The King's College

International Students

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Preparing Global Leaders

The King’s College is privileged to have students from all over the world who share our desire to shape and lead global public and private institutions. Throughout the years our students have come from 38 different countries, contributing to the rich cultural tapestry of The King’s College and New York City.

To prepare students for leadership and influence, our curriculum requires a high level of written and oral communication. Our requirements exist so that successful candidates are not only set up for success, but so that they can truly thrive in the classroom setting.

Alumni Focus: Greg Grabowski

In 2002, Grzegorz (Greg) Grabowski moved from Poland to New York City to study at King’s. Greg has since returned to Poland and serves as a director of production for a sweets firm.

Admission Checklist

Step 1: Apply for Admission

Step 2: Submit transcripts from all secondary and post-secondary schools attended

  • Transcripts must be in English and include a grade point average converted to a 4.0 scale.
  • The King’s College does not offer translation or conversion services.  It is the student’s responsibility to make sure his/her transcripts meet the admissions requirements.
  • Transcripts can be translated using a reputable translation agency, such as those found on the NACES website. Please submit both the original and translated copies of your transcripts.
  • The King’s College does accept faxed copies of transcripts directly from schools. High schools may fax the original transcripts to +1 877-349-0231.
  • If applicable, common examinations such as the General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE), International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE), International Baccalaureate (IB), or A-Level/ AS-Level exams, should be submitted and will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Step 3: Submit SAT and/or ACT scores (where available and if you plan to apply for merit-based financial aid)

  • Complete an online request for ACT scores using school code 2784 or for SAT scores using school code 2871.
  • Previous schools may include these scores on the transcript.
  • Test scores are waived for students with more than 30 completed college credits.

Step 4: Submit TOEFL or IELTS scores

  • The King’s College requires international students to show a mastery of the English language.  This requirement can only be waived once the student has completed an entrance interview and submitted his/her essay requirement.
  • Minimum TOEFL: 83 (Internet Based Test)
  • Minimum IELTS: 6.5

Step 5: Complete an Entrance Interview via phone or Skype with your Admissions Counselor

Step 6: Submit your entrance essay.

Choose ONE of the following options for your entrance essay.

1. Complete the Leadership Scholarship Essay, answering the following prompt in 500 words.

King’s ten Houses are named for men and women who transformed society through principled leadership such as Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Susan B. Anthony, Sir Winston Churchill, and Sojourner Truth. Choose a leader from history as a namesake for an eleventh House and demonstrate how this person embodies the mission and ideals of The King’s College.

2. Write a 500-word response essay answering the question below. Remember to clearly support your answer with examples from your studies and life.

The purpose of a King’s College education is to prepare you to shape society. Your education will consist of both ideas and virtue, of knowledge and character. Classical education takes both knowledge and virtue seriously. Aristotle commends the study of ethics not so that we can know abstract ideas, but so that we can become good people.

“The purpose [of studying virtue] is not, as it is in other inquiries, the attainment of theoretical knowledge: we are not conducting this inquiry in order to know what virtue is, but in order to become good, else there would be no advantage in studying it.”

Drawing on your own personal experiences, how will you pursue virtue as an individual and with fellow students during your tenure at The King’s College?

Financial Aid

Merit and need-based scholarships are available for international students.

Visit our International Student Aid page for more information.

Bulgan Purev

Bulgan Purev
Mongolia, Class of 2017
House of Margaret Thatcher

My favorite part [of The King’s College] definitely has to be that the classrooms are smaller and we are able to have a closer relationship with our professors. This has been vital in my role at the college as the professors have helped me tremendously in my studies as well as my personal life.”

Abena Anim-Soumah

Abena Anim-Somuah
Ghana/Canada, Class of 2018
House of Sojourner Truth

“I decided to come to King’s because I wanted to go to college in NYC and King’s had the best opportunities to guide me on my career path. The Christian element of King’s was also a great asset as I get to build my faith in an academic setting. With small class sizes and great professors, it allows you to make the effort to engage with your academics.”

Zachary Owens

Zachary Owens
Canada, Class of 2018
House of Sir Winston Churchill

“My favorite part of King’s is being known. I walk through the doors everyday and see people I know and people who know me. It’s a great contrast to New York City, which can sometimes feel cold and uninviting. Professors and students at King’s genuinely care about each other and seek connection unlike in any other school that I have heard of.”

Current International Students

Coming to King’s? The International Student Checklist has the information you need to make the transition as smooth as possible.

  • Current international students are required to have health insurance. You may use your current insurance policy, or find a plan that works for you. We recommend the following International Student Health Insurance (underwritten by Lloyd’s of London).
  • You can find information about maintaining visa status, and other resources at Study in the States, the official DHS website for incoming international students.
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