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International student accommodation

Finding the right place to live is an important part of settling in, especially as an international student. At Kingston University International Study Centre, we offer a variety of options to suit your needs.

Accommodation options

At Kingston University London, you can choose to:

  • Apply to live in halls of residence, where you'll have your own furnished bedroom in a University-managed flat shared with other students
  • Live independently in a privately rented flat or house share

Why live in university-managed accommodation?

Staying in the University's accommodation, you will benefit from living nearby to your classes. Living with other students makes it easy to meet people and make friends. Furniture is provided and your safety is a priority, with security provided 24/7. 

Kingston's halls include

  • Single en-suite study bedrooms arranged in flats in modern halls
  • Self-catered plans with shared kitchens and on-site launderette facilities
  • Free internet access
  • On-site management with 24-hour security
  • Designated flats for mature and postgraduate students
  • Adapted accommodation for students with disabilities

How much will my accommodation cost?

Prices range for a single room and studio flats. See below for up-to-date details of accommodation prices (2024/25) — costs include heating, lighting and hot water.

ResidenceRoom typeCost per week (2024/25)^
ClayhillEn-suite £171
Middle Mill *Standard£177
Walkden Hall **En-suite£201
Seething WellsEn-suite£126 - £242 (Micro, Budget, Smaller Standard, Standard, Premium, Premium Non En-Suite or Premium PLUS) 
Chancellors Hall**En-suite£177 - £213 (Affordable, Standard or Premium)
71-75 Penrhyn Road***En-suite£236 - £408 (Single, Double, Large Double, Studio, Large Studio)

^All accommodation is subject to availability. The cost shown is intended as a guideline and subject to change. The cost of your room will be confirmed in your tenancy agreement.

*Middle Mill does come with a hand basin/sink in the bedroom, but the bathrooms are 'communal'
**Located on Kingston Hill campus, where the ISC is.
***Please note that Penrhyn rooms are offered on a 50-week license period only, and will be available exclusively for postgraduate applicants.

Look out for fraud

Scammers may specifically target international students so it is important to be able to recognise common signs of fraudulent activity and know what to do if you come across it. Let us know at if you have any concerns about fraudulent activity when dealing with a private accommodation provider so that we can help to protect you and other international students in case they are targeted in the same way.

How to book

If you have requested accommodation, the Central Student Support team will contact you with the latest information on available options and fees.

How to book your accommodation

Once you have confirmed your place on your course, the Central Student Support team will be in touch with details on the available accommodation and how to apply.

Students under the age of 18 must arrange their accommodation through the Centre. You will receive an invitation to apply for our accommodation when you confirm your place.

Renting privately

You may prefer to live independently in the local area, rather than in the University's halls of residence. With a good range of properties on offer, you can easily find a flat or house that suits you.

Private accommodation offers an alternative option. You can:

  • Live near your campus
  • Choose who to share your flat or house with
  • Pay your rent monthly

The University and International Study Centre offer support to help find your flatmates and look for your new home.

Arranging your own accommodation privately

If you are booking your own accommodation privately it is important that you let us know where you are staying and that you are staying less than 60 minutes away from Kingston University International Study Centre.

Arrange your room

We recommend contacting the student support team before sourcing your accommodation, please contact Kingston ISC Central Student Support Team to enquire about our currently available accommodation options.

Alexander from Germany

I would recommend people stay in halls for the social life. One of the people I met last year was staying in private accommodation and the amount of people you meet there is really low, whereas in halls you meet 500 people, and you can choose who you want to be friends with.

Alexander from Germany
Studied International Year One in Business and Management

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How to apply

See how to apply for a course at the International Study Centre and view the documents you need to provide with your application.

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