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Postgraduate International

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Main College address King’s College London Strand London WC2R 2LS United Kingdom Tel +44 (0)20 7836 5454 www.kcl.ac.uk/study/offerholders

Guide for offer holders POSTgraduate INTERNATIONAL Student Information pack 2013


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The Defence Studies Department provides academic support to the UK Joint Services Command and Staff College (JSCSC) which is based at Shrivenham, Wiltshire. The College is situated off the A420 between Oxford and Swindon; the nearest railway station is Swindon.

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IMPORTANT – PLEASE READ The information contained in this document is accurate at the time of printing (autumn 2012), but the detail is subject to change and the College cannot guarantee that residences, facilities or services will necessarily be available. You are advised to check the website for updates.

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At the beginning of the autumn term the Student Advice & International Student Support team at King’s hosts an annual free Welcome and Orientation Programme for students who are new to the UK. The programme includes several events to welcome you to London, and it will provide you with plenty of useful information to help you settle in and meet other new students.

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King’s provides a Meet & Greet Service where current students will welcome students at Heathrow Airport to the UK and answer any questions.

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During the first two weeks of term King’s College London Students’ Union (KCLSU) organises two weeks of daytime and evening social events open to all new students. This will make your transition to the College easier by making new friends and affording you the opportunity to meet other students from your home country and those who will be studying various subjects.

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Registration week: 16-20 September 2013 Autumn term: 23 September to 13 December 2013 Spring term: 6 January to 28 March 2014 Summer term: 28 April to 6 June 2014

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This document is available in alternative formats. Contact the Marketing Department, King’s College London, tel + 44(0)20 7848 3997.


Congratulations... .... on being offered a place to study at King’s College London! As one of England’s oldest and most prestigious university institutions, King’s can provide you with the inspiration and support to shine academically and develop your passions and interests. Alongside some of the best students from around the globe coming to study in the heart of London, you will benefit not only from all the opportunities London has to offer, but also a world-class students’ union events schedule; from our ‘Macadam Cup’ annual sports contest to live comedy nights and gigs at London’s only nightclub named after an Archbishop – Tutu’s. This handbook aims to answer important questions on practical issues such as finance, housing, and living in London. It is packed with useful tips to help you learn more about life as a King’s student by highlighting some of the services provided.

Checklist: Key next steps Accept your offer via the myApplication portal myapplication.kcl.ac.uk Remember to check your myApplication account for any updates and messages with respect to your academic programme, and to upload any supporting information, such as results, as soon as you receive them. Understand your fee status and work out how you will fund your studies. Find out if you are entitled to any grants, loans or scholarships and make a note of any deadlines. Find out what support is available for students with disabilities, medical conditions and specific learning differences before you enrol. Visit www.kcl.ac.uk/disability for more information about the Disability and Dyslexia Service. Research your accommodation options. See online for more information www.kcl.ac.uk/accomm Apply online for your King’s accommodation by 30 June.

If you hold a conditional offer consider the King’s pre-sessional programme if your conditions include English language. Check King’s web pages for offer holders www.kcl.ac.uk/study/offerholders Make sure you have entered your passport details on myApplication if you need a visa. Read the information on Visas and Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies or CAS numbers on King’s website at www.kcl.ac.uk/study/pg/international If you would like to attend English lessons before you start your course contact the English Language Centre www.kcl.ac.uk/elc From August 2013 onwards check the website for details and booking forms for the International Students’ Welcome and Orientation events and Meet & Greet Services. Think about how much money you will need for the coming year and work out an  estimated budget.


About your offer Your offer of a place may be conditional or unconditional. An unconditional offer is only made if you have already satisfied the entry requirements for your programme.

Conditional offers are made to candidates who have yet to complete their degree, have not satisfied the English language requirement for the programme or have another academic condition as specified in the offer letter. If you hold a conditional offer, this will only be changed to unconditional when your grades have been confirmed and you have provided official documentary evidence of satisfying the conditions of your offer. This evidence should be submitted via a message on the admissions portal and must reach us no later than 31 August 2013 (unless stated otherwise in your offer letter). If you are unable to supply evidence by this date, please contact your admissions officer by sending a message via the myApplication admissions portal to discuss alternative options.

Admissions portal Using myApplication you will be able to track the status of your application, see if you’ve been invited to interview, view your offer details or find your username and password for applying to accommodation. You can also upload supporting documents such as English language test results. International applicants will also be able to see information relating to the UK ‘points-based’ visa system. If, at any stage of the application year, you need to contact us about your application, please do so via your myApplication page. PROGRAMME INFORMATION

Enrolled students will receive full programme information including timetables and programme handbooks at their departmental induction during enrolment week. Timetables are finalised in the summer, so accurate information on course times is not available before September, but if you have any specific queries an admissions officer may be able to provide information based on the previous year’s schedule. For postgraduate research students, you should meet with your supervisor within the first weeks of term to set out a programme of work for your research. ONLINE ENROLMENT

Before joining us at King’s, you should enrol online. Online enrolment consists of answering a short set of questions which should take between ten and fifteen minutes to complete. You will be sent further information by email during August or early September about this process. CAMPUS REGISTRATION

The College enrolment week and departmental induction sessions will take place between Monday 16 and Friday 20 September 2013. Please bear this in mind when making plans for summer 2013. Once you have enrolled online you will be able to access further information, including enrolment and induction timetables online.

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Please ensure that you inform us if you change your contact details, in particular your email address, before the enrolment details are sent to you. During enrolment the College may need to verify your previous qualifications and you will need to bring original academic certificates or transcripts with you, as well as original English language examination certificates. COLLEGE REGULATIONS

It is a College regulation that a student cannot be registered on any other programme at the College or at another higher education institution at the same time. This includes interruptions and re-sits. Therefore, in order to enrol you must have completed or been officially withdrawn from all other programmes. Further information on College regulations is available on request and will be emailed to you with your enrolment information. DEFERRING YOUR OFFER

When you are made an offer you will be asked to respond within a specific timeframe on the admissions portal. If you accept your offer and then your circumstances change, please contact your admissions officer via a message on the admissions portal to request to decline or defer your place. Please note that deferment is not guaranteed. INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS’ WELCOME & ORIENTATION programme

King’s hosts an orientation programme for incoming overseas students at the beginning of the first term. The orientation, to be held from 11-13 September 2013, offers an indepth introduction to London life aimed at students who are new to the UK and have not lived here before. We also offer a Meet & Greet Service from Heathrow Airport. The booking forms will be available from August 2013 at www.kcl.ac.uk/international STUDENT VISAS

ACCOMMODATION, FEES AND FUNDING

See following page, but some key points are: • Applicants must refer to the detailed information in the My accommodation brochure before completing an online accommodation application. • Accommodation applications may only be made after firmly accepting an offer of a place to study at the College; application deadline is 30 June 2013. • Deadlines for funding vary but are generally around February/March 2013.

