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Funding

King's College London, Denmark Hill Campus


The Student Funding Office offers information and advice on all scholarships and bursaries at both the undergraduate and postgraduate level. Scholarships Canada is a free and comprehensive guide to available scholarships for Canadian students. 

Canadian students who are applying for provincial aid, please use King' s code PUES for your application. Any related documents which require an official signature may be forwarded to the Funding Office by emailing funding@kcl.ac.uk.

Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate Canadian students can use provincial student aid help to fund their studies at King's. Additionally there are other sources of funding in Canada such as the Alexander Rutherford Scholarship for residents of Alberta. For information on all the King's funding available to undergraduates and how to apply, please contact the Student Funding Office

Postgraduate Students

King's Centre for Doctoral Studies offer a range of funding opportunities for postgraduate students applying from Canada. For a full list and details on how to apply please visit the Postgraduate Funding Database

For Canadian citizens, the Chevening Scholarship funds international study for qualified applicants. The Canadian Centennial Scholarship Fund is open to applications from all Canadian graduate students studying for full-time, multi-year graduate programmes in the UK. 

Further scholarship information can be found on the British Council website and UKCISA website.

Study Abroad Students

The King's College London Study Abroad Office offers the Study Abroad Excellence Awards for undergraduate study abroad students and the Research Partnership Grants for postgraduate study abroad students.

If you are coming to King’s on a study abroad exchange program, you may be eligible for a BUTEX Scholarship.

Community-Based Fundraising

There are a wide variety of organizations in the for-profit and nonprofit sectors within your community or network that can help you fund your international study experience. Corporations, religious groups, small businesses, and charitable funds are a few examples of the many groups that actively give financial support. The key is to ask for assistance.

Here are some ideas that have helped students in the past raise funds for their international study experience. 

If you select a programme that helps you achieve your long-term goals, it will be easier to solicit funds from sources outside your home university. Keep in mind that local, regional and national groups, as well as individuals, are all possible contributors.

They include:

  • Heritage Groups that have interests in specific countries 

  • Civic groups (Rotary, Kiwanis, and Lions Clubs, etc.)

  • Foundations or Agencies

  • Travel Agencies

  • High School Alumni Associations

  • Professional and Business Associations

  • Media (newspapers, magazines, T.V., and radio)

  • Sororities and Fraternities (local and national chapters)

  • Charitable, Ethnic, Religious, and Campus Organizations

Direct, informal appeals often have the best success. Be detailed in how you plan to spend the funds received (airfare, programme fee, tuition, etc.). Include a photo of yourself with your request so that the recipient will establish a personal connection with you. Make donating as easy as possible (cash or check) so that you are more likely to get an actual donation rather than a pledge to donate. Follow up if you haven’t received a response. Remember that every little bit helps.

In exchange for financial support, you should volunteer to give something back, such as regular updates while you are abroad. Alternative actions include things such as:

  • Writing an article or blog about your international educational experience

  • Leading a presentation, discussion or seminar

  • Creating a website video to promote your experience

  • Promoting educational and business exchanges

  • Contributing to community service and outreach

  • Helping others to have a similar international experience

You can also take advantage of crowd sourcing platforms for funding your studies overseas. There are several websites that will help you manage your fundraising campaign such as www.fundmytravel.com

The Alternative Guide​ is all about alternative sources of funding - especially charities - which can make awards (fees, maintenance, research costs) to any student regardless of subject or nationality. The Alternative Guide was founded by two alumni of King's College London and is an excellent resource to help you fund your studies. King's College London has purchased a licence to the Guide and it’s free for all current students and staff to use.

If you are a prospective student who has applied to King's, please email the Centre for Doctoral Studies with your King's admissions ID number to get an access PIN.

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