King's College London

Why King's College London?

King's College London was founded by King George IV and the Duke of Wellington (then Prime Minister) in 1829. The college is one of England’s oldest and most prestigious university, as well as a member of Russell Group.

Based in central London, the college's four of the university's five campuses are situated along a stretch of the Thames that's dotted with famous landmarks, including Waterloo Bridge, the London Eye and the Houses of Parliament.

King’s has a distinguished reputation in the humanities, social science, law, medicine and science, and has influenced many of the advances that shape modern life, such as the discovery of the structure of DNA and research that led to the development of radio, television, mobile phones and radar. King’s is the largest centre for the education of healthcare professionals in Europe and it has the most medical research and consulting centre in Europe.

International Students

King’s College London has a diverse community with students from more than 150 countries, representing approximatively a third of the student population.

The International Student Support team hosts an annual free welcome programme for international students at the beginning of term.

Student advisers can help students with any questions they may have about settling into life in the UK at any time. Students enjoy support and training in English language studies if needed.

The Students' Union (KCLSU) offers a huge programme of events at its various venues, which include bars and cafes. There are also gyms and facilities for hockey, rugby, football, cricket, netball and tennis, as well as rifle ranges and swimming.

What Students Say:

“I have enjoyed every aspect of my degree, from the lectures through to the social life. Aside from its excellent academic reputation, King's provides a high standard of accessible support for all other aspects of your student life, such as housing, finances and your future career.”

Nicola Buckner, Pharmacology

Quick Facts

  • King's is the fourth oldest university in England
  • King's is one of the two founding members of the University of London, which was established in 1936
  • King's has a global reputation, is a member of the prestigious Russell Group and is ranked 33rd in the QS World University Ranking 2020
  • There are more than 8,000 international students at King's from more than 150 countries
  • There are 12 Nobel Prize laureates among King's alumni
  • King's has more than 2,000 educational and business partners worldwide, offering students a variety of study abroad options and internship opportunities

Contact

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158-168 Strand, Charing Cross, WC2R 2LS

Student Testimonials

“I have enjoyed every aspect of my degree, from the lectures through to the social life. Aside from its excellent academic reputation, King's provides a high standard of accessible support for all other aspects of your student life, such as housing, finances and your future career.”