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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

Where will you live?

Where you live plays a big part in your experience of university - and at Kingston we want to help you find the right place.

  • What's it like living in a halls of residence?

  • International (non-EU) postgraduate students and some students with disabilities can apply for a place in Kingston University halls of residence where you'll have a single room in a flat shared with other students. You'll share the kitchen with between two and nine other students.

    Unfortunately Home/EU postgraduates are not eligible to apply for a room in Kingston University halls of residence.

  • What if I don't get a place in halls or want to live privately?

  • Most postgraduate students at Kingston University live in private accommodation. This gives you the flexibility to:

    • live near your campus or elsewhere in the town;
    • choose your own flatmates;
    • find a property to suit your budget;
    • pay your rent monthly; and
    • choose your facilities (especially useful for couples or families).

  • Do many students commute from outside Kingston?

  • Yes, lots of our students commute from outside Kingston. Our excellent transport links mean it's easy to get here from other parts of London and Surrey.

    We also run our own bus service between Kingston University campuses - and it's free for all students.

    If you are a full-time student, you can apply for discounted travel on the Transport for London (TfL) network. Once you have enrolled, you'll be able to apply via My Kingston, our student intranet.

    Some part-time students may also be eligible. Visit the TfL site for more information.

    Please remember, you can't apply for the discount until after you've enrolled.

  • How do I find my way around?

  • If you're not sure about the best way to reach Kingston from your home or how long the journey might take you, check the AA Route Planner at The postcode for our main campus at Penrhyn Road is KT1 2EE.

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