All postgraduate taught (masters) applicants* (excluding Masters by Research MPhil/PhD) who require a Tier 4 student visa must pay a £3,000 non-refundable deposit. This should be paid as soon as you receive an unconditional offer from Kingston University.
Once your non-refundable deposit payment has cleared, your Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS), which you need to request through the Online Student Information System (OSIS), will be processed and issued.
This non-refundable deposit is treated as the first instalment of your tuition fees.
* exclusions apply, see below.
For advice or assistance with your Tier 4 visa application and to ensure that you are using the correct documents when you apply for your visa, you can email the International Student Advisory Centre (ISAC) including scanned copies of the documents you will submit with your application. You should prepare your documents in advance and maintain your finances to ensure that you continue to meet the maintenance requirements before your visa application has been processed
You are not required to pay the non-refundable deposit if:
This deposit is not normally refundable but can be held if you need to defer your place.
Refunds may be considered at the University's sole discretion if you don't receive your Tier 4 visa for reasons the University considers were beyond your control and you can provide sufficient documentary evidence.
Before you apply for your Tier 4 student visa you must ensure that you have:
Appeals for refunds must be made by email within three months of the latest start date specified on your CAS and include documentary evidence to support your case. To request a refund you must do this by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.