Information for international undergraduate students applying to study at Kingston University for 2024/25 entry

Your journey to Kingston

If you're an international student applying for a undergraduate degree at Kingston University, this page can help you on your journey.

Keep reading for information on what to do before you apply and the steps to take after you've secured an offer. There are also details on applying for your student visa, and how to get ready for Enrolment and Induction.

You can also click on the blocks below to be taken directly to the information you need.

If you have any questions about studying with us, or what you need to do next, get in touch as we're here to help.

Tel: +44 (0)203 510 0106
Email: internationalenquiries@kingston.ac.uk

Before you apply

We are delighted that you are considering applying to study with us. There are a few things you can do before you start your application.

Chat with our students

You can chat to our friendly Student Ambassadors about what it is really like to study an undergraduate degree at Kingston University. 

Meet us in your country

We visit countries around the world, attend educational fairs and arrange offer holder sessions throughout the year.

You may be able to make an appointment to meet our staff if they are travelling to your home country or book to see us at a virtual event.

Attend an Open Day

The very best way to meet us and get a feel for the place is to attend one of our virtual or on campus Open Days. We have action-packed days when you will get to meet the course team and attend numerous specialist talks on things like finance, the UCAS process and accommodation.

Join a webinar

Alternatively, if a smaller or virtual event is better suited to your needs, you could attend one of our virtual webinars. These are exclusively for international students who are thinking about applying for a place to study with us.

Are you ready to join us?

Awesome! Then it's time to submit your application.

You can apply online via the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). As an international student you can do this between September and June. We recommend you apply as early as possible. Watch out for the deadlines, as we rarely take late applications.

The UCAS code for Kingston University is K84. The UCAS course code can be found on the individual course page on our website.

If you're using an international advisor or agent, they can assist you with your application.

Find out more about how and when to apply.

We'll be in touch

Once you have submitted your application, we will get in touch if:

  • we need further information to assess your application
  • your course requires an interview
  • you need to submit a portfolio

You can find information about how to prepare your portfolio or interview on the individual course pages.

Once you've received an offer

We will send you an email around three weeks after you've submitted your application to confirm whether it has been successful or not. However, if you are required to submit a portfolio or attend an interview this will take longer – it is vital you check your email regularly as this is how we will communicate with you.

If you meet all the entry criteria, we will issue a conditional or unconditional offer letter. Congratulations!

A conditional offer means that we have offered you a place dependent on you achieving certain grades in your exams. You will need to send us your results as soon as they become available to obtain an unconditional offer.

Remember, you need to have an unconditional offer before you can apply for a student visa.

Webinars and webchats

You will be invited to attend an in-person applicant day or a virtual applicant day if you are unable to travel to see us. These events will enable you to have a taster of your course and meet the course team, current students and alumni. These happen from February onwards – watch out for your email invitation!

We also have several webinars about coming to study with us, you'll be invited to a series of live webinars focusing on you – our international undergraduate offer holder.

Our friendly international team and some of our current students regularly will be on hand to answer any questions you may have.

Find out more about webchats and webinars

Join our Kingston University Freshers 2024 (Official) group

Meet other applicants and ask questions by joining our official Facebook group for new starters in September. We'll send you an invite by email with details of how you can sign up.

Select Kingston as your firm choice

Use UCAS Track and Apply to select Kingston as your First (otherwise called Firm) Choice.

There are a series of deadlines depending on when you applied and when you received all your offers. The first deadline may be as early as the start of June so make sure that you have made your first choices before then, just to be sure. UCAS will keep reminding you of deadlines as will we.

Log into UCAS.

Apply for an International scholarship

As soon as you have an offer of a place, you're eligible to apply for one of our International scholarships worth £5,000 for the first year of study.

Each year we receive thousands of scholarship applications so please be aware that is a very competitive process. Results are normally announced in July. Good luck!

Discover how to apply for an international scholarship.

Apply for accommodation

Once you've accepted your offer, you can reserve a room in our accommodation. With an impressive range of high-quality options to suit different needs, lifestyles and budgets, you can be certain we'll be able to help you find the best accommodation in one of the safest and happiest London boroughs.

