Once you have chosen the pathway you will be qualified to study and that leads to degrees you want to pursue then you are ready to apply for your International Foundation Programme.
We recommend that you apply as soon as possible after applications open in October. Applications should close at the end of February but if a pathway is full we will close applications for that pathway early.
To apply you need to:
- register on the King's Apply Portal
- select the pathway for which you want to apply
- select your study mode - Extended, Blended, Extended Blended or Standard
- complete our online application form
- pay £75 application fee*
You can only submit one application to one International Foundation pathway. Please do not submit more applications as these will be rejected and cause a delay in your admissions process.
Applications will be reviewed against the minimum entry criteria with earlier offers being made to those who exceed this and those closer to minimum requirements receiving offers later in the cycle, depending on availability of pathways. All applicants who apply by the 29 February 2024 deadline will be considered, unless the chosen pathway is already full, and the majority of offers should have been made by April. Please be patient while your application is given the attention it deserves and do check King’s Apply in case further information is requested to process your application.
We highly recommend that you submit your application as soon as possible, and King’s reserves the right to close pathways once they reach capacity, even if this is prior to the Priority deadline.
*Our King’s International Foundation programme requires a non-refundable application fee before you can submit your application to be considered. This step is built in to the application process. Please note that payment of an application fee is not a guarantee that you will receive an offer for your chosen programme as many of our programmes are competitive.
If you decide to apply to more than one programme which charges an application fee, you will need to pay for each application submitted. Please note, applicants are only permitted to have one active King’s International Foundation programme at any time, therefore, if you submit more than one application, the King’s Admissions team will contact you to ask which application you wish to remain, and any other applications will be rejected. The application fee is non-refundable.
Please ensure that you read the information about your chosen programme carefully before applying.
Note: If you receive an offer, our Kings International Foundation programmes will also require a deposit payment to secure your place. This is in addition to the application fee, however, the deposit is used as a partial payment of the tuition fees upon enrolling. Your offer letter will include details of any deposit you must pay, deadlines, and payment methods. You should not make a deposit payment unless instructed to as part of an offer.
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Supporting documents for online application
You are required to apply online and upload your application documents to our portal. You can start your application and add to it as you gather your documents, your application will not be considered until everything has been submitted. Complete applications will be considered if received by 29 February 2024, unless a pathway has closed early due to the volume of applications received. Any application submitted after 29 February will only be considered if there is space on the particular pathway. It is your responsibility to check your application on King's Apply and respond to queries for further information. Our guidance notes will help with your application.
This is your opportunity to tell us why you wish to study at King's and what degree programme you hope to study after your foundation. You can see which degrees are available to you via pathway under the ‘Degree eligibility’ tab on each pathway. Please include information on how you feel the course you have chosen will benefit you, what you feel you can bring to King's as a student, and the area of study you intend to progress to after completing your Foundation course.
Please write a minimum of four paragraphs.
If the pathway for which you are applying does not allow for progression to the degree indicated in the personal statement, we will need to query this. Until this is rectified your application will be deemed incomplete.
You need to submit an academic transcript with your marks for Years 10, 11 and 12. If you are still completing high school then you should provide a Year 12 interim transcript with a full list of the subjects studied in the final year, as well as the academic transcript with final marks for Years 10 and 11.
If you have completed high school, you should provide a copy of your graduation diploma or certificate, as well as your academic transcript with final marks for Years 10, 11 and 12.
Official translations are required for any documents that are not in English. An official translation is either:
• from the school, on headed paper and stamped/signed, or
• from a certified translator.
We cannot accept documents translated by the applicant.
If you are taking A-levels or the IB Diploma, you should provide your predicted grades.
If you are taking AS levels, you should provide predicted grades and information on the exam board that will issue your certificate. Please note that we cannot consider AS level results issued at school level. If the exam board is not specified, then your application will be considered incomplete.
You must submit an approved English language test certificate, such as an IELTS for UKVI, which must be dated within the last two years. If you have not taken one yet, you can still apply and if we make you an offer this will form part of the offer conditions.
Visa regulations for entry into the UK have changed recently and we recommend you leave enough time to apply for your visa as applications are taking longer to process than normal. For more information on the new visa system, please see our visa information page.
We understand that the new visa system may be confusing so, if you need any further advice on applying for your visa, please contact one of our Student Advice team.
Students who apply for accommodation by the specified deadline are guaranteed a place in King's accommodation for the duration of their King's International Foundation programme.
Details of location and the facilities offered will be sent to you with the offer of a place on the course. Please see the Undergraduate Accommodation page for further details.
Visit our contact us page to find out how to speak to the admissions team.
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