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Welcome to the country information for students from Canada.

Meet us in Canada

We visit Canada on average once a year, typically in September. Areas you can expect to meet us in include Toronto and Vancouver. Find out about our scheduled visits.

Studying in the UK

Most bachelors degrees in the UK are three years in duration and masters degrees are one year. The teaching style here means that students focus more closely on their subject of study and complete fewer general education classes and electives. This is an advantage to Canadian students because it means you can complete your degree in a shorter amount of time and therefore pay one year's less tuition. Degrees from UK universities are recognised around the world and are considered to be of the highest quality.

Canadian financial aid is available to students studying in the UK. Kingston University also has scholarships worth £3,500 each that we encourage all Canadian students to apply for. While undertaking your degree you are eligible to work part time.

Top-quality teaching

Students from Canada are attracted to Kingston University by its international reputation in teaching quality, supportive learning environment and proximity to London. Kingston is one of the top universities for teaching in the UK and has achieved strong results in national assessments of teaching quality.

Kingston has some of the best graduate employment figures in the UK. We ensure that our courses teach you work-related skills and are relevant to today's work environment.

We are ideally located in the historic market town of Kingston upon Thames, about 16km outside central London.

We run a series of welcome and orientation event for international students, including a social specifically for students from Canada and America.

Study Abroad

If you are interested in studying at Kingston University as part of your degree in Canada (for either a semester or a year), please visit the Study Abroad site. Kingston University also hosts a Summer School each year, which welcomes undergraduate students from around the world, including Canada, who earn credits to take back home.

Did you know...

  • We currently have 41 students from Canada studying at Kingston.
  • Of our 21,614 students, 18 per cent come from outside the UK, representing 154 countries worldwide.

    (as of December 2013)

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