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Key Information for students from India

Key information for Indian students

We currently have 274 students from India studying on undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes.

They contribute to an incredibly 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 Indian community here in London.

Undergraduate qualifications and entry requirements

Postgraduate qualifications and entry requirements

English language requirements


Partner institutions

Agent representatives in India

Your community in London


Applying to study in the UK from India



Undergraduate qualifications and entry requirements

Students who have taken the Indian High School Leaving Certificate (all boards including CBSE and ISC) will generally be considered for direct entry onto undergraduate programmes with an overall average score of 85% or above. However please note that for highly competitive programmes an overall average score of 90%+ would put candidates at an advantage. Applicants with an extra foundation year or a year at university may be considered for direct entry with 75% or above. Please note there may be certain subject specific requirements depending on the programme being applied to.

The differences in the state boards is taken into consideration when reviewing applications. Please see the online prospectus for specific entry requirements for each programme.

Students who have taken A-levels, the International Baccalaureate or Advanced Placement exams will also be considered for direct entry for undergraduate programmes.

Postgraduate qualifications and entry requirements

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, usually in a relevant subject.

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 60 - 65%. This is the cumulutive score across all years of an undergraduate degree, not just the final year. However some subject areas (such as the Department of Management) will be looking for 70%+. For clarification on the exact score considered for the programme you are applying to you can check with the relevant admissions contact as per the online prospectus. The differing grading systems at Indian universities will be taken into consideration to a certain degree. 

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 (this is not always necessary in every case). We would recommend contacting a potential supervisor or research group in advance of applying.

Further information on academic entry requirements is also 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 for more information. 

English language requirements

Indian students will typically be asked to provide proof of English Language ability, even if you have been taught in the medium of English. 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 a merit based scheme for for students who have already enrolled, rewarding academic excellence.  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 India.  These include the King’s International Graduate ScholarshipsKing’s Overseas Research Students AwardsSchool 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 Indian students, such as the  Aga Khan Foundation , the  Charles Wallace India Trust , the  Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme , the  Goa Education Trust  and  Chevening Scholarships .  

Ariyaratnam Bursary 2012-13

Established in 2011, this bursary has been made possible by the generosity of Mr Ineeyan Ariyaratnam  who, as an alumnus of the university, would like to support a student throughout their time at King’s with a grant of £1,000 per year for the first 3 years  of their study.

This bursary is intended to support students who started at King's in 2012-13, and who are a resident of a  SAARC country (South Asian Association for Regional Countries).  For more information on how to apply please click here.

Further scholarship information can be found on the British Council website and UKCISA website.

Partner institutions

King’s is proud to be partners with Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi. Jawaharlal Nehru University is an energetic and vibrant institution classed amongst the premier universities of India. A truly multicultural institution, JNU was named after the first Prime Minister of India and is founded on the Nehruvian ideas of national integration, social justice, secularism, democracy, international understanding and a scientific approach to the problems of society.

As an institution with an emphasis on research, JNU shares King’s vision and became the College’s fourth strategic international partner in November 2008.

Agent representative offices in India

King’s works with a number of agent representatives in India, covering all major cities in the country. Contact details can be found on the contact pages.

Your Community in London

Click here for interesting information on the Indian community in London and pre-arrival tips!

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