Kings College London

Kings College London

Overview of Kings College London

King’s is a leading university providing world-class teaching and cutting-edge research. King’s has played a major role in many of the advances that shape modern life, such as the discovery of the structure of DNA and research that led to the development of radio, television, mobile phones and radar. King’s continues to lead the way on research and pioneers new ideas to make the world a better place.

King’s is London’s most central university, with five campuses linked through the heart of the capital, enabling us to build partnerships with key London institutions and form international conversations. We collaborate on research projects, share teaching resources and create internship opportunities to enhance our students’ experience. Current partners include the British Library, British Museum, National Gallery, Shakespeare’s Globe, Southbank Centre, Tate Modern, and more. Our central location and varied partnerships allow students to get connected in one of the world’s most dynamic cities.

King’s is not only an enriching experience from an academic perspective – we have a diverse and active student community, with almost 30,000 students from some 150 countries worldwide.

Our students benefit from local and global connections with employers, universities and organisations from government, business and industry to charities, sport and culture. We host guest speakers and provide opportunities for internships and active recruitment. 94 per cent of master’s graduates are in full time work within six months of graduation (DHLE, 2014) and we are ranked in the UK’s top 5 universities for graduate employability.

Summary of Kings College London

LOCATION Strand, London WC2R 2LS, United Kingdom
PERCENTAGE OF INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS 158 International student nationalities at this university

0.26% International students from Kenya

POPULAR COURSES Arts & Humanities

School of Law




Kings College Ranking

King’s is ranked sixth in the UK for the quality and quantity of research activity (Research Excellence Framework 2014).
Ranked 16th in the world for Medicine by the QS World University Rankings 2017 and 91.8 per cent of the faculty’s REF 2014 submission was rated 4 star or 3 star.

Dickson Poon School of Law is one of the top 20 law schools in the world by QS World University Rankings 2017 and is the first in the UK for research (REF 2014).

Accommodation at Kings College University

Accommodation for International Students

  • King’s students have access to accommodation in King’s own halls of residence as well as University of London intercollegiate halls, which includes catered halls and self-catering flats.
  • All new undergraduates and international postgraduates are guaranteed a place in King’s Residences if they meet the criteria outlined in the university’s Accommodation Policy.

Kings College University location

King’s is at the heart of one of the world’s most vibrant and cosmopolitan cities, in a perfect location for the liberal arts. The university is within easy reach of the centres of political power, global banking, and national and international justice as well as at the centre of a buzzing cultural metropolis which will enrich and shape students’ experience of university life.

You’ll have access to the outstanding collections and research facilities in the Maughan and Senate House Libraries, as well as the educational, social and sporting opportunities provided by the College and the University of London. The King’s College London Students’ Union is a great source of help and information, and boasts a club for every interest.

As part of your degree, you’ll be encouraged to use the facilities of the cultural institutions with which we have links – see our resources page for  just a few of these – and all the major galleries and museums of London are on our doorstep.