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Minimum GPA: 3.30

Terms and Dates:

  • Spring 2023
    January 8, 2023 to June 2, 2023
  • Fall 2023
    September 18, 2023 to December 15, 2023
  • Academic Year 2023-24
    September 18, 2023 to May 31, 2024
  • Spring 2024
    January 8, 2024 to May 31, 2024


Emily Dougherty

Cornell Affiliations:

Global Learning

Off-campus partner:

King's College London (KCL)


This program has an early application deadline and fills on a first-come, first-served basis. Admission capacity is limited.

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 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.

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.

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 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
    • It is recommended that you complete KCL's application as soon as it opens on KCL's website, as there are limited placements available and admission is rolling.
    • 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.