Information for students applying to study a postgraduate degree at Kingston University for 2024 entry

Congratulations on your offer!

Huge congratulations from everyone at Kingston University on your offer to study with us. We're so happy you've chosen to apply to us, and even more delighted to be able to offer you a place to study with us. This page outlines the next steps you need to take next to get ready join our postgraduate community.

Key contacts

Here's a list of the key teams that you might need to contact along your journey to becoming a postgraduate student at Kingston, and how you can get in touch with them.

Applicant Enquiries Team

Ask our Enquiries Team any questions you have about studying with us. 

Admissions Teams

Our Admissions teams are split by faculty and it is important that you always contact the right team. 

Your team's contact details are included in your original offer email. Please do ask the Admissions Team any questions you have about your application.

Call admissions

  • Call: 0203 308 9932 – please note our call centre is continuing to work from home so we may take a moment longer than normal to answer – if this is the case, please do forgive us.

Email admissions

Accommodation Team

Ask our Accommodation Team any questions about living in halls or renting privately. 

If you have any queries, please get in touch by email.

Disabilities Team

Our Disability and Mental Health Advisers coordinate support arrangements and resources to enable students with disabilities to benefit fully from their time at Kingston University. 

If you have any queries, please get in touch by email.

Finance Teams

Postgraduate student loans

For questions about postgraduate student loans, budgeting or other extra support available to postgraduate students please email studentfunding@kingston.ac.uk.

Tuition fee payments

Our Accounts Receivable Team is responsible for the collection of fees. If you are a self-funding student and are paying your own fees, you can find information on fees, funding and payments our website.

If you need to speak to someone, you can do so on:

Scholarships

We offer a range of University-wide postgraduate scholarships

OSIS, our applicant student portal

The Online Student Information System (OSIS) holds information about your application and if you are applying for a course that requires an interview you will use this to book your slot.

When it's time to complete your enrolment, you will also use OSIS to complete your fee assessment and provide us with the information that goes on to create your student record.

If you have any technical difficulties using OSIS, please contact our IT Team, who will be able to help.

Step 1: Accept your offer

You will need to accept your offer for a postgraduate programme through the University's Online Student Information System (OSIS). Alternatively, some PGCE courses require a formal reply to the University through UCAS. Further instructions will be provided in your offer email.

If you have a conditional offer please send us your results as soon as you can. You can also upload copies of your results through OSIS. Once we have checked that you have met the conditions of your offer, you will receive an unconditional offer.

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Step 2: Get your funding in place and apply for scholarships

If you are a UK student resident in England and are under 60, you can apply for a loan to study for a postgraduate master's degree. See our webpages for full details about eligbility and how to apply.

Kingston University also offers a range of scholarships and bursaries towards the cost of postgraduate tuition fees, with course specific funding also available. See our webpages on scholarships for postgraduate courses.

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Step 3: Explore your accommodation options

Whether you choose to live in university halls of residence, rent privately or live at home, we're here to help you feel at home.

See our accommodation web pages for more information on finding a place to live in Kingston.

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Step 4: Stay in touch

This is possibly the most important thing to do.

We usually communicate with you by email, so please remember to:

  • make sure our emails are not treated as junk mail. To do this, add ‘@kingston.ac.uk' to your 'safe senders' list
  • make sure you have not unsubscribed from emails from us. If you think you may have, just send us an email at UKenquiries@kingston.ac.uk and we will opt you back in.
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Step 5: Connect with fellow students

From February 2024, you will be able to join our official Facebook group where you will meet a wide network of friends. We will send you an invite link by email so you can start to get excited about all that will be on offer when you start your course. There will be staff and students on hand to answer your questions and topical discussion groups to join and make friends.

In our 2024 group we had over 3.2k students meeting their future classmates, months before the start of term.

We will also post important announcements and reminders, such as student finance deadlines and accommodation bookings opening in the group.

Search ‘Kingston University Freshers 2024 (Official)' in February to join.

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Step 6: Get ready for Enrolment

Enrolment is the process of becoming an official Kingston University student. It is online and involves you providing us with information that creates your student record.

You will be invited by email to complete the first stage of your online enrolment about a month before the start of your course, but only when your status is ‘unconditional firm' – so it's really important if you're holding a conditional offer that you send us proof of meeting your conditions (e.g. your exam results) as soon as possible.

It is important to complete your enrolment as soon as possible when we ask you to as it will unlock things like your induction schedule and course timetable.

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Step 7: Plan your commute if you plan to travel to Kingston

If you're planning on travelling to our campuses, you're not alone. We have a huge commuting community at Kingston with over 50% of our students commuting to us, so rest assured, we're well prepared to ensure you enjoy university life to the fullest.

Whether you're travelling from the local area or further afield, you'll reach Kingston without a fuss. With excellent bus and rail links, a network of cycle lanes, cycle storage and showers, it couldn't be easier making your way to and from each of our campuses.

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Step 8: Get involved in Welcome and induction week

Congratulations – you made it!

When you have completed steps 1 to 7, you will be an official Kingston University student!

During Welcome and Induction, you will:

  • take part in your course induction, where you will meet your lecturers and get all the practical information you need to know before you begin your studies.
  • complete a Welcome to Kingston module, which will give you the lowdown on each of the support areas available to you and how you can access the support when you need it.
  • take part in a variety of Welcome events and activities – whatever your interests there will also be some fun and social activities for you to enjoy too to help you settle in, make new friends and grow your network.

You will receive detailed Welcome and Induction emails from us throughout the summer, so don't miss out, add UKenquiries@kingston.ac.uk to your safe sender list.

Other areas to explore

Accommodation

Start exploring your future home away from home.

Applicant webinars

Join our online events designed to prepare you for life at Kingston.

Postgraduate funding

We provide a number of bursaries to support our students gain their degree.

Facilities

We invest in our facilities to create the perfect study environment for you.

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Student life

Explore student life and discover all the activities you can get involved in.

Student support

Find out more about how we will support you at university.

Students' Union

Get to know your students' union and explore over 90 clubs and societies.