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Settling into King’s


King's Foundations is based in Bush House, one of our flagship buildings on the Strand Campus and home to the Student's Union, one of our gyms, cafés, the Careers Service and facilities, including King's Business School; the Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy. You can find out all about life as a King's student here.

As a King's Foundations student you will also have access to personalised support, social activities and more for your Foundation year. Click the below links to find out more.


We offer guaranteed accommodation* for the duration of your studies with King's Foundations.

King's accommodation is located throughout London and we have over 5,300 places available, plus access to University of London accommodation. The types of accommodation available are: 

  • Female-only accommodation
  • En-suite or shared facilities
  • Rooms for singles
  • Rooms for students with disabilities

Explore King's residences and find out how you apply here.

*you must apply for accommodation by 24th May to be guaranteed a room in a King's residence during your foundation year.


Personal tutors

You will be allocated a personal tutor at the beginning of the programme.

A personal tutor is an academic member of staff who will take an active interest in a student's academic progress and university experience, and is concerned for a student's general welfare. You will have regular tutorials together where you will have the opportunity to ask for advice on:

  • your studies
  • settling into London life
  • progression to undergraduate study 

If your personal tutor cannot help directly, they will be able to give you advice on who you might want to speak to instead.


University applications

King's International Foundation Programme is your first step to undergraduate study at King's or another UK university. 

To apply for undergraduate study in the UK you must submit an online UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service) application. Your personal tutor will help you to explore your undergraduate options, and our dedicated UCAS coordinator will support you with weekly UCAS workshops in Term 1.

Weekly drop-in sessions will continue in Terms 2 & 3 where you can ask questions about your application and the process of transitioning to undergraduate study. There will also be the opportunity to speak to undergraduate students from across King's faculties to learn about undergraduate life at King's.


Student experience

 The King's Foundations' mission is to help you make the most of your student experience and your new life in London. Your welfare, alongside enriching your learning, is our priority, and we're here to fully support your journey from before arrival to beyond graduation. 

King's Foundations dedicated Student Experience team will help you to meet your classmates, participate in extra-curricular activities and settle into life at King's. Some of the actvities you will be able to get involved in are:

  • Enrichment activities
  • Social events
  • Skill-building sessions

The team will also signpost you to wider King's initiatives, activities and societies that you will have access to from day one.


Under-18s support

 If you are under the age of 18 at the time of enrolment on your chosen King’s International Foundation course or Pre-sessional course, there are a few things that you need to do before you arrive.

If you are under the age of 18, you are considered a ‘child’ under British law (Children Act, 1989). This means that King’s has social, moral and legal obligations to safeguard the wellbeing and safety of ‘children’ involved in any King’s activities.

King’s has a responsibility to keep all students under the age of 18 safe, as part of the King’s Safeguarding policy. As part of this policy, we must ensure that your living arrangements are safe and secure.

You can also read our policy about u18s in King’s Residences here.

As part of the King’s safeguarding policy, students under the age of 18 must either:

1. Live in a King’s Residence

If you choose to live in a King’s Residence, you will be grouped in the same accommodation blocks as other students under 18 years of age. These residences have extra welfare and personal support for you.

All King’s International Foundation students are guaranteed accommodation in a King’s Residence for their International Foundation year. Only if you are still under 18 when you start your first year of undergraduate degree at King’s, you will be guaranteed accommodation in King's Residence. You will need to submit a Parent/Legal Guardian Agreement to Study form U18.

2. Live with a parent or legal guardian

If you choose to live in private accommodation, you will need to provide evidence to King’s that you will be living with a parent or legal guardian. We cannot permit you to live in private accommodation if your parent or legal guardian does not live with you.

If you cannot demonstrate that you will be living with a parent or legal guardian in private accommodation, you must apply for a place in King’s Residences. You will also need to submit a Parent/Legal Guardian Agreement to Study form U18.

Please note: If you don’t wish to stay in a King’s Residence and cannot demonstrate that you will be living with a parent or legal guardian, then it is the responsibility of King’s to withdraw your offer to your chosen King’s International Foundation or Pre-sessional course.

This is because King’s does not act in loco parentis (in the place of a parent) towards its students. Therefore, King’s must be assured of your safety and safeguarding at all times.

If you have any questions, please contact the admissions team.