Study in London
How to apply
Online enrolment information will be emailed to you in advance of your arrival to King's College London. Please make sure you read the information very carefully and follow all necessary steps to avoid problems upon arrival.
Don't forget to download the 'KCL Welcome' App before you arrive too and pick a date and time to collect your student ID card to complete enrolment in person! Search for 'KCL Welcome' in the App Store.
Study Abroad Orientation
King’s considers the Orientation programme to be a compulsory part of the Study Abroad programme and we ask that all students attend the events relevant to them. Please ensure you attend the compulsory sessions that apply to you!
September 2021 starters: Your Orientation will start the week of Monday, the 20th of September 2021.
Students studying abroad at King's through the Erasmus+ programme will complete a Learning Agreement issued by their home institution. The Learning Agreement acts as a contract between King's, the home institution, and the student, agreeing what will be studied, and for how much credit.
Learning Agreements will be signed via Student Services or the Global Mobility Office. Please keep in mind the following factors;
Learning Agreements must list all the modules that a student is registered for, according to Student Records, regardless of whether these will be transferred for credit at their home institution.
Learning Agreements must not list any modules that a student is not registered for, according to Student Records.
If your home institution has supplied you with a Certificate of Arrival, we will be able to sign this form to confirm that you have arrived at King's once you have arrived at King's and enrolled in person.
Please note that it isn't possible for us to sign Certificates of Arrival before students have arrived and enrolled at King's.
If your home institution has supplied you with a Certificate of Departure, we will be able to sign this form for you at the end of your studies. Please be aware that we will be able to confirm your official end date as listed on Student Records only.
A Confirmation of Study letter confirms your basic personal and course details. It is designed for opening a bank account, obtaining council tax exemption and many other situations where you simply need to prove you’re a student with us once you have arrived in London. You do not need to contact the Global Mobility to obtain it, this is available online, please follow these instructions to obtain it.
If you have a document that requires signing that is not covered here, please contact the Global Mobility Office via email@example.com in the first instance.
If you have any questions about immigration or life in the UK the Student Advice & International Student Support staff are here to assist you.
The visa system is changing in 2021, and some of the below information may change.
Please refer to the Immigration and Visa Advice webpage as well as the UK Border Agency websites for more information:
Visitor Visa for stays under 6 months (some nationalities might not need to apply in advance)
Student Visa for stays over 6 months
All semester-only students will be automatically issued with a Student Visitor visa letter.
For more information about the Student, take a look at the Student Advice webpages.
Semester One and Full Year Students
Students can expect to hear from King's regarding visa instructions by the end of June. Please contact the Study Abroad Admissions team via the messaging facility on the Application Portal with any questions.
Semester Two Students
Students can expect to hear from King's regarding visa instructions by the end of November. Please contact the Study Abroad Admissions team via the messaging facility on the Application Portal with any questions.
Travelling in Europe
For information about visa and immigration requirements for students travelling in Europe during or after their studies, please visit our student advice webpages.
King's will provide a full Record of Agreed Results (RoAR) following your studies here. This will contain the details of the modules you studied, their King's credit value, and the marks you were awarded.
From the 2018/19 academic year onwards, all RoARs will be digital and available to students and their home institutions or relevant third-party providers via a safe and secure online portal. Students wil be able to use it to share securely they RoAR with any 3rd party of their choice afterwards.Hard copies will not be available.
Please note home institutions are solely responsible for any grade conversion. The King's Generic Marking Criteria is available for reference.
Students studying at King's for the first semester only can expect to have a complete RoAR (Record of Agreed Results) available on the online portal from mid-March onwards (Friday 5th March 2021). This cannot be issued any earlier, no matter the circumstance.
Students studying for the full academic year, or the second semester only, can expect to have a complete RoAR (Record of Agreed Results) available on the online portal from early August.
N.B. Students on the Study Abroad Plus programme who have taken 5AAYLIB4 Liberal Arts can expect to have a complete RoAR (inclusive of a ratified grade for this module) by the end of September.
It is a requirement of King's College London that all students take or submit their assessments at times prescribed by King's. However, it is acknowledged that exceptionally, through illness or other good cause a student may be unable to meet these requirements. In such instances academic regulations allow students to submit details of their mitigating circumstances for consideration by Assessment Sub-boards. The boards will use the information submitted to determine whether the mitigating circumstances provided by the student are an acceptable reason for missing an assessment, for example.
If there are mitigating circumstances that may have affected your assessment when studying abroad at King's College London, please refer to the relevant process for you to follow on the Student Service Portal.
For general enquiries about studying abroad at King’s, module queries, questions about orientation, or if you’re just not sure where best to direct your question
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