Information for international students

Join us at Kingston University

Study at Kingston University in London and join a welcoming, multi-cultural community at an institution acclaimed for its teaching excellence.

Welcome to Kingston University, a vibrant community, with more than 20,000 students from 140 countries. Live in one of London's safest boroughs just 30 minutes from the heart of the capital. Experience a university renowned for its strong links with business and industry and benefit from our sector-leading Future Skills teaching, giving you the competitive edge to stand out in the workplace.

Living and studying in Kingston upon Thames offers the excitement and variety of London life, set within a leafy riverside location. The town is steeped in history and full of character, packed with historic buildings, an extensive range of shops and large open spaces, while still offering quick and easy travel routes in and out of London.

Our teams are on hand to help every step of the way, from finding the perfect course for you to supporting you with the student visa process.


Our student ambassadors are here to help.

Chat to our current students

Chat with our current students to find out all about what life is really like at Kingston.

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Our prospectus

Our digital undergraduate or postgraduate prospectus will give you a great insight into life at Kingston University.

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Open days and events

Meet us at one of our upcoming events.

The cost of living in London

Find out the average cost of university life, as well as ways to save money.

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Webinars and country virtual events

Discover more about Kingston University at one of our webinars and virtual events.

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Country information

Find information on your country, accepted qualifications and events for your region.

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CAS and visa information

Key information and advice about the CAS and student visa process.

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Language programmes

Develop your academic English language skills by choosing one of our programmes.

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Scholarships and bursaries

Find out about the variety of scholarships and bursaries available for international students.

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Arrivals and orientation

Headed to Kingston? Find key information that will help you prepare for your arrival in the UK.

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International Study Centre

Discover the International Study Centre's pre-degree pathway programmes for international students wanting to study undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in the UK.

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Study abroad and exchange

All the information that you require if you are studying outside the UK and would like to spend a semester or year abroad as part of your degree at your home institution.

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Short courses

View our short courses including summer schools and English language programmes.

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Fees, funding and payments

Find out about the simple payments options for studying at Kingston University.

Explore our virtual experience

Find out more about life at Kingston, the courses we offer and the facilities we have.

Be part of the international mix

Kingston welcomes students from all over the world. The diversity really shines out.

Janice, BSc (Hons) Children's Nursing

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Gold award

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Gold award

Kingston University is one of just 26 higher education providers in the United Kingdom to hold three Gold ratings in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), alongside Oxford and Cambridge.

Student bloggers

Follow our international student bloggers as they share their tips and advice about studying abroad in London and life at Kingston University.

Postgraduate courses starting in January and/or March

Some Kingston University postgraduate courses have a January and/or March start date. Explore our courses to find the one that's right for you.

Contact the International Office