This situation is rapidly evolving as overseas governments look to change their tax regulations to fit the modern, increasingly online economy. The UK education sector and King's College London are addressing this as fast as we can. We have been working extensively to assess the situation and work towards a solution. We are seeking advice on identifying the relevant countries this applies to and their various exemptions and tax registration requirements. This is a constantly shifting picture and more information will be released on these pages once known.
Which academic years may this apply to?
The first year that these charges could be included in fee invoices is academic year 2022-23. If you started your course prior to the 2022-23 academic year, and your course extends into or beyond the 2022-23 academic year, then future invoices for fees for those academic years may be subject to GST.
We will not seek to apply GST to invoices that have already been issued.
We are working to resolve the correct tax treatment in a number of countries and country specific GST %’s will be updated on this page accordingly.
King’s will notify students in writing of potential GST liability (which will depend on your country of residence) as soon as reasonably possible (and where possible 3 months prior to King’s raising an invoice for GST liability).
What to do if you are unhappy with having to pay GST?
If King's notifies you that you are liable for GST, and you are unhappy with this, you may end your contract with King’s and withdraw from your programme by raising a ticket to Student Administrative Services.
If you are an online distance learning student studying one of these postgraduate programmes, then please speak to the Student Success Team to process a withdrawal.
This means you will not incur fees for the next or subsequent academic terms and your studies with King's will terminate. You will remain liable for any fees incurred up to the date you terminate your studies with King's.