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Loyalty bursaries for alumni and families

Alumni bursaries are available to international students (those catergorised as ‘overseas' for tuition fee purposes) who have previously studied at Kingston University and meet the eligibility criteria:

International students (those categorised as 'overseas' for tuition fee purposes) can apply for a:

As you apply for these bursaries after you have enrolled, the application form will be available from our student intranet after enrolment.

Alumni bursaries

You are an alumnus if you have previously been a student at Kingston University. A 10% bursary is available to all international alumni who:

  • have completed a bachelors or masters degree course at Kingston University;
  • are categorised as 'overseas' for tuition fee purposes; and
  • register for another full-time degree course within 10 years of completion of the first award.

International alumni who register on masters degrees will receive a 10% tuition fee bursary.

International alumni who register on PhD degrees will receive a 10% tuition fee bursary for every year of the PhD course up to three years (subject to satisfactory progress).

The alumni bursary is not available to alumni who have applied to Kingston University using an educational representative/agent.

How to apply

Please note: you do not need to complete a separate application form.

Once you've applied for your course, we will check your eligibility for the discount. If you are eligible, the discount will be applied to your course fees invoice, or if you're paying in instalments, you will receive the 10% deduction on your last instalment.

If you have already applied for an eligible course starting during, or after September 2016, you will receive the discount if you have provided details of your previous Kingston University qualification. If you have not provided details of your previous Kingston University qualification in the application process you will be able to obtain the discount by providing evidence of eligibility prior to enrolment or during the enrolment process.

Family bursary

You can apply for a bursary if you have a family connection with Kingston University (family means children, siblings or spouse) and are categorised as 'overseas' for tuition fee purposes):

  • Siblings - brothers or sisters who register full-time at the University for a degree course are entitled to a bursary of 10% of each year's tuition fee. Siblings are entitled to receive the bursary whether they are studying at the same time or different times.

    This bursary will be automatic on evidence of:
    • the brother or sister relationship; and
    • of each brother or sister being registered on a full-time degree course.
  • Children of alumni - children whose parents completed a degree course at the University and who register full-time at the University for a degree course are entitled to a bursary of 10% of each year's tuition fee. This bursary will be automatic on evidence of one parent being a Kingston alumnus.
  • Spouse - husbands or wives who register full-time at the University for degree courses are both entitled to a bursary of 10% of each year's tuition fees if they are studying at the same time. The spouse of an alumnus is also entitled to receive the bursary.

How to apply

We encourage all eligible international students to apply for an international loyalty bursary:

  • Application forms for all bursaries will be available from the Kingston University student intranet, My Kingston, after registration. You will be able to access My Kingston once you have enrolled at the University.
  • The bursary will be awarded once a bursary application form has been completed and satisfactory evidence provided.
  • You should complete and return your application form to the International Office together with the evidence requested as follows:
    • marriage and/or birth certificate, translated into English (for the family bursary).

Study Abroad, Summer School and exchange student bursary

Former Study Abroad, international Summer School and international exchange students are entitled to a bursary of 10% reduction off the overseas tuition fee for each year of study if you:

  • return to the University to follow a full-time degree course; and
  • are categorised as 'overseas' for tuition fee purposes.

Please note that preparation courses, such as pre-sessional English courses, do not qualify you for a bursary (if you have taken a preparation course you cannot use this to claim the bursary).

How to apply

We encourage all eligible international students to apply for an international loyalty bursary:

  • Application forms for all bursaries will be available from the Kingston University student intranet, My Kingston, after registration. You will be able to access My Kingston once you have enrolled at the University.
  • The bursary will be awarded once a bursary application form has been completed and satisfactory evidence provided.
  • You should complete and return your application form to the International Office together with the evidence requested as follows:
    • academic transcript/certificate (for the Study Abroad, international Summer School or exchange bursary).
    • Candidates for all of the above bursaries must be registered for full-time study and classified as 'overseas' for fee purposes.
  • Application deadlines

    The bursary must be claimed within three months of your registration at Kingston University and not later than 5 December (for September starts) or 15 May (for January starts). The bursary will be refunded to the tuition fee payer, calculated as a reduction on his/her last instalment.

    Please contact us at scholarships@kingston.ac.uk if you have any questions.

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