Study in London at Kingston University
Kingston University offers internationally recognized qualifications and a supportive community within easy reach of London, one of the world’s most exciting, historic and culturally rich capitals.
We have students from over 150 countries, including many North American students on full degree and Study Abroad programs. We have an International Scholarship program for undergraduate and postgraduate students.
We ensure that our courses teach you work-related skills and are relevant to today’s work environment. Many courses have been developed in consultation with professional organizations and carry professional accreditations.
Kingston has an excellent reputation for teaching and has achieved strong results in national assessments of teaching quality.
We’ve recently invested over £30 million on new teaching facilities, and we’re planning to spend, in total, £80 million on developments over a 10-year period. We have the latest e-learning technology and excellent library resources. Many of our laboratories, design studios, and workshops are fitted with the latest technical equipment.
Kingston Upon Thames
Kingston upon Thames is a safe, attractive and lively riverside town in south-west London, only 25 minutes from central London. Kingston Upon Thames is a leafy, self-contained area on the River Thames that has been consistently rated as the safest London borough. It is surrounded by vast Royal Parks, the famous Hampton Court Palace (home to King Henry VIII) and many 16th century buildings.
Kingston offers multiple entertainment opportunities, from quirky bars, traditional pubs, restaurants, a 14 screen cinema, 16 lane bowling alley and a great variety of boutiques, high street stores and some of the UK’s top retailers.
If you want to escape the city and explore the picturesque Surrey countryside, Kingston offers easy access. If you enjoy the hustle and bustle of Central London, its entertainment and world famous sites, just hop on the train. Either way, Kingston is positioned so that your journey won’t take longer than half an hour.
Both Heathrow and Gatwick (London’s international airports) are very close to Kingston, so going home to the US is never an issue. London is also serviced by many budget airlines, making it an ideal base for visiting the rest of the UK, Ireland and Europe. You can also take the Eurostar train and reach Paris of Brussels in only a couple of hours.
Support for International Students
We offer a free airport pick-up service, and a series of welcome and orientation events to help you settle in at Kingston. An ‘Understanding Britain’ short course examines British life and culture with daytrips to places of historic interest. Before you arrive, you are supported with lots of helpful, practical advice on how to prepare for life at Kingston University, including money, insurance and the British healthcare system.
Provided you apply in time and meet our eligibility criteria, we guarantee international (non-EU) students an offer of a place in University halls accommodation during your first year. In Kingston University halls of residence, you have your own furnished bedroom in a University-owned shared flat with other students. Or we can help you with finding private accommodation.