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Arriving in the UK

At Kingston we offer a comprehensive programme of welcome, orientation and induction events to help you transition into your new life in the UK and at Kingston University.

The University's main welcome and induction activities take place the week before term starts but international students are required to arrive a week earlier for International Arrivals and Orientation week which is designed to familiarise you with your new surroundings, help you make friends before the main events start and get all your visa-related matters attended to.

We know that arriving in a new country can be exciting but also a bit scary, so we offer a free airport pick-up service before the main intakes for new international, European and visiting students living in the local area.

At the airport

You will have to go through both passport control (immigration) and a customs check when you land in the UK.

Getting to Kingston University

Kingston University offers an airport pick-up service for new international, European and visiting students living in the local area during the main intakes.

If you are arriving at another time; miss the booking deadline; or want to arrange your own transport at your own expense, the following links will help you find your way to Kingston:

You may also find our how to find us pages useful.


Find out about the accommodation options during your studies at Kingston University.

Contact us

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

International students
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