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Prospective students

International students

At the IoPPN, we are proud to have a diverse international student community – we currently have over 300 students from over 70 countries on our taught and research programmes

If you are considering studying at the IoPPN, we hope you will find the following information useful. You can also find key information for students from your country on King’s international student pages, including guidance on standard requirements for overseas qualifications, an insight into your community in London and an indication of when King’s will next be visiting your country.

Applying to the IoPPN

Further information about applying for the undergraduate BSc Psychology programme is available on the online prospectus.

You will find an overview of the application process for a taught programme (e.g. Master’s, PGDip/PGCert, GradCert and DClinPsy) in the postgraduate study section of the website.

Applications for all IoPPN postgraduate programmes are dealt with by King's Admissions Office. Their webpages provide an overview of the applications process, a series of Frequently Asked Questions for taught and research programmes and contact details for queries.

For detailed information on applying for a research programme at the IoPPN (e.g. MPhil/PhD), please visit our How to Apply pages.

If English is not your first language and you have not previously studied at an English-speaking institution, you will be required to provide evidence of your English language competency. Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements.

Tuition fees and funding

In the fees and funding section of the website you will find information about student and postgraduate funding options, and tuition fees. For the latest news on IoPPN PhD and MD(Res) funded research programmes, please visit our PhD studentships page.

The Graduate Funding database is a useful tool which provides information on all current funding opportunities at King's and other sources of funding that may help finance your postgraduate study. This is searchable by country and course.

You might also find the King's Money Doctors and the International Student Calculator useful tools for working out a budget for your studies. 

Supporting you 

Orientation

At the beginning of the academic year, all international students are invited to attend King’s central orientation as well as a specific IoPPN session. These are designed to ease you into life in London, King’s and the IoPPN and to help you meet staff and students from across the College. 

The Buddy Scheme

Each year we offer overseas students the opportunity to be put in touch with a current PhD or postdoctoral student who will be a friendly point of reference as you prepare to come to London and as you settle into life at the IoPPN. If you have applied for a programme at the IoPPN and have been made an offer, you will receive an email from us once you have enrolled.

The Education Support Team

The Education Support Team is the first point of contact for current and prospective students at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience. The team works closely with relevant departments across the College to provide an efficient and responsive service for students and staff.

Student Advice and International Student Support

King's Student Advice and International Student Support team are here to provide support in the form of immigration advice and orientation sessions, as well as assistance with all welfare-related topics. Advice is offered on a one-to-one basis, in a confidential setting and they also run group information workshops about various options such as how to stay and work in the UK after your studies and how to extend your student visa.

Student Services

Student Services, a one-stop-shop for information, advice and documentation has sites across the College sites, including at the Denmark Hill campus, where the IoPPN is located.

Student representatives

All courses at the IoPPN have a student representative, who represents current students within the department at the Student Forum. Course representatives meet regularly at the Student Forum to discuss any issues that arise during the year, concerns or plans, they also organise regular events. 

English Language and Study Skills Support

Free English Language and study skills support is provided for all King’s students by our Academic Preparation Courses. Sessions cover areas such as academic English, writing a research paper, poster presentation skills, academic referencing, preparing for your viva and exam skills. They also offer pre-sessional courses for offer holders, designed to help you meet the language conditions of your offer.

Accommodation

King's offers a wide range of accommodation options. These include catered and self catered residences, intercollegiate halls of residence (with other University of London students) and private sector accommodation. The Accommodation pages provide more details, including virtual tours of King's halls of residence.

Champion Hill Residence is the closest to the Denmark Hill Campus (5 minutes walk), while Great Dover Street Apartments and Wolfson House are particularly convenient for the Guy's Campus.

Priority for accommodation is given to new international and European students who are entering the College for the first time, who have not lived or studied in the UK before and to postgraduates with exceptional need for accommodation. 

You can apply for accommodation once you have firmly accepted a conditional or unconditional offer. Applications are made online and details of the process will be sent to you once you have confirmed your offer of study.

If you have a disability or exceptional housing requirements you should make early contact with the Disability Advisory Service to discuss any support needs so that any housing requirements may be assessed. 

Support for students with disabilities

King's provides a wide range of support to disabled students, including those with specific learning difficulties. These include:

  • Learning Support Tutor for individual and group study skills sessions.
  • Assistance with accessing disability related funding (e.g. the International Students' Disability Fund).
  • Screenings for specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia and referrals to diagnostic practitioners for full assessments.
  • Personalised examination provisions.
  • Assistive software packages on College computers.

If you think you may need advice or information about accessing support, please contact the Disability Advisory Service as soon as possible.

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