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South Asia

King's have two International Officers based in Mumbai and New Dehli, India. You are able to find us in many of the education events in the region. 

These pages are designed to give you specific information on applying to King’s, and the South Asian community here in King's and in London.

Students from your region

King's College London students from South Asia

 Left to right: Alina, Rohini and Tanmay

Aditi Nadkarni (India) - Economics and Management BSc

'Choosing a university to study at is always a difficult choice to make. However, for me the choice of studying at King’s College London was one that came naturally. Of all the various factors that influenced my decision, I chose King’s primarily because of its renowned academic reputation as being one of the best institutions in the UK, as well as in the world.

Located in the heart of London, a large cosmopolitan city, studying here has given me great exposure and consequently taught me to be independent and more open. This vibrant city with countless things to do has never disappointed. Studying at King’s College London has given me an added advantage of helping me stand out in the increasingly competitive market for jobs, as it is one of the top colleges in terms of employability which is facilitated by its careers service, internship opportunities and connections with prospective employers.

Attracting lots of international students like me, King’s College London is very diverse, yet houses a convivial atmosphere. Furthermore, the wide range of societies ranging from academic-based to sports ones ensure there is something to suit most students' personal interests and also presents opportunities to take on activities alongside studies. Besides the prestige associated with studying at KCL, the staff has always been very approachable and the concept of each student having a personal tutor has helped resolve any issues without difficulty.'

Rohini Singh Sisodia (India) - Master of Laws LLM

'Amongst the variety of university choices available in the UK, King's tops the list for overall experience and exposure that it provides to its students. Situated in the heart of the UK in London, King's has an advantage of hand-picking the best faculty from around the world.

Apart from the experience of studying in London, notably the hub of integration and reconciliation of major international issues, being Masters of Law student at King’s, I had the privilege of being taught by various internationally known academicians and barristers. King’s is also the centre of research on most developing issues facing the world today.

Additionally, King’s offered me a unique opportunity to pursue my hobbies, be it learning of languages or creating a society of interest.

Notably, King's is a conglomerate of students from all over the world, which offers a cross-cultural experience, and you return home with life-long friends and great memories.

A degree at King’s has not only helped me secure a prestigious job, but has also strengthened my conceptual understanding in the areas of my professional interest. The experience at King’s, a world class institution, is a lifelong asset, which helped me accomplish professional, social and intellectual aspirations of my life.'

Momin Saquib (Pakistan) - Computer Science with Management BSc

'I always wanted to have the ability to create something of my own, with the skills to market my innovations. BSc Computer Science with Management at King's College London offered me just that opportunity!

The college has an amazing campus in the heart of London next to Somerset House, which facilitates access to the remarkable learning opportunities provided at King's.

It has been an exceptional experience to be a student at KCL. The support and inclusion from the university and its' union has played a pivotal role in my educational journey at the university. This started with me going to an event held by the Pakistani society which motivated me to get further involved, leading to me serving as the International Students’ Officer, and now becoming the first international Pakistani Vice President at the Kings College London Student Union.

As the current VP, I am looking forward to providing all upcoming international students the same opportunities and breaks, which I had and make sure that their time at King's is preeminent.'

Amber Shafi (Pakistan) - Biomedical Engineering BEng

'Having completed immense background research before applying for Biomedical Engineering at King’s, I knew I was in for a life changing experience when I received my acceptance letter. Not only did the teaching quality for all my modules exceed my already high expectations, but even beyond my degree, being a King’s student allowed me many distinct opportunities for academic and personal growth.

Undertaking the unique Associate of King’s College studies alongside my course opened my eyes to the disciplines of Philosophy and Theology and broadened my perspective on the new wide world that had just become tangible to me.

In the summer after my first year, I was selected to be on the King’s Undergraduate Research Fellowship scheme. The three months I spent in labs doing my little part in the battle against cancer ignited within me a great passion for research, fuelled further by the appreciation I received in the form of an Outstanding Research Submission Award. The following summer I undertook a research project in Cardiac Resynchronization therapy that landed me a very exciting internship with Siemens Healthcare in Germany. This year I worked on building a soft robotic heart for my thesis which has won the prize for the best BEng research project.

Being part of the KCL Pakistani Society committee greatly eased my homesickness by allowing me to organize many cultural and charitable events that paid back to my community. I wore many different hats working as a Senior Student Ambassador for King’s as well as the representative at the KCL Staff Student Liaison Committee.

I have also had the privilege to reinstate the one of the world’s oldest student run societies in my role as the President of the KCL Engineering Society. Being a student at King’s College London has profoundly inspired the dreamer in me and has taught me the best of lessons among some of the smartest minds from across the world!'

Alina Rana (Pakistan) Pharmacology and Molecular Genetics BSc

'My experience studying BSc Pharmacology and Molecular Genetics at King’s as an international student was absolutely fantastic! King’s is fourth in the world for Pharmacology and one of the few universities to offer this combination. I wanted to study about drug development and genetic basis of diseases and this course offered just that. I had the opportunity to attend lectures from scientists who are at the forefront of their research which was intellectually enriching and inspiring.

Having lived in three different countries before coming to the UK, an international environment was a must. King’s College London gave me the best experience as I got to meet people from all over the world and there is a great diversity of nationalities. I have made lifelong friends who were my flatmates since day one and my course mates who made lectures all the more fun. The student societies are very active and they cater to everyone’s interests. I learnt salsa as part of the dance society which was great fun and gave me a break from the academic work. All the campuses are at the heart of London so it gave me a perfect chance to explore the city alongside studying. There is never a dull moment at university and this city is always bustling with life.

I will miss Guy’s campus, Guy’s bar and the countless evenings spent at the New Hunt’s Library which was a world of its own. King’s experience is definitely unique and one that I will cherish for life. King’s forever!'

 

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 South Asia

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

India

Commonwealth Shared Scholarships Scheme (CSSS)

Some of our courses are covered by the Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme (CSSS). Applications will be made to the CSSS directly and is open to masters students.  

Chevening Scholarship

The Chevening Scholarship is a scholarship or fellowship award for emerging global leaders funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations. Check your eligibility and apply online.

 

Your community at King's

South Asian societies at King's

King's partner institutions

King’s is proud to be partners with Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi. Jawaharlal Nehru University is an energetic and vibrant institution classed amongst the premier universities of India. A truly multicultural institution, JNU was named after the first Prime Minister of India and is founded on the Nehruvian ideas of national integration, social justice, secularism, democracy, international understanding and a scientific approach to the problems of society.

As an institution with an emphasis on research, JNU shares King’s vision and became the College’s fourth strategic international partner in November 2008.

 

International London community

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

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Explore King’s

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.

Next steps

View a prospectus

Learn more about the degree programmes on offer at King's. Download or view a prospectus in PDF format.

Undergraduate prospectus

Postgraduate guide