Pre-Arrival and 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

  • To succeed on a degree courses successfully and fulfil student visa requirements (where applicable) students must have a good command of English and be able to apply this effectively in an academic environment.
  • International students are usually required to provide certified proof of competence in all 4 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.

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 2017–2018). Always confirm individual course fees with the university.

Type of Course Undergraduate Taught Postgraduate
Classroom £17,050 £18,420
Mixed - -
Laboratory £22,800 £22,800
Clinical - £25,950
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.
Dentistry, medicine and veterinary medicine are the clinical subjects.

What Do International Students Study?