Opportunities for students

We are committed to providing you with the support you need when you need it, so you can make the most of your university experience.

Our friendly teams are here for you from the moment you arrive, providing expert advice and guidance, ensuring you have what you need to succeed and are well looked after while you're here with us.

We'll help you succeed

Click on the area you're interested in to find out more.

Head Start

Before you arrive, you can take part in our innovative welcome programme, Head Start. It's free and has been a game changer for our students, who have reported feeling more confident about starting university.

KU Extra

All students can find all our enrichment opportunities, events and activities on our online events platform, KUextra. You'll be able to sign up to language classes, social and sports activities to careers events and many more.

KU Cares

We support students aged 25 or under who are local authority care leavers, formally estranged from their families, and/or have caring responsibilities. We can help with UCAS and Student Finance applications and can advocate with local authority for you.

Study or work abroad

You can choose to study or work abroad through the University's Study Abroad programme or the Erasmus programme. Students who go abroad for a full year get a tuition fee reduction and receive a bursary or grant.

Kingston Language Scheme

You'll have the chance to study up to nine languages free of charge. Kingston University offers a flexible and exciting range of opportunities to study modern foreign languages. This could be learning a new language, or else continuing to build on a language started.