to know your new family. Rag and Action are great if you want to do some form of volunteering during your studies, whereas the Enterprise Hub is designed for those of you who are looking for advice on anything enterprising. We also have LSU media which is great for anyone who is looking to gain experience as a photographer, videographer or radio DJ. We also have a range of sporting opportunities available for you to get involved with.

These opportunities are a fantastic chance to bolster your CV and gain lots of valuable experience – it’s also a great way to meet lots of new friends and make some incredible memories.

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Culture and community

There is a real sense of community and family at Loughborough University, and our Faith and Spirituality Centre provides a peaceful place for our students to come and reflect, explore and express their faith and spirituality. It’s a place for you to pray, meditate and to meet others. You’ll find that both our London and Loughborough campuses are very inclusive.

The Loughborough Korean Society

안녕하세요! 한국 문화를 알아가고자 하시는 분들을 돕기 위한 동아리입니다. 국적에 상관없이 K-팝, 음식 등등 한국 문화에 관심을 가지시는 모든 학생들을 환영합니다! 해마다 우리 동아리에는 약 30-50명의 학생들이 있습니다.

새롭고 오래된 친구들을 만나며 새로운 멤버들을 환영하기 위해 보통 1학기부터 시작해서 일년 내내 모임들을 가집니다. 하지만 2020/21년엔 모든 모임을 비대면으로 가지기로 했지만, 2021/22년 혹은 안전하게 모일 수 있는 상황이 생기는 대로 대면 모임을 가지길 희망합니다.

우리 동아리에는 평일에 소셜리그에 출전하고 주말에는 친선경기들을 뛰는 자체 축구팀이 있습니다. 러프버러 한국 팀은 Korean West Midlands 리그 (2020/21시즌 중단)에도 참여하고 있습니다. 축구 훈련은 상황들이 나아지면 재개될 것이며 엘리트 레벨에서 진행될 것입니다.

축구를 제외하고 우리 동아리 내에서 만들 수 있는 다른 미니-동아리 (스포츠, 여러가지 활동, 등등)에 대한 제안을 환영합니다.

아래 소셜 미디어 채널들을 통해 언제든지 연락주시길 바랍니다:



여러분의 많은 관심과 여러분을 러프버러 대학에 환영하는 것을 기대합니다!


Hello! The Korean society is here for helping you to share Korean cultures with others. We always welcome all students who are interested in Korean culture such as Korean, foods, K-pop, etc regardless of nationality. In any given year we have our society has a number of between 30-50 students.

Under normal circumstances we would host gatherings throughout the year, beginning from the first term in order to meet with new and old friends and to welcome new members to the society. In the 2020/21 academic year we have to had to move these gatherings online but will hope to host face-to-face meetings again in the 2021/22 academic year or as soon as it is safe to do so.

The Korean Society also has its own football team which competes in the social league on weekdays and plays friendly matches on the weekend. The Loughborough Korean team also plays in the Korean West Midlands league (which has been suspended for the 2020/21 season). Football training will resume once we are able to do so, and will be conducted at an Elite Level.

Aside from the Korean football squad we would welcome suggestions of any other mini-societies (sports or otherwise) which can be formed within the Korean Society.

Please feel free to contact us through the below social media channels:

Our Instagram page:

Our Facebook page:

We look forward to hearing from you soon and welcoming you to Loughborough University.

Loughborough University Faith and Spirituality

러프버러에서 가장 가까운 한인교회는 Beeston, Nottinghamshire에 있는 노팅엄 한인교회입니다. 예배는 주일 오후 2시에 진행이 되며 20년 넘게 교회를 섬겨주신 길종섭 목사님께서 설교를 해주십니다. 러프버러, 노팅엄, 더비와 레스터까지 많은 곳에서의 가정들과 학생들이 모여서 예배를 드리고 예배 이후엔 나눔의 시간을 가집니다. 3년동안 노팅엄 한인교회를 다니며 동행함으로 인해 많은 도움과 위로를 받았습니다. 한국의 문화와 소통이 그리우시다면 꼭 꼭 추천합니다!

Loughborough University encourages and promotes the continuation of our student’s faith and spirituality whilst at the University. Details of our chaplaincy service can be found here:

Specifically, for Presbyterianism, our current student Mickey Kim, has provided the below advice:
The nearest Korean church around Loughborough is Nottingham Korean church, situated in Beeston, Nottinghamshire. Service starts at 2pm, led by Pastor Kil, who has served the church for over 20 years. Families and students from Loughborough, Nottingham, Derby and even Leicester, gather for the weekly Sunday service, after which we interact with each other for a while. I have received a lot of support and comfort from the companionship through the church over the 3 years, and recommend everyone to attend the church, especially if they miss the Korean culture and interactions!

Please feel free to contact our church and our pastor: