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Southeast Asia

King's College London visits Southeast Asia a few times a year and has strong links with leading universities for student exchange and research. Our alumni committees around the region welcome new graduates each year and are actively involved in networking, mentoring, and supporting current and incoming students.

Students from your region King's College London students from Southeast Asia

Left to right: Julie, Boey and Steph

 Stephenie Ong (Malaysia) - Law LLB

'I think it’s icing on the cake that King’s happens to be one of the top 5 universities in the UK to read Law. What really attracted me to King’s was its reputation in every sense of the word.

King’s is excellent for its teaching and contact hours. I was surprised to receive plenty of contact time with my tutors which is extremely helpful when it comes to clarification and at-length discussions. The tutors here are dedicated and very knowledgeable in the subjects they teach – some are even leading academicians in their respective fields. What I find also especially stimulating is the seminar system the Law School offers. These seminars allow us to explore beyond the confines of our textbooks, researching topics that genuinely interest us.

I was sceptical when I first heard King’s was situated in the heart of London – then I arrived at the Strand campus. It being my first time in London, I could not get enough of the fact that London’s world-famous skyline was right next to my campus or that the West End was a minute’s walk away. Another treat for law students? Legal London. A five minute’s walk up the road brings you right to the door of the Royal Courts of Justice (where certain court cases are open to public audiences) and the Inns of Court.

What’s probably not as known (although it should be) is how international King’s is. I was amazed at the equality and diversity King’s has. An interesting fact during my orientation: when asked where we were from, more than two-thirds of us were not from the UK itself. I love the values this promotes: cultural exchange and collaboration among them.

I’ve only been here a year, but I can’t wait to see what the next two will bring.'

 Yik Ming Boey (Malaysia) - Pharmacy MPharm

'I was fortunate enough to have been offered a room at Stamford Street Apartments, the closest King’s residence to both the Waterloo and Strand campus. Living in such close proximity of my main campus meant that I could literally roll out of my bed into my lecture theatre (albeit not in my pyjamas as I doubt my lecturers would have approved of that). Being a self-proclaimed theatre geek, you could imagine how thrilled I was to find out that the West End is literally just across the River Thames. Their productions certainly do not disappoint.

Of course, central to the King’s experience is its impeccable academic courses. During my first year, students had a chance to visit a hospital and community pharmacy each. I personally was most fascinated with a class we had every fortnight where we were tasked with performing a pharmacist’s daily duties, such as verifying prescriptions and printing out drug labels. It is during these sessions where I got a glimpse of what I’ll be faced with after graduation, and it injected more meaning to my studies in general.

I was pleasantly surprised to discover that King’s had its own Malaysian society, and it’s definitely very comforting to know that there’ll always be a group of my fellow countrymen I can fall back on. I had the incredible honour of acting in the society’s inaugural musical performance entitled “Flavours”, which was held at the glorious Greenwood Theatre. Furthermore, I was also actively involved in the King’s ambassador scheme, through which I had the privilege of giving campus and accommodation tours to prospective students, besides sharing my personal experience with them during open days. I hope to continue leaving a positive impression on new students and contribute to the growth of this university in my following years here.'

 Julie Thuy (Vietnam) - Business Management BSc

'At 18, I knew I wanted to study business. At the same time, I was not sure which stream within business I would be interested in. As such, I wanted as much flexibility in terms of career choice and as wide of an exposure to different areas of business as possible. Upon reading modules offering of BSc Business Management programme at King's, I was impressed by the number of subjects choice, the level of subject specialisation available, and the employment rate of the students after graduation. During my 3 years at King's, I have chosen modules spanning from accounting and finance to economics, marketing, HR and law.  Being in London is also a deciding factor for me. 

At King's, as the number of hours attending lectures and tutorials is quite small relative to what I was used to, I have learned to independently study and do my own research. I have also built on my teamwork and leadership skill through working with other student to produce a written essay and deliver a presentation. Taking my own initiatives and actively asking questions are important skills I have gained during my time as an undergraduate student.

Outside of class, I founded a volunteering society through KCLSU in my 2nd year in collaboration with a London-based community organising group to help underprivileged students fulfill their potential. I am also a member of King's Vietnamese society and King's College London Business Club (KCLBC). In my spare time, as a student ambassador, I lead campus tour, give talks about King's, and visit schools around London. 

The best thing about King's, however, is the opportunity to work alongside people with diverse backgrounds whose academic interest is different from mine. Listening to them passionately share their thought on a current topic relevant to their field of study is interesting and intellectually stimulating. Some of my closest friends actually do not study business - they are not even based at Waterloo where I study!

After graduation, I hope to begin my career in financial services and pursue a professional qualification.'

Triz Kitilimtrakul (Thailand) - Computer Science BSc

What I love about King's is that it finds the right balance between academics and university life. In addition to excellent facilities, teachings and lab hours, King's truly paved the way for me to expand my horizons where I was able to join the Thai Society and play for the Men's First Volleyball Team. If King's wasn't my first choice then, it certainly is now.


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 Southeast Asians

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.

Indonesia

LPDP Scholarships - Each year, King's welcomes students from Indonesia for masters and doctoral studies through the LPDP scholarships.

 

Mora Scholarship - The Main aim of this scholarship is to improve the Human Resources department within the Ministry of Religion in Indonesia

Bapenas SPIRIT Scholarship - A scholarship programme for Strengthening and Reforming Institutions in Indonesia, with participation by 11 ministries and agencies of the government

Malaysia

Khazanah Scholarship - King's College London is one of the listed UK Universities that scholars can go to. It is open to undergraduate, postgraduate taught, and research students whose subject interests are in business, engineering, life sciences, medicine, or other niche areas.

Shell Overseas Scholarship - Offers scholarship to students applying to study electrical & electronic engineering, human resource management, finance & accounting, business & management

JPA (Jabatan Perkhidmatan Awam) Scholarship - Focus on subjects related to National Key Economic Area

Petronas Sponsorship - Focus on subjects in engineering and IT*

*Kindly visit the sponsor's website for more information.

Philippines

CHED (Commission on Higher Education) supports the transition to the K-12 education system through funding faculty/staff in Philippine higher education institutions for further studies.

Singapore

KCL Singapore Scholarship - Offered by King's alumnus Alvin Yeo for undergraduate, postgraduate studies

Singapore Ministry of Health - Open to applicants from Singapore for Physiotherapy, Nursing, Pharmacy, Dietetics

The Economist Service Scholarship - Open to applicants from Singapore for Economics or joint programmes with Economics

Foreign Service - Open to applicants from Singapore for a variety of subjects

King's Santander Masters Scholarship - Open to permanent residents of Argentina, Brazil, Belgium, Chila, P.R China, Colombia, Germany, South Korea, Mexico, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Russia, Singapore, Spain, UAE, Uruguay, USA, or Venezuela

Thailand

Each year, King's welcomes scholars from the Royal Thai Government for  master's and doctoral programmes. Information is found on  www.ocsc.go.th Alternatively, contact The London Office of Educational Affairs at  enquiries@oeathai.org, telephone +44 (0)20 7584 4538, fax: +44 (0)20 7823 9896, web:  www.oeadc.org

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, Chevening offers two types of award – Chevening Scholarships and Chevening Fellowships – the recipients of which are personally selected by British embassies and high commissions throughout the world.
Visit: www.chevening.org/apply

 

International London community

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

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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.
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