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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

If you are arriving during Welcome Week in September or January, you will be able to book your slot to collect your ID  using the Welcome to King's app

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)

Your faculty will email you with details of your ID card collection sessions.

You will be contacted by email with information on how to collect your Student ID card. Please email if you have not received this information 2 weeks prior to your first day at King's.

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


 2pm - 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 - 16 - 20 September - and information on your induction will be available on the Welcome to King's App from August 2019.

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

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Arriving late

Arriving late

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

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