King's College London Admission 2021-2022: Requirements, Deadline & Acceptance Rate

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    King’s College London offers more than 450 programs at undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels. Admissions to all King’s College London programs are competitive as the university has recorded an acceptance rate of 13%-15% in the last five years. The university’s competitive selection process is credited to its high-achieving and exceptional international applicant pool.

    In addition to fulfilling the basic academic requirements, international students are required to score well in their IELTS or TOEFL exams. While the minimum IELTS score required for admission at KCL is 6.5 but, it would be better for applicants to have a minimum overall score of 7.0. In addition to this, students with authentic LORs and well-written personal statements have an added advantage. 

    Though securing admission at King’s College London is an achievement, pursuing studies here is equally expensive. The tuition fees for UG programs is somewhere between 22,000- 28,000 GBP, on the other hand, that for PG students is 27,000 to 36,000 GBP. Along with this, students need to spend around 6,000-10,000 GBP for living expenses.

    King’s College London Deadlines for Top Programs

    *While the primary admission deadline is closed, the applications are still accepted and processed on the basis of the availability of the seats.

    King’s College London International Admissions

    International students planning to apply for admission at King’s College London are required to follow the established guidelines and submit their applications before the deadlines. The basic admission guidelines for overseas students are:

    • Application: UG applications can be made through ‘UCAS’ and PG applications on the University’s online portal.
    • Application fee: Postgraduate courses- 40 GBP ; MBBS- 100 GBP
    • General requirements: Official academic transcripts, official degree completion certificate, mark sheets
    • The Indian High School Leaving Certificate (from CBSE and CISCE boards only) at the end of standard XII will generally be considered for direct entry onto undergraduate programs with an overall average score of 80% and 90%.
    • Additional requirements: Birth certificate, passport copy, 2 reference letters, personal statement, essay, and research proposal.
    • English Proficiency Test to Study in UK: The level of English language you are required to demonstrate is dependent on the program you have applied for.

    NOTE- International students interested in doing undergraduate or bachelor’s degree at King’s currently studying in a school that offers a high school national diploma that is not equivalent to UK A levels, need to first complete a King's International Foundation. They are guaranteed a place on a related King's undergraduate degree if they have met the progression criteria for your chosen Foundation course.

    English Language Requirements for International Students

    International students who want to apply to King’s College are required to demonstrate their proficiency in English by fulfilling either one of the criteria required by their program. The English language requirements are mentioned below:

    Test Type Minimum Requirements
    TOEFL (iBT) 109 overall with 27 in writing and a minimum of 25 in each of the other skills
    IELTS 7.5 overall with a minimum of 7.0 in each skill
    Cambridge Advanced Certificate (CAE) / Cambridge C1 Advanced 191 overall with a minimum 185 in each skill
    Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) / Cambridge C2 Proficiency 191 overall with a minimum 185 in each skill
    Pearson Test of English (Academic) 75 overall with a minimum of 69 in each communicative skill

    Visa Process for International Students

    To gain permission to enter the UK as a student from outside the European Economic Area, it is likely a student will need to apply for a Tier 4 Student Visa in UK. The student must hold an unconditional offer from King’s to apply for a visa. Once received the unconditional offer, KCL will issue the student with a Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies (CAS) number, which is required in order to apply for the Tier 4 student visa. 

    To apply for a visa the international students are also required to show that they have sufficient funds to cover their tuition fees and maintenance 

    International students can begin the visa process a maximum of three months prior to program commencement. While applying online for the visa, students must provide the following documents:

    • CAS number
    • Current passport
    • Financial statement 
    • Tuberculosis Test results
    • Proof of proficiency in English, minimum B level

    The UK visa application fee is GBP 348, mandatory for all international students. Visa decisions are declared within 3 weeks of application.

    King’s College London Undergraduate Admissions 

    For KCL undergraduate programs, admissions are conducted via UCAS. Interested applicants can apply for one or more programs from the extensive range of subjects like psychology, humanities, law, medicine, mathematics, etc.

