My application was unsuccessful. Can I find out why?
You can find a summary of the reason your application was unsuccessful through the King's Apply portal. For further detailed feedback, please send a formal request through the King's Apply portal and the Admissions Office will be able to give you further advice.
Further details of feedback and appeal procedures can be found on our Policy pages.
I hold a conditional offer. How do I change this to unconditional?
You need to send official documents that show that your condition(s) have been met. This may include a formal translation of degree documents if your degree is not in English. You can send these as a scanned document on the King's Apply portal.
How do I accept my offer?
If you receive an offer to study at King’s, you can accept the offer via your King’s Apply account on the ‘Your offer’ tab. This tab will show your offer letter and the deadline by which you need to accept this offer.
Do I have to pay a deposit to accept my offer?
King's College London asks our offer holders to pay a deposit when accepting their offer to study for most of our postgraduate taught programmes; this is beneficial for the university in relation to student numbers and resource planning. There are limited places available on our programmes and a high number of qualified applicants. By paying the deposit, you secure your place and demonstrate your commitment to enrol at King’s provided you meet any conditions of an offer.
You can accept your offer and pay your deposit on your King's Apply account. If you experience difficulties paying, please contact the Admissions Office who can advise you. A deposit will not be required where an offer holder can provide official evidence that they will be fully funded for the programme at King's, however, this evidence must be provided to the Admissions Office before the deadline to accept your offer.
The deposit is considered a partial payment towards your tuition fee upon enrolment.
Our deposit amounts can vary depending on the programme you intend to study, but they are usually £500 for Home/EU fee status and £2000 for Overseas fee status.
The deposit amount is usually higher for our overseas fee status students due to the additional administration required to process these applications. This includes, but is not limited to, checks regarding eligibility to study in the UK, CAS number and student visa processing, ATAS, calculating transcripts and assessing qualification equivalencies to a UK Bachelor's (hons) degree. For offer holders who require a tier 4 visa from King’s, the deposit payment will be used in your CAS number to evidence your ability to pay the tuition fees as part of your visa application.
Full details of the deposit terms and conditions, including how to show you are fully funded or when you can request a refund of a deposit payment, are available in your offer letter.
Can I defer my place?
For our Taught Master's degrees, you may usually defer your place for a year upon request. For Research degrees, deferrals will be dependent upon agreement from your proposed supervisor, who will need to consider if appropriate supervision will still be available.
All deferral requests must be submitted in writing through the King's Apply portal, stating why you would like to defer. The Admissions Office will respond with further advice (be aware that any funding, visa, or accommodation arrangements you may already have in place may be affected).
Can I change my course of study?
Your offer is specific to a course, mode of study (full time/part time) and year of entry, as detailed in your offer letter. Before enrolment:
if you wish to be considered for a different course of study you will need to submit a new application through King's Apply, and be considered alongside other applicants for that course.
if you wish to change your mode of study (from full time to part time) on the same course, please contact the Admissions Office through the King's Apply portal for advice.
Once enrolled on a course, there is no guarantee that you will be able to change your course or mode of study: however Student Services can provide advice on internal transfer procedures.
How do I apply for King's accommodation?
King’s Residences will communicate with you using the email address you supplied when you applied to King’s College London. For more detail about application timetable please visit the accommodation webpages.
Can I study at King's while I'm on another course elsewhere?
College regulations do not permit you to study a course with us while also on another course of study at King's (with the exception of the AKC), or at another university (with the exception of Study Abroad students).
Please note, these terms and conditions apply to all levels of study. We also advise applicants who have submitted an application through UCAS to contact them directly for details of their cancellation policy.
1.1 You have the right to cancel your acceptance of a place at King’s for any reason (including if you change your mind) during a fourteen (14) day cancellation period (the “Cancellation Period”), which will start on the day you accept an offer from King’s.
1.2 To cancel your acceptance, you must clearly inform us in writing of your decision to cancel before the Cancellation Period has expired. We ask that you do this by sending a message through “King’s Apply”. Alternatively, you may contact the King’s Admissions Office by letter or email. You may also use the Cancellation Form to notify us of your decision to cancel.
1.3 To meet the cancellation deadline, it is sufficient for you to send your communication concerning your exercise of the right to cancel before the Cancellation Period has expired. King's Admissions Office does need to have received communication of your decision to cancel before the expiry of the Cancellation Period.
1.4 If you cancel your acceptance within the 14 day Cancellation Period, we will reimburse any tuition fee payment including any deposit received from you as soon as we can, and no later than 14 days after the day on which you informed us of your decision to cancel your acceptance.