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Frequently Asked Questions

General Information

Will I get credit for completing the summer school?
Although you will not receive credit, each student will receive a Record of Achievement at the end of the programme. This is awarded for the completion of a group presentations and an individual written assignment. 

Will participation in the Pre-University Summer School enhance my application for Undergraduate study at King's?
Applications for Undergraduate study are assessed independently by the King's Admissions team and as such no preferential advantages are given for participation in the programme. However the programme demonstrates an interest in your subject and dedication to study, that can be explored in your personal statement.  

What does a typical day look like? 
Student handbooks, draft timetables and first day information will be available on this page from June 2018.

Do we get free time?
During the programme there will be a few optional afternoon activities, but we encourage students to actively participate in the full programme. For those staying in accommodation there will be a mix of compulsory and optional social activities, so there will be an opportunity for students to make their own plans. If students opt out of any optional activities they will be expected to sign out, follow the code of conduct and return by the appropriate curfew.

Do I need a visa to study at the summer school?
Depending on where you are from you may need a visa to come and study with us. You can find this out by visiting this website. If you do require a visa you will need to apply for a Short Term Study Visa.

Will I receive a visa support letter?
All students will be sent a visa support letter upon payment of fees. This letter will be used to apply for a visa if needed and to also show immigration upon entering the UK.

Do you arrange an airport pick-up service?
We do not arrange a pick-up service for students. Although before your arrival on to the summer school we will provide you with detailed information about how to get to King’s using public transport.

What is the best way to stay in touch with the Summer Programmes Team?
If you have a question concerning an application that you have submitted please email the admissions team through your King’s Apply account.

If you have a question about accommodation, the e-store or any other aspect of the summer school you may also find the answer to your query on our website.  Or if you would prefer you can follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

The Application Process

Am I eligible to apply?
To see if you are eligible see this page.

What documents do I need when applying?
You will need an academic transcript with your most recent high school grades, a personal statement, a reference letter from their school and evidence of English language proficiency.

After Application

How long will it take for me to get a decision on my application?
As long as you have provided us with all relevant documents you should receive a decision in seven working days. If we require more information from you we will be in touch.

I've received my offer how do I confirm my place?
To confirm your place on the summer school you will need to log in to the application portal and pay your fees.

Does an offer from the summer school guarantee me a place on my preferred course?
Places on courses are allocated on a first come first served basis, so the sooner fees are paid and your place is confirmed the higher likelihood that you will be offered your chosen course. Confirmation of courses will be made after the application deadline.

When will I receive a timetable?
A draft timetable for each course will be online from June 2018, in the meantime you can find an example timetable on each course page. 


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