In this article:
What’s happening in Semester 1?
We are taking a flexible and blended approach to teaching to ensure that you can fully engage with your studies, while also protecting the health of the entire King's community.

We understand that your circumstances may look different to what you had expected a few months ago and that some of you may not be able to join us in London for the start of term, for various reasons.

Our programmes have been designed to offer the same high-quality education and support online for at least the first semester. For some programmes, with practical elements, we are not able to offer a fully online experience and in person attendance is required; a list of those can be viewed in our article 
Courses that are not eligible for remote study.

I need to study remotely
If you need to study remotely
and will not be able to come to campus for the first semester, your departments and faculties will work with you to ensure you have access to our high-quality education and support. Please complete the Remote Study Form, which can be found in Student Records, as soon as possible and no later than Friday 2 October.
The information on the form will be added to your Student Record; you will not receive any further acknowledgement.

Important to know: If you are not planning to study remotely, you do not have to complete the Remote Study Form. The form should be completed only by those who, at this stage, expect to study remotely and not attend campus for all of Semester 1.

What if I need to study remotely but my course is not eligible?
If you are studying on a programme where remote study is not an option and you have health conditions or other risk factors and you are concerned about studying on campus, please read our article Coronavirus & individual student risk assessments.

If you are based overseas and your arrival in London is delayed by travel restrictions or visa issues, please contact your department to discuss potential programme options and arrangements. You can find further information about visa issues in our article If I study remotely (not in the UK) for Semester 1, will it affect my Tier 4 visa?

Do I need to complete the Remote Study Form if I am completing a 14 day quarantine after arriving in the UK?

No. The form should be completed only by those who plan to study remotely for the whole Semester. If you are still in quarantine after the start of your classes, please inform your academic department.

Do I need to complete the Remote Study Form if I am arriving late for Semester 1?
No. The form should be completed only by those who plan to study remotely for the whole Semester. If you are arriving after the start date of your course, you should:
  1. Inform your academic department that you will be arriving late.
  2. Contact your halls of residence, if you’re living on campus.
  3. Complete online enrolment.

What should I do if I have made a mistake and have submitted a Remote Study Form but I want to study in-person during Semester 1? 
If you have submitted a Remote Study Form in error, please contact your academic department to let them know and they will ensure your record is corrected. Please let us know as soon as possible, and no later than 8 October.


I'm coming to London; what do I need to know?
Where possible, we will deliver as much small group teaching, including clinical and lab-based sessions, on campus as we can. We have planned for these sessions using safe distancing measures and by staggering teaching times where possible to manage the flow of people in our buildings. For clinical and lab-based programmes, we will also be using immersive simulation technology to support your learning.

Other teaching, including large group sessions and lectures, will be delivered online, through our virtual learning environment, KEATS, and Microsoft Teams. We have an excellent provision for online teaching and our academics will be using interactive ways to ensure you can fully engage with your studies and with your classmates.


I’m an international student studying remotely until 2021
If, having checked and confirmed the above, you decide to come to the UK in January 2021, you would only need to apply for a Tier 4 visa in late 2020 so that you have your visa in time to travel to the UK at the end of the year. This should not cause any problem with your visa application.

Your Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) will be valid for 6 months and so you should still be able to use it before the end of 2020 for your visa application, but you might require it to be updated with your intended arrival date in the UK. We will have a process to amend start dates on your CAS by October 2020, but to find out more on CAS updates visit our article 
How can I change information in my CAS?

What will happen in Semester 2 (beginning January 2021)?
At the moment the university is confirming arrangements for Semester 1 and ensuring our return to campus is done in a way that protects the health of the entire King's community. Any need for further remote study arrangements during Semester 2 will be addressed later during the year to ensure we are responding to the most current public health and travel advice.


In the meantime, please continue to keep an eye on the King’s coronavirus webpage for offer-holders and on emails from King’s. The university has a more detailed webpage on plans for the 2020-21 academic year and there’s information on a range of topics on the rest of Student Services Online.