King's College London Admissions 2022: Requirements, Fee Details & FAQs ,,UK

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Located in the heart of London, King’s College London is the fourth oldest university in England. This research-led university offers world-class teaching and cutting-edge research to over 31,000 students representing 150 countries. Being among the top seven UK universities for research earnings, King’s has influenced many of the advances such as research that led to the development of radio, television, mobile phones and radar, the discovery of the structure of DNA and many more. Known for its impact on medicine and healthcare, including antiseptic surgery and palliative care, King’s is the largest centre for the education of healthcare professionals in Europe. Aimed to create critical thinkers, change-makers and problem solvers through holistic education, the university offers undergraduate, postgraduate and foundation courses with the support of over 8,500 employees. Having four Thames-side campuses within a square mile and one located in the south of the city, the university’s strategic location presents various opportunities for students in terms of jobs, and highest graduate starting salaries. Known for its top graduate employability, King’s College London is an ideal university for international students who wish to fulfil their career plans.

Table of Contents
  1. Courses Offered
  2. Eligibility & Documents Required
  3. Application & Tuition Fees
  4. Scholarships & Financial Aid
  5. Admission Process
  6. Student Diversity & Preferred Profile
  7. Part Time Work While Studying
  8. Campuses & Accommodation
  9. University Contact Information

Courses Offered

What all courses are available to international students?

King’s College London offers more than 480 programmes, including a wide range of undergraduate, postgraduate-research and postgraduate-taught courses, as well as international foundation, pre-sessional English academic preparation, online courses and executive education. There are around 142 undergraduate, 255 postgraduate-taught, and 90 postgraduate-research programmes. The university offers both full-time and part-time courses at its nine faculties and institutes mentioned below:

Kings College London

The undergraduate and graduate programmes provided at the university cover an array of subject areas, including Business, Arts, Law, Humanities, Health Sciences, Social Sciences, and Natural and Mathematical Sciences.

In order to help students in making a conscious decision regarding their programme choice, King’s also offers taster lectures and departmental tours. 

King’s College London provides eight full-time pathways to international students who require additional support with academic English, as well as who wish to enrol in their chosen subject-specific foundation course.


Having research as its core, King’s College London is a leading research-intensive university. With an overall annual income of just over GBP 778 million, the university has placed itself in the top seven UK universities for research earnings. Aiming at research excellence, the university provides the best environment to postgraduate research students and senior academics through support and networks. King’s is also focussed on delivering research-enhanced education and expanding research partnerships.


Eligibility & Documents Required

What are the eligibility requirements?

Depending on the level of the programme, international students are required to meet the eligibility requirements to apply at King’s College London. Exact entry requirements at King’s vary by course, and some programmes specify certain compulsory subjects or grades, or state preferred subjects.  Along with specific programme and subject requirements, international students need to fulfil English language entry requirements. 

Undergraduate Course

  • High school leaving certificate from CBSE and CISCE boards at the end of Grade 12

  • An overall average score of 80 per cent and 90 per cent in the Grade 12 examination

  • Subject-specific grade at A-level for some courses as some programmes may require 80 per cent to 90 per cent in the required subjects

  • IELTS Academic with an overall band score of 7 or better; with no component score under 6.5

  • PTE Academic with an overall score of 69 or better; with no component score under 62

  • TOEFL iBT with an overall 100; with a minimum of 25 in writing and 23 in each of the other skills

King’s International Foundation Course

  • High school certificate

  • Academic transcript with scores of grades 11 and 12

  • Grades for any required subject as per the international foundation course

  • 4 out of 5 (equivalent to a 'B') in Advanced Placement (AP) or 650 (equivalent to a 'B') in SAT-S exam

  • Self-Evaluation Maths Test for foundation courses in Mathematics, Biology and Chemistry

  • IELTS Academic with an overall band score of 6 or better; with no component score under 5.5

  • PTE Academic with an overall score of 59 or better; with no component score under 54

Postgraduate-Taught Course

  • Three-year Bachelor (Honours) or Bachelor (Special) degree from a recognised university

  • Good grades in the required subject as per the course applied for

  • Exact grade requirements vary as per the course applied for

  • Average percentage between 55 per cent and 75 per cent or average CGPA between 7/10 and 9/10, according to the level of recognition of Indian universities

  • IELTS Academic with an overall band score of 7 or better; with no component score under 6.5

  • PTE Academic with an overall score of 69 or better; with no component score under 62

  • TOEFL iBT with an overall 100; with a minimum of 25 in writing and 23 in each of the other skills

Postgraduate-Research Course

  • Two-year Master’s degree from a recognised university

  • Although exact grade requirements vary as per the course applied for, the approximate requirement is an average percentage between 60 per cent and 65 per cent across all years of study

  • IELTS Academic with an overall band score of 6 or better; with no component score under 5.5

  • PTE Academic with an overall score of 59 or better; with no component score under 54

  • TOEFL iBT with an overall 80; with a minimum of 20 in each of the other skills

Note: International students are recommended to visit the intended course page on the official website and check the exact requirements.


