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How to Apply

Competition for PKP places is intense, so make sure you apply early. We consider applications on a rolling basis and will aim to tell you our decision within 10 working days of receiving your complete application.

Who can apply?

PKP is open to undergraduate or graduate students across the world. To apply you need to:

  • Be at least 18 years old by the start of PKP
  • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2 or equivalent at the time of application
  • Have finished at least your first year at university by the start of PKP
  • Have a high level of fluency in English

Before you apply, make sure you’ve read and understood all our Terms and Conditions

How to apply

You apply using our online application system. Please note online applications expire after two months of inactivity.

As well as completing the online application, you'll need to send us the following:

1. Academic Transcript from your home university

You can submit this either as an official certified PDF file or a scanned copy of an official transcript. It must be sent by a university administrator or academic from an institutional email address directly to the PKP Programme Coordinator at

Unfortunately we cannot accept transcripts sent directly from students.

2. Academic Reference

Your referee should email this from an institutional email address directly to the PKP Programme Coordinator at

3. Digital Photo

You will need to upload a photo to the online application system. This should be the same style and size as a passport photo.

  • JPG format

  • Size: 50KB or less, 96 – 200dpi, W280 x H336 pixels

I’ve got a place! What happens now?

Congratulations! When we offer you a place, we’ll email you instructions on how to select your accommodation and course options. If your desired options are available, we’ll confirm them as soon as we’ve received your fee payment.

How to secure your place

Indicate your preferences on the online application system:

  1. Select your housing (this can’t be changed once submitted) and pay the accommodation fee. We can’t guarantee your choice of (or indeed any) housing until you pay the full fee.

  2. Select three courses and pay the tuition fee.

Once you’ve paid, you can change your course choices up until 31st May 2019 if places are still available on the courses you want. However, if you provisionally choose courses but don’t pay the fee, we can’t guarantee you’ll get them. Options may become very limited over time.


Your visa requirements will vary according to your country of citizenship.

Applying via your home institution

Students attending the universities below may need to apply through the institution itself:

US & Canada

If you apply through one of the following providers, they will manage the application on your behalf.