    The general undergraduate admission process for a prospective student at King’s College London is given below:

    • How to Apply? Using UCAS Portal
      • Application Commencement: September 1
      • Primary Deadline: January 29 (now closed)
      • Extended Deadline: June 30
    • Application Fees: 20 GBP (for single course)
    • Academic Requirements: Indian students must have over 85%-90% in High School with at least 80% in Mathematics.
    • Language Proficiency: IELTS score of 6.5-7.0 | TOEFL-iBT score of 91-100
    • Supplementary Documents:
      • Academic transcripts & Certificate
      • Personal Statement (Check: UCAS Personal Statement Sample)
      • Academic Recommendation Letter
      • Employment History (if any)

    Depending upon the course, applicants will be invited for an interview or audition round. The invitation for the same is provided via email or UCAS Track. In case you can’t attend the interview, inform the university for an update.

    King’s College London Graduate Admissions

    Some prominent Masters programs are offered by Kings College London include banking & finance, engineering, dentistry, etc. While the application process remains the same for the majority of the postgraduate courses, the entry requirements and application fees vary. The general admission requirements are as follows:

    • How to apply: Online application
    • Application Fees: 60 or 80 GBP
    • Supplementary Requirements:
      • Copy (or copies) of official academic transcript(s)
      • Two-three references
      • Statement of Purpose and/or Personal Statement
      • Resume (recommended)
      • IELTS/TOEFL score
    • Additional Documents: Proof of financial support, copy of passport for international applicants, required points under the Points Based system

    Some of the popular Graduate school courses available at King’s College are as follows -

    Courses MSc in International Management MSc. In Electronic Engineering with Management MSc in Artificial Intelligence MSc Accounting, Accountability & Financial Management
    Application Fee 80 GBP 60 GBP 60 GBP 80 GBP
    General Requirements Minimum cumulative grade of 65%  60% in relevant undergraduate program BSc or BEng with 65% Engineering or another relevant subject;
    Competence in computer programming
    Undergraduate degree with 65% in a social science-related area (e.g. management, economics, sociology, or another relevant subject).
    Personal Statement Required Required Required Required
    Letters of Recommendation 2 academic/professional LORS 2 academic LORS 2 academic/professional LORS 2 academic/professional LORS
    IELTS | TOEFL-ibt 7.0 | 100 6.5 | 92 7.0 | 100 7.0 | 100

    Out of the recommendation letters, one needs to be academic. Professional references will be accepted if the applicant has completed their qualifications over five years ago.

    Applications remain open after the deadline if places are available but the programs will be closed as soon as they are full, so applicants are advised to submit their application as early as possible. All qualifications and institutions of the applicant are cross-checked on the UK NARIC databases (National Recognition Information Centre, which is the national agency for the recognition and comparison of international qualifications). If a particular institution or qualification is not on this list, King’s College would not consider the application.


    Ques: Can I apply to more than one course at King's?

    Ans: Yes you can apply for more than one course. You may be required to pay multiple application fees for each program. If you receive offers for both you will only be able to accept one of these.

    Ques: I have relevant work experience - will this help my application?

    Ans: This will depend on the course you are applying to: please check the online prospectus for specific requirements. For most courses work experience is not generally required and cannot usually be taken in lieu of academic qualifications, but any relevant work experience could add weight to your application. You can provide full details of your work experience in the Employment section of the application form or in your personal statement if this is relevant to the course you are applying to.

    Ques: What documents do I need to submit with my application?


    • Two academic references
    • Official transcripts of your previous and current qualifications (detailing course, modules, subject grades and final overall grade, if completed).
    • Copies of your final degree certificate if you have been awarded the qualification
    • Some courses also require you to submit a personal statement.
    • Some courses may require a writing sample, such as an essay.

    Research students must also usually submit:

    • A detailed research proposal

    Ques: How long will it take before I receive a decision on my application?

    complete application will take between 4-6 weeks to be processed and this maybe longer during busy periods. 

    Ques: Can I submit my English language test result after I submit my application?

    Ans: Yes, you can submit your English test results after submitting your application. If you are taking an English language test at a later date, please mark this on your application. When you have received your results, please scan and upload them to the King's Apply portal.

    Ques: My application was unsuccessful. Can I find out why?

    Ans: 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.


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