Studying abroad is incredibly exciting, but we understand you may feel a little nervous about leaving home.
The International Study Centre is here to help you, every step of the way. We offer much more than an education and will do all we can make sure you settle into your new life here.
Download our pre-arrival guide, packed full of useful information - from what to do once you have confirmed your place, to what to expect on your first day.
Our induction programme contains everything you need to know when you arrive at Kingston University International Study Centre. It includes a Welcome Week timetable, pre-arrival study materials and other important information.
If you are joining us in January, term starts on Monday 7th January 2019. Please arrive on time to start your induction at 10.00 am at the International Study Centre.
Download and complete your pre-arrival form to make sure your arrival is as smooth as possible.
Find out everything you need to know in our 2019 induction pack. It guides you through Welcome Week activities and other practical information.
Arriving in January? Download your induction pack for more information.
You can also visit Education UK, which is the British Council’s official website for international students. The website aims to:
If you have any questions then contact us, or your local agent will be happy to help you plan for your arrival in the UK.
Before starting your programme with us, there are five things you need to do.
Most non-European Economic Area (EEA) nationals require a visa to study in the UK. Our Admissions Centre can advise you on this and issue the necessary documents, or you can find out if you need a UK visa on the UK Government website. You can also find more information on applying for a student visa in our pre-arrival guide.
If you asked for accommodation when you applied, our Accommodation Team will be in touch. For those of you arranging your own accommodation, you need to let us know where you will be staying, before you arrive.
When booking your travel, make sure you arrive before your first day, so you don’t miss our valuable induction programme. Accommodation with the International Study Centre is usually available two days before the start of term.
Before term starts we’ll email you and ask you to complete an online form. You will need to fill in your travel information and your visa details.
It is essential all international students have the protection of personal insurance while studying in the UK. You can take out our StudyCare cover, or arrange your own.