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Our students

We are an international community that serves the world, committed to developing successful students and alumni who can contribute to building a better, fairer world around them.

KIng's Internationalisation Strategy 2029

King's brings together students from a range of backgrounds and we celebrate this diversity through the range of opportunities available to employers.

Our International Students

King's College London is one of the world's most international universities (Times Higher, 2023) drawing students from more than 160 countries and ranked 21st Globally (6th in the UK) for the Highest Percentage of International Students (Times Higher, 2023)

We can help your organisation engage with and recruit our international students for a variety of positions either in the United Kingom or overseas and hold relationships with employers from Sydney to San Francisco.

We run particular programmes for students from China and Hong Kong SAR, the United States of America, India and France and are regularly travelling to engage with employers and alumni in these regions to partner with organisations keen to build their brand with King's.

As of October 2023, our student population can be broken down as follows:

  • United Kingdom: 18,608 (44.5%)
  • International: 23,171 (55.5%)

Countries where we draw the largest proportions of international talent are:
China [exc. Hong Kong SAR] (5,139);
China [inc. Hong Kong SAR] (5,994)
Germany (538)
United States of America (1,255)
Saudi Arabia (533)
India (1,171)
United Arab Emirates (482)
Singapore (940)
Canada (481)
France (594)
Italy (402)

Last Updated: 2 October 2023 (N.B. figures still subject to late enrolment)

What do our international students have to offer?

This video, provided by the British Universities International Liaison Association (BUILA) provides some ideas on why you might consider hiring international students into your organisation.

  • Global outlook - our students travel from around the world with existing work and study experience, however they also benefit from multiple opportunities to further this during their time at King's.
  • Language skills - many of our students are bilingual or multilingual, with the ability to utilise these skills in their chosen workplaces.
  • Cultural awareness - located at the heart of one of the world's most multicultural cities, King's students engage and interact with fellow international students, staff and others in the classroom and around the city.
  • Independence - choosing to study overseas demonstrates a level of confidence and independence which can be translated into the workplace.
  • Networks - our students possess wide-reaching networks around the world and as King's alumni can bring these connections to your organisation.
  • Transferable skills - our programmes develop critical skills and values such as commercial awareness, research and analysis, communication. resilient, teamwork and presentation skills.