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Applying to King's College London

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We're delighted that you're considering applying to King's. Once you've checked the information and entry requirements for your chosen course, you will need to follow the correct application procedure, depending on the type of study you're interested in:

Undergraduate degree courses (UCAS)

For all full-time undergraduate higher education courses at universities and colleges in the UK you must make an online application via the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service - more commonly known as  UCAS.

UCAS has three key functions:

  1. Course search: allows you to search for courses throughout the UK. Remember to always check King's online prospectus for the most detailed information on King's courses.

  2. Apply: the UCAS online application system. You should use this to make your application(s) to King's. 'Apply' will allow you to apply to several different universities and/or courses at once.

  3. Track: a central tracking system for following the progress of your different applications. King's will also provide you with an account for our own supplementary tracking and messaging system (called King's Apply).

Who should use UCAS?

  • All applicants for full-time undergraduate courses at King's should apply through UCAS. You can apply through your school or college, or as an individual.

When should I apply?

You can apply to UCAS from 1 September for entry the following autumn, but remember you can start  doing your research, attending open days, and preparing your personal statement earlier than this.

The standard deadline for applications is 15 January, but if you are applying for Medicine or Dentistry then the deadline is 15 October in the year prior to entry. 

The UCAS website states a more flexible deadline for international students, however, any application received by King's after the above dates is considered late.

How do I use UCAS?

UCAS allows you to apply to a maximum of five courses per year, but only four of those may be Medicine/Dentistry courses.

You will need to create an account in UCAS 'Apply' and complete an application form. Your application will then be forwarded by UCAS to all of the universities you have applied to for us to consider.

If you have participated in a King's widening participation scheme such as K+, please ensure you note this in your application as advised by the Widening Participation team.

UCAS has detailed instructions on the UCAS website.

You can also read our frequently asked questions about applying.Apply now

Medical Electives

Applications for the GKT School of Medical Education Elective Programme should be made direct to King’s, through the King’s Apply portal.Apply now

Post Qualification Nursing BSc Programmes & Free Standing Nursing Courses

Applications for our post qualification nursing BSc programmes should be made direct to King’s, through the King’s Apply portal. Apply now

Intercalated BScs (iBScs)

Intercalated BScs (iBScs) programmes are for medical, dental and veterinary students. If you are from another university and you are interested in studying an iBSc at King’s, then please see our detailed information on how to apply. If you are a current King’s student, please refer to application information on the King's internal website.Apply now

Transferring from another university

Some of our academic departments may consider transfer applications from suitably qualified students currently attending other universities. Visit the transferring to King’s web page for more information. Transfer applications must be submitted through UCAS

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King's International Foundation Programme

Applications for our one year full-time International Foundation academic preparation course should be made direct to King's, through the King’s Apply portal. We have detailed guidance on the supporting documentation needed for your application on the relevant International Foundation Programme course web page.Apply now

Study Abroad

King's welcomes students currently enrolled in universities outside the UK to participate on a study abroad programme. 

You can study abroad at King's either as an exchange or a study abroad fee-paying student for the full academic year (starting in September) or for one semester only (September-December or January-June). 

Visit our Study Abroad web pages to find out more.Apply now

After you’ve applied


Your application can be tracked using our online portal, King's Apply, where you can:

  • see offer details

  • check if you’ve been invited to interview

  • apply for accommodation

  • learn more about the ‘points-based’ visa system

After you have applied to King's, we will send you a username and password so you can access these pages. To contact us about your application during the application year, please use our online portal, King's Apply .

Read our FAQs on tracking your application

Cancellation rights

Please note, these terms and conditions apply to all levels of study.  For applications to undergraduate study, we also advise applicants to contact UCAS directly for details of your cancellation rights.

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. We do not have to have received it 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.

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