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Minimum GPA: 3.30

Terms and Dates:

  • Academic Year 2019-20
  • Fall 2019
  • Spring 2020
  • Fall 2020
  • Academic Year 2020-21
  • Spring 2021


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

King's 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 such as psychiatry, medicine, nursing and dentistry) 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 and no university has more Medical Research Council Centers.

King's College London is the fourth oldest university in England, has nearly 30,000 students (of whom more than 10,000 are postgraduate students) and is ranked among the top 25 best universities in the world, according to QS World University Rankings.

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 choose among programs?

  • See the Office of Global Learning’s “Selecting a Program” page for information on program types and considerations
  • Use the search features on the Experience Cornell  Opportunities page to filter for programs approved by your college, and by particular subject areas
  • Go to the “Get Advice” page for information on drop-in advising hours, scheduling an advising appointment, returned student contacts, and college advisors for study abroad
  • Find out about upcoming events, check out FAQs, and read stories from returned study abroad students

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.)

If you are applying for Fall 2020:

The King’s College London online study abroad application portal for Fall 2020 opened on Friday, January 31.  This application period will be short and competitive, as this program has a tendency to fill quickly.  The application window will officially close on Sunday, March 1 (unless the program fills prior to this date).  Applications will be reviewed in the order they are received and admissions is rolling.

You are strongly encouraged to complete KCL’s online application as soon as possible 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.