Three students on their graduation day.

Kingston University International Study Centre

Who we are

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. 

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 50 universities in the UK (The Guardian University Guide 2022), and is one of most diverse and multicultural universities in the country 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 2nd best university in the UK for graduate start-ups (Higher Education Statistics Agency figures, 2019/20).

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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 25-minute train journey away from the excitement and opportunity of central 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

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.

Three students talking on campus

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. 

International student, Afaq, stood at a computer.

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. 

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.