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King's College London: Admissions 2024, Rankings & Acceptance Rate

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Year of establishment1829
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Also Known AsKCL
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Total International Students10965
Faculty/Student Ratio12.5
Endowments ValuePound Sterling 213 million
Scholarships12
No.of Campuses5
Accommodation expenses6200 Pound for 1 sharing (UG),9638 Pound for 1 sharing (PG)
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Q:   Why should I study at King's College London?

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KCL is one of the UK’s the oldest and most prestigious universities. In global rankings, KCL is ranked among the UK’s top 6 and world’s top 40 universities. Located in the heart of London, KCL is widely regarded as part of the UK’s ‘Golden Triangle’, which consists of the country’s elite research-intensive universities like Oxford, Cambridge, London School of Economics, Imperial College London and UCL. In the context of USA, KCL is considered to be at par with the universities like Columbia, Dartmouth, Cornell, Brown. A wide a variety of academic programs, with its departments in Law, Medicine, History, Nursing, Dentistry are well regarded.

Also Read: Top 10 Reasons to Study in UK

 

Q:   Is King's College London good for international students?

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King’s College London is among the most sought-after universities for international students. Currently there are more than 18,000 international students representing over 185 countries. There are around 20,000 total undergraduate and around 15,000 postgraduate students at King’s College London. It is one of the most diverse and inclusive universities in the world.

 

Q:   What is King's College London acceptance rate?

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King’s College London does not publish data on acceptance rate officially. However, as per an unofficial source, King’s College London acceptance rate is 13%. The acceptance rate mentioned is from an unofficial source and hence subject to vary. The college is very selective for admission with an acceptance rate of just 13%. It is very difficult to get into King’s College London. To get into KCL, the applicants are required to have the following: 

  • Academic Excellence
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Personal Statement
  • Program-Specific requirements
  • English language proficiency

In order to increase the chance of getting into KCL, focus on the following: 

  • Show passion for the chosen field
  • Personal Statement precision
  • Letters of Recommendation
 

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Q:   Does King's College London offer scholarships for international students?

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Yes, international students get King's College London scholarships during the program. King's International Foundation Programme is your first step to undergraduate study at King's College London. All students progressing onto an undergraduate degree programme at King's are awarded a scholarship equivalent to 10% of their first year's tuition fee. Besides, there are several other scholarships available to international students provided by external funding agencies. Some scholarships are merit-based wile some are need-based scholarships.
 

KCL Admission Dates 2024

  • Application fees :Pound 22
  • Type of deadline :Regular
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Q:   How do I get into King's College London for Masters?

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King’s College London admission requirements for Postgraduate courses for Indian students are given below:

  • The applicants must have a 3-year bachelor’s degree or Bachelor’s (Special degree) from a recognised university
  • The applicants must have achieved good grades in the subject related to what that they will be studying at KCL. Exact grade requirements will vary from course to course
  • Applicants from highly prestigious Indian universities should have a bachelor’s degree with an average different as per the degree received by the Indian universities. 

Refer to the entry requirements for postgraduate courses of KCL to know the exact requirements.

 

Q:   How to apply to King's College London for international students?

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King’s College offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses. For a full-time undergraduate programme international students must apply online through Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). Applicants can apply through their school or college or as an individual. For postgraduate courses international students can apply directly through the official website of King’s College. International students should check the entry requirements for each course before apply to any program.

 

KCL Tuition Fees, Duration & Eligibility 2024

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Courses1st Year Tuition FeesDuration & Eligibility
MS(72 courses)
INR 24 L - 47 L
Duration12 months-3 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 - 7, PTE: 62 - 69
M.A.(58 courses)
INR 17 L - 35 L
Duration1 year-4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 - 7
MBA/PGDM(20 courses)
INR 25 L - 42 L
Duration12 months-1 year
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 - 7, PTE: 69 & Above
MIM(20 courses)
INR 25 L - 42 L
Duration12 months-1 year
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 - 7, PTE: 69 & Above
B.Sc.(36 courses)
INR 22 L - 39 L
Duration3-5 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 - 7, PTE: 62 - 69
LL.M.(11 courses)
INR 26 L - 35 L
Duration1 year-4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 7 & Above
B.A.(35 courses)
INR 22 L - 35 L
Duration3-4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 - 7
MBBS(1 course)
INR 51 L
Duration5 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 7 & Above, PTE: 69 & Above
M.Phil(30 courses)
INR 23 L - 30 L
Duration2-4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6 - 7, PTE: 62 & Above
BBA(6 courses)
INR 29 L - 35 L
Duration3-4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 7 & Above, PTE: 69 & Above
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Q:   What is the fees of King's College London for Indian students in Indian rupees?

