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If the program location currently has a travel warning issued by the U.S. Department of State, please consult a study abroad advisor before starting your application.
  • Locations: London, England UK
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Rice applicants only
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Note that applications are reviewed on a first come basis and the spots (for semester and year long programs) are often filled within the first week after application opens on Feb 1, 2022. Because of that we've set the internal deadline as Feb 8, 2022.
Make sure to schedule an appointment with a Study Abroad Advisor and turn in your application ASAP.


Based in the heart of London, King's College London provides the perfect base for a semester or year of studying abroad. King’s is one of the top 25 universities in the world (2010 QS international world rankings), the Sunday Times 'University of the Year 2010/11' and the fourth oldest in England. A research-led university based in the heart of London, it has nearly 23,500 students from 150 countries.

King’s has an outstanding reputation for providing world-class teaching and cutting-edge research. In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise for British universities, 23 departments were ranked in the top quartile of British universities; over half of the academic faculty work in departments that are in the top 10 per cent in the UK in their field and can thus be classed as world leading.

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. It has played a major role in many of the advances that have shaped modern life, such as the discovery of the structure of DNA and research that led to the development of radio, television, mobile phones and radar. It is the largest centre for the education of healthcare professionals in Europe; no university has more Medical Research Council Centres.


Students can enroll in a number of courses in dozens of academic subjects.  For a complete catalogue listing, please visit the KCL course catalogue.

Student Life

From rugby to ultimate frisbee, rowing to kung fu, King's offers a sports club to suit most tastes

As a student at King’s, you are automatically a member of King’s College Student’s Union (KCLSU). Your membership to the Union is free and brings with it a number of opportunities for you to get the most out of your time at King’s and in London.

Our award-winning students’ union, King’s College London Students’ Union or KCLSU for short, supports students all through their time at King’s. KCLUS organize social, sporting and cultural activities, provide opportunities to develop skills, ensure students can voice their opinions as well as being there with advice and support when it is needed.


King’s College London currently has around 19,800 students, of which 4,600 are from outside the United Kingdom.  Students entering King’s College London under the Study Abroad programme are eligible to apply for housing although availability and choice may be limited.
Places at Liberty and the Intercollegiate halls are usually only available for the full session; however, applicants coming for the spring semester may make a direct application (this applies to the Intercollegiate halls only).
Please note that accommodation is not guaranteed and a premium may be charged if your course dates do not correspond to the standard College semester dates.


Situated in the heart of London, partaking in a course at King's you will become part of a vibrant and intellectually stimulating community. You will be inspired by researchers, discoverers and inventors who are pushing the boundaries of knowledge and will mingle with other delegates from across the world.

London is a multi-faceted city, full of opportunities for you as a student to make the most of the capital. London is a global hub for cultural, business, political, media, legal and sporting events which attracts the best from around the world.

Prospective students may be put off by the city’s large scale and population; but London is a city made up of many towns, each with their own characteristics and hidden gems - there really is something here for everyone. The city itself offers its own education with a wealth of museums, universities and institutes which will allow you to extend your learning beyond campus.