It is a fundamental aim of the International Strategy that all King's students, no matter what their socio-economic background, should be able to take part in an educational, international experience during their time at university. The Global Mobility Office at King's is therefore committed to ensuring study abroad remains accessible to all students. This webpage is dedicated to showcasing mobility opportunities to students from a Widening Participation background, including those who are in receipt of the King's Living Bursary.
What is global mobility?
There are several different routes students can take to make sure that they spend time abroad during their time at King's. Whilst a typical study abroad experience might include semester or year long study at a partner university overseas, there are many other options to gain an international, educational experience as part of your degree, including through shorter term opportunities such as summer programmes and internships. These options are particularly attractive to students not able to study abroad as part of their degree, as well as those who may not be able to move away from London for a lengthy period of time.
Students can find out if their degree programme offers year or semester long study abroad opportunities by visiting the What are my options? page. Students can read about our range of summer opportunities here, which includes exchange (tuition-fee-free) and non-exchange (tuition fees applicable) opportunities. In addition, students can find out more about our annual Widening Participation Education Abroad programme, a fully-funded programme taking place in an international city each summer. Previous trips have seen students travel to Kuala Lumpur (2016), Nairobi (2017), and Berlin (2018).
To find out more about what studying abroad is like, students can browse a range of accounts from King's students that have studied abroad previously, or visit one of our Peer Advisors during their office hours. The Global Mobility Office is open 9am - 1pm and 2pm - 5pm Monday to Friday for all other email, phone or in-person queries.
There are various funding options that can positively influence the financial viability of studying abroad. It is hoped that together, these factors can encourage and enable all students - no matter what their socio-economic background - to study abroad during their degree here at King's.
A major benefit of studying abroad for a semester or year long period is the substantial reduction in tuition fees paid to King's. There are also benefits to students studying abroad in Europe on the Erasmus + programme, as well as remunerations offered by UK Student Finance companies too.
Additionally, there are a range of other funding opportunities students can access, including the Broadening Horizons Award, which is specifically for students in receipt of the King's Living Bursary and/or from Widening Participation backgrounds.
Find out more about all the funding options here.
Get in touch
If you're interested in undertaking some kind of study abroad as part of your degree at King's, but aren't what the best way of managing this is, please get in touch with the Global Mobility Office, where a dedicated member of our team will be happy to meet with you and discuss your options.