Information for overseas representatives

As international representatives for Kingston University, this page is designed to keep you up to date with all of the essential information required to guide applicants to join the students from over 140 countries to learn, collaborate across our courses at Kingston University.

Why choose Kingston University?

  • Kingston University is a top 5 university in London for 21 subject areas*
  • Kingston University is a top 10 London University.*
  • Rated amongst the top two most successful UK higher education institutions for graduate start-up companies.**
Why choose Kingston University?
Important update: Deposit and CAS information

Important update: Deposit and CAS information

All postgraduate taught (masters) applicants (excluding Masters by Research MPhil/PhD) who require a student visa must pay a £5,000 non-refundable deposit, which is treated as part of the first instalment of the tuition fee, before students can request a CAS. Students who are sponsored by their Government, company or a regulated student loan scheme and undergraduate offer holders are exempt from paying a deposit. Evidence of the sponsorship or loan must be provided as part of the CAS request process.

Future Skills campaign

Kingston University is leading the way in a major campaign highlighting the importance of skills for innovation and the vital role they play in driving a thriving national economy. The results of our latest survey demonstrate that key attributes such as problem solving, critical thinking, communication, adaptability and creativity remain among the core skills most valued by employers.

Kingston is leading the way by embedding those Future Skills in every part of the curriculum via professional and personal development workshops and projects. The aim is for our students to become sought after and become equipped with the tools to find meaningful employment.

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Webinars and virtual events

Discover more about Kingston University and speak with the international team at one of our webinars and virtual events.

Webinars and virtual events
Term dates

Term dates

The University's standard academic year runs from September to July, divided into three terms.

  • Autumn term
    September to December
  • Spring term
    January to April
  • Summer term
    April to July

Course intakes

Aside from our comprehensive list of September courses, Kingston University offers a range of postgraduate courses that start in January and/or March.

Key information

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Scholarships and bursaries

Find out about the variety of scholarships and bursaries available for international students.

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CAS and visa information

Key information and advice about the CAS and student visa process.

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Country information

Find information on your country, accepted qualifications and events for your region.

Arrivals and orientation

Find out more about arrivals and orientation to assist students in their move to Kingston.

Undergraduate prospectus

Explore our undergraduate prospectus to find what makes Kingston a great place to study.

Postgraduate prospectus

Our postgraduate prospectus gives a good insight into Kingston University.

Useful contacts

CAS queries

Immigration and visa queries

Admissions offices

General admissions queries

Business and Social Sciences

Health, Science, Social Care and Education

Kingston School of Art

Engineering, Computing and the Environment

Accommodation queries

Accommodation office

Fees and finance queries

Fees and invoice queries

If a student or customer of the University has a query concerning payment of fees or an invoice we have raised, please contact our Accounts Receivable team:

Financial advice and guidance

Our Student Life Advisers can give advice and guidance on living on a budget, student finance queries, banking, dealing with debt and financial capability and literacy:

Fee status queries

To establish a student's fee status you can find information about how this is determined on the UKCISA website. To get confirmation of a fee status an applicant needs to download, complete and return our Fee Status Questionnaire:

Pre-sessional English queries

Most queries can be answered on our Pre-sessional English course page. Otherwise please contact the Pre-sessional English team at

Student office contacts

Engineering, Computing and the Environment

Kingston School of Art

Health, Science, Social Care and Education

Business and Social Sciences

* Guardian League Table 2023
** Higher Education – Business and Community Interaction Survey