King's College London

King's College London provides students with a place in one of the most connected and dynamic cities in the world, based in an institution ranked 33rd in the world (QS World University Rankings 2020). 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

11,900 international students in 2017–18

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.

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

  • All new international students are guaranteed to be offered a place in one of King's residences, as long as they apply before the deadline outlined on the King's Residences website and meet the application criteria.
  • As well as access to King's own halls of residences (which includes those managed by Unite and Fresh), international students will also have access to University of London intercollegiate halls which include catered halls and self-catering flats.
  • King's does not provide accommodation for student families, however accommodation for couples are available.

Bursaries and Scholarships

  • International students requiring a visa to study in the UK are required to demonstrate that they are able to meet the total costs of their study, however King's offers a variety of scholarships for international students, and the details can be found on the university website. 
  • Postgraduate taught scholarships include International Scholarships, each worth £25,000 for any master's courses to international students.

Ongoing Support

  • King's Student Services provides support to prospective, current and recently graduated international students, providing free information, confidential advice and guidance.
  • The Advice & Guidance team offer specialist support on range of concerns that students may encounter during their time at university. They aim to help students overcome any personal issues which could be causing a barrier to their success at King's. This includes issues such as immigration and visas, accommodation, and settling into life in the UK.

Quick Guides to International Tuition Fees and Finance