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Student Accommodation

  • Kingston guarantees an offer of accommodation for all new full-time undergraduate 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 eight other students, and include shared kitchen facilities. Most rooms have en-suite facilities. All rooms are non-smoking and have Internet access.
  • Halls are all on or close to the university's main campuses. There is a free inter-site bus service for students, staff and visitors, which operates between the halls of residence and the four campuses.

Accommodation Costs

Self-Catered from £4,960 to £16,500 per year

The costs above are for the academic year 2018/19

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, rowing and sightseeing. With central London just a 30-minute train ride away, students can take advantage of all the capital offers, from arts and culture to job and career opportunities.

Nightlife and Culture

  • Kingston upon Thames boasts a beautiful riverside location and gorgeous green spaces. At night the town transforms into a haven for party-goers, with popular bars and nightclubs - the most popular being Pryzm, Viper Rooms and Bacchus, which offer student nights and discounts. There's something for everyone, especially students.
  • 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.
  • Shopping plazas, markets and independent shops cover all the essentials and treats, and there are many restaurants and cafés for a bite to eat.


  • The Penrhyn Road and Knights Park campuses are a 5-minute walk from the centre of Kingston upon Thames. The Kingston Hill campus is about 3 miles outside of town, close to Richmond Park, and Roehampton Vale campus is about 4 miles outside of town. The latter two campuses are closer to Putney and Wimbledon.
  • Kingston and Norbiton train stations are the main transport options into central London. There are also a number of bus routes that serve Kingston.