Situated on the River Thames in south-west London, Kingston University offers internationally recognised qualifications and a supportive community in one of the world’s most exciting capital cities.
 

London living

London is a great place to be a student and an experience not to be missed. The centre of London is only 25 minutes away from Kingston, offering you easy access to world-renowned landmarks, theatres, museums, shops and nightlife.
 

Ideal location

The University is located in Kingston upon Thames, a historic and lively riverside town and a short journey from the centre of London. It’s rated one of the safest London boroughs (Metropolitan Police) and one of the happiest places to live in the capital (Rightmove). Gatwick and Heathrow airports are under an hour away, so you’ll never have far to travel to catch a flight home.
 

Diverse and multicultural

Every year they welcome students from more than 140 countries to Kingston University. You’ll meet people from all over the world, from East Asia to Africa to South America!
 

Excellent facilities

Kingston is investing up to £80 million on new campus and teaching facilities. They have the latest e-learning technology, excellent library resources and their design studios, workshops and laboratories are fitted with the best technical equipment.
 

Top-quality teaching

At Kingston University, excellent teaching quality is essential and very important. To ensure you learn from the very best academics Kingston endeavours to employ staff who are: research-active; respected in their fields; active practitioners in their subject who maintain business and industry links.
 

Career-focussed courses

Kingston's courses place an emphasis on developing work-based skills, so that you can get the important career skills you need to succeed. The three-year undergraduate business degrees provide a professionally recognised qualification as well the opportunity for a 6-9 month work placement. Kingston also offers a fantastic postgraduate work placement scheme to allow students to work for 12 months as part of their course. The vocational focus helps achieve some of the UK’s best graduate employment figures.
 

Supportive community

From before you leave your home country until after you graduate, Kingston University offers a wide range of support services, ranging from a free airport pickup service when you first arrive, to social events that help you make friends, to jobs fairs on campus, to health and counselling services.
 

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The information on this page has been submitted by the higher education institution itself, and it varies how frequently they update it. If you want to know more, get in touch and one of our student advisors will answer all your questions!

Across the Pond is the official representative for this teaching institution for selected countries around the world which means we can help you apply to their courses and help with all the documents needed to submit an application. We can help answer questions about their courses and the institution itself as they do not necessarily have the capacity to deal with student enquiries from all around the world on a daily basis. This also means that they can ask us questions about your application and we can help explain if they are not familiar with your grades, academic background or the educational system in your home country. They also appreciate that students who apply through Across the Pond get the help they need, not only in terms of submitting the application and supporting documents, but also with everything needed pre-arrival in the UK, such as student accommodation, visa information, funding information and well as preparing for departure to the UK.

Student population: almost 17,000

Number of international students: over 3,500

City population:

  • Kingston upon Thames – around 160,000
  • London – around 8.9 million

Location: Greater London

Closest airports: Heathrow (9 miles), Gatwick (25 miles)

Date of establishment: 1992

Areas of expertise: Creative Writing, Journalism, Art & Design, Business, Graduate Creative Economy courses

Notable alumni:

  • Gail Emms, celebrated badminton player
  • Glenda Bailey, Editor-in-Chief ‘Harper’s Bazaar US’
  • Eason Chan, Chinese pop star
  • John Richmond, fashion designer 
  • Simon Kneen, Executive Vice President of Design and Creative Director at Banana Republic, 2008-2013
  • Ruby McGregor-Smith, Chief Executive at MITIE
  • Shelley Page, Head of International Outreach at DreamWorks Animation
  • Yoganathan Ratheesan, Founder & Chairman of Lebara Group
  • Hadia Tajik, Member of Parliament for Oslo, Norway in 2009 and Norwegian Minister of Culture, 2012-2013
  • John Tiner, Chief Executive of the UK Financial Services Authority, 2003-2007

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