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England: King's College London
London, United Kingdom
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|Restrictions:||AU- applicants only|
|Housing:||Dormitory, Shared Apt.||Language Pre-requisite:||none|
|Language of Instruction:||English||Language Courses Offered:||Yes|
|Non-AU Students Accepted:||No||Internship:||No|
|Advisor:||Kelly Jo Bahry||Minimum GPA:||3.3|
|Class Level Required for Admission:||Junior standing||Program Type:||Direct Enrollment|
Is this Program Right for You?For students who want to be immersed in the charm and excitement of Britain, living and studying in London is the obvious choice. The cultural life in London is one of the richest and most diverse in the world. Please visit this important web page for more information on students from the United States institutions studying at King's.
Studying in Enland is very different than what you might be used to. Students are expected to study outside of class to retain a large portion of their subject matter. Unlike universities in the United States, the majority of each student's grades in England is based on one or two large assignments or solely on the final test - not on class participation or attendance. This study abroad experience will provide each AU student much independence and opportunity to get to know students from Britian and all over the world.
King's College London was founded by King George IV and the Duke of Wellington in 1829 and is one of the two oldest and largest colleges of the University of London. It has a leading position in UK higher education and a world-wide reputation for research and teaching. King's is perhaps the most central of all universities in London, composed of three beautiful campuses right along the River Thames. The Study Abroad program at King's is fully integrated, so you will attend the same classes and live in the same accommodation as any other King's student.
* Must have completed sophomore year of college prior to attending program.
* A minimum GPA of 3.3 is required for participation in this program.
* Admission into some subjects may require other prerequisites and have higher GPA requirements.
AU students directly enroll in King's for either a semester or for a full year and earn full AU credit. A typical course load at King's is four courses which equates to 16 credits. Because you are directly enrolling in King's, an extensive course catalog is available to you. Over 800 courses are offered in subjects ranging from American Studies to Biology. Students are free to take courses from multiple departments in multiple subject areas, provided any course pre-requisites are met. This enables flexibility for students in designing their study abroad. King's is renowned for the excellence of their academic departments, especially in such areas as Biology, Pre-Medicine, English, History, Political Science and War Studies just to name a few.
Please review the King's College Website for more course information. Please check out the Module Catologue for specific course listings. Each module has a 4,5,6, or 7 next to it in the Module Catologue. For BA students, note that 4 is for introductory classes, 5 is for intermediate, and 6 is for advanced. 7 is for graduate classes.
Some King's scholarships for 2500 Pounds for semester students and 3500 Pounds for academic year students are available through the King's Study Abroad Office. AU Mobility Awards and other scholarship information can be viewed at the AU Abroad website.
Student LifeLife in London
London is truly one of the most dynamic and exciting cities in the world, offering students an unparalleled environment in which to live and study. Whether your interest is art and theater, politics and economics, or film and music, it can all be found in abundance. King's College is in between the City of London, which is the financial and legal centre of the capital, and the West End with its shops, bars, theatres, museums and other major tourist attractions. King's College is composed of three campuses, all of which are in the center of the city near the famous River Thames. Already a leading university in London, King's College was made even more famous by Dan Brown's novel The DaVinci Code, in which the renowned Religion Department library played a role.
Housing and Meals
Students are responsible for making housing and meal arrangements independently directly to King's. Once accepted the university, students are required to submit a housing application. Provided the application is received by the deadline, all students are provided housing. Housing is paid directly to King's College by the student.
An accomodation packet describing accomodation in greater detail can be found here.
With self-catered apartments bedrooms are arranged in a self-contained flat, usually for four to nine students sharing a communal kitchen. Prices for each semester and each accomodation vary. For AU students, a King's Accomodation Fee Example can be found here. King's students may also apply to live in one of the Inter-collegiate halls which provide an opportunity for residents to mix with students from all the Colleges of the University.
All residences are served by public transportation and have easy access to all the campuses by bus, underground or mainline train. Campuses and accomodation maps can be found here.
Frequently asked questions regarding King's accomodation can be found here.
There are two kinds of visas available to American Citizens (and some other nationalities) who are students in the UK. The Student Visitor Visa and the Tier 4 Visa have different stipulations. Each student is responsible for obtaining his or her own visa.
|Dates / Deadlines:|
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Spring||2013||10/11/2012 **||Varies by program||01/04/2013||06/07/2013|
|NOTE: Please note that the Spring semester represent terms 2 and 3 in the United Kingdom. Orientation is January 4th. Term 2 runs from January 7, 2013 through March 30, 2013. Term 3 (revisions and exams) runs from April 28 - June 7, 2013.|
|Academic Year||2013-2014||03/07/2013 **||Varies by program||09/16/2013||06/06/2014|
|Fall||2013||03/07/2013 **||Varies by program||09/16/2013||12/13/2013|
|Spring||2014||10/09/2013**||Varies by program||TBA||TBA|
** The time it takes to receive an admissions decision varies greatly by program; it can take as little as two weeks or as long as several months. Contact AU Abroad for further details on your program's admissions timeline.
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