About your offer

The vast majority of overseas students coming to study in the UK are required to apply for Entry Clearance before travel at their nearest British Diplomatic Post (Embassy, Consulate-General or High Commission) that has a visa section. For further information regarding UK visas: www.kcl.ac.uk/advice

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Accommodation King’s offers a range of accommodation to suit the varied needs of students; whether you choose to apply for a College, Intercollegiate or nominated residence, or live in private rented accommodation.

Residences Full-time postgraduates may apply to the self catered residences (with the exception of Brian Creamer House), the Rectory student house and the selfcatering apartments, in addition to nominated residences and the intercollegiate halls; a quota of places in each residence is allocated to postgraduate students. Lillian Penson Hall is reserved for postgraduate applicants only. Within the postgraduate quota, priority is given to new international and European postgraduates who are entering the College for the first time on a programme of study of at least one year, who have not lived or studied in the UK before and to postgraduates with exceptional need for College, nominated or Intercollegiate accommodation. However, demand for accommodation is high relative to places available and not all will be successful prior to the start of session, as such all applicants are encouraged to consider alternative housing options. A quota of places is also allocated to Study Abroad Independent applicants and Study Abroad Exchange applicants from partner universities outside of the EU who submit their accommodation application before the 30 June closing date. Due to the limited number of places in our residences it may not be possible to offer rooms to Study Abroad Exchange candidates applying from partner universities within the EU and such applicants are unlikely to be considered prior to the start of session. We have limited accommodation for couples. International Hall has provision for families, priority for which is given to new international applicants (apply direct). There is more information about residences on the following pages. Check www.kcl.ac.uk/accomm for up-to-date details. ACCOMMODATION PROCEDURE

Accommodation Services produce an electronic brochure called My accommodation which can be viewed and downloaded from their website www.kcl.ac.uk/accomm The brochure is designed to provide you with information on all of the College and University Intercollegiate residences, along with details of any nomination agreements for privately managed residences. There are details of the available facilities, accommodation charges, application process and allocations policy. General advice on seeking alternative accommodation in the private rented sector is also provided. This guide provides a summary of accommodation services and applicants should carefully read the My accommodation brochure before completing an accommodation application.

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ADDITIONAL NOTE

Applicants with a permanent home address in the UK and those who have previously studied in the UK/London (ie within the M25 ring road) are welcome to apply. However, demand for postgraduate places is high relative to availability and these applicants will only be considered if any late vacancies occur within the postgraduate quotas and applicants may prefer to consider alternative housing options straightaway. WHO SHOULD APPLY?

Applicants who have firmly accepted a conditional (CF) or unconditional (UF) offer may apply although applications will only be considered following confirmation of an applicant’s UF status. Priority in all allocations will be given to new international/EU applications received from eligible applicants who have not lived or studied in the UK before. Applicants with a disability and/or exceptional housing requirements should make early contact with the College’s Disability Advisory Service and Accommodation Services to discuss any support needs so that any housing requirements may be assessed. Applicants indicating specific housing requirements are directed to a medical self-assessment/ personal statement form which must be completed in liaison with their GP/specialist/ professional support and must be returned to Accommodation Services at the time of application. Forms are available at www.kcl.ac.uk/accomm Accommodation applications for 2013-14 entry will be available to applicants via the web.

To apply online you must first accept an offer to study at King’s. You will then be sent details on how to access the online accommodation system via the myApplication portal. Make sure that you choose the appropriate application period according to your student status and year of application. Access to the online application system will only be permitted for applicants who meet the application criteria.

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Communication from Accommodation Services regarding acknowledgements and confirmation of offers will usually be by email to the email address notified by the applicant to the College. Please therefore ensure you are checking the email address regularly throughout the summer. The accommodation system is continually reviewed; for more information on developments, please refer to www.kcl.ac.uk/accomm

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Accommodation Accommodation Services are located within The Compass Student Centre, Strand. Open to visitors 09.00-18.00 weekdays (10.30 Weds, 17.00 Fri). Calls taken 09.30-17.00 weekdays.

King’s residences The majority of King’s residences are in central London, and most are close to King’s teaching campuses. All are within the London travel zones one and two. All King’s residences are non-smoking and provide CCTV, security, swipe card access and laundry facilities. A limited number of places may be available in single gender accommodation; applicants should indicate a preference on their application and check availability with Accommodation Services/Residence Office. Regrettably, availability of facilities cannot be guaranteed. See map on the inside back cover for location of residences.

HAMPSTEAD RESIDENCE

• Self-catered. • Corridor style with 428 single bedrooms, a number of twin rooms and two self‑contained bedsits/flats. Shared kitchens, toilets and bathrooms. • Located in zone 2. Shared facilities include TV lounges, a bar, music practice room with piano, wireless internet connection, computer room equipped with printers, study rooms and communal grounds. STAMFORD STREET APARTMENTS

• Self-catered. • Apartment style with 548 en-suite single bedrooms in 89 apartments. Two rooms suitable for couples. All rooms are equipped with fridge. • Zone 1 (within the Congestion Charge zone), within walking distance of Waterloo, Strand and Guy’s campuses. Apartments contain a communal kitchen with TV. Other shared facilities include onsite cycle store, adjacent bar and Kinetic, the KCLSU gym (for which an additional fee is payable) available on Waterloo Campus. WOLFSON HOUSE

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• Self-catered. • Accommodation for 269 students. Most single rooms are located on corridors with a small number grouped in small cluster flats. • Shared kitchens, toilets and bathrooms. • Zone 1 location (within the Congestion Charge zone), within walking distance of Guy’s and Waterloo campuses.


