Kingston International students at graduation

About Kingston University International Study Centre

Study abroad opportunities in the UK

The International Study Centre is the perfect introduction to studying in the UK, giving students extra support as they start their university journey. By studying in an immersive environment, you can improve your English language abilities whilst gaining the academic experience you need for university. The International Study Centre provides the knowledge and skills needed for international study at Kingston University, London. Our International Study Centre programmes are provided in collaboration with Study Group.

Study Group is a private pathway provider to be accepted on to the Office for Students (OfS) Register of English higher education providers. This means we meet the OfS requirements for course quality, academic standards, student support and student protection, meaning International Study Centre students can now access the same range of benefits as students attending other UK public universities.

Kingston University London

Kingston University is much more than a place of education, it will prepare you for employment and life in the future. The University offers career-focused courses and excellent teaching, which makes it the perfect place for ambitious students with big plans in business. This is why it is proud to be ranked 2nd best university in the UK for graduate start-ups (Higher Education Statistics Agency figures, 2019/20).

The University is based in the beautiful riverside town of Kingston upon Thames. It is a safe, student-friendly town and just 25 minutes from the centre of London, the world capital for business, finance and culture*.

*PwC’s Cities of Opportunity Index 2016

Three students working together

Preparation for your future career

Kingston University's Business School is rated ‘excellent’ and was the first in the world to be awarded triple accreditation by the Association of MBAs. It is a great place to begin your career in business.


Your accommodation

Kingston has a range of high-quality halls in multiple central locations, all close to the university. There is a free bus service that runs between the halls of residence, International Study Centre and town centre, making getting around Kingston easy.

Kingston University International students walking

Student life

Discover more about what it means to be a student in this beautiful and historic town. Situated close to London, students in Kingston get the best of both worlds by enjoying a safe place to live, as well as easy access to the country's capital.