Your steps to Kingston

Your applicant journey

Choosing the right university for you is one of the biggest decisions you'll ever make, but it doesn't have to be a complicated one.

Just follow these simple steps in our next video and you'll breeze through the application process stress-free.

Come and say hello

The best way to find out if Kingston is the right fit for you is to meet us at one of our events. These include our Open Days, virtual webinars, Applicant Experience Days, as well as UCAS and higher education fairs.

So why not come and see for yourself why we're different from the rest?

“Attending an Open Day allowed me to meet some of the amazing lecturers and students and hear their first-hand experience of the University, which was really helpful in my decision-making process.”

Sumaikah, Pharmacy MPharm

Open Days

Saturday 9 April 2022

Wednesday 15 June 2022

Wednesday 6 July 2022

Saturday 20 August 2022

Saturday 24 September 2022

Saturday 22 October 2022

Wednesday 9 November 2022

Pre-applicant webinars

During our year-round exciting programme of webinars, we'll deliver presentations on all the different topics, and our friendly team of staff and current students will be on hand to answer any questions you may have.

Applicant Experience Days

Once you've applied and received an offer to study with us, you'll be invited to one of exclusive Applicant Experience Days, where you'll get to test drive your course during an interactive session and meet the students who will be in the same classes as you.

Wednesday 15 February 2023

Saturday 11 March 2023

UCAS and Higher Education Fairs

Our staff and current students attend a number of fairs across the UK and Ireland, this means you have the opportunity to meet us around the country.

Meet us in your country

Events for international students

When we can, we visit countries around the world, attend educational fairs and work with our overseas representatives and institutional partners. Our international team also hosts a series of live webinars and web chats on different topics so you can ask the team any questions you may have.

Entry requirements

Here at Kingston University, we're committed to ensuring higher education is accessible to everyone who can benefit from it and we're proud to champion alternative routes into university.

When assessing applications, we're looking for evidence of your ability, potential, and passion for your subject area. We not only look at your formal educational achievements but also at the skills and experience you have in order to evaluate your suitability for a course.

How to apply

Think you're ready to join us? Awesome!

For each of our undergraduate courses, you apply online through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) at

The UCAS code for Kingston University is K84

Personal Statement Guide

A bolder, brighter, better personal statement

Our step-by-step guide will help you through each step of writing a personal statement; from finding out how to begin, to adding those finishing touches that'll make it stand out.

Commuting to Kingston

Commuting to Kingston?

Over 50% of our students commute to us, so rest assured you're not alone.

With our well-connected campuses and tailored facilities, we're well prepared to ensure you enjoy university life to the full.

Your home away from home

Where you live whilst you're at university can play an important part in your overall experience.

Whether you'd like to live on or off campus, we're here to help you feel at home.

Welcome home

We have 2,000+ rooms available, taking into account all tastes and budgets.

What's new for 2023?

Three of our halls of residences are undergoing a huge glow up and we think you'll love the finished results.

Seething Wells has had areas transformed into spacious and modern communal areas, including an on-site cafe. The bedrooms and kitchens have also been fully refurbished to increase your living space.

And over on our Kingston Hill campus, Chancellors and Walkden Halls are having their bedrooms and kitchens enlarged and refurbished in time for you joining us.

City living

Some of our students decide to live independently in the local area rather than living on campus.

Our dedicated KU Student Homes website will help you find all the latest vacancies in local rented accommodation, from single rooms to full houses and flat shares.

Shall we talk about money?

All students are required to pay tuition fees, which cover the key elements of teaching, assessment and operating university facilities such as the library, IT equipment and other support services.

We want to ensure anyone with potential and drive has the opportunity to study with us, no matter what their background or financial situation. That's why each year, we provide a number of bursaries to support our undergraduate students gain their degrees.

The Kingston Bursary

Each year we offer hundreds of Kingston Bursaries to students studying in their first year with us. This is money given to you by the University that you can use to support your studies and pay for things such as books, food and travel costs.

KU Cares

We provide a comprehensive package of support for care leavers, estranged students, young adult carers and sanctuary scholars.

Depending on your circumstance, our package may include financial support, access to year-round accommodation, access to internal and external opportunities, including paid work, mentoring schemes, social and networking events.

You're in for a warm welcome

Starting university is a new experience that can be both an exciting and nervous time, but we have lots on offer that'll help you get ready for and thrive in this next adventure.

Get a Head Start

Our free Head Start programme is your uni hack to help you feel more confident and prepared for starting university. Taking place over the summer before you arrive, the programme is available in a variety of formats to suit your needs and has been described as a ‘game changer' by students who have attended.

“Head Start gave me a real taste of what it's like to be a Kingston student, as well as the opportunity to get to know all the support that was available to me. This helped me settle in and find my feet quickly.”

Charmaine, Pharmacy MPharm

Welcome and Induction

Finding your feet

We dedicate the whole week before formal teaching begins in the autumn 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.

Building a sense of community with The Kingston Big Read

Each summer, we send all of our new students a special, limited-edition copy of a carefully selected book. It goes out with a letter from the author reflecting on how they felt to be starting university.

This welcome gift from us allows students to have something in common with each other even before they even set foot on campus.

“Feeling part of a community can make all the difference. We organise book-related events, including one with the author themselves, and activities so everyone can get involved.”

Clara, Big Read Administrative Assistant

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