King's College London

Ranked in the world's top 25 universities (QS World University Rankings 2017), King's provides students with a place in one of the most connected and dynamic cities in the world. King's is London's most central university, with five campuses in the heart of the capital: a location which allows it to form and lead international conversations. Its faculties, institutes and schools deliver world-leading research and have been enabling ground-breaking discoveries throughout its history.

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

TEF Silver is awarded to institutions that deliver high-quality teaching, learning and outcomes for their students, and consistently exceed "rigorous national quality requirements" for higher education in the UK. Find out more about TEF.

International Student Statistics

8,810 international students in 2016–17

Welcome Arrangements

  • King’s hosts an orientation programme for students who are new to the UK at the beginning of the autumn term, with a choice of events to welcome students to London and provide useful information to help them settle in and meet other new students. Events are free, but students are required to book a place online in advance in order to attend these events.
  • The King’s English Language Centre is accredited by the British Council and is one of the highest-ranked university language centres in the UK; the university offers preparation courses in academic English.

English Language Requirements

  • Students must have a good command of English within an academic environment in order to succeed on a degree courses and fulfil student visa requirements (where applicable).
  • International students are usually required to provide certified proof of competence in all four English language skills (speaking, listening, writing and reading) before starting their studies.
  • Applicants are not required to have met the university's English language requirements before applying: they are welcome to apply to King's if they think they will be able to achieve the English language requirements in the summer before starting their course.

Accommodation for International Students

  • King’s students have access to accommodation in King's own halls of residence as well as University of London intercollegiate halls, which includes catered halls and self-catering flats.
  • All new undergraduates and international postgraduates are guaranteed a place in King's Residences if they meet the criteria outlined in the university's Accommodation Policy.

International Tuition Fees

The following are the typical annual course fees for overseas students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2018–2019). Always confirm individual course fees with the university.

Type of Course Undergraduate (£) Taught Postgraduate (£)
Classroom 17,900 19,320
Mixed - -
Laboratory 23,900 23,940
Clinical - 27,150
Teaching takes place in a classroom or ordinary lecture theatre. Subjects with classroom teaching might include history, maths and philosophy.
Subjects taught in classrooms and laboratories, such as languages.
Much of the teaching may take place in a laboratory and includes biology, chemistry and physics.
Clinical subjects can include dentistry, medicine and veterinary medicine.