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Welcome to the country information for students from China.

Kingston University is home to around 5,000 international students, from over 140 countries. Kingston University has welcomed students from China into many departments, including Art & Design, Business, Music, Computing, Engineering, and Social Sciences. Students from China are attracted to Kingston University by its international reputation in teaching quality and supportive learning environment in one of the safest boroughs of London. Whichever pre-degree, undergraduate or postgraduate programme you choose, studying with us is an opportunity to develop both academically and professionally among a vibrant learning community.

We have several in-country representatives in China, ready to assist you on your journey to Kingston University. You can also meet us at one of our regional events or webinars to find out more. If you have any questions, feel free to send us a message on or

Highlights of Kingston

The best UK universities 2022 – league table, Kingston University overall ranking: No.45. (The Guardian, September 2022), with some highly-ranked subjects including:

Ranking nationally

  • No. 2 – education
  • No. 3 – fashion and textile
  • No. 6 – nursing and midwifery
  • No. 7 – design and crafts
  • No. 8 – film production and photography

Ranking in London

  • No. 1 – fashion and textiles and nursing and midwifery.
  • No. 2 – education, architecture, social work, film production and photography, and design and crafts – which covers creative and cultural industries, graphic design, interior design, illustration, animation and product and furniture design.
  • No. 3 – sports science and journalism, publishing and public relations

Most of our postgraduate courses offer the opportunity of a 12-month work placement.

Kingston University Business School is among just 5% of the world's leading business schools to be fully accredited by AACSBAMBA and EFMD.

Shanghai Gateway Education, Kingston University's representative, supports Gateway Programme students in China to progress to Kingston Business School programmes.

For nearly a decade, Kingston University has been rated as one of the most successful UK universities for graduate start-up companies, thanks to the support from Kingston enterprise and the careers and employability team.

Overseas educational representatives in China

Below is a list of university representatives in China. Many of them have branches all over China. Please contact the branch nearest to you if you would like further information about Kingston University.

UK visa

Students from China coming to study in the UK must obtain prior entry clearance and therefore need to apply for a visa. For further information please check the following websites:

Contact us

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