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Important dates for visiting students

How do I know if I am a ‘visiting' student?

You will often be referred to as a ‘visiting' student if you are here on a Study Abroad, Erasmus Exchange or International Exchange programme, and not studying for your full degree at Kingston University.

Information about events for September 2016 intake visiting students will be available this summer.


Enrolment is when you officially register on your course and is very important.

Visiting students' enrolment

This is for students who are fee assessed as 'overseas' and studying at Kingston as a Study Abroad or International Exchange student.  Erasmus Exchange students will enrol with home/EU students during KU Welcome Week 2016 (beginning Monday 19th September).

  • When: Thursday 15 September, morning session. You will receive an enrolment slot by email, in late August. It is very important that you attend in the time slot you are given
  • Where: Penrhyn Road campus, John Galsworthy building, 1st floor, room 1009

What must I bring?

  • Your passport
  • Your Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) (if you are entering the UK on a visa). We will help you to collect your BRP when you arrive in the UK and
  • Your original qualification documents (if you are studying on a Tier 4 visa)

IMPORTANT: if you fail to bring these documents, you won't be able to complete your enrolment.

Visiting students' Orientation

This Orientation is compulsory for all visiting students and tailored to them. The session will include an academic seminar:  Adjusting to learning and teaching in the UK.

This Orientation is in addition to the main Orientation taking place on Thursday 15 September.

  • When: Friday 16 September at 10:00 for Study Abroad and international exchange students and 12:00  for Erasmus students.
  • Where: Penrhyn Road campus, Main building, ground floor, Clattern lecture theatre
  • What should I bring: a pen and paper to take notes

Visiting students trip to Brighton

This day trip is part of the visiting student programme, and all visiting students are invited to attend. The day will include a trip to the famous Royal Brighton Pavilion, as well as free time to explore this exciting seaside town. Spaces are allocated on a first come, first served basis and you will be emailed in August by the Study Abroad and International learning (SAIL) Office about how to sign up for this event. Unfortunately, this is not open to any other international students who are enrolled on a Kingston University degree programme.

  •  When: Saturday 17 September, 09:30-19:00 (approximately)
  • Where: meet at Penrhyn Road campus, main reception
  • What should I wear: casual clothes and comfortable shoes for walking
  • What should I bring: spending money, an umbrella (in case of bad weather) and a camera

Erasmus faculty meetings

In addition to enrolment and orientation, Erasmus students will need to meet their Erasmus co-ordinator for your subject area. This is your opportunity to talk about your choice of modules and to finalise your learning agreement. Your faculty will contact you to confirm your appointment.

Contact us

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

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

International students
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