Build a better world through technology

Kingston University International Study Centre prepares you to study at a forward-thinking university

The Department of Computer Science at Kingston University is focused on preparing its students for a constantly-changing industry. Its courses are fully accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT. Teaching focuses on real-world scenarios and is delivered in state-of-the-art computer labs. You will learn about the latest technologies and benefit from active collaborations with industry leaders providing practical experience through placements as well as educational partnerships.

The International Study Centre provides specialist preparation to help you build your skills and progress to a degree at the University. You will get specialist tuition in English language and study skills, as well as studying modules from your chosen computer science degree. 

Why study computer science at Kingston University?

Individual support

The Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing has an Academic Success Centre providing one-to-one advice on essay writing, exam techniques, presentation skills and research skills.

Personal development

The department is centred on student learning and development to encourage students to become a more effective, independent and confident self-directed learners, which appeals to employers.

Your pathway to Kingston University

Kingston University International Study Centre offers specialist preparation programmes for international students wanting to study at Kingston University.

International Foundation Year

An international student on a computer at Kingston University, London in the United Kingdom

The International Foundation Year in Science, Engineering and Computing prepares you to enter the first year of an undergraduate degree at Kingston University with confidence. Practice your English and study skills in a supportive and multicultural environment as you settle into UK life. You will also study subject-specific modules from your chosen progression degree.

Pre-Masters Programme

A group of international students working together at Kingston University, London - International Study Centre in the United Kingdom

This advanced programme will prepare you for a Masters degree in the business subject of your choice. Improve your language skills as you settle into life in the UK and develop your academic skills. When you progress to Kingston University, your postgraduate degree will enhance your academic knowledge as well as providing valuable experience for your future career.

Further information

Entry requirements

Students in the library at Kingston International Study Centre

Visit our entry requirements page to find out what English language level and academic grades you need to study at Kingston University International Study Centre.


Students in a class at Kingston International Study Centre

View our fees page to find out about the costs of studying at the International Study Centre, including tuition fees, accommodation charges and airport transfers.

Progression degrees

After completing your International Foundation Year at the International Study Centre, you can progress to a choice of undergraduate degrees at Kingston University, including:

Our computing courses ranking rose by 34 places in the Guardian University League Tables 2018. 90% of students in work or further study within 6 months of graduation (Destination of Leavers from Higher Education, 2018).

On this course, you will have access to the newly launched CAVE (Centre for Augmented and Virtual Environments) featuring HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and Sony PlayStation VR headsets. You'll benefit from the University's educational partnership with Sony and have the chance to work with the latest technology and develop for the PlayStation 4 console.

The course curriculum is aligned with numerous industry recognised certifications; examples of which include Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) for cyber security and AccessData Certified Examiner (ACE) for digital forensics.

This degree is a state-of-the-art course, based on our previous experience of offering a course that has been pivotal in the careers of many alumni who are now working for leading organisations in cyber security related roles.

Innocent testimonial

International student at Kingston University

"When you are studying [here] you do not feel like a stranger because there are so many nationalities. I’m studying away from home but I’m not feeling lonely."

Innocent from Nigeria
International Foundation Year (Science, Engineering and Computing)
Progressed to BSc (Hons) Pharmaceutical Science

Student life

Kingston ISC students talking by the river

Students at Kingston University International Study Centre enjoy a vibrant and exciting lifestyle. There are more than 90 clubs and societies on campus, and the University's location offers endless opportunities to explore. Kingston's  campus is in a unique location, a beautiful small English town with the bustling city of London nearby. If you want to relax in the English countryside, it is also close to the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. 


The International Study Centre is based in the picturesque riverside town of Kingston upon Thames. It attracts students with its culture, vibrancy and peaceful surroundings. Experience a traditional British town close to London where you will never be without something to do.


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