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Costs of living in Kingston

Erasmus exchange students do not have to pay any additional tuition fees. However, you will need to budget for:

We have used an exchange rate of £1.00 = €1.19 in the figures below.

Local travel

Students can use the University's free intersite bus service. If you use a public transport, it costs:

  • £1.40 for a single bus trip (€1.68) with an Oyster card or £2.40 (€2.88) without an Oyster card; and
  • £2.10 (€2.52) for a single journey within zone one of the London Underground with an adult Oyster card or £4.50 (€5.39) without an Oyster card.

You could also take advantage of a daily travelcard. The Transport for London student photo/Oyster card will give you 30% discount on seven-day or longer travelcards and bus passes. You can apply once enrolled at Kingston University.

Visit the Transport for London website for more information about Oyster cards, photo cards and other tickets.

Social and course costs

  • Text books: £80–£140 per semester (€90.40–158.20)
  • Paper, photocopying, laser printing etc: £60 per semester (€67.80)
  • Sundries and personal items: £30 (€33.90) per week

Contact us

Study Abroad International Learning (SAIL) Office

Contact the team

General enquiries:
Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 3228

Enquiries about coming to Kingston as a visiting student:
Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 3629

Enquiries about going abroad as a Kingston student:
Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 3626

Contact us

Study Abroad International Learning (SAIL) Office

Contact the team

General enquiries:
Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 3228

Enquiries about coming to Kingston as a visiting student:
Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 3629

Enquiries about going abroad as a Kingston student:
Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 3626

Contact us

Study Abroad International Learning (SAIL) Office

Contact the team

General enquiries:
Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 3228

Enquiries about coming to Kingston as a visiting student:
Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 3629

Enquiries about going abroad as a Kingston student:
Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 3626

Visiting students
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