King's College London has a vibrant student community from Latin America with over 250 students from the region. King's has a number of student societies that welcome new students every year and stay connected long after graduation through our vast alumni network.
Guadalupe Orrego (Chile) - Law LLM
'I chose to study at King’s College London because of its high academic reputation, one of the top 20 universities in the world. I wanted to learn from distinguished professors and also to be part of an international student community from all around the globe so I could open my eyes to completely different backgrounds.
The LLM program has allowed me to widen my knowledge over new fields and different perspectives in law. It encourages me to develop a critical thinking and also new ideas rather than just assuming others’ conclusions. It is really interesting to be involved in the latest discussions that the legal arena is facing these days.
I would highly recommend this programme not only for its academic excellence but also for the human quality that characterises its spirit. As students we feel that the programme was designed to help us enjoy this period and also to give us support to solve doubts and difficulties.
After the completion of the LLM I will feel more confident in order to move forward in the next steps of my career. I will not only increased my academic knowledge but also my comprehension of different legal systems and cultures.'
Andres Chavarro (Colombia) - Human Resource Management & Organisational Analysis MSc
'I did my bachelor's in Engineering back home and after a couple of years working in the family business I decided it was time for my master's.
As I looked at a big range of possibilities I wanted a very specific degree that would allow me to explore the role of people within organisations. During my entire life I had important contact with the American, British and French cultures, hence my natural start was to look within these countries for a university with leading researchers and teaching staff. After a thorough search I was certain that King’s offered the best degree structure for me, and I was right.
I had the privilege to be taught by leading researchers on the subject and more importantly was put in front of recent knowledge on HRM and Industrial Relations not only in the UK or even Europe, I was given a worldwide perspective on these matters.
In all, as for my experience at King’s I can only express my gratitude not only for the academic part of my studies, also for the experience of sharing with a big range of students from all over the world with very different backgrounds and interests, not forgetting the privilege of spending time in the Waterloo and Strand campuses, which will always bring great memories.'
Maria Gonzales (Chile) - Dentistry Research PhD
'Since I have arrived to King’s in October, I have met a wide range of researchers from the King’s Dental Institute and also from every corner of the world, which permits me not only learn many different topics but also learn about other cultures.
When I was working at the dental faculty of my university in Chile, I realised the need for specialists in cariology and minimally invasive dentistry. Professionals that would be able not only to treat the disease but also capable to create and promote public health programmes to prevent one of the most prevalent oral disease in vulnerable populations. In order to achieve this combination of scientific knowledge, critical analysis and international experience I have applied to King's College London which is one of the best education and research institutions in dentistry in Europe.
I would strongly recommend my PhD, because is a very well balanced mixture of clinician activities and laboratory work, which for me is very important in order to apply this knowledge in my country. On the other hand my tutors are extremely helpful and they are always available to help me in order to improve as a researcher and as a person.'
Andres Felipe Berg (Chile) - Public Policy MA
'I chose to study at King’s College London because of its extraordinary reputation, being one of the top 20 universities in the world, and its highly international character. Studying here has been a wonderful experience in many ways.
The master in Public Policy has been intellectually stimulating and challenging. I had the opportunity to learn from outstanding faculty and distinguished policy lecture speakers, which provided me an unparalleled opportunity to learn and further understand public policy issues. Besides, I shared experiences, worked in teams, and learned from talented, diverse and international classmates from the five continents.
Living in London is exciting, and studying at the heart of the city gave me the opportunity to enjoy all that London offers. For example, the cycle route that I took everyday to Strand Campus was incredible, going through the Hyde Park, Buckingham Palace, Parliament and Thames riverside.
In sum, I am going back to Chile not only being better prepared to work in the public policy sector, but also full of new friends, good memories, and a life changing experience.'
Anibal Tejeira (Panama) - Law LLM
'If I had to describe my experience in King’s College London in three words, I would describe it as challenging, inspiring, and enriching. Not only did I have the opportunity to study my LLM in International Financial Law with top lawyers from all around the world, I was also taught by the finest group of lecturers and distinguished faculty members.
The Dickson Poon School of Law from King’s College London played an integral part of my formation and education. Surrounded by a welcoming environment, the university pushed my boundaries of academic thought and inspired and encouraged me to be innovative, work hard, and think critically, driving me towards a path of excellence.
