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Fees, accommodation and living costs

Fees for international students

It is important to think about not only your tuition and accommodation costs but the cost of living too.

The minimum cost of living as recommended by UKVI for studying in London is £1,334 per month, but will vary from student to student. This is a guideline to cover items like accommodation, food, laundry, books, clothes, toiletries and socialising. For up to date information, visit Student visa: Money you need - GOV.UK (

Tuition fees - listed below - will be an additional cost, as well as student insurance, the health care surcharge and transfers to and from the airport.

Tuition fees

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

International Study Centre coursesSubject route2024/25
International Year One (IY1) - 3 termsAccounting and Finance£15,750

Business Management£15,750

Marketing and Advertising£15,750
International Study Centre coursesSubject route2024/25
Pre-Masters Programme - 2 termsBusiness and Management£11,900
Pre-Masters Programme - 1 termBusiness and Management£8,250

Tuition fee validity

Fees for the 2024/25 academic year are valid for any programme that commences on, or after, 26th August 2024.

International Study Centre coursesDurationTuition fees
Prepare for Success
English Language Preparation online6 weeks£2,100​​

10 weeks£3,500​​

16 weeks£5,600​​

Additional fees

AccommodationYou can view fees on our accommodation page 
Airport transfer (one-way)^London Heathrow (LHR) - £45
 London Gatwick (LGW) - £125

London Stansted (STN) - £146
StudyCare InsuranceUp to 12 months £450 (£8.65 per week). Prices are indicative.

24 months fixed £720 (£6.93 per week)  

^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.

Additional Costs

There may be additional costs related to your course.  In addition to your tuition fees, it is likely that you will incur extra costs as a student at Kingston University International Study Centre (ISC). It is useful for you to be aware of the additional things you may have to pay for.

Please note this is not an exhaustive list and some additional costs will vary depending on your programme of study. All Kingston ISC students must:

  • Be in possession of a laptop computer. A good quality laptop can be purchased in the UK for between £400 and £500.
  • Purchase copies of all course textbooks. The total cost involved will vary depending upon programme of study, but it is likely that course textbooks for each programme will cost in the region of £200.
  • Budget appropriately for travel costs to and from the ISC. Students can apply for a Student Oyster Card which provides discounted travel around London. Further details can be obtained by visiting: 18+ Student Oyster photocard - Transport for London (
  • Budget for the cost of obtaining a new visa. Further details can be provided by visiting:

Confirmation payment & tuition fees

Once you have received an offer of a place at the International Study Centre, you are required to pay a confirmation payment. The security deposit is held to cover damages and any other incidental expenses. Any monies left at the end of your programme will be returned to you.

No later than 28 days prior to your programme start date, and before arrival at the Centre, you will be required to pay the balance of the tuition fees along with any accommodation fees (if applicable) as set out on your individualised payment plan on your offer letter.

When? Amount (GBP) 
Confirmation payment at point of confirming offer to study 

£1,000 security deposit 

£260 administration fee (non-refundable) 

Prior to applying for your Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies (‘CAS’) 

£8,000 advance tuition fees payment

Please note: this is in addition to the initial confirmation payment taking the total fees paid prior to applying for your CAS to £9,260. 

28 days prior to your programme start date Outstanding balance of tuition fees as set out in your offer letter 

For full information about fees and refunds read our Terms and Conditions.

Making a payment

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

Additional information

All international students should have accident and medical insurance for the duration of their time in the UK. This will make you feel more secure because not having the proper coverage can be extremely difficult and expensive.

You can take out our own Study Care Insurance policy or alternative cover with a third party. The StudyCare Insurance policy covers loss of personal possessions as well as providing health and medical insurance. It is specifically designed for international students’ needs during your studies at the International Study Centre and, if required, after progressing to your university. Insurance cover is offered for flexible terms of up to 12 or 24 months (fixed), allowing you to choose a policy duration that fits your needs. If you select 24 months, you will be covered for the duration of your pathway programme plus the first year of your degree.

Find out more

All students under the age of 18 at the start of their course will receive our guardianship service free of charge. A guardian will support you during your time in the UK until you turn 18. More information will be provided after you apply.

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