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International Students

As an international student, we know you'll have lots of questions about studying at Kingston University. Please visit our International Applicant Pages to find out information about:

  • What to do before you arrive
  • 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 also featured some of the most frequently asked questions below.

International Student Frequently Asked Questions

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

Yes, we offer a range of English language support for our students both while you study, 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 my country?

Read our country-specific guides, providing information tailored to your home country.

Can I work in the UK?

Many international students can work in the UK and this will depend on what country you come from and the conditions of your visa (where applicable). Your visa stamp will state whether or not and how many hours you can work. 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?

Yes, 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?

Yes, 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?

Yes, 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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