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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 — costs include heating, lighting and hot water.

ResidenceRoom typeCost per week*
ClayhillEn-suite £158
Middle MillStandard£161
Walkden HallEn-suite£176
Seething WellsEn-suite£115 - £206 (Micro, Budget, Standard or Premium)

*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.

Please note: these are the accommodation costs for the 2022/23 academic year. 

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.

Our Accommodation Commitment 

To provide assurance of accommodation availability, we have introduced an Accommodation Commitment.  So students can be sure of getting a room offer.

To be eligible for our Accommodation Commitment and secure a formal room offer, students need to complete the following simple steps:

Return your Acceptance Form to confirm your study offer, and make applicable payments, by 28th July 2023 (5pm UK time) to be eligible for a room offer and receive personalised instructions on how to apply.

You will then need to apply for their accommodation by 2nd of August 2023 (5pm UK time) using the instructions and process provided for their Centre. Students will then receive a formal room offer.

Once you have your room offer, you need to complete the application process within the specific time frames provided in order to secure your room.

We have good availability of accommodation for students starting programmes in September and October 2023. So if you miss these deadlines, accommodation may still be available, but please note it will be on a first-come-first served basis.

The Accommodation Commitment applies to courses starting in September and October 2023 only. Rooms are generally allocated on a first come first served basis however specific groups may be prioritised where appropriate, such as students with specific medical conditions or those aged under 18. Students under 18 years of age may be limited to specific accommodation types.

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

If you require support in sourcing accommodation, please contact our Kingston ISC Central Student Support Team to enquire about our currently available accommodation options.


We offer a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, to help prepare you for your degree and make the most of your career.

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.

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.