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International Arrivals and Orientation

We realise that arriving in a new country and meeting new people may be initially confusing and stressful as well as exciting. Our aim is to make sure that you are fully prepared for studying at Kingston by arranging a comprehensive range of orientation events.

Each semester we also organise a number of orientation events to help you make friends and feel at home.

Study Abroad and international exchange students have a comprehensive orientation programme, including International Orientation, enrolment and a specific visiting students' orientation.

International Orientation

The International Orientation is designed to help you make friends and provide important information about Kingston University, the town of Kingston upon Thames and studying in the UK.

It consists of:

  • a welcome presentation by senior staff;
  • lunch and guided tours of Kingston upon Thames and the Penrhyn Road campus; and
  • a range of useful seminars, on subjects such as healthcare in the UK and visa support. 

Visiting students' enrolment

Please note that this is in addition to the International Orientation and is compulsory for all visiting students. We will email the full details to you. Please remember to bring your passport with you.

Visiting students' orientation

Topics covered include:

  • meeting the Study Abroad International Learning (SAIL) Office  team, including receiving contact details and office hours;
  • adjusting to successful learning and teaching in the UK/Kingston system;
  • introduction to the IT and library services;
  • using public transport; and
  • distributing timetables for your pre-agreed module study plan (for Study Abroad and international exchange students only). Erasmus students obtain this information from their faculty Erasmus administrator.

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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