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Minimum GPA: 3.30

Terms and Dates:

  • Spring 2022
    January 8, 2022 to June 3, 2022


Alayne Prine

Cornell Affiliations:

Global Learning

Off-campus partner:

King's College London (KCL)


This program has an early application deadline and has the potential to fill early. Admission is rolling.

Opportunity Description

What is unique about this program?

Students participating in this program at King's College London enroll in the "Health and Society" course, which is composed of coursework and clinical observation, and three other undergraduate modules at KCL of your choosing.  

Health and Society is a course for current undergraduate students considering a career in medicine or the allied health professions. The course is designed to offer undergraduate students a taste of the theory and practice of medicine through weekly lecture/seminars and clinical shadowing opportunities in various primary (family practice) and secondary care (hospital) settings.  The course has three specific aims, namely for students to develop greater awareness of:

  • The patient experience
  • The healthcare practitioner as scientist, scholar, practitioner and professional
  • Healthcare systems 

Admission to the Health and Society module is highly competitive, as there are only 16 spots available each semester for study abroad students from around the world. King's looks for applicants who have an extremely strong background in biology and chemistry.

What is unique about London?

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

How do I get more information about King's College London?

Things to Consider Before Applying

  • Review the information on the Education Abroad Office’s Get Started page for important considerations on academics and finances, and a guide to next steps.
  • Find answers on the Education Abroad FAQ and resource pages for Cornell study abroad policy, health, and safety updates. 
  • Still have questions?  Visit the Get Advice page and learn how to connect with an Education Abroad Advisors.
  • Want to keep up to date with Cornellians Abroad? Follow Education Abroad on social media, @cornelliansabroad@CornellEducationAbroad

How do I apply?

Applying to study abroad is a two-step process. You may complete both steps simultaneously, but the Cornell approval process must be complete before your program advisor in the Office of Global Learning can submit any approval or nomination to the program.

  1. For Cornell Approval, click on the "Apply" button on this webpage. Applications are approved by the Office of Global Learning on a rolling basis until the application deadline listed on this page.
  2. For Program Admission, complete an external application directly on the program’s webpage, using the link in the “Snapshot” section. (Note: This deadline may be in advance of the general Cornell deadline for approval. Many programs fill by rolling admission.)

Further Application Guidance:

If you are sure and serious about studying at KCL, you are strongly encouraged to complete KCL’s online application as soon as the application portal opens on their website to have the best chance of admission.  This may mean completing KCL’s application before you receive approval from Cornell.  Please note that Cornell approval is still required for you to participate and receive credit if KCL makes you an offer, but it is okay if you receive your Cornell approval after you submit KCL’s application.

The Office of Global Learning is considered an “agent” within KCL’s application system.  Therefore, you will need to reference our agent code in your application, which is CNL.

For more information on KCL’s application process, please visit the Applying page on their website.  In particular, please click on the Guidance tab and read their application guidance notes prior to starting your application, or have the guide open while you’re completing it, as a reference.  If you run into any trouble completing KCL’s application, please reach out to them by emailing  In more urgent situations, they can also be reached by phone at +44 (0)20 7848 7385.