Our top tips for completing your application
With the UCAS deadline approaching on 15 January, we’ve put together some guidance and useful resources to help you complete your application. Watch our video below now for tips on applying and writing your personal statement. You can also download some example personal statements to give you an idea of structure and the type of content you could include.
If you do have any questions, our student ambassadors are online via Unibuddy throughout the year, so you can chat to them if you have any last-minute questions about applying, our courses or life at King’s, even when the university is closed for the holidays.
Our top tips
All undergraduate applications to UK universities are made via UCAS, which has three key functions to help you with your application:
• Course search: where you can search for courses throughout the UK
• Apply: where you can apply for up to 5 universities
• Track: where you can track the status of your application 24/7.
When reviewing your application, our Admissions Department look at the following:
• Have you met or are you on track to meet the entry requirements?
• Your academic record
• A reference from your teacher(s)
• Aptitude Tests and interviews (where applicable)
• Required work experience (where applicable)
• Your personal statement.
We receive over 52,000 applications every year, so it's important to make your application stand out as much as possible and your personal statement is the place to do it.
• Your personal statement should be a maximum of 4000 characters (roughly 47 lines).
• Keep it general. Remember, you'll be sending it to up to 5 universities.
• Keep it around 75% relevant to academic pursuits (in and outside of school/college).
• Tell us what excites you about your chosen course.
• Orientate your personal statement towards a profession and describe how your chosen course will help you achieve your career goals.
• What skills and talents do you have that you will bring to the course?
• Include any relevant work experience or academic and personal achievements.
• Write about what you would like to do after completing your chosen course.
• Keep it simple and concise, with a clear introduction and conclusion.
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