Shared facilities include a small common room with TV. Facilities at the Guy’s Campus including bar, refectory, library and computer rooms, are within walking distance. GREAT DOVER STREET APARTMENTS

• Self-catered. • Apartment style with 769 en-suite single bedrooms in 113 apartments. • All rooms are equipped with a fridge. • Zone 1 (within the Congestion Charge zone), within walking distance of Guy’s and Waterloo campuses. Apartments contain a communal kitchen with TV. Other shared facilities include TV lounge and social space with pool table and table tennis, cycle shed and a 24 hour computer room with printers. THE RECTORY

• Self-catered. • Corridor style with 24 single and two double rooms. • Postgraduate and mature undergraduates only. • Shared kitchens, toilets and bathrooms. • Zone 1 (within the Congestion Charge zone), within walking distance of the Strand and Waterloo campuses. Shared facilities include a small TV lounge, wireless internet connection, bike shed, and communal garden. Limited off-street parking is available. MAINTENANCE AND REDECORATION PROGRAMMES

NOMINATED RESIDENCES

Moonraker Point, Great Suffolk Street. Single ensuite rooms and single studios with both wifi and broadband internet connection are available under a nomination agreement. Located in zone one. Studios are furnished with a kitchenette with fridge/freezer, microwave and hob. Bedroom furniture includes a bed, wardrobe, desk, chair and bedside cabinet. Additional nominated residences may be available, check www.kcl.ac.uk/accomm for details.

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The College keeps under review the quality and style of its accommodation. Where any works are planned, including routine redecorations in all residences, some facilities/services may be altered; further details will be on the website.

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Accommodation

UNIVERSITY OF LONDON INTERCOLLEGIATE HALLS

These accept full-time students from all the Colleges within the University of London. With the exception of Lillian Penson Hall for postgraduates only, all of the other Intercollegiate Halls accommodate primarily undergraduate students. Half of the places at International Hall are reserved for overseas postgraduate and undergraduate students. Postgraduates may apply to Lillian Penson Hall which has places in single rooms as well as single gender shared twin bedded rooms. There is also accommodation available for 53 couples. Most of the Intercollegiate Halls (excluding Nutford House in W1 and Lillian Penson Hall in W2) are located in the Bloomsbury area. All Intercollegiate Halls are catered and have laundry facilities, TV room, music room and quiet study room. See www.halls.london.ac.uk PRIVATE STUDENT RESIDENCES

Students may also apply to a range of privately managed residences which offer high specification accommodation at rents starting at around £200-£250 per week. Details of these halls and some independent hostels can be found at www.kcl.ac.uk/accomm and/or on the University of London Housing Services (ULHS) website www.housing.lon.ac.uk

Private rented sector accommodation The supply of privately-let accommodation is greater and more varied in London than in many other parts of the country and therefore there is an enormous range of properties to rent. Although staff are unable to find private accommodation on a student’s behalf, they are able to give practical advice on looking for accommodation and aspects of budgets and tenancies. In addition to the College Accommodation Services, King’s students may use the University of London Housing Services (ULHS), which specialises in helping students find private accommodation. The ULHS has an excellent website and password access is available to prospective students. Lists of vacant properties are available throughout the year. Lists of hostels and accommodation agencies, and information on a range of housing issues are also available. The ULHS also supplies a list of students who wish to share a house or flat. Visit www.housing.lon.ac.uk for more details. Advice and information sheets are also available from Student Advice at www.kcl.ac.uk/advice PRE-COURSE ACCOMMODATION

Students who wish to look for private accommodation or have not found accommodation, may book temporary accommodation during the summer

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vacation through the Service Desk of King’s Venues and come into the College’s Accommodation Services for further assistance. ACCOMMODATION FEES

Prices vary according to facilities and locations. The table on this page gives a guide, based on 2012-13 prices and accommodation style and are subject to upward revision for 2013-14; heating and lighting costs are included in the fees, as are meals where provided. Standard residence agreements are offered for a fixed period (usually 40 weeks for King’s and Moonraker Point residences or 37 weeks at Intercollegiate halls). Accommodation costs Type of accommodation

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£157.50

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£157.50

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Self-Catered Residences Brian Creamer House SE1

£119.91

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£109.62

Shared rooms £79.94 Couple £158.58 – £186.20

Wolfson House SE1

£119.91

Couple £198.80

Rectory SE1

£119.91

Couple £160.65

£161 – £229.25

£123.90 – £173.25 Couples £245 – £441

Catered Residences Intercollegiate halls Five in WC1, one in W1, one in W2 Moonraker Point SE1

£195 (Single ensuite room) £230 (Single studio)

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Fees & funding Both the Student Funding Office and the Graduate School Support Team offers confidential advice to both prospective and current students covering issues such as living expenses, scholarships and more.

Funding for postgraduate programmes is available from a number of sources and depending on your country of domicile and which subject you are studying, this will affect what funding is available to you. Below are some broad details about the funding available from King’s or through King’s (where we administer an external scheme) or from external organisations with their own application processes. There are also some details of emergency funds that could be available from King’s if you get into financial difficulty on your programme.

King’s funding There are many opportunities to help fund your studies at King’s. The King’s Graduate School offers a package of 100-plus postgraduate studentships and bursaries. The College website is regularly updated via the funding webpages www.kcl.ac.uk/gradfunding with studentships and other funding opportunities that become available centrally and through our Schools and departments. You can search our funding database by level of study, subject area and nationality. Below are some details of some schemes but please check the website for updates and full details. COLLEGE-WIDE SCHOLARSHIPS

Please ensure you check the application deadline for each scheme, as these can vary throughout the year. For scholarships awarded via the Graduate School the funding application deadlines for the 2013-14 entry will vary depending on the subject area you are applying for. Deadlines will usually be around December 2012 or February/ March 2013. Typically you would have applied at the same time as submitting an application to your programme. If you did not apply at that time and would like to now (and deadline has not passed) please refer to the guidance on our website www.kcl.ac.uk/study/pg/funding

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King’s Annual Fund Studentship Eligibility: MPhil/PhD research in any subject offered at King’s. How much is offered? Each studentship will cover tuition fees at Home & EU level and

provide an annual stipend for up to three or four years, depending on subject area. Deadline for application: 1 February for September entry. Further information: www.kcl.ac.uk/gradfunding

King’s Graduate School International Studentships Eligibility: MPhil/PhD research programmes in any subject offered at King’s. How much is offered? Each award will cover international tuition fee with some

providing an annual stipend for up to three or four years, depending on subject area, and subject to satisfactory progress. Deadline for application: Varies. Further information: www.kcl.ac.uk/gradfunding

School of Law LLM Scholarships Eligibility: Postgraduate taught LLM programmes offered by the School of Law. How much is offered? Varies. Deadline for application: Varies – check website. Further information: www.kcl.ac.uk/gradfunding

School of Law Research Studentships Eligibility: MPhil/PhD research. How much is offered? Varies. Deadline for application: Varies – check website. Further information: www.kcl.ac.uk/gradfunding

