Tuition fees vary from programme to programme and are subject to revision each year. The majority of fees listed within our Online Prospectus are for the academic year 2013-4. Tuition fees are likely to change for future years, so you should use these as a guide only. Always check fees with the School or admissions office to which you are applying.
Please note that all fees listed are for the first year of a programme only - if your programme continues into subsequent years, the fees for those years may differ.
You can download a table of tuition fees here or find fee information for particular programmes on the Online Prospectus.
Equivalent or lower level qualifications
The government no longer provides funding to universities for students who are studying a qualification that is equivalent to or at a lower level than one they have already achieved. This means that if you already have a higher education qualification such as a certificate of higher education, a diploma of higher education, a first degree (BA/BSc) or postgraduate qualification (PG Diploma, MA, MSc) and you apply for a course at an equal or lower level, King’s College London does not receive any public funding. Notable exceptions to this policy include:
students receiving the Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA)
students on a course for which an NHS bursary is payable
students studying medicine or dentistry at an undergraduate level
students on a course of initial or in-service teacher training (such as a PGCE).
Students who have an equivalent or lower-level qualification should contact the admissions office for their programme for advice on how this might affect their tuition fees. Students are responsible for informing the College of their ELQ status.
King’s recognises that some applicants may wish to return to university for a second qualification in order to enhance their skills and improve employment prospects. King’s will continue to welcome applications from students who meet our entry criteria, whether or not they hold an equivalent qualification.
This situation does not affect new entrants who study for a second qualification but at a higher level, for instance someone who already has a Foundation Degree and wants to study for an honours degree, or someone who has an undergraduate degree and wants to continue into postgraduate study.
Further advice for students can be found on the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills website.
Installments and deposits
You can pay tuition fees in two instalments, but if you are self-financing and pay in full by the stipulated date you will receive a two per cent discount.
For certain programmes, a fee deposit scheme is in operation. When you are offered a place to study on one of our programmes, you will be advised whether you are required to pay a deposit (likely to be around 10 per cent of the fee).
Self-funded students – tuition fee payment conditions
Fees will be payable in two equal installments. The first is due for payment by 31 October or 14 days from the date of invoice if later. The second installment is due for payment by 31 January or 14 days from the date of invoice if later.
Sponsored students – tuition fee payment conditions
Where a student provides a letter at registration from an external corporate body agreeing to pay tuition fees, the invoice will be sent directly to the sponsoring organisation and payment of the invoice is due immediately.
For students in receipt of an award funded by King’s, arrangements will be made by the relevant office to ensure tuition fees are charged appropriately. In the event of a query, students should contact the office which issued the award offer letter in the first instance. A student who is sponsored by a friend or relative will be regarded as responsible for their own fees.