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How to apply


Choosing your Foundation pathway

Click on each individual pathway page from our homepage. On these pages you will be able to see the many undergraduate degrees to which you can progress if you successfully complete your foundation. We recommend that you choose a pathway that interests you, for which you will be qualified, and that leads to degrees you would like to study. 

You can find a list of degrees under the ‘Degree eligibility’ tab on each pathway page. Some degrees are accessed via more than one pathway, e.g. Psychology, Computer Science, Mathematics, Geography and more; other degrees are only accessible via a single pathway, e.g. Law via Global Politics & Social Science and Medicine via Biology & Chemistry. Economics & Mathematics and Mathematics & Business Management open up all the undergraduate degrees in King’s Business School while Business Management & Social Science does not. With this in mind, it is worth investigating the degrees on offer under each pathway to make sure the right options are open to you.

You will apply for undergraduate study via UCAS, like all other students, and will have a personal tutor to support and advise you on your application before Christmas. To progress to your chosen degree at King’s you will need to meet the entry requirements stated in your conditional offer. Offers vary according to the degree for which you apply and, as a general guide, usually require a B+ or higher overall and stipulate a minimum English language grade.  


Applying for King's International Foundation Programme

To apply you need to:

You can only submit one application to one International Foundation course. Please do not submit more applications as these will be rejected and cause a delay in your admissions process. 


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Supporting documents for online application

Your online application requires you to upload documents to our portal. You do not need all of these immediately, but your application will not be considered until everything has been submitted. Complete applications will be considered if received by 28 February 2023, applications submitted after this date may not be considered if pathways are full. 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 why you have chosen your specific course. 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.

You need to provide a copy of either your completed High School graduation certificate plus an academic transcript with marks for years 11 and 12, or your transcript of marks to date (if you are still completing high school).

These documents need to be translated into English.

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 information

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. Students who progress to King's are also guaranteed accommodation for the first year of their undergraduate degree.

Details of location and the facilities offered will be sent to you with the offer of a place on the course. Please see the support pages for further details.


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Visit our contact us page to find out how to speak to the admissions team.


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