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International Arrivals and Orientation

At Kingston University we offer a comprehensive programme of orientation events to help you transition into your new life in the UK.

Here is some information about the events and services that were on offer for our September 2016 intake. Information about our January 2017 intake programme will be available soon.

International Arrivals Lounge

Our special lounge is available for you to meet others; use our range of facilities; go on a campus or town centre tour and get advice, guidance and useful information.

Enrolment for overseas fee status and visiting students

Enrolment is when you officially register on your course and is very important. There are different kinds of enrolment for different types of students and it's important to know which one you need to attend. Your enrolment slot takes priority over other activities so keep an eye out for an email from our enrolment team.

International Orientation

As an international student, you'll have some extra needs and matters to attend to when you arrive, so our International Orientation is designed to introduce you to the University and Kingston upon Thames, familiarise you with your new surroundings and provide important information.

Social events

There are a variety of fun and social events on offer to help you meet other students and make friends. Most events are free and those that are not are excellent value for money.

Visiting students' activities

If you're an Erasmus Exchange, Study Abroad or International Exchange  student there are a few additional events and activities that you're required to attend.

Collection of Biometric Residence Permits (BRPs) and police registration

If you're coming to the UK on a visa you'll need to collect your Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) within ten days of your arrival in the UK, and in order to enrol on your course. For a small percentage of international students, you may also need to register with the police within seven days of arrival. During International Arrivals and Orientation  we offer to help you with these matters.

Contact us

Visa and CAS enquiries
Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 3645

General international student enquiries
Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 3411

Contact us

Visa and CAS enquiries
Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 3645

General international student enquiries
Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 3411

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International Arrivals and Orientation Guide

International Arrivals and Orientation Guide

Our International Arrivals and Orientation Guide (PDF) is now available to download.

International Students House

ISH logoOur international students automatically become members of ISH, a social and cultural club.

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