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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.


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

International students
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