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  • Locations: London, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Winter
  • Restrictions: UM applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Winter
  • Dates / Deadlines
Program Description:
University of Michigan Center for Global and Intercultural Study

University Study in the UK -
King's College London


kings college

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).


Academic Year 2018-2019 and Winter 2019

Scholarships and Funding

LSA Study Abroad Scholarship: Students should apply for the LSA Study Abroad Scholarship at the same time they apply for the program. Scholarships are granted based on financial need.

Sources for Funding Global Study

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.

Application Procedures

Detailed application instructions for your program will be provided when you begin an application.

Application Requirements include:

  • Attendance at a session of First Step
  • One Academic Recommendation Form (short questionnaire is sent via the online application to recommender's e-mail, recommender submits online)
  • U-M Transcript
  • Passport Photocopy
  • Records Release
  • Disciplinary Disclosure 
  • 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.

Need to Know

Host Institution: King's College, University of London
King's College: Accommodation Information
King's College: Course Catalog
CGIS Handbook Supplement

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:

  • Preparing to Travel (passports, visas, air travel, culture shock, financial planning)
  • Financial Aid and Scholarships (program affordability, university financial aid packages, scholarships)
  • Health and Safety (travel health insurance, vaccinations/medications, self-disclosure of health information, mental health, social identities, emergencies abroad)
  • Policies (grades and credit, registration, billing, withdrawals)
  • Diversity and Access Abroad (helpful resources, LGBTQ identities abroad, racial and ethnic identities abroad, disabilities and accommodations)
  • Information for families of students participating in CGIS programs

Contact Information

Center for Global and Intercultural Study
Suite 200
Weiser Hall
500 Church St
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1003

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.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Winter 2019 09/15/2018
09/27/2018 01/05/2019 06/23/2019
Academic Year 2019-2020 02/01/2019 03/15/2019 TBA TBA

Indicates that deadline has passed