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.
The list below is guide to bursaries, scholarships and funding to students from some Sub-Saharan Africa. 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.
Funding for undergraduate studies
King’s is pleased to offer the Desmond Tutu Scholarships for international undergraduate students. The scholarships are designed for students who are keen learners and dedicated to making an impact on today’s society. You can apply for this scholarship once you hold an offer of a place at King’s.
There are also a number of scholarships available for students wishing to pursue a LLB Law degree. To find out more information about these funding opportunities for undergraduate students, click here.
Funding for postgraduate studies
The Graduate School at King’s currently offers over 100 postgraduate studentships and bursaries. The College website is regularly updated via the postgraduate funding database with studentships and other funding opportunities that become available centrally and through our facultires and departments. Some are available just for international students, others are for specific courses so take your time looking through all the options.
Funding opportunities for international students include the King’s International Graduate Scholarships, King’s Overseas Research Students Awards and many more. For a full list and details on how to apply please visit the postgraduate funding pages.
Please note the funding application deadlines vary for different scholarships so check this carefully. All of the King’s scholarships have application deadlines from December to March each year, so make sure you apply for your academic programme and the scholarships on time.
Specific funding opportunities for students from Nigeria
Nigerian Law Scholars Fund: This is a fund to help students from Nigeria to undertake postgraduate study of LLM Law at King's. Scholarships will be worth £25,000.
NUC – Presidential Scholarship scheme for Innovation & Development - King’s is on the list of top 100 universities students can go to
Lagos State International Scholarship - Focus on subjects in technological, medical, languages and environmental sciences
Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) - Focus on subject areas relevant to the Oil, Gas and Solid Minerals industry
NNPC/ESSO International Postgraduate Scholarship Awards - Focus on subject areas in Geosciences, Engineering (Petroleum, Mechanical, Chemical, Electrical, Electronics, Civil/Structural, Pipeline, Marine and Subsea
Bank PHB UK Education Loan - A student loan open to students from Nigeria
King's Africa Scholarship
The Graduate School at King's College London is offering a scholarship to the value of £5,000 each, to students of any African nationality who wish to pursue a full-time Postgraduate Taught Masters (PGT) or MPhil degree programme in any discipline at King's. The scholarships can be used to contribute towards tuition fees or living costs.
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.
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.
King’s has established the African Leadership Centre
in Nairobi, Kenya with the objective to contribute to Africa’s long-term social, economic and political development by mentoring and training the next generation of talented, young leaders and facilitate their participation in long-term change across the continent. The Centre will collaborate with a range of African universities and institutions, and draw on experience from individuals and organisations all over the world.
The need to contribute to efforts to promote stability and peace in Africa is self-evident. The continent accounts for more than 40% of global conflicts, suffers from a perpetually weak economy and has fragile political and social infrastructures. The ALC is able to:
- Address the problem of ‘brain drain’, where talented young people leave their states due to limited opportunity for growth;
- Build a sound knowledge base of critical issues affecting African security and development within the youth population;
- Provide opportunities to develop untapped talent among emerging African youth leaders and facilitate their participation in processes of national development and regional integration.
The unique partnerships between the African Leadership Centre, the University of Nairobi and other partners in Africa and worldwide enables the ALC to develop new and innovative ways to address these challenges and develop a new generation of ‘home-grown’ talent in Africa.