Key information for students from China
We currently have 611 students from China studying on undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes, contributing to a vibrant international community situated in one of the most exciting cities in the world.
These pages are designed to give you specific information on applying to King’s, and the Chinese community here.These pages are designed for students from mainland China. If you are from Hong Kong or Taiwan please visit the relevant region pages.
Overseas qualifications and entry requirements
Agent representatives in China
Overseas qualifications and entry requirements
Students who have taken the Chinese National University Entrance exam will need take a foundation or access programme before applying to undergraduate study at King’s. The King’s English Language Centre offers the International Science Foundation Programme, or the International Foundation Programme in Humanities and Social Sciences.
Students who have taken A-levels, the International Baccalaureate or Advanced Placement exams will be considered for direct entry for undergraduate programmes. Please see the online prospectus for specific details for each programme.
You will be considered for entry onto a postgraduate taught programme if you have taken a bachelor's degree that is recognised as equivalent to a UK Bachelor (Honours) degree from a recognised university and achieved good grades.
The exact grade requirement will depend on the target programme and the grading system at your home institution, but is typically in the region of 80% or a 3.25 GPA on a 4.0 scale. The differing grading systems at Chinese universities will be taken into consideration. Further information on academic entry requirements is listed on the online prospectus under the programme of your choice.
For postgraduate research programmes at King’s you are typically required to be studying for, or have completed, a master's degree from a recognised university and in a directly related subject in order to be eligible for entry although this is not always necessary. Further information on academic entry requirements is listed on the online prospectus under the programme of your choice.
*This information should be used as a general guideline and entry requirements can vary depending on course. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
English language requirements
King's accepts a number of different English language tests for entry onto our programmes of study with IELTS being the most common. English language requirements vary slightly from subject to subject. For a full list please refer to the undergraduate and graduate tables. Our British Council accredited English Language Centre also offers a range of pre-sessional, foundation and pre-master’s programmes should you need to improve your English in advance of your degree.
The Student Funding Office offers information and advice on all scholarships and bursaries at both undergraduate and graduate level.
King’s offers a variety of scholarships for international undergraduate students. This includes the King’s Scholars scheme which is for students who have already enrolled, rewarding academic merit. For information on all the funding available to undergraduates and how to apply please contact the Student Funding Office.
King’s Graduate School offers a range of funding opportunities for postgraduate students applying from China. These include the King’s-China Scholarship Council (K-CSC) and KC Wong awards, the King’s China Award, King’s International Graduate Scholarships, King’s Overseas Research Students Awards, School of Law LLM Scholarships and many more. For a full list and details on how to apply please visit the postgraduate funding pages. In addition all graduate funding opportunities are listed in the graduate funding database.
There are a number of external scholarship providers that will also offer scholarships for Chinese students, such as the Dorothy Hodgkin Postgraduate Awards, the UK-China Scholarships for Excellence, the Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program and Chevening Scholarships.
Further information can be found on the British Council website and UKCISA website.
King’s is proud to be partners with Renmin University of China, also known as the People's University of China, one of the top universities in China. Across its 21 Schools, Renmin has a distinct focus on humanities and social sciences, with particular strengths in Law. As a comprehensive research-orientated university, Renmin is playing an active role in investigations into major issues in politics, economics, and social studies.
The partnership with Renmin was established in 2008 with the purpose of developing academic collaboration and facilitating staff and student exchanges. Visit the Renmin website here.
Agent representative offices in China
King’s works with a number of agent representatives in China. See our useful contacts page for further information.
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