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Arrivals and orientation for international students

Airport pick up service

11 September 2019

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 11 September (7am - 5pm)


Heathrow Airport and Gatwick Airport

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Wednesday 4 September

International arrivals lounge

11 - 13 September 2019

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 11 September: 9am - 8pm
  • Thursday 12 September: 9am - 6pm
  • Friday 13 September: 9am - 5pm


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

International enrolment

12 - 13 September 2019

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 12 September and Friday 13 September


Penrhyn Road campus, John Galsworthy building

International welcome reception

12 September 2019

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


Thursday 12 September (6pm until late)


The King's Tun pub, Clarence Street, Kingston

International orientation sessions

17 - 18 September 2019

The Welcome and Induction Week will include a series of 'information sessions' on 17 and 18 September designed to help new students have a better understanding of the support available at Kingston. Two of these sessions are specifically for new International and EU students:

International orientation

This session will cover all the basics that international students need to know when they are new to the UK, including how to open a bank account, using public transportation, and registering at the medical centre.

Immigration and Visa Compliance

This session is for students who are in the UK on a Tier 4 student visa, and will cover the visa and immigration support we offer, information on working in the UK (during your studies and after), and visa compliance regulations.

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