Tuition fees vary for different courses and are subject to revision each year.
Please search for your chosen course of interest and navigate to the 'Fees & funding' section of the entry for all tuition fee details.
Important to know:
The fees listed on the postgraduate prospectus are for the first year of a course only - if your course continues into subsequent years, the fees for those years may differ.
Most courses last more than a single year and it is therefore likely that tuition fees for your course will increase annually, reflecting the changes in costs of delivering your course and any changes in government policy or regulation.
King’s reserves the right to increase fees annually. You should expect fees to increase by at least 3% on the previous academic year’s tuition fee. Tuition fee increases may only sometimes apply to self-funding overseas fees status students, but not to home/EU fee status students as fees are subject to a cap imposed by regulatory requirements.
Where such increases are necessary, King's will publish the new fees on its website not less than 3 months’ notice before the start of the academic year to which the fee increase is intended to apply.
For further information and detail, including details about fees for EU students, please refer to Student Funding: Postgraduate Tuition Fees.
When applying for postgraduate study it is important to consider the availability of finance for both tuition fees and living costs.
The majority of postgraduate students pay their tuition fees through private sources such as:
Scholarships from agencies and charities
For most students, funding for their living costs is a combination of:
Income from part-time work
Postgraduate taught courses
For this, you may wish to look into the Master’s Loan, and explore our range PG Funding Opportunities at King's which are a range of scholarship and bursary opportunities which are advertised over the course of the year.
Postgraduate research courses
For this, you may wish to look into the Doctoral Loan, and explore these resources:
For an overview of PGR funding options, please refer to Student Funding: Postgraduate research funding.
For further information about the Doctoral Loan, including detail about figures, repayments, eligibility and application process, please refer to Student Funding: Postgraduate Doctoral Loan 2020-21.
Funding from the USA
Can I use Federal Student Aid to fund my studies at King's?
Federal Direct Loans are provided by the US government and are available to US citizens and eligible non-citizens.
King’s College London’s Student Funding Office administers and processes all loans on behalf of eligible students. Students can use Federal Student Aid to fund their studies at King's.
For full information and detail about eligibility and the application process for Federal Student Aid at King's, please visit Student Funding: United States Student Loans 2020-21.
Can I use Federal Student Aid to fund a distance learning course at King's?
If you are studying a distance learning course, or any part of your course is delivered online, then you will not be eligible for US Federal Aid.
In these circumstances, students might be able to seek private study loans in the US to cover the costs of tuition and living costs.
If you’re unsure or have further questions on this, please contact the Student Funding Office.
Can I use my GI Bill benefits to study at King’s?
Students can use their Post 911/GI Bill benefits to study at King’s. You can find more information by visiting US Veterans Affairs (VA) Benefits 2020-21
You can find out if the course you wish to study has been approved for VA Benefits online by visiting the US Department for Veterans Affairs. If it has not, please let us know and we will contact the VA and request that the course be approved.
Important to know: Except for PhD programmes, distance-learning programmes cannot be approved for VA Benefits. While the GI Bill can be used to cover correspondence courses in the US, our distance learning programmes do not meet the VA’s accreditation requirements.
What happens if I’m using my GI Bill benefits to pay for my course?
- We will need you to provide your Certificate of Eligibility with details of your entitlement, and your Social Security Number.
- Once you have enrolled in September, we will submit a notification to the VA confirming your enrolment and providing details of your tuition fees.
- Due to the GI Bill fee cap and fluctuations in exchange rate, your GI Bill payments may be more or less than your total tuition fee amount. Credit Control will contact you to arrange payment of any shortfall, or to arrange a refund where the amount received exceeds your fees.
Important to know: If your registration status changes during your course, please contact us as soon as possible so we can notify the VA and prevent any overpayment of benefits.
Transferring to King’s
I have a student loan and have transferred to King's from another institution, what should I do?
Before starting at King’s
If your Student Finance application was for a different institution and you are yet to start your course at King's, you can let Student Finance know that you have changed your course or university using your online account.
Already started at King’s
If your course has begun, you can’t update Student Finance about this change and instead, King's will need to submit a change of circumstance notification to Student Finance to let them know you have transferred to us.
Please contact the Student Funding Office to do this. The transfer of your application to King's will be subject to processing times and this can delay the funding being released into your bank account, so please let them know as soon as possible, and also whether this will cause you difficulties with key expenses, such as rent.