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Kingston University

Check whether Kingston University is right for you as an international student.

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Kingston upon Thames, UK
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Study abroad at Kingston University

Kingston University London (KUL) is a public research university situated in Kingston upon Thames, London, England. It is known for its career-focused programs, quality teaching and entrepreneurial graduates.

The University’s Kingston International Study Center provides a range of degree preparation programs for international students. These include an international year one in business and management which leads to the second year of a business management with business experience degree, and a pre-master’s program leading to a one-year taught master’s degree.

Kingston’s campus has a range of great facilities for students, including more than 3,000 networked computers, free Wi-Fi and access to library resources. The University also recently invested £12 million to refurbish their studios, and they have a 3D workshop, digital media workshops, photography suite and filming studio.

The University Students’ Union runs over 80 societies covering a range of interests, including politics, culture, religion, computer games and the environment. There are also 30 sports clubs on campus you can get involved with, including badminton, football, rugby, cricket, snow sports, fencing and karting.

Why study at KUL?

  • Great location

    KUL is located in Kingston upon Thames, a quiet borough of London giving students the best of both worlds

  • Innovative learning

    Kingston offers forward thinking teaching that’s informed by the latest industry insights and in-depth research

  • Top 50 university

    Kingston University London is ranked in the top 50 universities in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2020)

Life as an international student

KUL has a truly international community, welcoming more than 3,000 international students from over 140 different countries ranging from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe.

As a student at the International Study Center, you will be part of the University from your first day. As well as benefiting from the resources at the International Study Center, you’ll also be able to access all facilities at the University. Before the start of term you will attend international orientation. This is designed to introduce you to life at Kingston University, and give you an opportunity to make friends with other international students.

The University offers a range of services to help you during your time at KUL, including access to a personal tutor. The Student Life Center brings together a number of student support services, including accommodation, advice, disability support and student funds.

Student life & facilities

Group of students planning a presentation in a living room
  • Library
    • Individual Study Rooms
    • Computer labs
    • Group Study Rooms
    • Quiet Areas
  • Transport
    • Campus Bus Service
    • Bike Rental
    • Car Rental
    • Campus parking
  • Food & Restaurants
    • Restaurants 1
    • Cafe’s 1
  • Fitness Centre
    • Machines
    • Free Weights
    • Fitness Classes
    • Dance Studio
    • Personal Trainers
    • Treatment Rooms
  • Sports Facilities
    • No. of Natural Turf American Football Pitches 1
    • Sport facilities
    • No. of Natural Turf Soccer Pitches 12
  • No. of All Weather Sports Pitches
    • No. of Tennis Courts 3
    • No. of Athletics Track 1
  • IT Support
    • Campus Wireless Connectivity
  • Clubs & Organisations
    • No. of Clubs & Organizations 90
  • Healthcare & Medical
    • Counselling & Mental Health Services
  • Praying Rooms
    • Individual Praying Rooms
    • Skills classes
    • Language Center
    • Group Praying Rooms
    • Pre sessional English Academic skills courses
  • Tutoring Support
    • Academic Tutoring & Support

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  • International Year One 3 term, Business and Management


  • Pre Masters Programme 2 term, Business and Management



Kingston University

Penrhyn Rd, Kingston upon Thames KT1 2EE

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