The Linguistic Association of Korea Journal, 21(2), 139-162. This paper aims to investigate the requirement of English for Academic Purpose (EAP) programmes in Korean tertiary institutions from the perspective of former Korean science and technology students who are currently studying in the UK. Questionnairs were used to examine the perceptions of 56 Korean students at all levels (B.Sc, M.Sc & Ph.D.) as well ase researches studying in various science and technology departments in UK universities. Among them 17 students were chosen for semi-structured interviews. The research showed that more than half of the participants were unable to access and EAP programmes. As many as 63% of repondents indicated that appropriate EAP programmes could be helpful at the tertiary level in Korea. Moreover, the majority of Korean students indicated that a successful EAP course requires a solid English for General Purpose (EGP) course as a prerequisite.