KCL currently has 5 campuses the most famous of which is the historic Strand campus, situated close to the banks of the Thames. The university is structured by 9 faculties, themselves divided into numerous departments and centers of research.
King’s College is part of the famous ‘Golden Triangle’ of the best English universities with Oxford, Cambridge, UCL, Imperial College and LSE.
King’s is also the largest European center for the teaching of medicine and biomedical research.
The university also has brilliant former students and professors : 12 among them have also obtained the Nobel Prize, numerous heads of state are graduates and there are even Oscar and Grammy winners among the former students.
King’s is therefore a university of excellence which selects students with very strong academic results.
How do I apply?
The selection process at King’s College London is divided into multiple steps which we will describe to you below :
The application on UCAS
You must first submit your application on the UCAS platform, the equivalent of Parcoursup in England. This file comprises a cover letter (Personal statement) as well as a letter of recommendation from one of your teachers.
Passing a standardised English test
It will also be asked of you to demonstrate an excellent command of the English language and you must also take a standardized English exam like the IELTS.
The Conditional Offer of Admission
Finally, if your application is accepted in the selection process, you will receive a ‘conditional’ offer of admission. This means that you will not definitely be accepted unless you obtain the minimum results in the Baccalaureate (most often a ‘Bien’ grade in the French Baccalaureate) and in a standardized English exam (generally between 6.5 and 7.5 in the IELTS).
When do you have to start preparing for King’s College London?
The deadline for applying to King’s College London is fixed at January 15th of your final year.
In all cases, take into account the preparation work necessary for admission to King’s College London, it is strongly recommended to start preparing your application from your penultimate year to maximize your chances of success.
What is the profile of students at King’s College London?
Because of the high selectivity of King’s, we recommend that you only apply to this university if you can show solid academic results and that you are sure of obtaining a ‘Bien’ or ‘Tres Bien’ grade at Baccalaureate.
Moreover, you must also show an excellent command of the English language.
Certain programs at King’s like PPE (Philosophy, Politics and Economics), Management or Law receive a particularly high number of applications and generally demand a minimum of 15 or 16/20 in the Baccalaureate.