Welcome to the country information section for students from Canada.
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.
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.
In 2010, The Sunday Times noted that "Kingston has one of the best teaching records of the country's modern universities with 15 subjects rated excellent under the now abandoned teaching assessment programme. It sets out to make sure students have transferable skills and offers a range of work-based courses."
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.
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.
Find out more
We visit North America regularly and look forward to meeting you there.
Please email Rebecca Barnett if you are interested in talking to a member of staff.
You can also find out about:
- How to apply
- Entry requirements
- Money matters
- Working the UK
- UK visa requirements for students from Canada
- University visits to Canada and useful contacts
You might also be interested in our information for international students about:
For more information on what it is like to be an international Student at Kingston University, please download our International Student Guide (PDF).
What our students say
"Once I looked into the possibilities of studying abroad, and at Kingston in particular, I was impressed with the surrounding area and the Law School's credentials."
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Get in touch
Hi! I'm Rebecca. I'm the contact at Kingston for students from Canada. This guide is for Canadian students interested in studying for an undergraduate or postgraduate degree here. If you have any questions, please email me.
Did you know...
- We currently have 44 students from Canada studying at Kingston.
- Of our 23,105 students, 17 per cent come from outside the UK, representing 150 countries worldwide.
(as of December 2012)
See what other undergraduate students are saying about Kingston on the Ask Us website.