King’s also provided me with the opportunity to study and interact with people from different backgrounds and cultures, the diversity enhancing my experience and expanding my perspectives to a new, international sphere. More than just networking, I made friends from many different parts of the globe that I am sure will last a lifetime.
My experience in King’s College London has been unforgettable and life-changing. It is an experience that I treasure, both professionally and personally.'
Roxana Borquez (Chile) - Geography Research PhD
'King’s College London is one of the best universities around the world. Many reasons I can give to say this. For example, because it is at the forefront, is internally diverse, has a very good academic quality, and is receptive to new proposals from students. It is a privilege to be here as a PhD student in Geography. We have strong academic and staff support, an important research network, the opportunity to learn through a significant amount of courses which are focused on our interests, and to be in touch with other realities, cultures, religions and ethnicities.
Chile and the UK are separated by almost 7500 miles. Perhaps one of the main challenges for an international student like me is to carry out a robust study and explain own ideas in another language, far away from family and friends’ support and to try to be successful in this context. The learning has been enormous. This is not only a PhD; it is an experience for all my life. When I decided to do a PhD and then to come to King’s, I decided to change my life from a comfortable and familiar life to an unknown one. Now I can understand that we always have the chance to reinvent ourselves and should do it.'
Paulina Landa (Mexico) - Security and Development MA
'When deciding where to do my master's I wanted a university that could offer me an international ambience, a strategic location and a unique programme. King's became the number one of my list. In the heart of London, studying in a class with more than 20 different nationalities gave me the opportunity to learn, not only about conflict and security, but about each of my classmates’ ways of solving conflict and how every background tells a different, valuable story.
At King's I met amazing people, from the baristas at the cafeteria to guest speakers. Everyone gave me important lectures to apply in my future career. Also, the networking I made through the career events and social pubs opened my world. The university life is unique since the variety of the students, professors and social clubs have everything to offer to all students.
I loved being in London where politics is part of every day and where by only taking the tube for two stops you can discover the world, culture is unstoppable and knowledge is an infinity hole.
As a woman from Latin America, having a master's at King's College London opens up my opportunities. I also loved telling stories from my country, Mexico, to my colleagues and transporting them to my unique country. Today, I feel proud to say I will soon be an alumni from this university and would do it all over again.
To future students, don't hesitate. King's will open your world with knowledge, but most of all it will increase your friendship list.'
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English language requirements
You are required to have a certain level of English language proficiency in order to gain admission on to King's courses. It is also required in order to obtain the relveant study visa for your course.
King's accepts a number of different English language tests for entry onto our programmes of study with IELTS being the most common. English language requirements can vary dependent on the course and level of study.
- Pre-sessional English Programmes (6, 11, or 16 weeks) - Our British Council accredited English Language Centre offers pre-sessional english programmes to non-native English speakers who already hold an offer to study an undergraduate or postgraduate degree course at King's. It is also open to students who wish to improve their current level before taking up their offer of study in September.
This information should be used as a general guideline and entry requirements can vary depending on course.
The list below a scholarships and funding guide for students from some Latin American countries. This is not a comprehensive list but a start to help you research possible funding opportunities. Further funding opportunities can be found in the King's Postgraduate Funding Database.
Latin American restaurants
Mestizo (Mexican), 103 Hampstead Rd, King's Cross, London NW1 3EL
Mezcal Cantina (Mexican), 127 Kingsland Road, Dalston, London E8 2PB
La Bodega Negra (Mexican), 9 Old Compton St, London W1D 5JF
Barraco (Brazilian), 10 Kingsgate Place, London NW6 4TA
Tia Maria (Brazilian), 126 South Lambeth Road, London SW8 1RB
Guanabara (Brazilian), Parker Street, London WC2B 5PW
El Vergel (Chile), 132 Webber Street, London SE1 0QL
The Rum Kitchen (Caribbean), Brixton/Notting Hill/Carnaby (London)
Boom Burger (Caribbean), 272 Portobello Road, Notting Hill, London W10 5TY
Roti Joupa (Caribbean), 12 Clapham High St, London SW4 7UT
La Bodeguita (Colombian), Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre, London SE1 6TE
La Chatica (Colombian), 2 Elephant Road, London -SE17 1LB
Ceviche (Peruvian), Soho/Old Street (London)
Comedor (Argentinian), 176 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 1RG
Latin American shopping places
MexGrocer, Unit 9A, Britannia Estates, Leagrave Road, Luton, London LU3 1RJ
La Chatica, 2 Elephant Road, London, London SE17 1LB