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Russia, Turkey and Central Asia

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!King's College London's Denmark Hill Campus

Students from your region

Ekaterina Zorova (Russia) - Biomedical Science BSc

'I chose King’s because the Biomedical Sciences course it offered sounded perfect to me at a time when I wasn’t sure what exactly I wanted to specialise in. I wanted to have a taste of the wide range of different disciplines within the umbrella term ‘biomedical science’ first, as I didn’t even know what many of them were about. The course allowed me to do that, so by the end of my first year I knew what I wanted to study in greater depth and was able to choose my subjects for my subsequent years according to my interests.

As well as providing students with excellent academic background, King’s is also a great place to develop your non-academic skills, socialise and make friends with wonderful people from all over the world. There’s an excellent choice of student societies (from musical theatre to weightlifting!), and it’s a great opportunity to either continue with a hobby you’ve had before or take up a new one, and have lots of fun along the way. I know what I’m talking about :)

My experience with King’s has been great so far. I’m being taught by academics who are leaders in their fields, I’ve had lots of practical experience (even took an extra mural year, which I spent in one of the university labs), learned to play ukulele and even sang opera (never thought I'd do that!). As an international student I’ve always felt very welcomed and supported, so I can totally recommend coming to study here to any student from any country. Of course it may be a bit difficult at first (certainly was for me), but you can be sure you’ll get great support and adapt in no time :)'


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 students from Russia and Central Asia

The list below is a guide to bursaries, scholarships and funding to students from some Central 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.




Afghanistan, Central Asia, or the South Caucasus

Alexandros Petersen Scholarship

The Alexandros Petersen Scholarship is designed to provide the best and brightest students resident in Afghanistan, Central Asia, or the South Caucasus with the opportunity to continue onto a Masters programme in the Department of War Studies without the worry of financial constraint.


Your community at King's


International London community

Russian and Central Asian restaurants

Bob Bob Ricard, 1 Upper James St, Soho, London W1F 9DF

Assorti, 14 Riding House St, Fitzrovia, London W1W 7EN

Mari Vanna, The Wellington Court, n6 Knightsbridge, London SW1 X7PJ

Little Georgia, Angel and Hackney

Baltic Restaurant and Bar, 74 Blackfriars Road, London SE1 8HA

Pasha Restaurant, 158 Camberwell Road, London SE5 OEE

Russian and Central Asian culture

The Kompass (gateway to Russian culture in the UK)

Banya No. 1 (Russian bath house), 17 Micawber Street, London N1 7TB

Pushkin House, 5a Bloomsbury Square, London WC1A 2TA

Turkish restaurants

Tas Restaurant, Southwark & London Bridge

Mangal 1 Ocakbasi, 10 Arcola Street, London E8 2DJ

FM Mangal, 54 Camberwell Church St, London SE5 8QZ

Gökyüzü, 26-27 Grande Parade, Green Lanes, London N4 1LG

Antepliler, 43 Grand Parade, Green Lanes, Haringey, London N4 1AG

Turkish culture


International London community

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

  • International festivals and events
  • Places to eat near King's
  • Shopping places near King's
  • Where to pray

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Accommodation Take a look at our comfortable, safe residences to suit your budget, located close to King's teaching campuses. 
Student life Art, food, music, shopping – you'll never find yourself with nothing to do in the world's most vibrant city.
Extra-curricular Discover the huge variety of extra-curricular opportunities at King’s, from MOOCs to language courses.
London living With four campuses by the River Thames and one in south London, King's is right in the heart of the capital.

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