Welcome to the country information for students from Colombia.
This guide is for Colombian students interested in studying at Kingston University for an undergraduate or postgraduate degree.
Students from Colombia often choose to attend university in an English-speaking country to improve their language skills and obtain a prestigious qualification that will set them apart in the job market. Many choose the United States because of its geographic proximity.
However, the UK's teaching system offers a big advantage over the US system – most bachelor degrees in the UK are three years in duration and masters degrees are one year in duration. Students focus more closely on their subject of study and complete fewer general education classes and electives than in the US. This means that you can complete your degree in a shorter amount of time and therefore pay a year's less tuition fees than you would if you studied in the US. British degrees are recognised around the world and are considered to be of the highest quality.
If you are interested in studying at Kingston University as part of your degree in Colombia (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 Colombia, who earn credits to take back home.
Students from Colombia 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.
Kingston University has welcomed students from Colombia into many of the degree courses across our four faculties including Business and Social Sciences; Art, Design and Architecture; Science, Engineering and Computing; and Health, Social Care and Education.
Below is a list of university representatives in Colombia. Please contact your nearest representative if you would like further information:
Students from Mexico 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 Colombia. If you are planning on receiving financial aid you will therefore need to have applied for this prior to applying for your visa.
See our latest prospectuses to find out more about studying at Kingston: