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Kingston University London


Kingston University London offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses for UK and international students. The university always focuses on high-quality teaching, expanding educational goals towards all international students. 



Currently, more than 21,300 students are studying in Kingston University London, including more than 3,200 international students from more than 134 countries around the world. Especially, the university is ranked in the UK’s top 50 by the 2020 Guardian University Guide.



Located in the outer borough of London, within the beautiful Kingston-upon-Thames where leafy Surrey meets bustling London, Kingston University London presents the perfect combination of modern living in historic surroundings – a strong Britannic ancient town covering many vibrant stores and bustling pubs. The university is away from central London by a 25-minute train ride from the southwest, making it easy to get to major airports like Gatwick and Heathrow. In addition, the British royal parks and the River Thames are just a few minutes’ walk away.


Kingston University London has 5 campuses, each dedicated to related subjects. Kingston Hill, Penrhyn Road and Knights Park campuses are all located in Richmond. St George’s campus in London designed for health course and Roehampton Vale campus dedicated to the studying of engineering are more central. 

Kingston University Campus


Kingston University is among the Top 50 universities for good teaching quality in the UK. Aiming at improving teaching value, the university’s training direction focuses on career requirements. Up to now, Kingston University holds many records in the UK, such as:

  • The UK’s top 50 in the 2020 Guardian University Guide

  • Rank 2nd in Design and Craft, 6th in Fashion, 9th in Architecture (Guardian, 2019)

  • Teaching Excellence Gong at the Guardian 2017 University Awards 

  • Top 10 among 200 young universities in the world

  • 60% of the University’s research submission was rated as world-leading or internationally excellent in REF 2014

  • No.1 in London for Journalism, Sports Science and Pharmacy (Guardian 2019)

  • 95% of our graduates are in work six months after graduating (HESA 2015/16) 



There are 3 training disciplines that Kingston’s students can study here:

  • Business, Management and Law

  • Science, Engineering and Computing

  • Social science


1. Foundation programme

Each foundation course includes training on academic subjects, English language and study skills.

  • IELTS: 4.5 overall (writing 5.0, remaining bands >4.0) and 

  • High school graduated at Excellent level


2. International Year One 

International Year One is a three-term course designed specifically for business and management. After completing the course, students will entry into the 2nd year of their undergraduate degree.

  • IELTS: 5.0 overall (writing 5.0, remaining bands >4.0) 

  • High school graduated at Excellent level or being a first-year student at a university


3. Pre-master programme

Pre-masters is a two-term program designed for international students to familiarize themselves with teaching, learning and research methods for postgraduate level in the UK.

  • IELTS 5.5 (all bands) 

  • Bachelor degree.


4. Undergraduate and postgraduate programmes

The University’s undergraduate and postgraduate programmes offer more than 280 undergraduate courses and numerous postgraduate courses in a wide range of disciplines.

  • Undergraduate: IELTS 6.0 overall (no band below 5.5)

  • Postgraduate: IELTS 6.5 overall (no band below 5.5)



  • Foundation programme: £13.000/year

  • International Year One: £13.450/year

  • Undergraduate programme: £15.600/year

  • Pre-master programme: £9.500/year

  • Master programme: £16.000/year



Kingston University London offers scholarships up to £4,000 and higher depending on students’ academic performance.

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