Minimum GPA: 3.30

Terms and Dates:

  • Spring 2024
    January 8, 2024 to May 31, 2024
  • Fall 2024
    September 23, 2024 to December 13, 2024
  • Academic Year 2024-25
    September 23, 2024 to May 30, 2025


Emily Dougherty

Cornell Affiliations:

Global Learning

Off-campus partner:

King's College London (KCL)


Cornell has a fixed number of spaces at King’s which are allocated based on Cornell application submission date. Applications beyond that number are subject to King’s general admission policies, and capacity issues frequently impact admission decisions.

This program has an early application deadline. King’s applicants should also apply for a back-up program.

Opportunity Description

King's College London (KCL) is one of the UK's most historic and prestigious universities. With a forward thinking vision and state-of-the-art facilities, King's is renowned for excellence in both its innovative teaching and pioneering research. Based in the heart of central London, and spread across five London campuses, King's is one of the largest multi-faculty institutions in the UK.

What is unique about this program?

King's has a particularly distinguished reputation in the humanities, law, the sciences (including a wide range of health areas) and social sciences, including War Studies. It has played a major role in many of the advances that have shaped modern life, such as the discovery of the structure of DNA, and research that led to the development of radio, television, mobile phones, and radar. It is the largest center for the education of healthcare professionals in Europe.

King's College London is the fourth oldest university in England, has roughly 30,000 students, and is ranked among the top universities in the world.

King's College London is a Cornell Global Hub partner university. Global Hubs are Cornell's collaborative centers of engagement around the world. Hubs will give students exciting opportunities for semester-long and short-term study abroad, field experience, participation in faculty-led research, curricular pathways through majors, internships, and more.

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?

Academic Calendar

  • Academic year: mid-September - late-May
  • Fall semester: mid-September - mid -December
  • Spring semester: early January - late-May

For specific dates, refer to the King's College London Academic Calendar

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.
  • Connect with a potential reference as the external application requires an academic reference.
  • 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

How do I apply?

Applying to study on an exchange program is a two-step process. The Cornell approval process must be complete before your program advisor in the Office of Global Learning can submit your nomination to the exchange partner.  Exchanges may have limited spaces, so early applications are encouraged. If you are applying to an exchange program, it must be your first choice.  Exchange programs cannot be a "back-up" to another program.

  1. For Cornell approval and nomination, click on the "Apply" button on this webpage. Applications are approved by your college and the Office of Global Learning on a rolling basis until the application deadline listed on this page, or earlier, if the program fills.
  2. Complete the external application required by KCL. Cornell has limited exchange placements available at KCL, so not all students can be considered for exchange.  Cornell students can also apply to KCL via the "study abroad" route, but admission is limited and not guaranteed.  Applications are reviewed by KCL on a first-come, first-served basis.
    • Applicants will receive next steps to complete the external KCL application from their Education Abroad Advisor after receiving Cornell approval. 
      • If you are nominated as an exchange student: You will receive an email directly from King's with the application link. You will not need an academic reference for your application. Your costs are the same as listed in the Cost tab of this program page.
      • If you are nominated as a "fee-paying"/study abroad student: You will apply using the link on the KCL website. You will need an academic reference for our application. It is recommended that you complete KCL's application as soon as it opens on their website, as there are limited placements available and admission is rolling. The KCL application for Fall 2024 will open on February 1. Your costs are the same as listed in the Cost tab of this program page.