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Location London, United Kingdom
Academic Term Autumn Semester / Academic Year
Spring Semester
Credits 18-24 UW credits per semester
Prerequisites Junior standing or above by time of departure, min. 3.3 GPA
Language Instruction in English
Program Manager Mike Renes | studyabroad@uw.edu
Priority Application Deadline Jan. 15 (Autumn Semester and Academic Year) Spring Semester priority deadline.

May 15 (Spring Semester)
HIGHLIGHTS
General 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.

Program Description

Students attend regular classes at the partner university for a semester or academic year and pay an exchange fee equivalent to UW tuition. Instruction is generally in the language of the host country but a significant number of partner universities now also offer courses in English. Most partner universities operate on the semester system; UW students typically earn 20-24 UW quarter credits per semester. University exchanges are well-suited for students who want access to university courses in a variety of academic disciplines, seek full immersion in the student life and culture of a foreign university and society, and desire a high degree of personal independence in their study abroad opportunity.

This university also offers a summer school option. For more information, visit King's College London Summer School.

LOCATION

London, United Kingdom

SitesLondon

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.

ACADEMICS

Prerequisites and Language RequirementsPeople

Junior standing or above by time of departure, min. 3.3 GPA. 

Credits

18-24 UW credits per semester.

Courses

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

FINANCES

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Program Expenses

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.

Financial Aid

  • A large percentage of UW students utilize financial aid to study abroad. Most types of financial aid can be applied to study abroad fees.

  • You can submit a revision request to increase the amount of aid for the quarter you are studying abroad. These additional funds are usually awarded in the form of loans.  To apply, fill out a revision request form, attach the budget sheet (available via the link at the top of this brochure) and submit these documents to the Office of Student Financial Aid.  For more information about this process, consult the Financial Aid section of our website.

  • Consult the Financial Aid section of our website for more information on applying for financial aid, special considerations for summer and early fall programs, and budgeting and fundraising tips.

Scholarships

  • There are many scholarships designed to fund students studying abroad. The UW administers a study abroad scholarship program and there are national awards available as well.

  • Scholarships vary widely in their parameters. Some are need-based, some are location-based, and some are merit-based.

  • For UW Study Abroad Scholarships fill out a short questionnaire on your UW Study Abroad program application to be considered.  You must apply by the priority application deadline for the program in order to be considered for a scholarship.  Click the Overview tab to view application deadlines.

  • Consult our Scholarships page to learn about UW-based and national scholarships. The Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships, and Awards can help you learn about additional opportunities.

Budgeting Tools

We understand that figuring out your finances for study abroad can be complicated and we are here to help. Here are some ways to find additional support:

  • Click on the Budget Sheets link at the top of this brochure to view the estimated budget of all expenses for this program.

  • Contact the Global Opportunities Adviser at goglobal@uw.edu to learn more about how to pay for study abroad.

  • Attend a Financial Planning Workshop offered by UW Study Abroad – more information is on the Events page of our website.

  • Visit the Finances section of our website.

AccommodationsStudio

Housing
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.


 

Visa Information

The UW Study Abroad Office can't officially advise you about visas.

The volume and diversity of students participating, the shifting requirements of foreign governments, and the complexity of these applications make it impossible for us to accurately advise you on immigration policies.  

If your program requires a visa, documentation will be provided from your host institution after your acceptance. 

APPLICATION CONSIDERATIONS

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Application Process

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.

See Withdrawal for information about program withdrawal policies.

Orientation

To be eligible to study abroad, you must complete the mandatory online pre-departure orientation facilitated by UW Study Abroad.

Orientation must be completed prior to the enrollment deadline for the quarter that you are studying abroad.

Disability Accommodations

The University of Washington is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, and education for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation for this program, contact Disability Resources for Students at least 8 weeks in advance of your departure date. Contact info at disability.uw.edu.

Withdrawals

The $700 UW Study Abroad Fee are non-refundable once a contract has been submitted. Students withdrawing from a program are responsible for paying a percentage of the program fee depending on the date of withdrawal. More details about the withdrawal policy are included in your payment contract. No part of the program fee is refundable once the program has begun. The date of withdrawal is considered the business day a withdrawal form is received by UW Study Abroad. Notice of withdrawal from the program must be made in writing by completing the following steps:

  1. Provide notice in writing to the program director that you will no longer be participating in the program.

  2. Submit a signed withdrawal form to UW Study Abroad.

Visit the Withdrawals section of our website for more information.