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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.Download our brochure
Why study King's International Foundation Programme?
- You’ll start your university journey as a King’s student from day one, with access to all King’s facilities, societies and support.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Explore our pathways
We offer nine academic pathways that will develop your subject knowledge and academic skills to prepare you for undergraduate study:
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.
“King's International Foundation was the perfect stepping-stone between school and university as it encouraged me to step out of my comfort zone and explore my interests in a new and exciting environment. The range of worldviews and cultural differences of both students and teachers enriched my experience. I would highly recommend the Foundation Programme to all students.”
student satisfactionKing’s Foundations End of Year Surveys 2018-2023
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