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The aim of the King’s International Foundation Programme is to prepare you for undergraduate study at King’s. On average, around 80% of our students progress to King’s each year. In the last five years, between 65-90% of students met their conditions of entry for King’s.

King’s is a Russell Group university and securing a place on one of our degree programmes is very competitive, so it is important that you study hard to meet the conditions of your offer.

As a Foundation student you are guaranteed a conditional offer for most degrees, excluding Dentistry, Law, Medicine, Midwifery, Music, Nursing, Pharmacy and Physiotherapy. Pharmacy interviews are guaranteed for King's International Foundation students on the Biology & Chemistry pathway.

You can see the programes-specific progression requirements in this table

Dentistry, Medicine and Law require external tests to be taken in addition to the Foundation. There is a cap on the number of international places available for Dentistry and Medicine. Further details can be found on the specific pathway pages: Biology & Chemistry and Global Politics & Social Science.

Choosing your degree

We support you to explore your undergraduate progression options and apply for your chosen undergraduate degrees at King’s.

You will be offered guidance and advice on how to effectively research undergraduate programmes at King’s and how to make a well-rounded selection of courses. The degrees for which you are eligible to apply are listed under the ‘Degree eligibility’ tab on each pathway page.

Our Student Experience team will host a variety of events and activities, including programme fairs and sample sessions with King’s faculties to help you learn more about the degrees on offer. These will help to improve your awareness of both the academic content and the student experience offering within your future school or department.

How to apply for your degree

You will be able to apply for up to three King’s undergraduate degrees directly via King’s Apply.

In addition, the King’s Foundations team will run webinars, information sessions and one-to-one sessions to directly support you in completing your application to your chosen undergraduate degrees.

Additional support will be provided for students who complete a UCAS application during their time in King’s Foundations. This includes those who wish to expand their progression options and students who must apply through UCAS due to specific degree requirements.

UCAS applications open in September. Applications for Medicine and Dentistry must be received by the early UCAS deadline in October 2024. Please read more about progression onto Medicine here. All other applications have a deadline in late January. For the specific dates each year, view further information on the UCAS website.

Students can discuss their progression options with their Personal Tutor and can book 1-on-1 sessions with the Student Experience team to go through their applicaiton and degreee choices.