King’s Alumni Bursaries

research programme in any subject offered at King’s. How much is offered? Bursary will cover 20 per cent of tuition fees. Deadline for application: Varies – check website. Further information: www.kcl.ac.uk/gradfunding

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Eligibility: King’s alumni who intend to pursue a postgraduate taught or postgraduate

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Fees & funding

Health Schools’ Research Studentships Eligibility: MPhil/PhD research in any health-related subject offered at King’s. How much is offered? Covers tuition fees and an annual stipend for up to four years. Deadline for application: Varies – check website. Further information: www.kcl.ac.uk/gradfunding

King’s Santander Scholarships Country: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Puerto Rico, Uruguay, Venezuela. Eligibility: Postgraduate taught programmes in any subject offered at King’s. How much is offered? £5,000, tenable for one year. Four awards available. Deadline for application: 1 March for September entry. Further information: www.kcl.ac.uk/gradfunding

Headstart Bursaries Eligibility: All international non-native speaking PGR students registering onto

a pre‑sessional ELC course. How much is offered? Reimbursement of pre-sessional course Further information: www.kcl.ac.uk/gradfunding

PROGRAMME-SPECIFIC FUNDING

In addition to the general funding schemes listed above, for some programmes there are also programme-specific awards available. Full details, eligibility criteria, application procedures and contact details for all the funding opportunities detailed in this section are available at www.kcl.ac.uk/gradfunding COUNTRY-SPECIFIC SCHOLARSHIPS AND FUNDING SCHEMES

In addition to the general schemes or programme specific funding there is also funding available on a country-specific basis depending on your country of domicile. Full details, eligibility criteria, application procedures and contact details for all the funding opportunities detailed in this section are available at www.kcl.ac.uk/gradfunding

HOW TO APPLY FOR FUNDING

The application process and deadline will vary for each scheme. For the funding schemes administered by the Graduate School (this information will be indicated on the funding database: www.kcl.ac.uk/gradfunding), applicants will be asked to

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submit their admissions application via myapplication.kcl.ac.uk by the stated deadline, together with specific documentation as set out in the guidance provided. Details of the separate funding applications will be posted on the relevant websites, and may require the applicant to provide different documentation from the admissions application. Applicants who do not submit all the required admissions and funding documentation by the stated deadlines will not be considered for funding. Please note that the majority of funding schemes are allocated at least six months prior to the start of the upcoming academic session. For funding commencing in 2013-14 applicants should start investigating what funding is available during the autumn term of 2012. ANNOUNCEMENT DATES

Decisions relating to Graduate School funding applications should be announced by the end of April for research degree programmes and the end of May for taught master’s programmes. For other schemes this date will vary depending on the deadline and the selection procedure.

External funding EXTERNAL SCHOLARSHIPS Commonwealth Scholarships for Postgraduate Study Country: Commonwealth countries. Eligibility: Taught master’s, doctoral programmes and split-site study in a range of

subjects offered at King’s. How much is offered? Varies depending on type of scholarship scheme. Deadline for application: Varies – check website. Further information: cscuk.dfid.gov.uk/apply

Country: Various. Eligibility: Candidates must be female and enrolling on a postgraduate Research

programme in Life Sciences. How much is offered? Up to $40,000. Deadline for application: Varies – check website. Further information: www.kcl.ac.uk/funding

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UNESCO – L’Oreal International Fellowships for Young Women in Life Sciences

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Fees & funding

Aga Khan Foundation Country: Various Eligibility: Postgraduate taught programmes. MPhil/PhD research may be considered. How much is offered? 50 per cent grant, 50 per cent loan. Deadline for application: Varies – check website. Further information: www.akdn.org/akf

Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme Eligibility: Specified postgraduate taught programmes, please see website for details. How much is offered? Up to five scholarships available covering air travel, tuition fees

at the international level, arrival allowance and monthly living allowance. Deadline for application: 1 April for September entry. Further information: www.kcl.ac.uk/gradfunding

Scholarships for the Developed Commonwealth Country: Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, New Zealand, Singapore, Malta,

Cyprus, Bahamas. Eligibility: Doctoral programmes and split-site study in any subject offered at King’s. How much is offered? Approx £25,000 per year covering tuition fees, stipend, airfares

and other allowances. Deadline for application: 7 December for entry in the following September. Further information: cscuk.dfid.gov.uk/apply

Chevening Scholarships Country: Various. Eligibility: Postgraduate programmes in all subjects. How much is offered? Variable. Deadline for application: Varies – you must apply to The British Embassy/High

Commission or The British Council in the country of which you are a citizen. Further information: www.kcl.ac.uk/gradfunding

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Other sources of funding Here are some of the other funding sources available to students. Please contact the organisations directly for further details regarding eligibility, applications and closing dates. Links to the websites can be found at www.kcl.ac.uk/gradfunding • AXA PhD Fellowships • British Academy • British Federation of Women Graduates • Canada: London Goodenough Association of Canada Scholarship Programme • Canada: Canadian Centennial Scholarships • Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP) • Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme (Formerly DFID) • King’s-China Scholarship Council PhD Scholarship Programme (K-CSC) • Charles Wallace Trust • Japan: Daiwa Scholarships • Turkey: Jean Monnet Scholarship • UNESCO • USA: Fulbright Postgraduate Student Awards

Other sources of financial support INTERNATIONAL HARDSHIP FUND (INTERNATIONAL AND EU STUDENTS)

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT DISABILITY FUND (INTERNATIONAL AND EU STUDENTS)

The International Student Disability Fund (ISDF) is available for International and EU students who are studying at King’s College London with a disability on a parttime, full-time, postgraduate exchange basis. More information is available from the Disability & Dyslexia Service (www.kcl.ac.uk/disability or see page 30).

FEES & FUNDING

The College has set aside limited funds to assist EU and international students in financial difficulty. In order to be eligible to apply you must be able to demonstrate that ‘unforeseen circumstances’ have occurred after you started your course with adequate funds to cover fees and living costs. If financial difficulties arise then you should contact Student Advice & International Student Support or the Student Funding Office or your personal tutor to discuss your circumstances.

