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Latin America and Caribbean

King's College London visits the region a few times a year and has active student societies that welcome new students every year and stay connected long after graduation. Meet King's in one of our visits in the region soon!

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King's College London students from Latin America and Caribbean

Left to right - top row: Andres Chavarro, Andres Felipe Berg, Anibal, Guadalupe
Left to right - bottom row: Maria, Paulina, Roxana

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.'

 David Kohan Marzagao (Brazil) - Computer Science PhD


International entry requirements

Select your level of study

English language requirements

Due to visa requirements, you will usually be required to provide certification of your competence in English before starting your studies and this requirement is waived only if the College is satisfied that your previous academic record clearly demonstrates your ability to study and be examined in the English language. 

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 vary slightly from subject to subject. 

  • Pre-sessional English Programmes (5, 10, 15, or 20 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.
  • Undergraduate study - Click to see a table of entry requirements
  • Postgraduate study - Click to see a table of entry requirements

This information should be used as a general guideline and entry requirements can vary depending on course.

 

Scholarships for Latin American students

 The list below is guide to bursaries, scholarships and funding to students from some Southeast Asian countries. This is not a comprehensive list but a start to helping you research possible funding opportunities. Please also refer to our fees and funding pages for undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Argentina

Brazil

Chile

Colombia

Ecuador

Mexico

Peru

Puerto Rico

Uruguay

Venezuela

Chevening Scholarship

Chevening is the UK government’s international awards scheme aimed at developing global leaders funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations. Varies by country, please find more information here: http://www.chevening.org/ 

 

Your community at King's

 

International London community

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

La Tiendita, Parsons Green, Fulham, London SW6 3NJ

MexGrocer,  Unit 9A, Britannia Estates, Leagrave Road, Luton, London LU3 1RJ

La Chatica, 2 Elephant Road, London, London SE17 1LB

Brixton Market

 

International London community

Find out more about the vibrant and international community around King's.

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Undergraduate prospectus

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