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King’s College London is a public university, therefore, the tuition fee for domestic and international students may vary. The tuition fee will depend on the type of programme and level of study. We have provided an estimated tuition fee for some courses for Indian students. King's College tuition fees for Indian students are given below: 

Courses1st Year Tuition Fees
MS (72 courses)
INR 23 L - 45 L
MA (58 courses)
INR 16 L - 34 L
BA (35 courses)
INR 21 L - 34 L
BSc (36 courses)
INR 21 L - 38 L
MDS (7 courses)
INR 34 L - 63 L
M.Phil (31 courses)
INR 22 L - 29 L
LLB (4 courses)
INR 11 L - 30 L
LLB4 (20 courses)
INR 24 L - 41 L
BBA (6 courses)
INR 29 L - 34 L
LLM (11 courses)
INR 25 L - 34 L
 

Q:   What are the English language requirements for King's College London?

A: 

International students whose first language is not English are required to demonstrate their proficiency in the English language. The minimum English language requirement for King’s College is:

Exam

Score

IELTS

Overall 7.5 with a minimum of 7.0 in each skill

PTE

Overall 75 with a minimum of 69 in communicative skill

TOEFL

Overall 109 with at least 27 in writing, and 25 in each of the other skills

The English language requirement given above is generally common for most of the courses. However, for exact English language requirement students are advised to visit the programme page.

 

Q:   How do I get admission to King's College London?

A: 

King’s College offers a variety of courses at undergraduate and graduate levels. The admission requirements for an applicant will depend on the type of programme and level of study. However, the general admission requirements for international students are:

  • Application form
  • Academic transcripts
  • GRE/GMAT
  • Letter of Recommendations
  • English language qualification
  • Interview (optional)
 

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  • Friendly
  • Fun loving
  • Liberal
  • Academically oriented
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  • 60% students never faced discrimination in this university
Internships4.5
Part time work4.5
Post study jobs4.5
Quality of faculty4.8
Student Life4.8
Value for money4.8
Public transportation5
Safety4.5
Indian Food5
Permanent Immigration4.3
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Once in a lifetime opportunity to study here.
Tips: One of the standout features of this university is the extensive array of societies. Whether one's passion lies in arts, sciences, sports or social causes, there is a society for everyone. The university also provides ample opportunities for students to work whilst studying, so they can develop their professional skills, gain valuable experience and manage their finances effectively, all while pursuing their academic endeavours.
Likes (Value for money): Once-in-a-lifetime experience. You will not regret it! It is a little expensive compared to other areas, but there is a lot to see and explore while studying at university. There are also a lot of universities in London so you get the chance to network with people from different courses, backgrounds and beliefs.
Dislikes (Post study jobs): Not many jobs are available for post-graduates, but if you do get one they are quite good in terms of overall work culture and salary. I am not too sure about this topic as I am not a post-graduate, but there are quite a few people who are without a graduate scheme and some people who have secured amazing graduate schemes.
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Amazing life at King's College London, UK
Tips: One of the best universities to get into. Also the life in London is amazing. The connectivity of public transport is something which is commendable. The college is in the heart of the city and has almost every facility available for students. The teachers are well experienced and helpful.
Likes (Student Life): Life at KCL is simply amazing. There are several things going on at any given point in time to keep the students engaged. The campus is clean and very near to the tube stations making it very convenient for the students to walk from tube to the college.
Dislikes (Post study jobs): The faculty are very interactive and help out with any problems that students have. They have designed a very engaging way of studying and making the students understand the root of everything. For the final dissertation, the faculty will help you with everything to make it easier for you to research.
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Most beautiful campus in London
Tips: It is a top university and one of the best in the UK. Its campuses are at the heart of London, with so many sites and attractions nearby. However, this does mean the university is not for everyone as it is a very busy and fast-paced environment in London.
Likes (Quality of faculty): King's College London has amazing faculty members for all different departments. It also has several university campuses and student halls across London. The university has top-end lecture halls, laboratories and sports facilities. It has unarguably the best university campuses in London compared to other London universities.
Dislikes (Permanent Immigration): Immigration lawns are very strict at the moment in the UK. Difficult to find jobs in the UK as a whole but is slightly easier to find jobs in London. This does however mean jobs, especially graduate jobs in London are very competitive. To get more immigration information please refer to the UK government website.
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I personally feel King's college is among the top in U.K.
Tips: I suggest to make your profile strong as getting an offer from King's college is quite tough. After getting admitted, the next steps will be to get your email address and complete the online enrolment and campus registration. Kings will send you details about the next step so please make sure your contact details and UGAS are updated.
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This college is best and will help you for everything you need
Tips: No racism is there in the college attendance is compulsory or you will be suspended from the college. The students should obey the rules and should be disciplined in the campus and should not fight with each other and fees should be paid on time.
Likes (Permanent Immigration): This college is best and the studies over here is good according to other colleges this college will help you and will effect your resume for higher job or higher profile and the value of degree over here is highly demanded in companies or firms.
Dislikes (Public transportation): The transportation over there is very bad but there is no public transport in that area and there is no bus so people book cabs to go college so it is very bad and many of them don't attend lectures due to this.
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Q:   What is King's College London famous for?