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Fees & funding

Tuition fees Fees vary from programme to programme and are subject to revision each year. Fees for all taught and research programmes can be found listed alongside individual programmes on the online prospectus (www.kcl.ac.uk/prospectus). SELF FUNDED STUDENTS – TUITION FEE PAYMENT CONDITIONS

Fees will be payable in two equal instalments. The first instalment is due for payment by 31 October or 14 days from date of invoice if later. The second instalment is due for payment by 31 January or 14 days from date of invoice if later. An early settlement refund of two per cent of total fees will be forwarded to students who make full payment of their tuition fees prior to 31 October or within 14 days of the date of invoice if later. SPONSORED STUDENTS – TUITION FEE PAYMENT CONDITIONS

Where a student provides a valid sponsor letter at registration from an external corporate body agreeing to pay tuition fees, the invoice will be sent direct to the sponsoring organisation and payment of the invoice is due immediately. A student who is sponsored by a friend or relative will be regarded as responsible for their own fees. In the event of non payment of part or all fees by the sponsoring organisation, the outstanding amount will be invoiced to the student and be payable within 14 days. Fee deposit scheme

For certain programmes, a fee deposit scheme is in operation. When you are offered a place to study on one of our programmes, you will be advised whether you are required to pay a deposit (likely to be around 10 per cent of the fee).

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FURTHER INFORMATION

In the first instance any tuition fee invoice queries should be referred to your School Office; accommodation invoice queries should be referred to the Accommodation Office. Any subsequent queries in respect of payment or collection of fees or debt sanctions should be referred to the Credit Control Department (see Contacts page 31).

Living expenses It is difficult to be exact about living expenses as it depends on what you choose to do. London can be expensive but the laws of supply and demand also decree that big cities can be amongst the cheapest to live in. London is almost without equal when it comes to ways in which to spend your money and enjoy your free time, whatever your interests. Even better, the opportunities to get the best out of London on a limited budget are enormous. LIVING EXPENSES PER YEAR

You need to ensure that you have sufficient funds for your fees and that you have enough money for accommodation, food, travel, books and other living expenses (NB you will need to prove that you have funds for these living expenses when applying for your visa). You should assume that the estimated living expenses given below represent a guide to the sum required to live in reasonable comfort in London for each of the teaching sessions mentioned. If you have dependent children, we recommend that you add a further ÂŁ2,500 per child. COUNCIL TAX EXEMPTION

FEES & FUNDING

To be eligible for council tax exemption, students must be enrolled on a full-time course, which is normally defined as a course requiring attendance for at least 21 hours a week for at least 24 weeks each year. A person who is entitled to an exemption certificate has this taken into account when the council tax bill is calculated. It does not affect the liability of everyone who is not a full time student and over 18 in the property to pay council tax. In the case of a property solely occupied by full-time students who are joint tenants, they are all liable for a nil council tax bill, provided they have all sent in their exemption certificates.

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Where a student lives in a property with non-students a council tax bill will be issued; although legally full-time students cannot be held liable for any amount of council tax, non-student housemates may expect a contribution. Where a student lives with only one non-student they will receive a 25 per cent discount for the property. Once you have enrolled, and require a Council Tax Exemption Certificate you should visit the Compass student centre at the Strand or Guy’s in person, where certificate requests are handled. STUDENT OYSTER PHOTOCARD SCHEME

All full-time students aged 18 and over can apply for a Student Oyster Photocard, as long as your course lasts at least 14 weeks. Further eligibility criteria applies. With a valid Student Oyster Photocard, you can buy Travelcards and Bus Passes at 30 per cent off the equivalent adult rate on weekly and monthly Travelcards which will be valid on National Rail trains in the London area, as well as on the Tube, Docklands Light Railway, Tramlink and London bus services. For more information on eligibility and how to apply, visit www.kcl.ac.uk/funding WORKING IN LONDON

Students in London benefit from the wealth and variety of part-time and vacation work offered by London companies. Plus you have the advantage of earning higher rates of pay in the capital. King’s Careers & Employability advertises vacancies for part-time, temporary, voluntary and vacation work (see www.kcl.ac.uk/careers). A wide range of casual work is available in the Students’ Union and, through the Conference & Timetabling Services, in student residences throughout the year. If you are an international student, new government legislation has made it easier for you to work part-time. More information can be found by visiting www.ukcisa.org.uk or from the Student Advice and International Student Support Service at King’s.

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MANAGING YOUR MONEY

We recommend you start planning how you will manage your money before you start university. If you have never lived away from home or created a budget before, one of our Student Advisers will be able to help you. To a great extent, your financial situation whilst studying is determined by how well you are able to manage your money whilst studying and the lifestyle that you choose to lead. If you have a budget outlining your income and are able to control your expenses, you should be able to minimise the risk of running out of money whilst studying. This will also ensure that you leave university having accumulated the minimum of debt. For more advice and the King’s Budget Planner, see www.kcl.ac.uk/campuslife/london/budget.aspx

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Learning & language support King’s provides additional learning, language and study skills support for postgraduates, whether you need assistance with English language, you are a native speaker or have special requirements.

Support for disabled students Studying at university can be demanding and many students find they need to consider how they approach a new learning environment. Disabled students, including students with specific learning difficulties and long term medical conditions may find they have additional concerns for studying if their disability impacts on their ability to access their studies. At King’s, a number of facilities are available and accessible across the College and from the Disability Advisory Service. If you think you may need advice or information about how to access support available to you, please contact the Disability Advisory Service. The earlier you do so the better and if this is before you enrol then we can help to ensure your support is in place before you start. More information can be found at www.kcl.ac.uk/disability A sample of the resources available for disabled students within the College include:

•L  earning Support Tutor for individual and group study skills sessions. •A  ssistance to access disability related funding, e.g. Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) for Home-domiciled students and the International Students’ Disability Fund (ISDF) for EU and International students. •A  ssessment of Needs for access to funding options. •S  creenings for specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia and referrals to diagnostic practitioners for full diagnostic assessments. •E  xtended library book loans. •P  ersonalised Examination Provisions •C  oursework Cover Sheets •S  hort term loan of assistive technology, for example, digital voice recorders. •A  ssistive software packages on College computers and individual and group training.

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Study skills & English language support The English Language Centre (ELC) works across the whole College and is accredited by the British Council. The most recent inspection awarded the ELC points of excellence in six general categories, the highest score achieved across all Colleges in the University of London. The ELC provides training and support to both non-native and native English speakers. Our experienced tutors are well qualified and fully understand the challenges and anxieties you might face. In addition, our Graduate School also provides further resources for postgraduate students. WHAT SUPPORT IS AVAILABLE?

