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 History)
We scrutinise all applications carefully, paying particular attention to academic record and the personal statement. We look for not only for academic excellence, but also for evidence of initiative, energy, an engaged interest in the past and its significance, and an aptitude for independent critical thought and historical argument. We invite promising mature or non-traditional student applicants to an interview, while other successful applicants are invited to a post-offer open day, usually between January and March. We take into account the circumstances students from different backgrounds have had to confront in order to come to university. Roughly 5 per cent of our students are mature students, and about 10 per cent are from outside the UK.
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