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When you arrive

Collect your student ID card 

To complete enrolment at King's College London, all students must come in to campus and collect their student ID card.

Before you arrive at King's please ensure that you have completed the online enrolment task and uploaded a photograph for your ID card. 

Arriving in September/January

Students arriving in January 2020 will be able to collect their ID card between 6 - 15 January 2020. Students will be able to select a time slot to collect their ID card on the Welcome to King's app to collect their ID card from 2 December. 

Arriving at other times of the year

Several programmes at King's start outside of Welcome Week in September or January. Please have a look at the options below to see if they apply to you. If not, you will need to attend a  term-time enrolment session (see information below).

If you are a student from any of the following programmes, you do not need to come to an ID Card Collection session on campus: 

  • Centre for Transnational Law (CTLS)
  • Defence Studies/War Studies Modular Programmes 
  • Distance Learning (King's Online)

If you are unable to attend an enrolment session during Welcome Week, you will need to provide the following documents to enable us to complete your enrolment and produce your King's ID card:

Scanned copy of your ID card from your home institution

Scanned copy of your passport

Scanned copy of your visa (for non-EEA students)

.jpeg photo for your King's ID card

Confirmation of your address for us to post the card to

All of these documents must be emailed to and you should receive your card within 5 working days.

You will have received an email which provides you with a link to book onto our monthly enrolment slot for Erasmus students. Please remember to book your place and bring with you your passport or photo driving licence. Please note, we only run these sessions once a month, so if you miss the session at the start of your course, you will need to wait for the following month before you can complete the enrolment process.


Term-Time ID card collection sessions

If you arrive outside of Welcome Week in September or January, you can collect your student ID card at one of our regular sessions held each week throughout the year. Please be aware that these sessions do not run during any main ID card collection periods.


 every Tuesday and Thursday


 1pm - 4:30pm


 4th Floor, Bush House (South East Wing)

What to bring:

  • Your Welcome Email (the email you were sent inviting you to complete your enrolment process)
  • Evidence of permission to enrol late (where your programme has already commenced)
  • Photo ID (as detailed below)
  • UK/EU/EEA/Swiss Passport holders - please bring one of the following original photo documents
    • passport; or
    • photo driving license; or
    • National Identity card.
  •  Non UK/EU/EEA/Swiss Passport holders
    • the passport that you used to gain entry into the UK, which will contain any visa information that we require
    • any separate Biometric card issued by the Home Office
    • If you are currently applying for a Visa from inside the UK, you must bring evidence of your visa application. (NB. If you applied for your visa outside the UK, you need to wait for the visa to be granted before you travel)

If you have any questions please contact

Attend your academic induction

Most students will have a faculty and/or departmental induction when they begin their course which are compulsory and you must attend.

The majority of students will find that their induction will take place during Welcome Week - 21 - 25 September - and information on your induction will be available on the Welcome to King's App from August 2020.

Study Abroad Students should attend the Study Abroad Orientation only, and are not required to attend any other Faculty Inductions.

New PGR students are expected to attend the Centre for Doctoral Studies Induction.

academic induction

Welcome Week Events

Welcome Hubs

Visit the Welcome Hubs at Bush House or Guy's Campus and meet a variety of King's Services and teams! The Welcome Hub themes for Welcome Week 2019 are:

Getting Started: Whether you have questions about IT services at King's or how to set up a bank account, the Getting Started hubs have everything you need to know about settling into university life. On these days you can find more information about a variety of services for students.

Discover King's: Visit the Discover King's hubs for a taste of the many different opportunities available to King's students. Hear from the London team about activities around our city, King's Sport about the many ways you can get active at King's, or the Modern Language Centre for a chance to pick up a new language skill.

Building Success: You may not realise it, but the time to start thinking about your career starts now! The Careers & Employability service and Entrepreneurship Institute are collaborating for these themed hubs which focus specifically on building skills for the future at university, securing part-time jobs or summer internships, and achieving your long-term goals and aspirations. Come along for a chance to meet and engage with these teams, as well as attend some quick talks and have your photo taken at the LinkedIn photoshoot.

Time to Chill: Take a moment to relax after all the events of Welcome Week. Join the King's Sport team, who will have games and other activities on the go, as well as King's Food and the Culture team for a day of getting to know other students and having some time off after a busy week. There will also be a fundraising plant sale organised by a King's student, in case you need some decor for your new room!

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Arriving late

Arriving late

Information for students arriving at King's after Welcome Week.

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