If you have a Conditional Firm or Unconditional Firm offer of a place on a full-time course that lasts at least one year we will invite you to apply for halls by email - these will go out from mid-March onwards. Please ensure UCAS / the University has your up-to-date personal email (not a college email or an agent's email address). If you haven't heard from us by 1 July, contact us.
We prioritise applications from students with a home address outside the UK who have applied by August 2017.
Any home students who make us their firm choice via UCAS and apply for accommodation by 30 June 2017 will also be guaranteed a place in accommodation.
We do our best to accommodate everyone who wants a room in our halls but we often receive more applications than we have rooms. We will provide information and assistance to find other sources of accommodation for those students who are are not able to book a place in halls.
Once you have a firm offer to study at Kingston University you will be able to log in to OSIS to book your room. It is vital that we have your up-to-date email address (not a college email address or an agent's email address) as we will send information to you via email. If you change your email or home address please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the new information. You will also need to advise UCAS.
Please contact the disability advisers in the Student Life Centre on +44 (0)20 8417 7314 or email email@example.com.
You select your own room as part of the booking process. You have a maximum of eight minutes to confirm your booking during which time no-one else can book a room in the same flat.
If we are able to offer accommodation to Clearing students we will publicise this on the website. We therefore advise you to consider other options, including private accommodation.
Unfortunately we are unable to make any changes to student room bookings. Students choose their own rooms from those available at the time of booking. After 1 November it may be possible to swap rooms with another student subject to a £75 administration fee payable by each student. Please contact us once you have arrived.
Unfortunately we are unable to make any changes to room bookings. You are welcome to decline the room and seek your own private sector accommodation. Please see our independent living pages to find out how.
To secure your room you must make your booking fee payment as part of the booking process. The easiest way to do this is by credit or debit card by following the instructions.
We cannot guarantee a room for you in the following academic year. You will need to reapply at the time.
Most undergraduate students will have a 40-week licence. This covers the length of your course and examinations plus the two short vacation periods and a period at the end of the academic year so you do not need to move out as soon as your exams have finished.
Students on business courses will have a 44-week licence and nursing students will have a 48-week licence to take into account the longer periods of teaching on those courses. Some other students may have different licence lengths depending on the nature of the course.
All postgraduate students will have a 50-week licence.
Postgraduate students are able to stay in our halls up to the beginning of September (subject to availability). Please contact us for house-hunting advice.
Please consult the 'Your Moving in Date' sheet which is included with your halls offer.
Full details are on the international section of our website. If you are arriving outside of this date or to other airports you will need to organise your own transport.
Please consult our welcome to halls section.
Student possessions insurance has been provided through Endsleigh for every student who is living at our Halls of residence for the 2017/18 academic year.
This covers a range of belongings in your room, including laptops, sports and electrical equipment, clothes and frozen food. This has been arranged by Kingston University at no extra cost to students.
You can download a copy of the insurance certificate for the 2017/18 academic year for your records. All claims will be handled directly by Endsleigh.
Need more cover?
Laptops, tablets and phones are not covered outside of your room so you may wish to consider taking out additional cover to protect your essential gadgets and other possessions. Endsleigh is proud to offer a 24-hour* laptop and phone replacement promise and is the only insurance provider recommended by NUS.
For claims information, or to extend your policy, visit the Endsleigh website.
Please contact halls management when you arrive regarding this request. Please refer to Section 6 of our Halls of Residence Licence to Occupy Term and Conditions 2017/18 for more information.
Please contact halls management when you arrive regarding this request. Our licence conditions state:
You must arrive in time for your Welcome Week activities. You should receive details of this in mid-August. You must notify us of the date you wish to arrive if it is after the arrival date listed on your licence.
With rooms being prepared for your arrival up to the last minute it is not possible to arrive earlier than the date stated.
Car parking permits are available. Please contact the halls management when you arrive. You will need your car ownership and insurance documents. See further details in our welcome to halls section.
You cannot smoke in any building within the University. This includes your own study bedroom and the communal areas of the halls of residence.
We have both Wi-Fi and high-speed broadband internet access. Please consult the Information and Technology Services website for more information. You can obtain full details when you arrive.
Once you have enrolled, visit a learning resources centre (LRC) or the Student Life Centre and request a "Bank Proof of Study Letter." You will need to have updated your contact address on OSIS to your halls address and know the name and address of the bank branch where you want to open an account.
You might want to consider renting in the private sector. These properties can be houses, flats, lodgings or rooms in flat shares. You may have to take a 12-month tenancy. You'll usually need six weeks' rent as a deposit and a month's rent in advance.
We advertise some properties through Kingston StudentPad. This include properties suitable for a group, rooms in student houses/flat shares and lodgings. This listing is available in the independent living section. Please complete the form under 'how will the University help?' to request access.
Please note that these properties are not managed or approved by Kingston University. The arrangement is between the student and the property owner.
The landlord must sign up to our recommended Code of Standards (PDF) and will have provided a Gas Safety Certificate.
New students can sign up to a student-to-student noticeboard where you can share details with other students in a similar situation. You can list your details and hobbies. This can only be accessed by other applicants on the notice board and runs from June to October each year. To apply for access please complete the application form in the independent living section under 'how will the University help?'
You can download a list of local lettings agents (PDF) from here.
You can download a list of local hotels and guesthouses (PDF) from here.
We prioritise applications for halls of residence to new students but, after the start of term, if there are rooms remaining we will advertise these on Kingston StudentPad.