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Kingston University International Study Centre

Who are we?

The International Study Centre provides you with the knowledge and skills needed for study at Kingston University London.  

We offer the perfect introduction to studying in the UK, giving you extra support as you start your university journey. By studying in an immersive environment, you can improve your English language abilities whilst gaining the academic experience you need.  

Based on the leafy Hill Campus, you have access to all the facilities you need to succeed. A well-stocked library, multiple cafés, study spaces, and a sports complex are all available to help boost your learning and wellbeing. 

During your studies, you will be taught by expert teachers who have plenty of experience in teaching international students; we also have a fantastic Student Support team who can help you with any questions you may have during your time in the UK.

The pathway programmes at the Kingston University International Study Centre are run by Study Group, in collaboration with the Kingston University London. Study Group is a world leader in education and training for international students.

Kingston University London 

After you successfully complete your pathway programme at the International Study Centre and achieve the required grades, you can progress to Kingston University. It is ranked within the top 60 universities in the UK (The Guardian University Guide 2024). It is one of the country's most diverse and multicultural universities, with students from more than 140 countries. Here, you'll gain an excellent education in an international environment.

Kingston University is much more than a place of education — it will prepare you for employment and life in the future too. 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 the best university in the UK for graduate start-ups (Higher Education Statistics Agency figures, 2020/21).

Learn more about Kingston University London.

Kingston upon Thames

The International Study Centre is a short free bus ride away from Kingston town centre, a beautiful riverside town. Here, you’ll find high-street shops, trendy independent stores, cafés, and restaurants in a safe, student-friendly environment. You’re also just a 30-minute train journey away from the excitement and opportunity of central London.

High quality teaching

In 2023, 85% of students who completed their programmes at the Kingston International Study Centre were offered a place at Kingston University London.

Samalie, an international student, smiling at the camera.

It's been amazing for me. There's lots of international students in my class, so I never felt alone. And even with the home students, they were very friendly. From the first day I arrived here, there's been a lot of welcoming from the other students and it's been really great.

Samalie from Uganda
Studying International Foundation Year in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Benefits of studying abroad

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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.

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Student life in Kingston

Discover what there is to see and do here, the average cost of living, and the exciting opportunities available to you. 

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Career support services

During your time at the International Study Centre, and at Kingston University, you have innovative employability services available to you to improve your career prospects. 

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Discover Kingston

Home to a great number of students from all over the globe, the prestigious Kingston University London is a great place to get a degree.

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Kingston upon Thames

Experience the excitement of London whilst living in one of its safest boroughs (Metropolitan Police Service). A beautiful riverside town only a 25-minute train journey from central London – living here is the best of both worlds.

Join us today

Our student enrolment advisors are available to answer your questions and help you with your application. We can’t wait to meet you.