In addition to the year-round Pre-Master’s and Graduate Diploma programmes, the ELC also runs the following to help support King’s students in their studies. In-sessional & study skills

Full information about the support we offer can be found on www.kcl.ac.uk/study/elc/support/index.aspx

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The ELC offers in-sessional and study skills courses for all King’s students, whether you are a native or non-native English speaker. All the support is free and runs throughout the academic year across all campuses. The support focuses on the language and study skills that will help you make the most of your time at King’s and achieve your potential. The series of lectures, workshops and online resources will help you develop both your academic language and key academic skills, such as learning how to be a critical, independent learner and writing more effectively in an academic environment.

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Pre-sessional courses

Pre-sessional courses run from May to September. These fulltime, intensive courses are open to all non-native speaking students who hold offers from King’s or other UK universities. The course prepares you for the demands of higher education by focusing on improving your language skills within an academic context. You will focus specifically on improving your extended academic writing skills, developing your critical approaches to reading and developing your library-based research skills. If you are therefore holding a conditional offer on the basis of English language you should consider signing up to the relevant pre-sessional course. We also recommend the five week pre-sessional for non-native speakers holding unconditional offers who haven’t studied in the UK before. More details at www.kcl.ac.uk/elc WRITING ADVICE SESSIONS

Following the success of hosting Royal Literary Fund Writing Fellows in the Graduate School for the past two years we are delighted to be able to continue to offer this service. The Fellows will provide free, confidential one-to-one advice sessions for postgraduate research students and postdoctoral research staff on: • Improving your written work • Polishing your prose style • Planning large writing projects • Revising written work • Creative writing This is a great opportunity for researchers to become more competent and confident writers. To make an appointment, please contact gradtrain@kcl.ac.uk in the first instance or check www.kcl.ac.uk/study/pg/school/training for further details

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ONE TO ONE SUPPORT

Staff within the Researcher Development Unit at the Graduate School are able to provide a series of one-to-one coaching sessions for research students that deal with specific issues that do not include the content or structure of your research (as these are issues that should be dealt with by your supervisor). Such issues might include (but are not limited to) time and workload management, career direction and personal issues. For further information and an initial discussion please email Fiona Denney at fiona.denney@kcl.ac.uk Modern Languages Centre

The Centre offers a variety of courses for academic and professional development for postgraduate students of all disciplines. The courses allow the chance to develop language skills at all levels. Languages on offer include Arabic, Bengali, Brazilian, Portuguese, Catalan, Dari, Farsi, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Panjabi, Pashto, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Sanskrit, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish and Urdu.

www.kcl.ac.uk/mlc

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There is also a range of specialised courses, including languages for business, for law and for health professionals. All our teachers are experienced, qualified native speakers of their languages. Postgraduates can choose from a range of language modules, either to take for credit as part of a taught degree programme, or to support a research degree. Students are also welcome to take extra-curricular language courses, either by joining an undergraduate assessed module, choosing one of the evening classes or a tailor made course. There is a fee for any extra-curricular course, but King’s students receive a discounted rate. For more information contact the Modern Language Centre, tel 020 7848 2890, modern.language@kcl.ac.uk or

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Life at King’s King’s academics are redefining the world and helping to make it a better place. With the support of our specialist Graduate School you can follow in this tradition.

Research-led teaching As one of the world’s leading research-intensive universities, King’s postgraduate students are taught or supervised by academics who are national or international leaders in their field, familiar with the latest ideas and developments in their discipline. King’s provides a highly supportive network by helping to ensure the welfare and success of our students. You will be supported both by the central Graduate School and by your own academic department and School. The Graduate School champions the needs of postgraduates in College decision making and delivers training, services and facilities centrally. The Schools are responsible for academic matters and for local training, support, guidance and administration. Most of our taught programmes provide students with the opportunity to undertake research. We value scholarly enquiry and independence of thought, and our students enjoy high levels of staff contact, with free and open discussion. Our goal is to enhance your experience as a postgraduate student. We bring together the postgraduate opportunities from the Schools to provide a vibrant research environment and high quality taught postgraduate experiences. INFORMATION RESOURCES AND SERVICES

King’s Library Services enable access to an extensive range of tools and research and teaching resources. Library Services manage all libraries, archives and special collections across the College’s five campuses and provides access to the key services and resources that support research and learning. Students have access to a huge multidisciplinary print and electronic information resource base that includes over two million books and thousands of journals. They can also use an extensive portfolio of remotely accessible electronic resources: bibliographic and full text databases, electronic journals, international library catalogues, internet resource discovery tools, subject gateways, data sets, multimedia resources, e-books and online research support services. Postgraduate students also have access to the wealth of specialist libraries, archives and collections at King’s and in and around London, including the University of London and the British Library.

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ARCHIVES & SPECIAL COLLECTIONS AT KING’S

King’s holds a unique, internationally significant and continually expanding range of archival and printed sources. The archives total some five million documents and include such significant collections as the historical library collection of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), which was transferred to King’s on permanent loan in 2007. Also included are the research papers of former staff and students including Maurice Wilkins, Eric Mottram and Sir Charles Wheatstone. The Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives is a leading repository for research into modern defence policy in Britain. You can find out more about Library Services on our website www.kcl.ac.uk/library ACCESS TO IT SERVICES

King’s has a network of over 1,600 student PC workstations with access to software, email, internet resources, printing, data storage and remote login facilities. Some computer rooms are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Internet and PC access, including wireless, is available at all College residences. Students can also access specialist departmental software and personal files from any PC/laptop with an internet/wireless connection via the Access King’s global desktop. We also provide software advice and distribution services, including discounted software deals. INDUCTION AND TRAINING

Each programme at King’s will organise their own induction into life at King’s (see page 2), but there is also central support available in a number of areas, including the International Students’ Welcome and Orientation (see page 3). King’s provides excellent information retrieval and IT training opportunities, including free programmes and consultancy services. Library Services provides research support for postgraduate students as well as subject information specialists.

The Researcher Development Unit in the Graduate School has responsibility for providing and co-ordinating training and development opportunities for postgraduate research students and research staff. You can find more information on the programme from our website www.kcl.ac.uk/study/pg/school/training

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Graduate School support begins with a comprehensive induction programme for new research students so that you know what support and facilities are available from day one. These complement induction events organised by each academic School and special Graduate School induction sessions for international students.

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SUPPORT SERVICES

In addition to study resources, at King’s you will enjoy a comprehensive range of facilities and services to help support your studies and make the most of your time at the College. These include: Graduate School; Student Advice & International Student Support (helping students with a wide range of issues covering immigration advice, money management, legal issues and housing); The Compass (a ‘one stop shop’ for all student enquiries); Careers & Employability (which offers a dedicated postgraduate careers adviser as well as many other services and events); counselling; religious provision and pastoral care; Disability & Dyslexia Service (providing information and advice about the support systems available to disabled students); fitness, health and sport. You can find more information on all of these services on our website.

