IFSA King's College London Partnership

London, England


Fall, Spring, Year
Language of Instruction


Language Prerequisite


Finance Options
Scholarships, grants, financial aid, monthly payment plan, credit card payments and more!
Application Deadlines:
  • Fall: January 15 Rolling admissions for this program are extremely competitive, early application is encouraged
  • Spring: August 15 Rolling admissions for this program are extremely competitive, early application is encouraged
  • Year: Students interested in calendar or academic year-long options should contact IFSA for deadlines, fees and more
Min. GPA for Consideration:
Typical Credit Load:

About King's College London

When you study abroad at King's College London, you'll have numerous opportunities to connect - with your peers, your professors, and your ideas. Immerse yourself in your chosen discipline and make connections across different cultures, subjects, and geographies.

King's College London Benefits

  • One of the oldest, largest and most prestigious colleges of the University of London (UL), located in the heart of the city, overlooking the Thames
  • King's is a member of Britain's Russell Group of universities, similar to the Ivy League, and offers a wide range of liberal arts, sciences, and engineering courses
  • Shakespeare's London module combines a course in Shakespeare with a hands-on, three-week class at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre — this popular module fills quickly!
  • A competitive premed program designed to introduce students to the general practice of medicine and is suitable for all students pursuing further education in the healthcare field
  • Access to the University of London's excellent teaching and research facilities,  an active student union, more than 200 sports and student societies, and the neighborhoods of the West End, Covent Garden and Soho

The IFSA Difference

Your success is our success! Whatever your goals, our approach is carefully designed to help you achieve them.
You will experience challenging, rewarding coursework in the highest quality classes, while receiving the academic support you need.
More than a tourist in a foreign country, you will engage in the community, build competencies, and develop yourself as a citizen of the world.
Our programs and practices reflect the value we place on diverse perspectives and are designed to support a variety of learners.
Round out your classroom experience with hands-on opportunities like internships, directed research, student teaching, community-based learning or volunteering, and cultural excursions.
You will have academic and personal mentors to assist with program choice, application, travel, cultural acclimation, language acquisition, class registration, academic issues, health and safety, and everything in between.

Academics at King’s College London Partnership

Looking for specific classes? Explore CHART, our exclusive class database — if the Kings College London Program is pre-approved at your institution, you’ll find classes recently taken by other IFSA students.

To view available courses at King's College London, visit the King's online course catalog

King's College students usually take courses in one or two departments within the same faculty (school). For this reason, applicants to King's College should plan to select courses in no more than two departments. If you need to study in multiple departments, there will most likely be scheduling conflicts as full degree students study primarily within their major. Note that departments at King's College are autonomous and admission is general, so acceptance into the University does not guarantee permission to study in a specific department. Your program advisor can explain departmental and course restrictions, especially for King's most selective departments (English, American Studies, Film, Music, Philosophy, Theology, War Studies).

IFSA requires students to enroll in a full course load abroad. A full course load at King's College is 60 KCL credits for the semester and 120 credits for the year. Most courses will be worth 15 KCL credits (4 Butler University U.S. semester credit hours), so semester students should expect to take four courses a semester and year students should expect to take eight courses. 

60 Kings College London credits = 16 U.S. semester credit hours
120 Kings College London credits = 32 U.S. semester credit hours

Please review all your syllabi and course materials when you are registering for classes (both pre-arrival and on-site). Certain classes may have a one-off lab or field trip fee that is disclosed in the syllabus or first meeting of class. You will be responsible for these fees, whether they are billed and paid by IFSA or billed to you.
Special Curriculum Options
The Health and Society program is designed to introduce students to the medical field and is suitable for all students interested in pursuing further education in the health care field. Additional tuition charges apply..
Course Restrictions
Please note that the King’s College London program is very popular and uses a strict rolling admissions policy. The program reaches capacity quickly – apply early for the best chance of admission, and to ensure your course registrations can be filed early.

