University Study in the UK -
King's College London
King's College is one of the UK's most historic and prestigious universities. Based in the heart of central London, King's has nearly 23,000 students from nearly 140 countries across nine academic Schools. The King's College campuses have a very urban setting, with 5 different campuses found within the city of London. The two campuses furthest apart are approximately 30 minutes away via public transportation, but others are much closer in proximity. 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.
King' College, University of London and the University of Michigan have a bi-lateral exchange agreement and, as such, all University of Michigan students will participate in the program as exchange students. Exchange students pay their normal University of Michigan tuition, and they will not pay King's tuition fees. Students will pay on-site for housing, food and other academic expenses as listed on the budget sheet (see link below). All Michigan students are fully integrated into the academic and social life of the King's College and follow the same courses as degree-seeking students enrolled at King's College. For more information, please contact the appropriate CGIS Intercultural Programs Advisor.
Visit the King's website for a virtual tour and information on the school and campus
Sophomore, Junior, or Senior status by time of departure
One year of study at the university level
Good academic standing
Minimum GPA 3.3
Necessary academic background in the modules (courses) that you wish to be considered for
Open to University of Michigan-Ann Arbor students only
Students studying abroad will attend class alongside degree-seeking students at King's College. Classes (which are called modules in the U.K.) will be chosen from the online course catalog for the King's Study Abroad Programme, which includes over 800 course options. All Michigan students are encouraged to discuss their U-M degree requirements with their academic advisors early in the application process and to explore the King's course catalog as you will be required to submit a proposed class list as part of the application process. Please note that courses in the Global Health and Social Medicine program are not available to University of Michigan exchange students, but students may select classes in the School of Biomedical Science, provided they meet the pre-requisites for the courses. For information on how to search for modules (classes) and what classes are available at King's, please view the Module Selection Process video.
Instruction is in English.
LSA Students: All grades earned abroad will factor into the cumulative GPA.
Non-LSA Students should check with their home school or college to determine whether the grades will be calculated into their cumulative GPA, and what type of credit they will receive for the program (in-residence credit or transfer credit).
Students paying for their university experience via a Michigan Educational Trust (MET) plan may use this plan towards a CGIS study abroad program.
Program costs vary greatly among all CGIS programs and the CGIS staff recommends that you carefully review the most recent budget sheet for any program you may be interested in to see what fees/costs are involved. Please note that the itemized budget sheets are per term estimates accurate at the time of publication and are subject to change. Please check back regularly to see the most recent term costs available. If you have any questions about the costs involved for a program or how to read the budget sheet or interpret the notes, please contact the appropriate CGIS Intercultural Programs Advisor for more details and information.
The Center for Global and Intercultural Study encourages all students to share this information with people in your life who help you make decisions (such as parents, guardians, family members, etc.).
Passport and Visa
Prior to departure, it is each student's responsibility to research and obtain entry/exit requirements. The consulate or embassy of your country of destination determines the visa requirements and application process for each type of visa. You can locate consular information and read about entry/exit requirements on the U.S. Department of State website.
When determining your exit/entry requirements, be sure to check each country in your travel itinerary, even if you will only be visiting for a short period. Requirements, visa types, and application fees can vary greatly based on your citizenship and individual travel plans. Please note that most consulates will require a passport to be submitted as part of the visa application. The amount of time required can also vary greatly. We recommend beginning your research early and being aware that independent travel plans may be affected by the process.
For more information on travel documents and pre-departure preparation, visit Students Abroad, a website created by the Department of State just for students, or contact your CGIS Intercultural Programs Advisor.
Detailed application instructions for your program will be provided when you begin an application.
One Academic Recommendation Form (short questionnaire is sent via the online application to recommender's e-mail, recommender submits online)
Official Non-U-M Transcripts (if you have attended courses at another institution)
Partner Institution Application
Statement of Purpose
Course Study Plan
Housing application will be submitted to King's College after acceptance into their program.
Throughout the remainder of the semester and when you return, you will be required to submit additional documents and attend CGIS program events.
King's College offers Intercollegiate Halls (primarily for full year students), which are catered (they include meals), or other student residence hall options, which are self-catered (meaning they have shared cooking facilities in communal kitchens). The majority of King's Residence Halls are in central London and many are within close proximity to King's College teaching campuses. All are within London's 1 and 2 Travel Zones. Please visit the King's website for more information.
CGIS provides resources and information on its website to help students understand policies, procedures, and how to navigate the experience from start to finish. Refer to the Students for information related to the topics listed below, and more:
Note:The decision date listed is not necessarily reflective of when you will hear back about admission. After acceptance, students will have one week to commit to a program. Upon commitment, your participation will be considered financially and legally binding. Deadlines will not be extended for students waiting on decisions for multiple applications.