King's College London
Designated Member of Staff for Care Leavers/Widening Participation Officer
0207 848 2581
The information on this page was last updated on 3 September 2018.
The details of support available can change, so before you apply it's best to speak to the named contact to check exactly what they offer.
If you are care-experienced and interested in applying to university, you can contact Jack Mollart-Solity in the widening participation department for advice and guidance about applying, and the extra support available for care-experienced students at King's College London.
This includes feedback on a personal statement draft. We also have sustained programmes for year 12 and 13 students to prepare them for university. Applications from care-experienced students are prioritised. More information can be found here http://kplus.london/ and https://summerschools.suttontrust.com/.
We offer year-round accommodation for care leavers, and other financial support. For more information, please visit our webpage: www.kcl.ac.uk/care-experienced.
All communication with Jack is completely confidential, and will have no impact on your application to the college.
Support we offer?
- A named contact
- Outreach sessions or activities
- Pre-application help
- Guidance for offer holders
- A web page for care leavers
- Careers advice and support after graduation
Accommodation we offer?
- A place to live all year round
- If not, help finding somewhere to live for the whole year
Funding support we offer?
- Specific funding that's just for care leavers
- Additional funding available (such as bursaries and grants)
- Support for students seeking asylum
- Support for those with discretionary leave to remain
- Financial advice
King’s offers a number of bursaries that care leavers from the UK are eligible for.
The care leavers' bursary, which is worth £1,000 per year of study, is awarded to students who have been in care and are under 25.
The King’s living bursary scheme is open to every full-time home undergraduate student who has been means-tested with a final income assessment of £42,641. It is worth up to £1,600.
We work with the Unite Foundation to offer 365 days of free accommodation to selected students. You can find out more about this at: http://www.unitefoundation.co.uk/. Accommodation will be covered for a full 52 weeks each year.
King's offers sanctuary scholarships for students seeking asylum and with limited leave to remain. These are for a full tuition fee waiver and living cost grant, please see our webpage for further details: www.kcl.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/fees-and-funding/student-funding/scholarships-and-bursaries/scholarships/sanctuary-scholarship.aspx