What are your International entry requirements?
Important to know: Please be advised that we regularly review our entry requirements at the start of every academic year, and may be subject to change.
If you’re an undergraduate applicant
If you’re a postgraduate applicant
What are your English requirements?
If you’re an Undergraduate applicant
Visit our dedicated webpage for English Language entry requirements for Undergraduate applicants.
If you’re a Postgraduate applicant
Visit our dedicated webpage for English Language entry requirements for Postgraduate applicants.
I would like to improve my English skills before starting my degree
If you would like to sharpen your English and study skills before starting your degree programme you may want to consider taking a Pre-sessional course at King’s.
Our Pre-sessional courses run during the summer for 16, 11 and 6 weeks and are open to all non-native English speakers. Visit our Pre-sessional webpages for more information.
Can I submit an application if I am yet to meet the English language requirement for my course?
You can apply to King's and submit your English language test results after you've applied. If you were to receive an offer before taking a test, this will be conditional on you meeting any course and language requirements.
Important to know:
- If you have any difficulties with taking an English Language test during this period, we advise that you review the guidance for English Language requirements for applicants in the first instance.
- If you currently hold an offer from King's to take an English language test and you have questions, or need to submit your test results, please contact the Admissions Office through King's Apply.
Visa and Immigration Support
What visa do I need?
How do I gain entry into the UK as a student?
To gain entry to the UK as a student, you must obtain the required points under the Points Based system. Points are awarded for being in possession of a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) number (30 points) and being able to meet the maintenance requirements (10 points).
In addition, you must meet the immigration rules relating to students, which are:
- You must have been offered an unconditional offer to study a full-time degree-level course, or where a course is below degree level, a full-time weekday programme involving attendance for a minimum of 15 hours of organised study per week.
- You must be able to show you are able to follow the course in question.
- You must be able to show you have enough money to meet the total costs of your studies.
If your course is shorter than 6 months
Read our article on Short-term study route for the latest guidance.
Additional guidance for EU/EEA/Swiss applicants
Getting a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) letter
What is a CAS?
A CAS (Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies) is an electronic document created by King's to show that you have an unconditional offer on your course and that King's will be your educational sponsor for your visa.
How do I get a CAS?
Read our article I'm a prospective applicant, how do I request a CAS? for more information.
Support in your region
Can I speak to someone from my region?
Some applicants from overseas choose to apply to King's via established study abroad agencies. Visit our Overseas representative webpages for the full list of agencies across the globe, and to connect with someone within your region.
Fees & Funding
If you're an Undergraduate applicant
Read our article What are the fees and funding options available for undergraduate study? for more information.
If you're a Postgraduate applicant
Read our article What are the fees and funding options available for postgraduate study? for more information.