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Welcome to the country information for students from Canada.

Studying in the UK

Most bachelors degrees in the UK are three years in duration and masters degrees are one year. The teaching style here means that students focus more closely on their subject of study and complete fewer general education classes and electives. This is an advantage to Canadian students because it means you can complete your degree in a shorter amount of time and therefore pay one year's less tuition. Degrees from UK universities are recognised around the world and are considered to be of the highest quality.

Canadian financial aid is available to students studying in the UK. Kingston University also has scholarships worth £2,000 each that we encourage all Canadian students to apply for. While undertaking your degree you are eligible to work part time.

Top-quality teaching

Students from Canada are attracted to Kingston University by its international reputation in teaching quality, supportive learning environment and proximity to London. Kingston is one of the top universities for teaching in the UK and has achieved strong results in national assessments of teaching quality.

Kingston has some of the best graduate employment figures in the UK. We ensure that our courses teach you work-related skills and are relevant to today's work environment.

We are ideally located in the historic market town of Kingston upon Thames, about 16km outside central London.

We run a series of welcome and orientation event for international students, including a social specifically for students from Canada and America.

Study Abroad

If you are interested in studying at Kingston University as part of your degree in Canada (for either a semester or a year), please visit the Study Abroad site. Kingston University also hosts a Summer School each year, which welcomes undergraduate students from around the world, including Canada, who earn credits to take back home.

Overseas education representatives in Canada

Below is a list of university representatives for Canada. Please contact your nearest representative if you would like further information:

UK visa requirements for Canada

Students from Canada coming to study in the UK are required to obtain prior entry clearance and therefore need to apply for a student visa before arriving in the UK.

For information on how to apply for Entry Clearance please visit the following websites:

The British Council has put together a document outlining the UK visa process and offering advice for each step of the application.

You will need to show proof of funding when applying at the British Consulate in Canada. If you are planning on receiving financial aid you will therefore need to have applied for this prior to applying for your Visa.

Contact us

International enquiries
Tel: +44(0)20 8417 3411