There may be additional costs related to your course (see course pages for details). In addition to these, it is likely that you may incur extra costs as a student at Kingston University. It is useful for you to be aware of the types of things you may have to pay for.
Please note: this is not an exhaustive list and some will vary, depending on the course, course route and modules that you take.
- If you choose to study abroad for part of your degree, you will need to pay for living costs, travel and sometimes tuition fees.
- If you do a work placement, there will be travel, accommodation and subsistence costs.
- Materials, equipment and clothing that are specific to a project or piece of work.
- For some field trips and fieldwork there may be travel, accommodation and subsistence costs.
- Professional body membership fees.
- Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks (this is required for certain education and healthcare courses). .
- If you are an international student there are visa-related costs. The Government website has a which will help you calculate these costs.
Please be aware that tuition fees do not include travel to and from the University.
General study costs
- Books – a wide range of resources are available in the learning resources centres. You may prefer to, or be required to buy your own copy of key textbooks.
- Printing – in the majority of cases coursework is be submitted online. There may be instances when you will be required to submit work in a printed format. View costs.
- Photocopying. View costs.
- PCs and laptops – there are open-access networked computers available across the University, plus laptops available to loan. You may find it useful to have your own PC, laptop or tablet which you can use around campus and in halls of residence.
- Reassessment – if you need to be reassessed in a module you may be subject to extra costs depending on the type of reassessment that is available to you. Reassessment by retake does not incur an additional cost, however if you are required to be reassessed in either repeat or replace mode it will be necessary for you to pay additional costs. See the part-time fees information (if you are taking no more than 90 credits in an academic year, you will be considered as a part-time student, which can often be the case if you need to repeat certain modules on your course). The type of reassessment offered to you will be agreed by the relevant Programme Assessment Board in line with the University's Undergraduate Regulations (AR2) or Postgraduate Regulations (AR3).
There are other general living costs which you will need to budget for. Read our planning a budget information or download our Money Matters guide.
If you care for children, you will need to take account of any childcare costs.
Sports and society costs
- Sports clubs and societies – there are membership fees if you would like to join any of the societies or sports clubs run by the Union of Kingston Students.
- Fitness Centre membership – More Energy is the Kingston University Fitness Centre at the Penrhyn Road campus. .
Costs after you have completed your studies
- Graduation – there are associated costs for graduating from Kingston University:
- Replacement certificates and transcripts – if you need to order a replacement certificate or transcript there is likely to be an additional cost for this service. Find out more.