Congratulations on securing a place at King’s! We warmly welcome you into the wider King’s community. At King’s, we support our students to excel in every aspect of University life, by providing a wide range of resources, academic and pastoral support.
This article will give you further guidance on preparing for your arrival at King’s over the following weeks.
Do I need to contact King's to confirm my offer?
If you’ve seen that your place at King’s has been confirmed on UCAS Track, you’ll not need to call/contact King’s to confirm your offer.
I'm an offer holder & I need support
Our King’s Advisors are on hand to support you. Over the coming weeks, you can expect to receive a phone call from a King’s Advisor who will check in to make sure you have the information you need, help answer any questions you may have, and guide you through your next steps to study at King’s.
For further information on how to get in touch with a King's Advisor, visit our Offer Holder webpages.
I'm an international student; when will I receive my CAS?
During this period you may experience a delay with obtaining your CAS. Please bear in mind that Admissions are working hard to process applications within our standard time frames, and will update you via King's Apply in the first instance.
Setting up your IT & email account
A few weeks before you join us at King's, you’ll receive an email inviting you to set up your King's IT account. Your welcome email will contain your King's username, which begins with the letter K and is followed by 7 or 8 numbers (eg. k0123456), and your temporary password.
For more information on setting up your IT account, take a look at our article Accessing your IT account at King's.
How do I enrol & obtain my ID card?
During your first semester, you’ll be required to complete enrolment online and upload your photograph for your Student ID card. Online Enrolment should take 10-15 minutes to complete and involves answering a number of questions about yourself to allow us to create your student record.
Our article I’m a new student, how do I complete online enrolment? includes more information on what you’ll be expected to complete for online enrolment.
For the latest guidance on obtaining an ID card during this period, read our article I'm a new student; how will I receive my ID card?
Engaging with your faculty induction
All new students at King's will receive an induction from their academic department(s) and/or faculty when they begin their studies. Read our article
How do I find out when my academic induction is taking place? for further guidance.
I'm arriving late, what should I do?
Read our article What should I do if I am arriving late? for further guidance.
Viewing your personal timetable
Proving your student status
When you open a bank account or apply for council tax exception, you’ll be asked to prove your student status. To be able to do so, you’ll need to obtain a Confirmation of Studies Letter.
Find out how you can get one and what you can use your Confirmation of Studies letter for in our article I need to prove I'm a student.
Confirming your study location
How do I inform my department/faculty that I'm studying remotely or engaging with my studies in person?
By completing the Study Location form, you can let your department know whether you will be in London, on campus, or whether restrictions mean you will be unable to attend any face to face teaching and need a timetable for remote-only study.
Read our article Your study location in Semester 1 of 2021-22 for further guidance.
Before letting us know, please make sure you understand whether your course is eligible for remote-only study; read our article Can I study remotely in 2021-22? for more information
If you're studying remotely in Semester 1
If you are studying remotely during Semester 1, please refer to the additional guidance below:
- Can I get a letter confirming I’m studying remotely?
- Top tips for student parents & carers while studying remotely
- Managing your mental health & wellbeing
I'm an international student studying remotely:
- For the latest guidance on deadlines for arriving in the UK and further guidance on remote study during Semester 1, please read our article Semester 1 2021-22: Important arrival information for international (including EU/EEA/Swiss) students
Preparing to study at King's as an international & EU/EEA Swiss student
We’re delighted to welcome you to King’s and our international community.
Preparing to travel to England & financial support
- I need to travel to the UK
- Support for students who must quarantine when they arrive in the UK
- Arriving & getting used to living in the UK
What financial support is available for international students arriving in England?
For an overview of the support available for international students arriving in England, please refer to the relevant articles if you’ve travelled from an amber/green or red list country.
- Financial support for students arriving from a country not on the red list (Formerly amber and green list countries)
Should you need further support with costings, you may want to refer to our article I’m an International student, what financial support can I access?
If you're on a Student/Tier 4 Visa
If you're an EU/EEA/Swiss student
Prior to starting at King’s, you should:
- Read the latest guidance on if you'll need a visa to study in the UK, as a result of the UK leaving the EU.
- Obtain a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) from your home country.
- Find out more information about the EU settlement scheme and making an application, if you’re eligible to do so.
You'll also need to check if you're required to complete the Right to Study check, once you've completed online enrolment.
Other resources you might find useful:
Important to know:
- If you need further support about your visa or immigration status during your studies, you should get in touch with our Advice and Guidance Team, who’ll be able to assist you. Take a look at our article Accessing Student Support and Wellbeing for more information on how you can get in touch with the team during this period.
Looking for accommodation
Living on campus
At King’s, we provide a wide range of accommodation options suitable for all preferences. You can find out what we offer across all our campuses on our King’s Residences webpages.
Important to know: If you’d like to make an application to apply for King’s Residences, you can do so, 2 working days after you've accepted your offer to study at King's.
Living in private accommodation
If you’re planning to live in private accommodation, take a look at some resources that may help you:
Paying your tuition fees & Funding
Depending on whether you’ll be funded by Student Finance, a sponsor, or you’re self-funded, you’ll need to be aware of your responsibilities when it comes to paying fees.
Take a look at some of our guidance on paying fees, depending on your circumstances:
- Paying your tuition fees at King’s
- I am sponsored for my tuition fees; what do I need to know?
- Understanding your invoice for Tuition Fees 2021-22
What funding is available at King's?
Read our article What loans, grants or scholarships can I get from King’s? for further guidance.
Registering with a doctor/dentist & getting your vaccines
If you're moving away from home to study at King's , it's a good idea to be registered with a nearby GP practice or dentist. Take a look at our article How can I register with a doctor and/or dentist? for more information on how to register.
What vaccines do I need before starting at King’s?
My circumstances have changed
I need to defer
I've started my course but now want to transfer
Please read our article I've started my course but now want to transfer; what can I do? for further guidance.
I need further advice on whether I should take a break from my course
Please read our article I'm not sure if I should leave my course or just take a break for further guidance.