|| QUICK FACTS
|| London, United Kingdom
| Autumn Semester / Academic Year
| Spring Semester (winter + spring quarter)
|| 18-24 UW credits per semester
|| Junior standing or above by time of
departure; min. 3.3 GPA
|| Instruction in English
|| Mike Renes | firstname.lastname@example.org
| Jan. 15 (Autumn Semester and Academic Year)
Spring Semester priority deadline
| May 15 (Spring Semester)
|| King's College has an outstanding reputation for providing world-class teaching and cutting-edge research, all located in the very heart of one of the world's most exciting, diverse and vibrant cities.
Students should be aware that this exchange
is very competitive and space is limited. Preference is given for students applying for the academic year.
| Where You Will Study
Expenses, Financial Aid, & Scholarships
Where You Will Study
London is a leading global city, with strengths in the arts, commerce, education, entertainment, fashion, finance, healthcare, media, professional services, research and development, tourism and transport all contributing to its prominence. It is the world's largest financial center alongside New York City and has the largest city GDP in Europe. It has the most international visitors of any city in the world and London Heathrow is the world's busiest airport by number of international passengers. London's 43 universities form the largest concentration of higher education institutions in Europe. London has a diverse range of peoples, cultures and religions and more than 300 languages are spoken within its boundaries. In July 2010, Greater London had an official population of 7,825,200, making it the most populous municipality in the European Union.
King's College is in central London, the main Strand campus being on the Thames River. Students are thus provided great opportunities for exploring some of London's finest neighborhoods and historical attractions as part of their coursework and beyond.
King's College 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.King's has a particularly distinguished reputation in the humanities, law, the sciences (including a wide range of health areas such as psychiatry, medicine, nursing and dentistry) and social sciences including international affairs.
Students choose from over 800 course options (called 'modules'). Eligibility for upper-level courses is based on previous academic experience. Courses are intense and academically challenging, taught by King's College regular faculty. In general, British universities place a greater emphasis on independent learning than most undergraduate programs in the United States. In contrast to American universities, where course syllabi delineate the professor's expectations of the student for each week of the academic term, most British professors rely on the student's self-direction, research and study of outside readings to guide the courses of their learning. In this way, the curricula are comparable to graduate programs' style of scholarship in the United States. (Students in the fields of science or engineering might find their course curricula to be more structured than that of the arts or social sciences with a strong emphasis on laboratory work). Although, the British pedagogical approach may appear somewhat relaxed it, in fact, provides a very challenging and invigorating environment in which to study. Students are responsible for their own learning and must be self-motivated and committed to their studies in order to succeed.
In general, British universities place a greater emphasis on independent learning than most undergraduate programs in the United States. Although many courses are designed as full-year units, most at KCL allow students the option to enroll on a quarter or per-term basis. Classes generally meet as large lectures, seminars, group discussions and/or tutorials. Lectures, seminars and discussions are similar to those taught at the UW in terms of size and general format. Tutorials are smaller discussions with the professor teaching the course.
You can begin your search for courses right here:
KCL course information
If you’re looking for a record of how courses from this institution have been transferred in the past, visit the credit equivalency database
to help you determine what foreign courses might satisfy your academic needs here at the UW.
For more information on how these courses will appear on your UW transcript, please visit: credits for exchanges
Students entering King's College London under the Study Abroad program are eligible to apply for housing although availability and choice may be limited. You can read more about accommodation options and application procedures for housing on King's Accommodation Web Site.
Program Expenses, Financial Aid & Scholarships
As a participant of a university exchange, you pay an exchange fee equivalent to UW tuition (1.5 quarters of UW tuition for semester-long exchanges, and 3 quarters of UW tuition for academic year exchanges). Exchange fees are determined by UW residency status: in-state students pay an exchange fee equivalent to in-state tuition, and out-of-state students pay an exchange fee equivalent to out-of-state tuition. The exchange fee and IPE administrative fee are charged to your UW account and due by the UW tuition deadline for your term(s) of study abroad. You should also budget for additional expenses such as international airfare & transportation, books & course materials, visa & passport fees, study abroad insurance and personal expenses.
For the total estimated costs of this particular program, you may request a budget by filling out a Budget Request Form
For more information about budgeting, financial aid, and scholarships for study abroad visit our page on Finances
To apply for this exchange, click the "Apply Now" button and follow the prompts to create an application. After you create your application, click on each of the links on your study abroad application homepage and complete the remaining application requirements: questionnaires, material submissions, and electronic signature documents.
University exchanges may also require completion of a secondary application specific to the host institution. Instructions about this process will be provided to you by your study abroad advisor following your selection for the exchange.
See Applications and Recommendations
for additional information about the application process and tips for recommendations.
for UW program withdrawal policies.
After participating in a UW Study Abroad program, students are asked to complete a Program Evaluation Report detailing their experiences abroad and giving advice for future students. These reports cover all aspects of a student's time abroad, including orientation, academics, housing, finances, and cultural differences.
To see past students' evaluations for the King's College London Direct Exchange program, click on the link below.
There are currently no program evaluations for this program on file.
Note: student names and contact information have been crossed off for confidentiality reasons. If you would like to get in contact with a previous participant of this program, please inquire at the Study Abroad Office or email email@example.com.