Pre-Arrival and Welcome Arrangements

  • Please refer to the university website where there is a section dedicated to international students, with helpful pre-arrival and welcome information.

English Language Requirements

  • Most degree courses at Kingston University require a minimum Academic IELTS of 6.0-6.5 (with no element lower than 5.5).
  • Although IELTS is preferred, the university does accept a variety of other English language qualifications, including TOEFL iBT and the Pearson Test of English Academic.

Accommodation for International Students

  • Kingston University has a range of high-quality halls of residence which suit a wide range of budgets. Kingston is a split-campus university, with halls located within close proximity of or on the study sites. University accommodation is self-catering, with free Internet access.
  • For students who wish to live independently in a flat or a house, there is a strong private rental sector in Kingston and the surrounding areas, with a good range of properties available.
  • The university’s Accommodation Service offers a free and friendly service to help students find accommodation, including a student-to-student notice board to help find flatmates, a property vacancy list and a list of local letting agents, as well as help and advice with housing issues.
  • All international students who apply for halls accommodation before the relevant date are guaranteed an offer of accommodation in their first year of study, providing they meet the eligibility criteria.
  • International students are allocated flats evenly across the university's accommodation, and mixed regardless of course, gender and nationality.
  • Students do not have to move out of their accommodation during the Christmas and Easter vacations.
  • Please refer to the university website for further details.

Tuition Fees

The following are the typical annual course fees for overseas students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2017–2018):

Type of Course Undergraduate Taught Postgraduate
Classroom £12,300 £12,800–14,500
Mixed £13,800 £12,800–14,900
Laboratory £14,200 £12,800–13,300
Clinical - -
Classroom
Teaching takes place in a classroom or ordinary lecture theatre. Subjects with classroom teaching might include history, maths and philosophy.
Mixed
Subjects taught in classrooms and laboratories, such as languages.
Laboratory
Much of the teaching may take place in a laboratory and includes biology, chemistry and physics.
Clinical
Dentistry, medicine and veterinary medicine are the clinical subjects.

What Do International Students Study?