For all full-time undergraduate higher education courses at universities and colleges in the UK you must make an online application via the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service - more commonly known as UCAS.
UCAS has three key functions:
- Course search: allows you to search for courses throughout the UK. Remember to always check King's online prospectus for the most detailed information on King's courses.
- Apply: the UCAS online application system. You should use this to make your application(s) to King's. 'Apply' will allow you to apply to several different universities and/or courses at once.
- Track: a central tracking system for following the progress of your different applications. King's will also provide you with an account for our own supplementary tracking and messaging system (called King's Apply).
Please read the following guidelines before making your application:
Who should use UCAS?
- All applicants for full-time undergraduate courses at King's should apply through UCAS (with the exception of applicants from North America who may use Common App if preferred).
- All applicants for Nursing with registration (graduate entry) PG Dip
- All applicants for Midwifery with registration (graduate entry) PG Dip
You can apply through your school or college, or as an individual.
When should I apply?
You can apply to UCAS from 1 September for entry the following autumn, but remember you can start doing your research, attending open days, and preparing your personal statement earlier than this.
The normal closing date for receipt of applications is 15 January. However if you are including Oxford or Cambridge, or to Medicine or Dentistry, then the closing date is 15 October in the year prior to entry.
The UCAS website states a more flexible deadline for international students, however, any application received by King's after the above dates is considered late.
How do I use UCAS?
UCAS allows you to apply to a maximum of five courses per year, but only four of those may be Medicine/Dentistry courses.
You will need to create an account in UCAS 'Apply' and complete an application form. Your application will then be forwarded by UCAS to all of the universities you have applied to for us to consider.
If you have participated in a King's widening participation scheme such as K+, please ensure you note this in your application as advised by the Widening Participation team.
UCAS has detailed instructions on the UCAS website.
You can also read our frequently asked questions about applying.
Applications for our post qualification nursing BSc programmes should be made direct to King’s, through the King’s Apply portal.
Intercalated BScs (iBScs) programmes are for medical, dental and veterinary students. If you are from another university and you are interested in studying an iBSc at King’s, then please see our detailed information on how to apply. If you are a current King’s student, please refer to application information on the King's internal website.
Some of our academic departments may consider transfer applications from suitably qualified students currently attending other universities. Visit the transferring to King’s webpage for more information.
Applications for our one year full-time International Foundation academic preparation course should be made direct to King's, through the King’s Apply portal. We have detailed guidance on the supporting documentation needed for your application on the relevant International Foundation Programme course webpage.
King's welcomes students currently enrolled in universities outside the UK to participate on a study abroad programme.
You can study abroad at King's either as an exchange or a study abroad fee-paying student for the full academic year (starting in September) or for one semester only (September-December or January-June).
Visit our Study Abroad webpages to find out more.