Study Abroad at King's College London

  • King's College London is popular with students because of its central London location and long and distinguished reputation.

  • Study in state-of-the-art facilities at one of King's three main campuses.

  • It is known for its academic quality in the biological and health sciences, humanities and physical sciences.

  • King's College London has been awarded the title of University of the Year 2010/11 from The Sunday Times.


At around 19,000 students, King's is one of the largest University of London Colleges. Over the last few years, King's has spent almost £300 million on new buildings and renovations. Significant work was completed in 1999 on two of its campuses, and recently the College converted a stately Victorian-era structure into a modern library and information center to support Humanities, Law, and Physical Sciences and Engineering.

Disciplinary areas of note include the Health Sciences faculty, which has one of the broadest course selections of any UK university and is regularly consulted by the government for comment and research on issues of public health. The Department of War Studies, unique among UK institutions, offers courses in public policy and international relations

If you are considering medicine or any of the life sciences you will find distinctive pre-med options within the King's Health & Society program.

For English literature students, King's offers a new program in English literature and theater that takes advantage of London's Shakespeare's Globe Theatre and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. And most recently, King's has introduced a Film Studies Program. Other subjects you may want to consider are: philosophy, theology, divinity and religious studies, and pure and applied mathematics.

Contact a Past ParticipantCredits

Courses may be selected among various departments. You will earn the following hours of credit:

  • Fall and spring semester: 16 credits.
  • Academic year: 30-32 credits.

Admission Requirements

GPA Requirements: 3.3 or better on a 4.0 scale.

You must be in good academic standing and not on disciplinary probation. You need to submit a complete application including a transcript, letter of recommendation and an advisor's form before your application will be considered. Students applying to the King's Health & Society Program are required to submit a second academic reference. Both references should be within your intended area of study.

Application Deadlines

  • Fall semester (King's Health & Society Program): February 15
  • Fall semester and Academic year: April 1
  • Spring semester (King's Health & Society Program): September 15
  • Spring semester: October 15