Social life The King’s experience encompasses far more than study. Our students like to get involved, and there is plenty to get involved with. Besides a host of events, including high-profile speakers, exhibitions and debates, the College and the students’ union bring together groups of like-minded students in clubs, societies, volunteering projects, and socially at our cafés and bars. Our alumni network (with active branches in a range of different countries) also keeps you up to speed after you graduate. POSTGRADUATE SPACES AND SOCIALISING

The Graduate School has created Graduate Lounges on each campus where postgraduates can meet students from other departments over a coffee, and we are adding Skype to allow you to phone home. We have opened ‘Graduate Zones’, postgraduate only workspace in a number of our libraries where you can go if you need quiet time to think or write. Together with our students’ union (KCLSU), we also organise a series of social events called ‘Unlocking London’ that help you get to know the capital and its vibrant social life. Previous events include Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, an evening Thames River Cruise and a festive flight on the London Eye. KCLSU – KING’S COLLEGE LONDON STUDENTS’ UNION

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KCLSU (www.kclsu.org) is here to support you during your time at King’s by organising social, sporting and cultural activities where you can make new friends. We also offer opportunities for you to develop transferable skills that will increase your employability when you graduate, and ensure there are ways for you to voice your opinion on the issues that affect you most. We are also here to provide you with independent support and advice whenever you need it.


Because we are a student-led organisation, we put what students want at the centre of everything we do. When you enrol at King’s you’ll automatically become a member of KCLSU, which means you can take advantage of all the fantastic services we offer. WELCOME

To help you settle in, get to know your fellow students and get a flavour of some of the activities available to you at King’s, KCLSU organises a programme of activities for new and returning students called ‘Welcome’ at the start of the academic year. THINGS TO DO IN YOUR SPARE TIME

Whether you’ve been doing it for years or you just feel like trying something new, there is an enormous variety of sports clubs, societies, volunteering opportunities and campaigning groups where you can get involved. You’re spoilt for choice, but if there’s something you feel is missing, we can also help you get your own student activity group up and running. SPORTS

The KCLSU Sport & Fitness team provide you with some fantastic opportunities to participate in sport and all things physical whilst studying at King’s. Whether for fun, to improve your fitness, make lasting friendships or to take part in serious competitions, regionally or nationally, we certainly have something for you with over 50 sports clubs to choose from as well as a diverse programme of recreational opportunities to keep you fit and active. The Kinetic Fitness Club offers you some great facilities and machines, with a range of classes, nutritional advice, lifestyle analysis and a personal training service all at student-friendly prices. ACTIVITY GROUPS

VOLUNTEERING AND SKILLS

There are over 50 volunteering groups and student-led volunteering projects here at KCLSU, along with various other volunteering opportunities within King’s, the local community across London and even overseas. KCLSU also supports all of our volunteers to develop and evidence their employability skills, helping each student to get the most out of their time whilst at King’s.

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KCLSU is proud to have a diverse range of exciting Activity Groups and joining is the best way to meet those who will share your eccentricities and help you harness your talents! For a full list of the Activity Groups available, details of their upcoming events and to get in contact with members go to www.kclsu.org/groups

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STUDENT MEDIA

Roar is the King’s student newspaper, produced monthly by a student editorial team. There is a variety of opportunities open to students – from photography, writing, layout and design, so it’s easy to find a role that best suits your talents. King’s also has its own radio station, KCL Radio. WORK OPPORTUNITIES

KCLSU employs over 300 students to staff our venues so there’s also an opportunity for you to earn some extra money whilst at King’s. We can work around your academic schedule and have a range of opportunities available. Keep an eye out for work opportunities run by the College too. PLACES TO GO

KCLSU has some amazing places to get together with new friends in a safe, secure and friendly environment. Our two bars, the Waterfront (Strand Campus) and Guy’s Bar (Boland House, Guy’s Campus) serve a range of food and drinks all day, making them ideal places to relax and enjoy yourself. Our late night venue Tutu’s Nightclub (named after alumnus Desmond Tutu) hosts a range of different live music gigs and club nights and offers an unrivalled view of London’s skyline from its location overlooking the River Thames. In addition to this the Lobby has been developed as a new space in the Macadam Building (Strand Campus) for students to relax, study and interact in, along with a new skills development area, the Bridge, which works in partnership with King’s Careers & Employability to provide students with opportunities to enhance and develop their employability skills.

The London Advantage 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, all of which attract the best from around the world. King’s has connections to all walks of London life and as a student here you will benefit from these links through your programme and through various opportunities to take part in events and hear our renowned guest speakers. EXPERIENCE LONDON

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London life is full, colourful and varied. There is a wealth of cultural and academic resources on your doorstep, many of which are free to use. These include world famous museums such as the V&A and Natural History Museum, libraries such


as the British Library, theatres both West End and independent, and galleries including the Tate Modern, Tate Britain and National Gallery. London is also well known for its specialised collections and many important historical societies. On a sunny day, discover one of London’s many parks, such as Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens and Regent’s Park. These often play host to major music events, including the Wireless Festival and Hard Rock Calling in Hyde Park. London also offers a wealth of shopping opportunities: visit the shopping hub of Regent and Oxford Street; lose yourself in Camden or Greenwich Market; and explore the vibrant Brick Lane and Spitalfields. There are many guides available (both in print and online) to all that London has to offer, and weekly magazines such as Time Out to keep you up-to-date with what is happening. AFFORDABLE LONDON

London may be known as one of the most expensive cities in the world but with around 16 per cent of the total UK student population living in London, the capital is well geared up for students and their budgets. This means that students can enjoy a host of discounts and reductions on a wealth of facilities and services. Student discounts can be found in many of Oxford Street’s major retail outlets with various shops, cafes, bars and restaurants offering discounted rates. In the capital, getting around is cheaper than you might think with a 30 percent discount on Transport for London (TFL) services with a Student Oyster Photocard meaning you can jump on and off tubes and buses without the worry of breaking the bank. Alternatively, some of London’s famous sights are best seen on foot and many of the city’s main attractions are within easy walking distance of each other.

London is sure to deliver a great student experience whatever your interests, your budget or the weather.

We look forward to welcoming you to King’s.

