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Information for parents

Graduation at King's College London, Guy's Campus

We realise that going to university will be a big, life-changing step for your son or daughter. With over 52,000 degree programmes offered at over 200 universities and colleges in the UK, we also appreciate how difficult and confusing it can be for them to make the right decisions, and for you as a parent to offer advice and support.

King's is confident of the excellence we can offer your son or daughter. We have gathered here a number of links to information which we hope will help answer your questions about studying at King's, and give you a good idea of what your son or daughter can expect should they join us.


King's offers around 180 degree programmes covering an exceptionally wide range of traditional core subjects and innovative new studies. The undergraduate prospectus details the content of each programme and the entry qualifications required. 

Studying in London

We acknowledge that parents can be concerned about their son or daughter moving to London. However, for many it is a wonderful experience that they will always value. 


Finance can understandably be a key concern for parents. However London need not be as expensive as one expects. The Student Funding Office and the Student Advice team both offer advice on student funding, ensuring students are aware of the financial support available to them and are able to budget and manage their money effectively.

Accommodation guarantee

All applicants who meet the following conditions are guaranteed a place in college accommodation:

  • have King’s College London as their firm choice for the 2018/19 academic year, for a full-time course,
  • apply by midnight on 24 May 2018 (UK time)
  • they have not already been offered accommodation for the year of application.

See our accommodation pages for full details


King's is proud to have received praise for our support network for students. In our Institutional Audit, the Quality Assurance Agency particularly highlighted the good practice at King's in respect to its student support at a university and departmental level.

Open Days

Do come and get a feel for King's before your son or daughter applies to the university at one of our pre-application open days. Should their application be successful, your son or daughter will then be invited to either an interview or offer holder open day, prior to having to choose their firm institution. See our open day pages for full details.  

Explore King’s

AccommodationTake a look at our comfortable, safe residences to suit your budget, located close to King's teaching campuses.
Student lifeArt, food, music, shopping – you'll never find yourself with nothing to do in the world's most vibrant city.
Extra-curricularDiscover the huge variety of extra-curricular opportunities at King’s, from MOOCs to language courses.
London livingWith 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