What all documents are needed for application?

For applying to King’s College London, international students are required to upload the required documents as per the level of course applied for. A list of required documents as per the application type is mentioned below:



Applicant Type

Documents Required

King’s International Foundation Course

  • High School Graduation Certificate

  • Academic Transcript with marks of Grades 11 and 12

  • Transcript of marks to date (if still completing high school)

  • Personal Statement

  • English Language Test Score / Result

Undergraduate Course

Postgraduate Course

  • Official Transcripts of previous and current qualifications (detailing course, modules, subject grades and final overall grade, if completed)

  • Copies of final Degree Certificates (if already awarded)

  • Two Academic References

  • Personal Statement or Writing Samples

  • A detailed Research Proposal (for research students)

  • English Language Test Score / Result

Source: King’s College London

Note: International applicants are recommended to check the course page for specific document requirements.


Application & Tuition Fees

Is there any application fees?

For international students applying for postgraduate courses through King’s Apply, an online application system, there is a non-refundable application fee of GBP 70. The application fee amount may vary as per the course applied for. 

Students applying for undergraduate programmes through UCAS need to pay a non-refundable application fee of GBP 20 for a single programme choice and GBP 26 for multiple choices.


What is the fee structure of courses offered by the university?

The tuition fees charged by King’s College London depend on the course applied for. International students applying for undergraduate programmes are required to pay a deposit of GBP 2,000 for most courses and GBP 5,000 for Medical and Dental programmes, against their first year’s tuition fee. This deposit is payable when the student accepts the unconditional admission offer and the amount is later adjusted in the tuition fees. 

The tuition fee estimates for full-time programmes as per the academic year 2021-2022 are given below:

Kings College Fee Chart

International students can make fee payment via credit or debit card, or through bank transfer.

Note: International students must check the exact tuition fee of a specific course on the university website.


Scholarships & Financial Aid

Is there any scholarship or financial aid available for international students?

King’s College London offers a number of scholarships to international students. These scholarships are mainly a way to provide financial support to the students and can vary for every intake. Please find below the scholarships available for international students for the academic year 2020- 2021:

  • School of Global Affairs Scholarships: International students applying for full-time relevant undergraduate and postgraduate courses are awarded this scholarship on the basis of previous academic performance, relevant experience and personal statement. Under this scholarship, there are mainly two awards, valued GBP 9,000 for undergraduate students and GBP 10,500 for postgraduate students.

  • Dr Antony Kidman Scholarship in Health Psychology: This scholarship is awarded to one student, undertaking a Master’s degree in Health Psychology. In order to be eligible, a student must be an exceptional one, facing financial hardships and having a household income of GBP 50,000 or less. 

  • Bosco Tso & Emily Ng Scholarship: These scholarships are awarded to students, undertaking the one-year LLM Law programme at King's and who need financial assistance. The scholarship, valued at GBP 22,500, contributes towards the tuition fees.

  • Norman Spink Scholarship: These scholarships are awarded to students with financial need, undertaking the one-year LLM Law programme at King's. The scholarship, valued at GBP 10,000, contributes towards the tuition fees.

Note: International students are recommended to check the available scholarships and eligibility criteria as per the intended course intake on the university website.

Admission Process

When do the admissions start?

For postgraduate courses, application deadlines vary as per the course applied for. Regarding exact deadlines for postgraduate applications at King’s College London, international students are required to check the specific course page on the university website.

For international students applying for undergraduate degrees through UCAS, the application starts around mid-May and the deadline for most undergraduate courses is January 15. For most courses in Medicine, Dentistry, and Veterinary Medicine/Science, the deadline is October 15. Late applications are only considered if seats are available on the programme and after all on-time applications are being considered by the university.


What are the steps to the application process? Does this involve an interview round?

The application process at King’s College London involves the following steps:

Step 1: Applicants will start the process by choosing the programme of study and checking tuition fee and available funding. 

Step 2: Then, they are required to review the minimum admission requirements along with programme-specific and English language requirements according to their programmes.

Step 3: Applicants will fill the application which can be registered via King’s apply, an online application system for postgraduate and foundation courses and through UCAS for undergraduate courses. 

Step 4: Then, they will upload the required documents, pay the application fee and submit the application. 

Step 5: Applicants will then track the application to check about the invitation to interview, supporting documents needed and admission decisions.

How do I start my application?

Postgraduate and Foundation Courses 

International applicants will have to initiate a new application at:

Kings College London Application Process

Step 1: Applicants will register a new account by providing details such as name, email address, date of birth, creating a password and agreeing to terms and conditions.

Kings College London Application Process


Step 2: After registering the account, international applicants will have to choose a programme, leading to various sections.

