Campus and Crime Map

Student Accommodation

  • Kingston guarantees an offer of accommodation for all new full-time undergraduate students and first-year international postgraduate students for the September intake.
  • Priority is given to disabled students who are recommended by a disability adviser, and students who are identified as care leavers who do not have access to other accommodation.
  • Halls of residence provide 2,440 rooms. Single, furnished study bedrooms are in flats with up to 8 other students, and include shared kitchen facilities. Most rooms have en-suite facilities. All rooms are non-smoking and have Internet access.

Accommodation Costs

Self-Catered from £5,320 to £16,500 per year

Student Life

  • Kingston University is based in Kingston upon Thames, a busy riverside town on the borders of London and Surrey and right next to the River Thames.
  • Students can take a break from their studies to enjoy shopping, clubbing, eating, running, rowing and sightseeing; and with central London just a 30-minute train ride away, students can take advantage of all it offers, from arts and culture to job and career opportunities.

Culture and Nightlife

  • Kingston upon Thames boasts a beautiful riverside location and gorgeous green spaces. The shopping plazas, markets and independent shops cover all the essentials and treats, and there are many restaurants and cafés for a bite to eat.
  • Kingston's history and creativity can be discovered through heritage sites, museums and galleries as well as theatre and music venues such as the Rose Theatre and Banquet Records.
  • At night Kingston transforms into a haven for party-goers, with popular bars and nightclubs. There's something for everyone, especially students.


  • The Penrhyn Road and Knights Park campuses are a five-minute walk from the centre of Kingston upon Thames. The Kingston Hill campus is about three miles outside of town, close to Richmond Park, and Roehampton Vale campus is about four miles outside of town. The latter two campuses are closer to Putney and Wimbledon.
  • There is a free bus service for students, staff and visitors, which operates between the halls of residence, campuses, Putney station and Wimbledon station.
  • Kingston and Norbiton train stations are the main transport options into central London. There are also a number of bus routes that serve Kingston.