King’s College London Transfer
King’s College London Transfer
Transferring to King’s
Some of our academic departments may consider transfer applications to our undergraduate courses from suitably qualified students currently attending other universities.
However, some courses may be unable to consider transfers. Please see below for further guidance.
Please note: It is not possible to transfer to the final year of any undergraduate course.
Thinking of transferring?
Transferring to another institution is a big decision. Before you consider submitting any applications for transfer, ensure that you discuss your situation with your current university personal tutor, academic support services, or welfare support services: they may be able to offer advice, guidance, or options to address your circumstances.
You may also want to discuss with them the impact a transfer of institution may have on your current funding, visa or accommodation arrangements.
Implications of transferring
If your application is successful you will receive a formal offer through UCAS which you can choose to accept or not. Think carefully about the following, and contact the Admissions Office before accepting any offer if you have any questions:
- Take note of the regulations regarding transfer on to a course at King’s from studies elsewhere, including how your final degree classification will be calculated. These can be found in Section 6 of the A2 Regulations for Admission and Registration and Section 11.4 of the A3 Regulations for Taught Programmes) in our Policy Zone.
- The Tier 4 visa for study in the UK is specific to each university. Therefore, if you require a Tier 4 visa it is likely that you will need to make a new visa application. In these cases King’s will provide you with a new CAS number if your transfer application is successful.
- You should also consider how a transfer might affect your funding or scholarship eligibility: our Funding Office can assist you with these matters.
- If you currently have a disability support plan in place, or think you may need advice or guidance on the support available if you transfer your studies to King’s, see our guidance for Disabled applicants.
Courses which do not consider transfers
Unfortunately we are unable to accept applications for transfer onto any year of the following programmes. Alternative ways to study on these programmes include applying for standard Year 1 September entry through UCAS or for Physiotherapy applicants the graduate entry route.
|Management||BSc Business Management
BSc Economics & Management
BSc International Management
|Comparative Literature||BA Comparative Literature|
|European Studies||BA European Studies (French Pathway) with a year abroad
BA European Studies (German Pathway) with a year abroad
BA European Studies (Spanish Pathway) with a year abroad
|Digital Humanities||BA Digital Culture|
|History||BA History and International Relations
BA History (see exception below)
LLB English Law and French Law
LLB English Law and German Law
LLB English Law and American Law
LLB English Law with Australian Law
LLB Law with American Legal Studies
LLB Law with European Legal Studies
LLB Law with Transnational Legal Studies
LLB Politics, Philosophy & Law
|Nutrition and Dietetics||BSc Nutrition
BSc Nutrition and Dietetics
|Political Economy||BA/BSc Philosophy, Politics and Economics
|War Studies||BA International Relations
BA War Studies
BA War Studies & History
BA War Studies & Philosophy
Courses which may consider transfers
Are you currently studying a subject other than medicine?
King’s does not accept transfers onto the Medicine MBBS from other disciplines (either at King’s or another institution). Applicants studying biological sciences or similar are encouraged instead to consider our Graduate and Professional Entry route into medicine.
Are you currently studying medicine in the UK?
Oxbridge Medical Students: A direct entry agreement is in place between King’s and the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge. Oxbridge applicants should use the common application procedure for third year direct entry agreed between Oxford, Cambridge and London (contact the Medical School offices at Oxford or Cambridge for an application form). There are approximately 34 places available each year.
Other UK Medical students: Each year, the Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine will only accept a maximum of two transfers into the third year only. To be eligible, applicants must be either:
- Enrolled on Phase 2 of an MBBS course at a UK registered medical school with a comparable curriculum
- About to successfully complete an intercalated degree, having already completed Phase 2 of the MBBS course
Competition is fierce, and applications are usually only considered from students with extreme extenuating circumstances and an outstanding academic record. Please contact the Admissions Office (Health) team via our Admissions Enquiry Form for further guidance.
Are you studying medicine outside of the UK?
Unfortunately transfers from medical schools outside of the UK are not permitted.
Are you currently studying a subject other than Dentistry?
King’s does not accept transfers onto the Dentistry BDS from other disciplines (either at King’s or another institution). Applicants studying biological sciences or similar are encouraged instead to consider our Graduate Entry Dentistry course.
Are you currently studying Dentistry in the UK?
Transfers in to Dentistry will be considered in to the second or third year only. Candidates must be enrolled on the comparable phase at a UK registered Dental School, with a comparable curriculum, and be performing strongly with no failed modules. The Dental Institute may require candidates to sit the relevant end of year examinations at King’s.
Candidates should contact the Admissions office directly to discuss their desire to transfer. Places are limited and competition is fierce – candidates will need to demonstrate a compelling reason to need to relocate to London.
Are you studying Dentistry outside of the UK?
Unfortunately transfers from Dental schools outside of the UK are not permitted under any circumstances. This does include the Republic of Ireland.
Nursing & Midwifery (pre-registration)
Applications will only be considered for second year entry.
Transfer applicants will need to meet ALL of the following conditions in order to apply:
- Applicants must be studying the same subject (i.e. Nursing or Midwifery) on an NMC accredited course in the UK. If studying Nursing, applicants must be studying the same branch (e.g. Adult Nursing for Adult Nursing at King’s)
- Applicants must have passed all first year assessments and modules in their first year on their first attempt.
- Applicants must hold 120 credits at level 4.
- Applicants must have evidence of 675 clinical hours completed.
Please contact the Admissions Officer for Nursing & Midwifery via our Admissions Enquiry Form from the end of May for guidance and for confirmation as to whether any transfer spaces available. If available, the deadline for application will usually be the end of June.
All other courses
Many of our academic departments will consider transfer applications from suitably qualified students currently attending other universities, if spaces are available in the year you wish to join. However please note that it is not possible to transfer to the final year of any course.
As general guidance, applications for transfer into the second year of a course will only be considered if you meet all of the requirements below:
- You meet the standard first year entry requirements for the course (such as A-levels or equivalent)
- The same or very similar modules to those on the first year of the course here at King’s were studied in your first year. Please take some time to look at the course on our online prospectus, and see the ‘structure’ section for an idea of content. The content of your current degree needs to be very similar, so please satisfy yourself of your suitability before making a formal request to transfer.
- Evidence (in an academic transcript) that your academic performance in the first year of your studies has been at a 2:1/high 2:1 standard.
If you think that you may meet these criteria and would like further guidance on the likelihood of transfer applications being considered for your chosen course, please contact the Admissions Office in the first instance for further information, making sure that you address each of the points above. Please note that should there be more qualified applicants than spaces, the selection process will be competitive.