A: 
King's College London is famous for its research activities that led to the discovery of the structure of DNA. The college has a particularly distinguished reputation in the humanities, law, the sciences (including a wide range of health areas such as psychiatry, medicine, nursing, and dentistry), and social sciences including international affairs. King's College has produced 14 Nobel Laureates.
 

Q:   What is the cost of a student visa to the United Kingdom for international students?

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All international students are required to apply for a student visa to study at a UK university. If you are an international student and applying from outside the United Kingdom, then you are required to pay an application fee of GBP 348. The student visa allows you to work while studying. This helps students to cover their daily expenses while living in the United Kingdom.
 

Q:   What are the best things for King's College students to do on the weekends?

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Some of things that King’s College students can do over the weekends are:

  • Go to the Museums such as British Museum and Imperial War Museum
  • Explore London as there are endless events/ libraries / cafes / museums
  • Go to coffee house
  • Go for shopping to witness high-end fashion
  • Check out iconic spots of London like London Eye, Jubilee Gardens, etc.
 

Q:   What are some helpful tips for students starting their first semester at King's College London?

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Here are some of the useful tips for students starting their first semester at KCL:

  • Set up a bank account as soon as you can
  • Go on campus tours
  • Attend departmental inductions
  • Socialize as much as possible
  • Get enrolled in societies events at KCL
  • Explore London
 
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The duration of King’s College London LLM is one year. For full-time LLM, international students are required to pay the tuition fees of £33,450 per year (Around INR 36 lakh) for 2024/25. In addition to the tuition fees, students are also required to pay for books, clothing, library fees and fines,

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King’s College London admission requirements for LLM course are given below:

  • A minimum 2:1 undergraduate Bachelor’s (Honors) degree with a final marks of minimum 65% or above is required

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King’s College London MBBS admission requirements for Indian students are given below:

  • The accepted qualification for MBBS is Indian High School Leaving Certificate
  • The applicants are required to have an Indian High School Leaving Certificate (from CBSE and CISCE boards only) from Class 12 with an ove

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In terms of rankings, KCL ranks a bit lower than Oxbridge in THE and QS, but it is in the top 50 in the world on multiple rankings. Besides, this, the “Golden-Triangle Universities” namely Oxford, Cambridge, Imperial, LSE, UCL, and KCL, are the same schools that are mostly chosen by the American Mar

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According to reviews over an unofficial source by students who studied at KCL, it was the most enriching experience they had in their lives.

  • UG studies at KCL is very well-designed and student oriented. Moreover, there are counsellors and personal tutors to help students in every aspect of university

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