Below are some admissions notes regarding the most popular departments among study abroad students at King's College. If you have questions about departments not on this list, please contact your program advisor.
Courses in this department fill up very quickly, so course offerings may be limited. Students are strongly advised to apply well in advance of the IFSA application deadline.
King's is willing to consider education applicants on a case-by-case basis. Contact your program advisor if you have specific questions.
The English department will accept only students with a strong background in English literature. You must have taken at least three English literature courses with one in your sophomore year and have earned a B+ or higher in those courses. Creative writing, poetry or other types of English courses do not count towards the English literature requirement. When filling out the module request form, be sure to list several back up courses as the department tends to fill quickly.
The film department has limited spaces and students are strongly advised to apply early and to consider alternate universities in case space is not available in the department.
Students must have an academic background in any of the following areas: urban studies, economics, developmental studies, earth sciences, geology, environmental studies and area studies.
Shakespeare's London is a regular English module offered by King's that, through close reading and practical experience, allows students to place Shakespeare's plays in the context both of the city out of which they grew and of the theatrical world of Shakespeare. The module features an intensive, hands-on, three-week section at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre involving practical work on the staging of Shakespeare's plays. There are limited spots available in the program, so apply early if you are interested.
Students must have suitable background — generally two chemistry and two biology courses — and a strong GPA.
The Management Department is willing to consider applications from students with an appropriate background. Look under "Management" or also "Business" for courses in business, economics, human resources management and marketing.
Open to all majors, the Modern Language Centre at King's offers courses in Arabic, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Punjabi and Spanish. You will have a short language test upon arrival to determine which level of course is best for you. To learn more about the language courses, search for "Modern Foreign Languages" on the King's College online course catalog.
King's usually requires that applicants to the music department be music majors at their home university. Preference is granted to students from traditional music schools. Please call your program advisor to discuss your audition requirements and the application process.
This department at King's is widely recognized as one of the best in England, on par with the departments of Oxford and Cambridge. Introductory philosophy courses are open to students of all majors. Intermediate courses are open to students who have taken college-level philosophy courses in epistemology and metaphysics and/or ethics. Advanced courses are open only to philosophy majors only who have a substantial background in the subject.
King's College has opened only a very limited number of second- and third-year theology courses for study abroad students.
Students applying to the War Studies department must have a strong background (i.e. three to four courses) in political science and/or international relations. This department is very popular, so please complete your application materials as soon as possible.
After you return to the U.S., IFSA will send a Butler University transcript to your home university and to your permanent address. The transcript reflects the courses taken, credits attempted, and grades earned during your term abroad. This service is included in your study abroad program at no additional cost
Subjects offered at King’s College London Partnership
Accounting African Studies American/Canadian Studies Anatomy/Physiology Animal Science Anthropology Arabic Archaeology Asian Studies Astrophysics Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences Biochemistry Biology Biomedical Science Business Business Law Chemistry Chinese Classics Climatology Communications Community Studies Creative Writing Criminal Justice/Criminology Cultural Studies Cybersecurity Economics Education Studies Elementary Education English European History European Studies Film Production Finance Foreign Language, Other French Genetics Geography German Health Studies Historic Preservation and Conservation History Human Services Immunology Industrial and Organizational Psychology Information Technology International Business International Studies/Affairs/Relations Italian Law/Legal Studies Literature Management Marketing Mathematics Media/Multimedia Studies Medicine, Pre-Medical Medieval History Microbiology Molecular and Cellular Biology Music Music Composition Music Performance Natural Resource Management Neuroscience Nursing Nutrition/Food Science Organizational Management Peace/Conflict Studies Pharmacy/Pharmacology Philosophy Philosophy of Science Physics Poetry Policy Studies/Public Policy Political Science Population Studies/Demography Religious Studies Secondary Education Social Justice Social Policy Spanish Statistics Theater/Drama Theology Translation Urban Studies Women and Gender Studies World History

Housing & Meals

Housing Type
Residence Hall/Dormitory
Semester students' housing is self-catered, meaning they purchase and prepare their own meals in shared kitchens. The University of London Intercollegiate residences, available to full year students only, have mandatory meal plans that incur an additional fee.

The IFSA Team

IFSA has a dedicated team who are here to help you prepare to achieve your goals. Feel free to reach out. We are happy to answer your questions!

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Dates and Fees

Spring 2020

Program Dates

Program Start Date
January 1, 2020
Program End Date
May 30, 2020

Program Fees

Total Program Fee
Students pay a $500 non-refundable program deposit upon confirmation of attendance. The deposit is applied to the total program fee.
Supplemental Fees
Housing is based on Wolfson House. Students incur a supplemental fee if placed in Stamford Street or Great Dover Street ($1450); Angle Lane, Champion Hill Residences, or Stratford One ($1800); Julian Markham House ($3500); and Moonraker Point ($4800).

Estimated Costs

Books & Supplies
Local Transportation
Personal Expenses
(Includes utilities, laundry, entertainment, expected start-up costs, etc. Does not include personal travel.)
Total Estimated Costs

Fall 2020

Program Dates

Program Start Date
September 16, 2020
Program End Date
December 19, 2020

Program Fees

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Students pay a $500 non-refundable program deposit upon confirmation of attendance. The deposit is applied to the total program fee.

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(Includes utilities, laundry, entertainment, expected start-up costs, etc. Does not include personal travel.)
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