Study in London at Kingston University
Kingston University offers a wide range of internationally recognised qualifications and a multicultural and supportive community. The University is in an attractive and busy riverside area, within 25 minutes train journey of central London; one of the world’s most exciting, historic and culturally rich capitals. Kingston is consistently rated one of the safest and happiest boroughs in London (Metropolitan Police; Rightmove). It is surrounded by vast Royal Parks, the famous Hampton Court Palace (former home of King Henry VIII) and many 16th century buildings and also offers a vibrant social scene with multiple entertainment opportunities, as well as excellent shopping and places to eat.
Both Heathrow and Gatwick (London’s international airports) are very close to Kingston. London is serviced by many budget airlines, making it an ideal base for visiting the rest of the UK, Ireland and Europe. You can also take the Eurostar train and reach Paris or Brussels in only a couple of hours.
Our wide-ranging courses are specifically designed to equip you with the most relevant skills for the world of work. Many of these have been developed in consultation with professional organisations and carry professional accreditation, and our undergraduate business and law courses include an innovative year-long ‘business experience’, while still only taking three years to complete. Many of Kingston’s staff develop close links with business and industry or still work in their chosen fields. Kingston’s position as a champion of entrepreneurs – “Kingston has been among the top two universities for graduate start-ups for six years in succession and is also among the leading institutions for turnover from those companies” (The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2015) and as one of the top 200 most international universities in the world (The Times Higher Education 2016) is of huge benefit to its students in terms of employability.
At Kingston University, you will have excellent opportunities to develop both your academic knowledge and career skills and to have a fun, exciting and life-changing experience.
Kingston University facilities
Support for International Students
As one of our 3,500+ international students from over 150 countries, you’ll benefit from a significant amount of support, including: academic and pastoral support; visa and immigration advice and career support from our KU Talent department. We offer a comprehensive International Arrivals and Orientation programme when you arrive, which is designed to help you settle in at Kingston and make friends. This includes a free airport pick-up service, full international orientation, social events and an ‘Understanding Britain’ short course, which examines British life and culture with day trips to places of historic interest. Before you arrive, you will be supported with lots of helpful, practical advice on how to prepare for life at Kingston University, including information about money, insurance and the British healthcare system.
We are investing £123million until 2018 in developing our campuses and facilities, so you will benefit from the best teaching environment, including innovative computing, e-learning and library facilities. Many of our laboratories, design studios, and workshops are fitted with cutting-edge technical equipment.
We have an International Scholarship Scheme for both undergraduate and postgraduate full degree course students. We also offer loyalty and alumni bursaries for those who have previously studied at Kingston, including those who participated in our Summer School or Study Abroad / International Exchange program.
Provided you apply in time and meet our eligibility criteria, we guarantee international (non-EU) students an offer of a place in University halls accommodation during your first year. In Kingston University halls of residence, you will have your own furnished bedroom (some of which have an en-suite bathroom) in a University-owned shared flat with other students. We can also help you with finding private accommodation.