Kings College London Application Process

Step 3: Applicants will have to fill the following sections: 

  • Personal Information: The applicants will fill personal details such as name, gender, country of birth, nationality, and date of birth; contact information such as home address and phone number; details about ethnic origin.

  • Education: Applicants will mention the institution attended, a most recent programme of study and prior study history in the UK. They will also upload academic transcript and English language proficiency test scores with 3 MB as maximum upload file size.

  • Employment History: Applicants will inform about previous work experience, if applicable.

  • Supporting Statement: Applicants are required to type a personal statement of up to 4,000 characters or a maximum of two pages. They can also upload a file with 3 MB as maximum upload file size.

  • References: Applicants will provide the referee’s details such as name, address, institution/company, relation with the applicant, and email address.

  • Funding: Applicants will share their plan to fund tuition fees and other expenses for the duration of the study. 

  • Check and Submit: Applicants will check the attachment summary and proceed to payment by accepting the terms and condition of the university.


Undergraduate Courses

International students, who wish to apply for undergraduate programmes, can do so through the UCAS official website. For more information, students may use the links mentioned below:


UCAS Form Filling Process and Tips

How to Write the UCAS Personal Statement



When will I hear from the university after I submit my application?

In case of application for postgraduate courses, King’s College London usually takes four to six weeks for processing the application. During busy periods, processing time might increase. Students are informed via email and asked to check the admission decision by logging into the online application and clicking the “Application Status” box on the homepage. 

For the undergraduate application through UCAS, international students applying before the UCAS deadline can receive admission decision latest by the beginning of May. Waiting time may vary as some courses assess applications after all applications have been submitted, while other courses make decisions as and when they receive applications. The students can check the admission decisions through King’s Apply portal or UCAS Track.


Student Diversity & Preferred Profile

What are the chances to get into this university?

King's College London has a competitive admission process.  In order to get accepted at the university, international students need more than just meeting the minimum entry requirements alone. Considering the extremely high competition in a few courses, the university takes into account academic credentials, English language proficiency, personal statement and references while making admission decisions.

How many Indian/international students are studying at the university?

King’s College London has more than 31,300 students from some 150 countries. The university is committed to welcoming international students by having international teams in various regions. King’s student community represents students from South Asia, Middle East, North America, Southeast Asia, East Asia, Latin America, Russia, Turkey and Sub-Saharan Africa. As far as the university’s presence in India is concerned, King's College London has two Country Advisors; one based in Mumbai and another in New Delhi, where students can contact the international team regarding the admission process.

Part Time Work While Studying

Can I work while studying here?

International students can work both on and off-campus if they are enrolled in a full-time programme and hold a Tier 4 visa.
International students are allowed to work up to 20 hours per week during regular term and full-time during scheduled breaks. Students who are enrolled in a foundation course or Pre-sessional English course), are allowed to work 10 hours per week during term time, and full-time during breaks.

On-Campus Employment
International students, who are enrolled in a full-time programme, can find on-campus work at a number of places such as King’s CareerConnect, King’s Talent Bank, King’s Student Union and King’s Internships. They can also become a student ambassador and look for administrative work within their departments.

Off-Campus Employment
Full-time international students who choose to work off campus can seek such opportunities at, where they can find academic jobs related to administration and research.

Campuses & Accommodation

How many campuses does the university have?

Being the most central university in London, King College London has five campuses mentioned below:

  • Strand Campus: This campus is located on the north bank of the River Thames and has arts and sciences faculties.

  • Waterloo Campus: This campus has the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, and facilities for other faculties.

  • St Thomas' Campus: This campus has the continuing medical and dental teaching, as well as a museum dedicated to Florence Nightingale.

  • Guy's Campus: This campus has the Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine and the Dental Institute.

  • Denmark Hill Campus: This campus has the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience. It also provides facilities to the Dental Institute.


Is on-campus housing available?

King’s College London provides on-campus housing through its residences, joined by around 6,000 students. There are ten residences that students can choose as per the proximity to the campus, room size or residence cost. Please find below the list of residences along with their cost, as per proximity to the campuses:

Kings College Accommodation

Apart from residences, students can opt for Intercollegiate Halls where first-year undergraduate and postgraduate students can reside. These halls offer single-study, ensuite, studios and couple rooms, with room’s cost ranging between GBP 150 and GBP 350 per week.

International students who accept the admission offer to a full-time course before a specified deadline are provided guaranteed accommodation at King’s residences. There is no deposit amount required for residences.

Note: International students must confirm the exact accommodation cost from the university before deciding on the residence. 



University Contact Information

Whom should I contact in case of any doubts?

In case of any doubt, international students may email the international team in India or contact the university using the below-mentioned details:


Telephone: +44 (0)20 7836 5454

Postal Address: King's College London, Strand, London, WC2R 2LS, United Kingdom

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