Remember our accommodation costs include heating, electricity, and water and represent the best value and peace of mind that bills will not rise.

Find out how to apply for accommodation.

Get help with budgeting

This is the time where you need to start planning and budgeting for your student life in London, so that your experience will be an enjoyable one.

Check our helpful guide to the cost of living in London to find out more about the average cost of university life and give you some top tips to cut costs or find extra funds.

Read our Guide to the cost of living.

Get your results and send them to us

You can only turn from conditional to unconditional by proving you have achieved the exam results we asked you to achieve and send us proof of passing those exams. Only then can you start applying for a student visa – so it is vital you send us your results as quickly as possible.

We need proof of your exam results and your English language test results.

Track your UCAS application.

Check if you require a Student Visa and request your Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS)

If you need a Student Route visa, you should request a CAS which is not automatically issued.

Remember, you can start the CAS request process even if all your supporting documents are not ready via OSIS.

Check if you require a student visa.

Receive your final CAS Statement and apply for a Student Route visa

Follow the guidelines on how to apply for a Student Route visa on our webpages.

Complete the first part of a two-part enrolment process (online enrolment) and pay 50% of your tuition fees (late August onwards)

We will send you an invitation to complete the first stage of enrolment, the process to becoming an official Kingston student from late August. The first part is online, and the second part happens when you get to the University and takes place in person.

Find out how to pay your fees.

Access information about Welcome Week (late August)

Once you have completed online enrolment, we'll send you details of our action-packed calendar of activities during Welcome Week and how to book these events before you arrive.

Arrive in the UK (mid-September)

For most courses, you need to aim to be on campus to attend Welcome and Induction Week activities.

Apply for your CAS and visa

If you are an international student, it's likely that you'll need a Student Route Visa to study a full-time degree-level course in the UK. It is important for you to start preparing for this as early as possible.

Before you can apply for your visa, you must have a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS), and before you can request your CAS, you must hold an unconditional firm place to study at Kingston and have met all the conditions of your offer. Then and only then can you request your CAS.

We can issue a CAS up to six months before your course starts. So if you are unconditional firm in March, for example, you could apply for your CAS then.

The CAS and visa application process can take several weeks to complete, so please do apply as early as possible to enable you to arrive in Kingston on time.

Apply for your CAS and visa

Get ready for Enrolment

We'll send you an email to guide you through several things you need to do before you can enrol – you will have to do these steps on our applicant portal (OSIS).

Upload documents to OSIS

These will include uploading a photograph of yourself for your student ID card and uploading various documents including exam results and passport pages. You will only be asked to complete online enrolment once those tasks have been completed – so please do them as quickly as possible.

Pay your tuition fees

A minimum of 50% of tuition fees must be paid before you are able to complete the first part of Enrolment (online).  

You can of course also pay your compete fees up front if you are able to do this – this will give peace of mind that no further money will be requested by the university to distract you part way through the year. 

Find out how to pay your fees.

Complete the first part of a two-part Enrolment process (online Enrolment)

We'll send out your invitation to complete the first part of the Enrolment process (online Enrolment) from August – the process you must complete to become an official Kingston student. It should take around 30 minutes to complete – so find a good time and a quiet place to complete it carefully!

The second part of Enrolment happens when you get to the university and is in person – you book an enrolment slot just before you arrive at the university.

Discover how to enrol

Sign-up for Welcome and Induction activities

We've got an action-packed programme of activities during Welcome Week to help you settle into your new university life.

It is vital you attend welcome week – students are much more likely to go on to do well in their course if they attend everything on offer during this fun and friendly week. Many students make lasting friendships at this time and there are many activities and societies to sign up for.

We'll send you details of how to book activities over the summer.

In the meantime, check out our Welcome and Induction pages.

Attend Welcome and Induction

Before formal teaching begins, a whole week is dedicated to your Welcome and Induction.

The week is designed to help you settle into Kingston, make connections and start your course feeling confident and ready to succeed.

Attend Welcome and Induction

Congratulations!

You made it to the end of your applicant journey – and the start of your life as a new undergraduate student.

Welcome to Kingston University!