Arrivals and orientation for international students

Airport pick up service

9 September 2020

We understand that arriving in a new country can be exciting, but also a bit scary! That's why we offer a free airport pick-up service for new international students living in the local area, as part of our International Arrivals and Orientation.


Wednesday 9 September: 7am – 5pm


Heathrow Airport and Gatwick Airport

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Wednesday 2 September

International arrivals lounge

9 – 11 September 2020

Our international arrivals lounge has been created especially for new international students. Please drop by during our opening hours to meet university staff and other international students, make a free phone call home, relax with some refreshments, sign up to collect your BRP or join one of our town tours.


  • Wednesday 9 September: 9am – 8pm
  • Thursday 10 September: 9am – 6pm
  • Friday 11 September: 9am – 5pm


Penrhyn Road campus, Union of Kingston Students (near front entrance)

International enrolment

10 – 11 September 2020

Enrolment is when you officially register on your course. This is when you get your student ID card and officially become a Kingston University student.

International (overseas fee status) and Visiting (Erasmus and Exchange) students will receive an enrolment slot by e-mail in August.


Thursday 10 September and Friday 11 September


Penrhyn Road campus, John Galsworthy building

International welcome reception

10 September 2020

This casual event is a great way to meet other international students who have just arrived - and enjoy a drink on us!


Thursday 10 September (6pm until late)


The King's Tun pub, Clarence Street, Kingston