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Take your first step to becoming a King’s student. Find out more about our one-year specialist programme designed to prepare you to excel in your chosen undergraduate degree.

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Why study King's International Foundation Programme?

  1. You’ll start your university journey as a King’s student from day one, with access to all King’s facilities, societies and support.
  2. Guaranteed conditional offer on a King's undergraduate degree for all Foundation students who meet the progression criteria (*). Apply directly through King’s Apply for up to three undergraduate degrees at King’s.
  3. Study in the heart of London at a top 10 UK university (QS World University Rankings 2023), with guaranteed accommodation at a King’s Residence for the duration of your Foundation year.
  4. Tailor your academic journey by selecting from our range of study pathways and study options. Our pathways develop your subject knowledge, introduce you to UK higher education and enhance your academic English.
  5. All students progressing onto an undergraduate degree programme at King's are awarded a scholarship equivalent to 10% of their first year's tuition fee.

*Our guaranteed conditional offer does not apply to Dentistry, Law, Medicine, Midwifery, Music, Nursing, Pharmacy and Physiotherapy. For more information visit our Progression page.

Our International Foundation Programme is ideal for international students who:

  • Need an extra year of study to apply to a King’s undergraduate degree, or another UK university.
  • Have a qualification that allows you to apply for an undergraduate degree at King’s but would like the extra year of academic preparation before you start*. 

*Please note an International Baccalaureate (IB), A-Level or Advanced Placement Tests (AP) may exclude you from certain pathways and degrees.

Study options and entry dates

Depending on your pathway of choice, you can apply for one of four study options. Please download our brochure to find out about our different study options and entry dates.


student satisfaction

King’s Foundations End of Year Surveys 2018-2023
75+ countries join our Foundation year

750+ International Foundation students a year


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