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Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing
Kingston University
Penrhyn Road
Kingston upon Thames
Surrey KT1 2EE

Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 9000

International Students

As an international student, we know you'll have different questions about studying at Kingston University. Visit our International Applicant Pages to find out what you need to know about :

  • Pre-arrival
  • Arrival in the UK and getting to Kingston University
  • Welcome and orientation events
  • Fees and Funding
  • Visas, immigration and CAS
  • Working in the UK
  • Accommodation

We have featured some of the most frequently asked questions below. For more information see our International Applicant pages

International Student FAQs

  • Can I get help with my English if I need to?

  • We offer a range of English language support for our students both while you're studying and before you start your course. Read more.

  • I have a query about my visa?
  • The International Student Advisory Centre (ISAC) offers help and advice with any questions or problems you may have during your time at Kingston. It provides support on a wide range of matters, including immigration matters, working in the UK (both during your studies and after you graduate), life outside study, extending your visa, cultural differences and living in the UK. Read more.

  • Is there any information tailored to me country?
  • Read our country-specific guides, providing information tailored to your home country.

  • Can I work in the UK?
  • Find out more about your eligibility to work in the UK, both during your studies and after you graduate.

  • Is there a Free airport pickup service?
  • We realise that arriving in a new country and meeting new people can be confusing and stressful, as well as exciting. We therefore offer an airport pickup service to all new international, European and exchange students. Read more.

  • Will there be events when I arrive where I can meet other students?
  • We run a series of welcome and orientation events, including social events, every year for our new international, European and exchange students. These are designed to help you adapt to the new environment, make friends and enjoy your time at Kingston University. Read more.

  • Is there a course where I can find out more about British life and culture?
  • Our 'Understanding Britain' course provides a context to your studies in Britain through the discussion of key features of life here. Read more.

If you have any additional queries, please contact us or ask our international student virtual advisor.

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