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King's College London, University of London (KCL)
London, United Kingdom (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Fall,
Spring
Homepage: Click to visit
Restrictions: WUSTL applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Term
Year
App Deadline
WU Decision Date
Start Date
End Date
Academic Year 2017-2018 02/01/2017
**
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2017 02/01/2017
**
Rolling Admission 09/18/2017 12/15/2017
Spring 2018 05/01/2017
**
Rolling Admission 01/08/2018 06/01/2018

** Early application is strongly recommended for all programs. Deadlines that fall on a weekend or holiday are automatically extended to the next workday.

Deadline has passed
Fact Sheet:
Program Adviser:
Will Bonfiglio
Scholarship Opportunities:
BUTEX Scholarships, King's Excellence Scholarships
Program Description:

King's College
University of London (KCL)

 
PROGRAM OVERVIEW London England KingsPhoto Courtesy: Sawyer Kelly
ACADEMICS
LOCATION
STUDENT LIFE
OTHER INFORMATION
 
    PROGRAM OVERVIEW
  King's is one of the UK's most historic and prestigious universities. With a forward thinking vision and state-of-the-art facilities, King's is renowned for excellence in both its innovative teaching and pioneering research. Based in the heart of central London, King's is one of the largest multi-faculty institutions in the UK. King's has nearly 23,000 students from nearly 140 countries across our nine academic Schools.

Eligibility: Minimum 3.3 GPA both overall and within the major. At least three courses of prior or current academic work relevant to the area to be studied at KCL. Students apply directly to an academic department.

Program Dates:
Term Dates Application Deadline
Academic Year mid September - early June February 1
Fall mid September - end of December February 1
Spring mid January - early June May 1

 
    ACADEMICS
  Approved Departments: King's College focuses on the humanities and physical and life sciences. This program is approved for the following WU departments:

American Culture Studies
Biology
Chemistry
Classics
Engineering (Computer Science only)
English
Film & Media Studies
History
International & Area Studies
Legal Studies
Mathematics
Music
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Pre-Medical
Religious Studies

 
King's College also offers a Premedical Programme. The programme has been designed to go beyond the requirements for the MCAT and therefore does not offer any pre-requisite courses for medical school. Instead it focuses on key skills essential to 21st century medical education (doctor-patient communication, bioethics, the sociology of medicine and disease) which are then applied in the clinical attachments.

Coursework and Credits:
Students should take 60 KCL units per semester, which is typically 4 courses. 15 KCL units equals 4 WU units. Students must take at least 2 upper-level courses (2nd or 3rd year) in their major department.


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    LOCATION
  London, England (UK)
King’s College is a prestigious British institution of higher education. Its central London location provides easy access to major libraries, institutes, and societies. It is close to the Houses of Parliament too.

 
    STUDENT LIFE
  Housing: Visiting students usually are offered a place in either a KCL or intercollegiate residence. The majority of KCL residences are self-catered student dormitories and apartments with kitchens that are shared with other students. The KCL and intercollegiate residence halls include cafeteria meals in the contract rate. The intercollegiate halls are only available to academic year students, not for one semester. Commercial apartments are available at higher cost if a student residence is not available or not desired.

Washington University in St. Louis staff have no control over the housing placements abroad and do not have the authority to change students’ accommodations. At King’s College London a student may swap housing placements with another student who wants to switch and KCL provides a mechanism for students to find each other. Students may also find apartments on their own in London if they are not happy with their housing assignments, however they may lose their housing deposit. WU students at King’s College London have been placed in dorms as far as 45 minutes away from campus and Central London. Although the location of these residences may not be ideal, they have the advantage of being more spacious and housing more British students. Students housed in these facilities are encouraged to befriend the other students in their dorm in order to have people with whom to commute to and from Central London at night.

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Student Life: In addition to a variety of sports and clubs that students can participate in, the number of things that students can to do around the three campuses is infinite. The Strand campus is between Trafalgar Square and St. Paul’s Cathedral. It is next to Somerset House and The National Gallery. Nearby is the West end, famous for shops, markets, and nightlife. Royal Opera House and Royal Ballet are there too. The Waterloo campus, on the bank of the Thames River opposite the Strand campus, is next to the National Theater, the National Film Theater, and the Festival Arts Hall. The Eye of London is nearby too. Guy’s campus is along the river too, near the Tate Modern Gallery of Art.

On-Site Support:  The KCL International Office and KCL Accommodations Office provide significant support.
 

    OTHER INFORMATION
  Estimated Program Price: When you study abroad for a semester or a year for academic credit, you will be charged tuition by Washington University at a rate equivalent to tuition on campus for the corresponding time period. WU tuition covers only the educational and administrative costs of the study abroad program. WU tuition does not cover any study abroad program costs for room, board, transportation, personal expenses, passport or visa fees. Such costs are charged separately either by WU, the program sponsor, or a third party.
 

Scholarships: 
Butex Scholarships
KCL Excellence Scholarships

 

  Questions
Email the appropriate Overseas Programs Coordinator, visit us during our walk-in hours, join us for an information session, or call (314) 935-5958 to schedule an appointment.


 
 
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