Most new students will start their studies and enrol in September. However, enrolment takes place throughout the year for some courses so you may start at a different time.
Whatever time of year you start, you need to understand how to confirm your place and enrol at the University. Please check What next? to make sure you're up to date.
- What happens when I get my results?
You can log into OSIS on British results day to see if your place at Kingston has been confirmed. Alternatively you can use your secure UCAS PIN to view your UCAS application online at . Once your place is confirmed, we'll email you about enrolment.
If you're not taking A-levels, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your results as soon as you get them so we can confirm your place.
- What if I don't get the UCAS points (or international equivalent) I need?
If you miss your grades by just a small margin, we may still be able to confirm your place or offer you an alternative course that suits your interests. We'll be running a special confirmation line to help in this situation.
- I am an international student. What happens if I don't gain the English language score (eg IELTS or TOEFL) I need?
If you don't meet the required English language score for your course (IELTS, TOEFL or equivalent), you may be able to take one of our pre-sessional language courses instead. The length of the course will depend on your current English language level.
These courses are specifically designed to prepare you for study at Kingston. Not only will they develop your English language skills, but also give you experience of the methods and study skills used at a British university.
- What is enrolment?
All students must complete a formal enrolment process to become a Kingston University student. Once your enrolment has been fully completed, you will:
It will also trigger any student loan payment that you are eligible for.
- gain access to University services such as library, computing and sports facilities;
- become a member of the Union of Kingston Students – membership includes benefits such as an NUS Extra discount card; and
- become eligible for council tax exemption certificates and student travel cards (if you are a full-time student).
- How do I enrol?
Stage 1 – online enrolment: Once you have met the conditions for entry, we will email you with instructions on how to complete enrolment stage one.
Stage 2 – on-campus enrolment: Once you have enrolled online, you'll then also need to attend a face-to-face enrolment event at the University. You will be sent an enrolment slot with your welcome pack in mid-August.
Please note that this process may differ slightly if you're studying off campus and if any part of your study is at another institution, whilst international students will need to enrol at international enrolment.
- What happens at welcome and enrolment?
You will be welcomed onto campus by our friendly student ambassadors who will help you find your way around and answer any questions you may have. They will direct you to the enrolment venues at your allotted time and date. You will also get the opportunity to get a flavour of the support and services that can help enhance your experience at Kingston University.
Once you get to the enrolment venue, we'll first ask you to confirm your details and show proof of your identity. You'll be able to speak to our finance department about paying your tuition fees.
Make sure you turn up to your allocated timeslot. If you have a disability and require special assistance, please let one of the welcome team staff know when you arrive.
- What happens after enrolment?
We want to welcome you and ensure that you feel a part of the Kingston University community as soon as your arrive. Our student services staff and student ambassadors will be on hand to answer all of your questions to help you feel settled, give you the opportunity to visit our range of support services in a fun way and show you around!
When does term start?
The University's standard academic year runs from September to July, divided into three terms. Most taught programmes are delivered in two semesters, but the actual dates may vary. Find out more about term dates.