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Why choose Kingston?

Become successful at Kingston

Kingston upon Thames is a great place for international students to experience life in the UK. A small English town with easy access to bustling central London, Kingston is a place for ambitious students to excel in their careers, whilst enjoying a vibrant student life.

You will start your journey at the International Study Centre, studying with other international students from all over the world. Here, you can discover life in the UK, as well as gaining the necessary skills for a career.

Upon successful completion of your studies at the International Study Centre, you can progress to a degree at Kingston University London.

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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.

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Study at one of the top universities in the UK for producing graduate start-ups. At Kingston, you can look forward to specialist classes, clubs and societies and staff support to help you become experienced entrepreneurs upon graduation.

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Preparation for your future career

Kingston University's Business School is rated ‘excellent’ and was the first in the world to be awarded triple accreditation by the Association of MBAs. It is a great place to begin your career in business.

Why choose Kingston University?

Kingston University is much more than a place of education; it will prepare you for employment and life in the future. It is ranked within the top 40 universities in the UK (The Guardian University Guide 2021), and is one of most diverse and multicultural university in the country (The Guardian, 2015).

Offering career-focused courses and excellent teaching, the University is the perfect place for ambitious students with big plans in business. This is why the institution is proud to be considered the number 2 university for graduate start-ups in the UK (Higher Education Statistics Agency figures, 2017).

The University is based in the beautiful riverside town of Kingston upon Thames. It is a safe, student-friendly town and just 25 minutes from the centre of London, presenting students with easy access to the world capital for business, finance and culture*.

Campus life

Campus life is an important part of Kingston University. There are four teaching campuses at Kingston, each with their own distinctive character and a range of facilities. The University is investing £260 million to transform these facilities over the next ten years. 

Penrhyn Road campus is close to Kingston town centre. It is a vibrant campus where you will find the Union of Kingston Students, as well as sports and fitness facilities. The Knights Park campus is located by the River Thames and is home to the University’s art and design programmes.

At Roehampton Vale campus, you will find high-tech labs and specialist engineering equipment, nestled four miles away from the bustle of Kingston town centre. You will begin your journey at the Kingston Hill campus, home to the International Study Centre. This campus is just three miles from the town centre, close to the beautiful Richmond Park. Surrounded by woodland, the international atmosphere here creates a true community feel.

Multicultural welcome 

Kingston University is home to students from over 140 different countries. As well as this international atmosphere on campus, the University’s close proximity to central London allows for you to experience life in the United Kingdom’s most international city.

By studying at Kingston, you will be exposed to more than just the British culture. The University even offers free lessons in nine different languages, so you can develop more academic skills whilst gaining an even deeper multicultural perspective.

Essential workplace experience

Kingston offers a number of degrees which offer practical work experience. In a job market where you need to be better than your competition, work experience with a relevant employer gives a distinct edge to your employability.

Placements give you the chance to:

  • gain relevant practical experience. 
  • discover what the working world is really like.
  • better understand your career options.
  • improve your employment prospects.
  • earn money while you learn.
  • work for global companies, such as Disney, Royal Mail and BT.

*PwC’s Cities of Opportunity Index 2016