King’s College London


King’s College London is a world famous university and is a member of the Russell group. The university is currently ranked in the top 25 universities in the world(QS World Rankings).

The university was formed in 1829 by King George IV and the Duke of Wellington  and has over 18,000 students and over 5,000 staff. The university has a long history and is the 3rd oldest university in England.

If you are considering studying in Kings College then read our university checklist or if you are an international student read our guide to studying in the UK.

Kings College London is a founding member along with UCL of the federal University of London. The college has developed over time though mergers and partnerships and it includes some famous institutions:

  • Chelsea College
  • United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy’s hospital
  • St Thomas’ Hospital
  • Queen Elizabeth College
  • The Institute of Psychiatry

The university has a 5 campuses in London; Strand campus, Waterloo campus, Guy’s campus, St Thomas’ campus and Denmark campus. These campuses are located in the Westminster, Southwark, and Lamberth districts of the city.

Famous Students of the College

The university has had the privilege of educating some of the world’s most influential citizens:

  • Florence Nightingale  – In 1860 she founded the world’s first professional school of nursing at St Thomas’ Hospital.
  • Maurice Wilkins and Rosalind Franklin – In 1950 they captured an x-ray image of DNA fibres – this helped us to understand what we know about DNA today- of the building blocks of life.
  • Desmond Tutu – In 1960s he studied for both a bachelors and master degrees from the university. He went on to become the Archbishop of South Africa and Nobel Peace Laureate

Accommodation in King’s College London

The university has 6 halls of residence and Intercollegiate Halls of Residence which is part of the University of London. Of the university’s halls all are self catering apart from King’s College Halls which is catered.

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King’s College London has a very good reputation. Its departments of note are its medical department and its department of War Studies (one of the leading universities in the UK and the world in this subject matter). See our King’s College London rankings page for the latest national and international rankings.


UK/EU students- King’s College charge an annual fee of £9,000 to all full-time students registering on undergraduate courses.

Oversees students will typically pay between £14,00 (classroom based) and £33,000 (for a clinically based subject) per year on an undergraduate course.

Information correct on 27-11-2012. For up to date information on fees please see the King’s College London’s website.

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