Tuition fees, funding and payments

At Kingston University, we understand that studying at university is a big financial commitment, but gaining a degree is a great investment as employers increasingly demand skilled workers. Use the links on this page to find out more about tuition fees and course costs. There are also links to funding options such as loans, scholarships, bursaries and money advice. If you are planning to stay in Halls, you can view accommodation costs on our website as well.

Before you enrol on your course, remember to take a look at the payment checklist so that you are all set for the start of term. You can also view the full payments section if you would like to know more about how and when to pay your fees. Please contact us if you have any queries.

Funding your course

Loans and student funding

Undergraduate

If you're a UK student, studying full or part-time for your first undergraduate degree, you can apply for a student loan from The Student Loans Company. Maintenance loans are also available to help with your living costs, such as rent or food. The amount of loan you get will depend on whether you'll be living away from home, your household income and the benefits you're entitled to.

You'll only start paying back your tuition fees and maintenance loan once you're earning over £25,000 per year. If your earnings drop below that amount, repayments will automatically stop.

Read more about undergraduate student funding.

Postgraduate and research

If you are a UK student resident in England and are aged under the age of 60, you will be able to apply for a loan to study for a postgraduate master's degree. Taught and research-based courses in any subject are eligible, excluding postgraduate certificates (PgCert) or postgraduate diplomas (PgDip). Funding is available for both full-time and part-time study. The loan will be paid directly to you and will be non-means tested. It can be used towards the fees for your course or you can spend it on living costs.

Eligible doctoral research students can also borrow funds to help with course fees and living costs.

Read more about postgraduate student funding and research funding.

Scholarships and bursaries

Undergraduate

If you are starting an undergraduate degree course at Kingston University in September 2020, you may be able to apply for a bursary.

Read more about bursaries for undergraduate courses

Postgraduate

Kingston University offers a range of scholarships and bursaries towards the cost of postgraduate tuition fees, with course specific funding also available.

Read more about scholarships for postgraduate students

Alumni

We offer a discount to our alumni who are progressing to study on a full-time or part-time postgraduate degree course.

Read more about the Alumni discount

Money matters

Find out about the money matters that may affect you and download the Money Matters guide for information on how and when to pay your fees.

Contact us

Who to contact about fees and finance

Fees payments

The Accounts Receivable team is part of the University's Finance Department and is responsible for the collection of fees.

The Income team is also part of the University's Finance Department and is responsible for invoicing of fees.

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Financial help and advice

The Student Funds team administers a number of hardship funds.

Student life advisers are available to give advice and guidance on living on a budget, student finance queries, banking and dealing with debt.

Student Life Centre
Kingston University
John Galsworthy Building
Penrhyn Road
Kingston upon Thames
KT1 2EE
Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 7312

Student Funds team
Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 7315