Kingston University2014 League Table Ranking 101
2014 Overall Score 503
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- Kingston University welcomes students from around the world and prides itself in being truly diverse.
- With over 4,000 international representing more than 150 different nations around the world, our learning environment is enriched with global opinions, experiences and skills.
Pre-arrival and orientation
- Kingston University offers a comprehensive International Welcome and Orientation programme that includes everything from: an airport pickup service, to social events, to useful seminars about studying in the UK, to help with opening a bank account and registering with the NHS.
- Prior to arrival we also: run a pre-arrival webinar, create a pre-intake Facebook page for you to meet other students and send you a series of email relating to everything you need to know before you leave for the UK.
- Kingston University has a range of high-quality halls of residence that are located close to the campuses and suit a wide range of budgets.
- For students who wish to live independently in a flat or a house there is a strong private rented sector in Kingston and the surrounding areas, with a good range of properties available.
- Our Accommodation Service offers a free and friendly service to help you find the right place to live during your studies, including a student-to-student notice board to help you find flatmates, a property vacancy list and a list of local letting agents, as well as help and advice with housing issues.
- All international who apply for halls accommodation in good time are guaranteed an offer of accommodation in their first year of study (providing you meet eligibility criteria).
- University accommodation is self-catering, with internet.
- International students are allocated flats evenly across the University's accommodation, and mixed regardless of course, gender and nationality.
- Kingston is a split-campus University, with halls located within close proximity of study sites.
- Students do not have to move out of their accommodation duriing the Christmas and Easter vacations.
- Fees for 2012–13: standard halls £99.25–124.50 per week; superior options £164–224 per week.
English language requirement
Most degree courses at Kingston University require a minimum:
- Academic IELTS of 6.0-6.5 (with no element lower than 5.5); or
- iBT TOEFL of 80-88 (with minimum scores per element: R=18, L=17, S=20, W=17); or
- pass International GCSE English Language Examination at minimum grade C or above.
Scholarships and bursaries
- Kingston University awards more than £200,000 worth of partial scholarships to international students* every year. Each scholarship is work £3,500 per year of study.
- In addition to this Kingston offers a 10% discount off tuition fees for international students who are applying for a full-time programme and are either: returning to Kingston University after successfully completing a programme here*; or have a family connection to Kingston University*; or have completed an international exchange programme at Kingston University* (*conditions apply).
International Student Breakdown
Further information for international undergraduate degree students
Swan Wing of River House
53–57 High Street
Kingston upon Thames
- Tel: 0044 (0)208 417 3411
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Web: www.kingston.ac.uk/international
Why study at Kingston University?
- Safe and central location on the River Thames.
- Diverse and multicultural.
- Career and employability focussed.
- A supportive community.
- Modern resources and facilities.
- Easy access to central London.
- Teaching excellence.
- No overseas campus.
International organisations for international students
- We have a wide range of student clubs, societies and interest groups that may be of interest to international students.
- These include: Connect UK International Society; Oriental Community; Islamic Society; French Society; Hindu Society; Scandinavian Society.
Advice for International Students
- General Advice
- British University History, Culture & the Weather
- Applying to a British University
- Entry and Employment Regulations
- English Language Tests and Requirements
- Managing Your Money
- Student Jobs
- Student Accommodation
International Students in the UK
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