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The London calendar is packed with a great mix of events with activities to suit everyone. Many of these are free, so whether it is taking in the fireworks spectacular at New Year, running in the Virgin London Marathon, dancing in the Notting Hill Carnival, tasting the culinary delights of the Taste of Spain festival on Regent Street or catching a movie at the BFI Film Festival, you can find something to keep yourself entertained.

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Key contacts

• Study Abroad and Exchange • Global Institutes and Centres

For resources for offer holders, including this guide in electronic format, visit www.kcl.ac.uk/study/offerholders

www.kcl.ac.uk/casa

ACCOMMODATION

• Biomedical Sciences • Dentistry • Medicine • Institute of Psychiatry • Nursing

Accommodation Services King’s College London Macadam Building Surrey Street London WC2R 2NS Tel +44 (0)20 7848 2759 Fax +44 (0)20 7848 2724 www.kcl.ac.uk/accomm University of London Housing Services 4th floor, ULU Building Malet Street London WC1E 7HY Tel +44 (0)20 7862 8880 Fax +44 (0)20 7862 8084 housing@lon.ac.uk www.housing.lon.ac.uk

ADMISSIONS Admissions Enquiries The admissions enquiries team can help with general queries about the application process, open days and visiting opportunities. Tel +44 (0)20 7848 7000 prospective@kcl.ac.uk Centre for Arts & Sciences Admissions For queries related to: • Arts & Humanities • Law • Natural & Mathematical Sciences • Social Science & Public Policy • English Language Centre

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Health Schools Admissions Centre For queries related to:

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CAREERS King’s Careers & Employability careers@kcl.ac.uk www.kcl.ac.uk/careers

DISABILITY ADVISORY SERVICE For information, advice and guidance on support available for disabled students, long term medical conditions and specific learning difficulties. Tel +44 (0)20 7848 3398 disability@kcl.ac.uk www.kcl.ac.uk/disability

ENGLISH LANGUAGE CENTRE For information on study skills and language support for all students. English Language Centre King’s College London 26-29 Drury Lane London WC2B 5RL Tel +44 (0)20 7848 1600 Fax +44 (0)20 7848 1601 elc@kcl.ac.uk www.kcl.ac.uk/elc


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GRADUATE SCHOOL

Finance (Credit Control) Office King’s College London 6.20 James Clerk Maxwell Building Waterloo Campus 57 Waterloo Road London SE1 8WA Tel +44 (0)20 7848 3290/3372 credit.control@kcl.ac.uk

For advice on resources and funding opportunities for postgraduates at King’s.

Tuition fee status For tuition fee status contact the relevant admissions office, or for general advice:

International Marketing Team Tel +44 (0)20 7848 3388 international@kcl.ac.uk www.kcl.ac.uk/international

UKCISA

graduateschool@kcl.ac.uk www.kcl.ac.uk/graduateschool

INTERNATIONAL VISITS & EVENTS For information about visits to your country and other events see details below.

9-17 St Albans Place London N1 0NX Tel +44 (0)20 7107 9922 www.ukcisa.org.uk

Follow @KingsGlobal on Twitter for our international news and visits to your country

FUNDING

STUDENT ADVICE AND INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SUPPORT

For advice on Erasmus, US Loans, CDLs, King’s scholarships and hardship funds.

OR Graduate School Support Office Tel +44 (0) 7848 3376/3389 graduateschool@kcl.ac.uk www.kcl.ac.uk/gradfunding

For advice about immigration, finances, welfare benefits & legal matters. Tel +44 (0)20 7848 7070 thecompass@kcl.ac.uk www.kcl.ac.uk/advice Follow @KingsAdvice on Twitter

STUDENTS’ UNION KCLSU Macadam Building Surrey Street London WC2R 2NS Tel +44 (0)20 7848 1588 enquiries@kclsu.org www.kclsu.org Follow @KCLSU on Twitter Offices also at Guy’s and Waterloo campuses

CONTACTS & MAPS

Student Funding Office King’s College London G.31 James Clerk Maxwell Building Waterloo Campus 57 Waterloo Road London SE1 8WA Tel +44 (0)20 7848 4362/4471/4472 funding@kcl.ac.uk www.kcl.ac.uk/funding

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University of London Union (ULU) Tel +44 (0)20 7664 2000 general@ulu.co.uk www.ulu.co.uk National Union of Students (NUS) Tel +44 (0)20 7272 8900 www.nus.org.uk

General Advice & Information for International Students Immigration & Government departments UK Visas Foreign & Commonwealth Office King Charles Street London SW1A 2AH Tel +44 (0)20 7008 8438 www.ukvisas.gov.uk For general information on visas. Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants (JCWI) 115 Old Street London EC1V 9RT Tel +44 (0)20 7251 8708 info@jcwi.org.uk www.jcwi.org.uk For advice on immigration and nationality problems.

Home Office Public Enquiry Office Initial Consideration Unit (Border & Immigration Agency) Lunar House, 40 Wellesley Road Croydon CR9 2BY Tel +44 (0)870 606 7766 www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk For an application form please call +44 (0)870 241 0645 or download from the Border & Immigration Agency website. Overseas Visitors Records Office (Metropolitan Police) Ground Floor, Brandon House 180 Borough High Street London SE1 1LH Tel +44 (0)20 7230 1208/1286 Registration with the police is required for some international students. General advice & information The British Council Tel +44 (0)161 957 7755 general.enquiries@britishcouncil.org www.britishcouncil.org Follow @BritishCouncil on Twitter UKCISA UK Council for International Student Affairs 9-17 St Albans Place Islington London N1 0NX Tel +44 (0)20 7288 4330 Student Advice Line +44 (0)20 7107 9922 www.ukcisa.org.uk Offers information and advice to all international students.

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Registration week: 16-20 September 2013 Autumn term: 23 September to 13 December 2013 Spring term: 6 January to 28 March 2014 Summer term: 28 April to 6 June 2014

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College teaching dates for 2013-14

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WA N D S W O R T H

BROCKWELL PARK

1 Lord’s Cricket Ground

8 Covent Garden

15 Tate Modern

2 University of London Union

9 Marble Arch

16 Houses of Parliament

3 University Library

10 National Gallery & Trafalgar Square

17 Westminster Abbey

4 British Museum 5 Barbican Centre

11 South Bank Complex

19 Royal Courts of Justice

6 St Paul’s Cathedral

12 Buckingham Palace

20 London Eye

7 Tower of London & Tower Bridge

13 Lambeth Walk 14 Museums

18 Tate Gallery

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