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King’s College London

A world-class institution with over 25,000 students, King’s College London epitomizes academic excellence. Founded in 1829 by King George IV, King’s College London is one of the oldest and, indeed, largest colleges of the University of London with an exceptional reputation for teaching and pioneering research.

King’s College London's location in the heart of London and its strength in law, humanities and the social sciences make it a major player in forging links between the arts, culture and universities, and in the development of public policy at national level. King’s College London has a long tradition of welcoming students from the US, with currently over 1,000 students each year across all levels of study and over 5,000 active alumni across the US.

King’s College London is a friendly place too, with a great students’ union and lots going on. King's has over 25,000 students from all over the globe, and a comprehensive range of student services include funding, welfare and academic advice, accommodation, counseling, healthcare, careers, religious provision as well as our dedicated student centers 'The Compass'.

The four River Thames-side campuses offer a vibrant and cosmopolitan environment in which to study, with superb access to the academic, cultural and social riches of London; King’s can truly claim to be the most central of London's university institutions.

You can expect to experience the following if you choose to attend King’s College London for your UK Study program:


King’s College London is ranked 16th in the world, and sixth in the UK, for academic reputation, employer reputation, number of international students and the proportion of international faculty. You will be joining a student community of more than 25,000 students from more than 140 countries. Study abroad students benefit from additional international support services such as airport meet and greets, accommodation check in support, specialized international welcome orientation and activities and more to help you settle into your study abroad experience. Additionally, you’ll get to explore London as part of the Welcome orientation through activities such as an open-top bus tour, a river cruise and special interest walking tours.

Campus Life

Based in the heart of central London, and spread across five London campuses, King's is one of the largest multi-faculty institutions in the UK. If you want to live in the heart of London, this is it. Campus life at King’s is synonymous with City life. With London as your backyard, you’ll be in the center of industry, education, tourism, art and culture without having to leave campus. Additionally, the student union is responsible for running over 260 sports and society clubs for students, including study abroad, to get involved with.


Study abroad students are taught alongside British students enrolled on full degree courses, having access to nearly 800 classes to meet most any academic requirement. UK universities expect students to self-manage their time between lectures, tutorials and independent study hours. Additional support services are available for study abroad students to help you adjust to the UK higher education system and be successful in your study abroad.


Study abroad students are guaranteed housing with all our UK university partners. Typically, study abroad students are integrated and mixed with British, European and other international students. Because King’s is located in the heart of London, you might find your fellow flat mates prefer to go to the countryside or mainland Europe on weekends and holidays. This is a perfect opportunity to meet new people from around the world and develop life-long relationships and fantastic travel partners!

The requirements to study abroad in the UK and apply to the program of your choice are straight forward. In order to proceed with an application you need to make sure you have the following information:

  • Academic Reference
  • Personal Statement
  • Official Transcript
  • You will need at least a 3.3/4.0 GPA

An Across The Pond Advisor can help you with your research and application. Want to find out more? Speak to an Expert today.


  • Fall Term: September to December (Application deadline: March 31)
  • Spring Term: January to May (Application deadline: October 31)
  • Full Year: September to May (Application deadline: March 31)

2017/2018 Tuition Fees

  • Fall Term: £8,200
  • Spring Term: £9,700
  • Full Year: £17,900

2017/2018 Accommodation Fees (Average)

  • £150-£200 per week

All of our UK university partners offer accommodation for study abroad students, provided you apply by the deadline. Prices will vary depending on location, style and length of stay, so please speak with an advisor directly.

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London Calling!

If you’ve been looking and waiting for an inexpensive program that gets you academic credit and the chance to explore Europe in the summer sunshine, then here it is! Summer study abroads offer all the same benefits of a semester program including academic credit, specialized international student orientation, social programming and on campus accommodation, but you have the start date and length of program flexibility you need to accommodate your budget and busy summer schedule.

This year two of our London partners will be offering Summer courses, King’s College London and the University of Roehampton. Both universities offer two sessions starting in June and July that last approximately 4 weeks in length. You have the option of taking one session or combining sessions for an even longer summer abroad. Courses vary by session and university so please talk to your advisor about what you are interested in taking.

Interested in spending the Summer in London? Applications are open now and we strongly encourage you to apply as soon as possible as Summer spots are limited. Speak to an Across The Pond advisor today or check out our Three Easy Steps to Studying Abroad this Summer blog post!

London Summer Programs Now Open!

Want to spend the summer in London? Of course you do!  Across The Pond works with two London based UK universities offering you a wide range of academic and experiential summer options.

King’s College London is located in the heart of London, a true urban-based campus, and is one of the oldest and largest colleges of the University of London system with an exceptional reputation for teaching and research. King’s runs one of the largest study abroad programs in the UK, welcoming nearly 1000 North Americans alone each year. If you are looking for true city living, an exciting high-paced lifestyle and strong academics, then King’s is perfect for you.

King’s offers two Summer sessions, from end of June to mid July and end of July to early August. Applications for all sessions are due in May so speak to an Across The Pond advisor today (link to enquiry form) if you would like to apply for Summer 2016.

The University of Roehampton is located in South West London, and you can get to Big Ben from your dorm room via the train in less than 30 minutes. It is a modern, campus-based university with lots of green space, trees and a small pond. Roehampton is the perfect balance for those wanting to live in London but slightly further out and on more of a self-contained campus with an active student body where everything you need is within walking distance.

Roehampton offers two Summer sessions, from early June to early July and late June to end of July. Applications for all sessions are due early April, so speak to an Across The Pond advisor today if you would like to apply for Summer 2016.