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King's College London

One of the largest colleges in the University of London, King's College London is host to over 19,000 students. King's offers a long and distinguished tradition of academic excellence, dating back to 1829, and boasts a number of Nobel Prize winners among its alumni. This provides students with an academic experience that is both rigorous and rewarding. Its three main campuses—Strand, Waterloo, and London Bridge—are in the heart of London and in close proximity to Trafalgar Square, Covent Gardens, the Tate Modern, Shakespeare's Globe Theater, and the River Thames.

This unmatched location allows students to easily take advantage of the incredible diversity and resources of London. Students also have access to the many social and cultural opportunities offered by the student union, including a number of societies from dramatic to political.


King's College is a competitive school that offers program participants full integration into a traditional British university setting. Students must have at least a 3.3. GPA and are expected to be self-directed learners who work independently. Our students select courses (or "modules") from a broad range of subjects: humanities, including American studies, classics, film studies, linguistics and languages, music, philosophy, and religious studies; biomedical sciences; health and life sciences; physical sciences; and social sciences and public policy, including war studies.

Participants normally enroll in four modules for a total of 16 credits. Although most departments are open to spring-semester–only students, some offer only full–year modules. Careful selection of modules is needed to avoid problems.

New academic programs

Global Health and Social Medicine
King's has added a new Global Health and Social Medicine Track for study abroad students. The track requires students to enroll in two mandatory modules: Introduction to Global Health and Introduction to Social Medicine. In addition, students will select 2 other modules from the Undergraduate Study Abroad Module Catalogue. Check out the spotlight on Global Health and Social Medicine!

Health & Society Study Abroad Programme
The Health & Society program is designed for students in a pre-medical or pre-health degree programme and intending to pursue a medical professional degree. Students are required to enroll in one course Health & Society, composed of coursework and clinical observation, and three other modules from the Undergraduate Study Abroad Module Catalogue. Early applications are encouraged since King's has an early application deadline for the Health & Society program - Students applying for the fall semester should apply to OCSE by February 15. Students applying for the spring semester should apply to OCSE by September 15.


King's offers several options for housing, including catered and self- catered residence halls and apartment residences. Although King's is fairly confident that they will be able to house all students, Skidmore will make and finance alternate housing if arrangements cannot be secured through King's.

Program Dates

Students can apply to study at King's for the fall, spring or full-year.