International tuition and study fees

Tuition fees

The fees for each academic year are listed below. All prices are in pounds sterling (GBP).

International Study Centre courses Tuition fees 2018/19
International Foundation Year Pathway Business, Management Law £12,690
International Foundation Year Pathway Social Sciences £12,690
International Foundation Year Pathway Science, Engineering and Computing £13,510
International Year One £13,450
Pre Masters Programme £9,270
English Language Preparation (full term)* £4,399

* Please note English Language Preparation will be offered free of charge for any student confirming on the International Year One Programme who fails to achieve IELTS 5.5 overall (5.5 in all components) but does achieve a minimum of IELTS 5.0 overall.
Students achieving IELTS 5.5 overall but lower component scores will be offered a 4 week course and students achieving IELTS 5.0 overall will be offered an 8 week course.
Any student achieving IELTS 4.5 (minimum 4.0 in components) or equivalent, will need to take a full term of English Language Preparation at full cost.

Additional fees and costs

Accommodation You can view fees on our accommodation page 
Airport transfer (one-way)^  London Heathrow (LHR) £82
 London Gatwick (LGW) £147
 London Stansted (STN) £187
StudyCare Insurance Plus  £8 per week (to cover duration of course)
Police registration (if required) £34 
Guardianship fee (if applicable) £66 per month, plus a refundable £100 fee to cover emergency costs (e.g. replacement passport. This is a dedicated service for International Study Centre students.) The guardianship fee applies to students who are under the age of 18 at the start of their course. Students will be provided with a UK guardian who will support them during their time in the UK until he/she turns 18. More information will be provided after you apply.

^Prices subject to change 

Kingston University also offers a free airport pickup service for international students living in the local area, which operates from London Heathrow and London Gatwick on set dates before the start of term. 

Price validity

2018/19 tuition fees are valid from 5 January 2018 for students who apply after this date, and are in £ sterling.

2019/20 tuition fees are valid from 7 January 2019 for students who apply after this date, and are in £ sterling. View the 2019/20 tuition fees.

Confirmation payment

Once you have received an offer of a place at the International Study Centre, to secure your place you will need to return a signed acceptance form and a confirmation payment. The confirmation payment consists of:

  • £200 Enrolment Fee (non-refundable)
  • £1,000 Deposit
  • Insurance payment for Study Care if applicable

On receipt of your signed acceptance form and the confirmation payment, we will send you your confirmation pack and your Student Statement document. Prior to enrolment (and before you apply for your Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies (‘CAS’) you will also need to pay £6,000 in advance tuition fees.

Once the CAS has been issued, and before arrival at the Centre, you will be required to pay the balance of the first two term’s fees along with the accommodation fees (if applicable) as set out on your individualised payment plan on your offer letter.

To find out more please contact us.

When to pay tuition fees

For programmes lasting three terms or more:

  • After arriving at the Centre fees are payable to us in advance at the start of the term before the term to which they relate (for example, the fees for term 3 are payable at the beginning of term 2).
  • Or pay fees in full, in-advance.

For two-term (Pre-Masters) courses:

  • Payment must be made in full, in advance of your course.

Making a payment

Please visit our How to Pay page to find out how to make a payment. 


International students can rest easy by having the appropriate accident and medical insurance whilst in the UK. Without insurance, students can face unexpected and expensive fees.

Students are able to take out our StudyCare Insurance Plus policy, which covers loss of personal possessions as well as health insurance. To purchase this policy, please inform your admissions advisor. Alternatively, students can provide proof of their own insurance.

StudyCare was developed especially for international students to protect them throughout their studies and covers you until the end of your course. For more information, visit the StudyCare Insurance Plus page.

Sultan testimonial

"The campus is in a very beautiful place, near Richmond Park. The whole area is very beautiful. I love the campus, particularly Kingston Hill campus. As time goes by everything becomes increasingly better. Now I'm in heaven.”

Sultan, Pakistan
International Foundation Year in Social Sciences

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Kingston ISC student Sylvanus

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