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Welcome to the country information for students from Japan.

Kingston University is home to around 5,000 international students, from over 140 countries. Whichever pre-degreeundergraduate or postgraduate programme you choose, studying with us is an opportunity to develop both academically and professionally among a vibrant learning community. 

Students from Japan are attracted to Kingston University by its international reputation in teaching quality, supportive learning environment and proximity to London. We have several in-country representatives in Japan 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

Academic requirements

Level of entryGeneral qualification requirement
  • A recognised International Foundation Year programme, or:
  • One year completed at a recognised university (70% average)

Bachelor degree (4 years) from any institution on ECCTIS

  • UK 2:1 equivalent: 70% / 3.0, or Grade B
  • UK 2:2 equivalent: 65% / 2.8, or Grade C

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Overseas educational representatives in Japan

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

UK visa requirements for Japan

Students from Japan coming to study in the UK must obtain prior entry clearance and therefore need to apply for a visa

You will need to show details of your acceptance onto a course, your offer letter and evidence of sufficient funding to support your education and living expenses while you are in the UK.

Contacts in Japan

If you would like further information about studying and living in the UK, please contact the British Council.

Contact us

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