If you are interested in coming to King's, you should apply through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) and apply online via the UCAS website (click on 'apply'). If you are applying through a school or college, you will need to obtain a 'buzzword' from the centre you are applying through. Alternatively, you can apply as an individual, independent of a school or college. Please see the UCAS website for instructions. The UCAS institution code name for King's is KCL, and the institution code is K60.
There are a few programmes which require direct application to King's, this will be stated above.
If you have already applied to King’s, in addition to using UCAS Track to keep up-to-date with your progress and reply to any offers (if your application is through UCAS), you can use King’s myApplication
portal to check for messages regarding your application. You can use myApplication to find out if you’ve been invited for interview, view details of your offer and contact the King’s admissions team, as well as to find information about applying for accommodation and the points-based visa system.
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SELECTION PROCEDURE (Department of English)
The majority of our admissions decisions are made on the basis of information provided on the UCAS form. We aim to interview the majority of mature applicants (with relevant life experience) who apply by the UCAS deadline and who can demonstrate a commitment to English by engaging in recent study (eg Access). We also interview a proportion of other candidates who we consider borderline when considered alongside our standard entry requirements. Interviews will draw upon information provided in the interviewee’s personal statement; interviews may also be structured around a discussion of a short literary text. Any candidate offered a place will be given the opportunity to attend an open afternoon at which presentations are made on various aspects of the BA programme, and to tour the campus. As we receive a large number of applications each year, entry is highly selective.
Please refer to the UCAS website for application deadline dates, or contact the relevant Admissions Office for further advice.
If your course requires you to apply directly to King's, or through another alternative route, please refer to the selection procedure text and use the 'Apply' button to the left to access the application form/further details.
Fees & funding
For information on fees and funding for undergraduate programmes at King's go to http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/ug/funding/index.aspx
Year of entry 2014