Who can apply?
Only students registered, and in attendance on a KCL programme, at the point of application can apply. Students from any discipline, any year group can apply to the programme. Final years, postgraduates and students with placements in the summer should only ensure that there is no overlap with any projects or graduation ceremonies (where applicable).
Where can I go?
Students can apply for any of our partner universities listed for application. There are some programmes which may have pre-requisites or special admission requirements, but these would be listed on the partner page.
Can I attend more than one programme during the summer?
Students can apply for up to four locations, but are only allocated one. This is to enable as many King's students as possible to have the opportunity.
If the programme says TBC on the page, what does this mean?
This means that the programme will be advertised pending either an agreement renewal or a condition that must be met first between the two parties. Students in some instances may be able to apply for these institutions, but would be notified in good timing (where possible) if it cannot go ahead?
What can I study?
Students can opt in for classes that are outside of their usual discipline, pending there is no requirement by the partner that they have prior knowledge.
Can I transfer credit from my programme abroad, to my KCL degree?
At present, students cannot transfer credit to their KCL degree. Instead, students receive a transcript/certificate of completion from their host university which is just as good, and can be added to their CVs/Educational History.
How much does this programme cost?
King's students do not pay tuition fees to the partner university if they attend via the exchange. Students should therefore expect to pay travel expenses (such as flights, visas, vaccinations) and accommodation fees. There may also be other fees such as social programmes, admin fees that students would look into themselevs as part of their research and preparation to attend the programme.
Are there any funding opportunities I can opt in for?
There are currently two KCL awards that students can opt in for when attending this programme. The Broadening Horizons award is aimed at increasing the number of widening participation students who can and access the mobility opportunities available to them at King's. The Global Summer Exchange Award is aimed at all students on the programme, encouraging them to contribute media pieces to further promote global mobilities. Please see details on this page for details on this award, as well as any external opportunities. Note: Any award granted as part of the programme, will not cover all costs.