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South Korea

Aston University provides a welcoming and multi-cultural learning experience to approximately 10,000 students, many of whom live on our safe and friendly city centre campus. The University has more than 2,300 international students from over 120 countries studying a wide range of subjects.

Aston University's links with South Korea

South Korean students have been studying at Aston for many years and each year we welcome many more new students. We currently have 30 South Korean students studying at Aston University.

Academic staff regularly visit South Korea to work with our partner institutions and take part in international conferences.

A list of all of our partner institutions can be found here.

Our School of Languages and Social Sciences takes part in the annual KOTESOL (The Korea Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) Conference in October and Aston academics have delivered an academic lecture at the British Council in Seoul on a range of different topics each summer.

International students

There are a number of societies which may be of particular interest to South Korean students including a Tae Kwon Do as well as a number of societies which bring students from similar religious backgrounds together. For full details of all Aston's societies please check the students guild website.  

Birmingham is a multi-cultural city and there is a strong Oriental community. You'll find South Korean  restaurants and much more in the city.

Meet us in South Korean

Staff from the International Office visit South Korea two time per year to take part in agent Exhibitions, visit schools, colleges and partner institutions and to meet with students through our official representative offices.

Upcoming visits

Forthcoming dates and locations can be found here.

Aston Ambassadors

Aston University Alumni Ambassadors provide help and advice to students all over the world who are considering studying at Aston. They also offer help and a friendly face to any Aston alumni who may be re-locating.

Feel free to email our Ambassadors if you have any questions about:
 

  • Aston University
  • Living in the UK/Birmingham
  • Living or working in their specific country

In order to find out how to contact one of our Ambassadors, please visit: http://www.astonalumni.org/alumni

International Foundation Programme

South Korean students holding a High School Diploma must first study our International Foundation Programme, which has streams available in Business/Social Sciences, Engineering, and Health Science/Science.
Find out more about our International Foundation Programme.

Undergraduate

At undergraduate level the most popular courses with South Korean students include: BEng/MEng Mechanical Engineering and BSc International Relations and Sociology, MPharm Pharmacy, and BSc Finance. 
Find out more about all our undergraduate courses.

Postgraduate taught

At postgraduate level the most popular taught programme choices with South Korean students include: MSc Teaching English to Speakers of Other Language, MSc Product Design Innovation and The Aston MBA.  
Find out more about all our postgraduate taught courses.

Postgraduate research

We also have 1 South Korean student on research degrees working with one of Aston's key research groups. 
Find out more about research degrees at Aston.

Preparatory English

Students from South Korea who do not meet the English language requirement for their academic course study are on our Preparatory English Programmes.

Scholarships

There are a number of Aston University scholarships available for international students.
You can also have a look to the list of external funding providers.

Fees

See our full list of our course fees

Undergraduate

South Korean applicants holding either the Academic or Vocational High School Diploma will be required to complete a recognised Foundation Programme.

For entry to the International Foundation Programme we would require an overall B grade average. Individual subject marks may also be required as well as evidence of you English language ability.  

You may apply for Year 1 of an undergraduate degree upon graduation with a Diploma from a recognised Junior College in South Korea.

Some degree programmes, such as engineering, sciences and languages, require specific subject backgrounds.  Others, including business and some social sciences, are appropriate for students from any previous subject combination.   

Postgraduate – Taught 

You can apply for a 1 year masters programme with an undergraduate degree from a recognised Korean university.

You should have at least a GPA of 3.0 from a Korean university. The specific percentage requirement will vary depending on the course you are applying for at Aston and the Korean university from which you have graduated.

If you are applying for finance, engineering, science or social science based subjects; you must have studied a similar field in your undergraduate degree.  There are a number of conversion programmes in business and management which are appropriate for students from any subject background. 

Postgraduate - MBA

You can apply for the MBA programme with an undergraduate degree, in any subject area, from an overseas institution and a minimum of three years post graduation managerial work experience. You should have at least an undergraduate degree from a recognised Korean university with at least a GPA of 3.0.

English language requirements for MBA.

Postgraduate - Research

You can apply for a research degree programme with an undergraduate degree from a recognised Korean university.

You should have at least a GPA of 3.0 from a Korean university. The specific percentage requirement will vary depending on the course you are applying for at Aston and the Korean university from which you have graduated.

Each of Aston's Schools of Study has a number of research groups with the potential to host PhD students. Research specialisms include finance, economics, marketing, organisational psychology, bioenergy, knowledge engineering, photonics, languages, biomedical sciences, neurosciences, health sciences and more. 

You have to submit a detailed research proposal outlining your intended research topic, its objectives, proposed method of research and an indication of how the proposed research topic relates to previous work by other researchers. Find out more on Aston's Postgraduate research pages

English language requirements for postgraduate research programmes.

 

A list of our Overseas Agents & Representatives for Aston University can be found >>Here
Student Profile

Student Profile

Jeeah Jeeah
Undergraduate student from Seoul
Aston has a highly ranked business school and impressive employment record. There are lots of other international students here. This is a great place to learn about other cultures and develop as a person.

In Korean language

How to apply

Staff Profile

Staff Profile

David Tobin

Senior International Officer

David can help you with your enquiries and advise you on the application process. David visits South Korea several times a year.

 

Guaranteed accommodation for international students

Guaranteed accommodation for international students

Aston is able to guarantee you University accommodation for the duration of your studies, providing you apply by the deadline each year.

Employable Graduates; Exploitable Research