For my PhD journey, I thought of no other university but King's, not only because of its world-renowned reputation but also of my personal experience here studying for my MSc. King's is an institution not made from grey academics and brick buildings, but from well established academic knowledge, curiosity for the unknown world, and a search for a better alternative; not to mention brilliant students and inspiring academics from all over the world.
I learned from aptly prepared classes as well as from fellow students sharing experiences and enthusiasm over a cup of coffee after classes. I was particularly impressed by my dear lecturers and professors who always paid keen attention to my murmuring about other cultures and societies.
On the completion of the MSc programme in Geography, I felt assured that King's had deepened and broadened my scope of the world. With the support of King's Alumni Bursaries, I am grateful to continue my research to contribute to a better world, which King's has taught me to do so.
I'm Qing Huang, from People's Republic of China. I'm a full time first year PhD student in the Department of Geography. Sitting right at the heart of London, King's is a place filled with academic opportunities and exiting socializing occasions.
King's enjoys a superb reputation for excellence in advanced learning and academic research. It also attracted me for its strong academic culture that engages and challenges students and staff in their pursuit of learning.
For research students particularly, King's abundant funding resources and its clear competition system are really valuable. I'm a holder of KCL- China Scholarship Council joint scholarship. As an international student, this scholarship gives me the precious opportunity to go abroad and pursue a PhD in London, supporting me with both tuition fees and living expenses.
For any prospective students who are interested in applying for a postgraduate research place in King's, my advice is please prepare well and apply early, as the competition is strong - you will never regret choosing King's!