Kingston University London

Kingston University was established in 1899 as Kingston Technical Institute which was given a university status in 1992.  It is a public research university serving more than 24,000 students to help them complete their higher education with excellent research facilities offering a wide range of subjects. University is famous for its Faculty of Business and Law and Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing. Four of its campuses are situated closely on Royal Borough of London providing an easy access to the students from all over London and a free bus service between campuses is an added facet. More than 3,000 international students are also being supported by the university to achieve their higher study targets with services like financial assistance, accommodation and career counseling.

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    Programs offered at Kingston University:

    The five faculties of University are listed below;

    - Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture
    - Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
    - Faculty of Business and Law
    - Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences
    - Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing

    University offers following courses.

    Undergraduate Courses:

    Undergraduate program comprises of subjects from almost all groups of science to humanities, and business to engineering. It has options to do Part-time courses, Joint honors courses, Foundation programs and also alternative entry routes for mature students. The details are available here.

    Postgraduate Courses:

    Kingston University offers postgraduate programs in following;

    Art, Architecture, Design, Surveying and Planning
    Arts and Social Sciences including Education
    Health and Social Care Sciences
    Science, Engineering and Computing

    Program details are available here.

    Foundation Courses:

    Foundation courses are offered to the students who are willing to study at Kingston University but are not eligible. This will let them improve their qualification. Click the list for details.

    Short Courses:

    To improve professional or academic skills and knowledge short courses are available at University with a choice of subjects from the five faculties. For list click here.

    Research programs:

    A full-time or a part time student both can join the research program to enhance their knowledge and thus increase their employment opportunities. Research degrees offered at Kingston University includes following;

    Masters of Science (MSc) and Arts (MA) by Research
    Master of Philosophy (MPhil)
    Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)
    Doctor of Education (EdD)

    For details click here.

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    How to Apply at Kingston University:

    Undergraduate Program/Foundation Courses:

    In order to apply for an undergraduate program send the application through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). For details check this.

    Following course applications cannot be sent through UCAS and will be submitted as suggested;

    Art foundation courses – apply directly to Kingston University
    Graduate teacher training – apply through the Graduate Teacher Training Registry (GTTR)
    A small number of work-based courses – for details visit the relevant course page

    Postgraduate Program:

    Application can be sent online through link or at following address;

    Applicant Services (Postgraduate)
    Kingston University
    Cooper House
    40–46 Surbiton Road
    Kingston upon Thames KT1 2HX
    United Kingdom

    Telephone: +44 844 855 2177

    Research Program:

    Download application form from University website or for other contact details use this link.

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    Fees, Finance and Scholarship at Kingston University:

    Fee details for undergraduate program are available here and for postgraduate check the information.

    There are many ways through which students can pay their dues conveniently. Apart from usual methods of payment like cash, check, drafts a few more methods are listed below.

    1. Using the internet at website.

    2. Electronic bank transfer:
    The University's bank account details are:

    - Bank account name: Kingston University
    - Bank account number: 20273856
    - Bank sort code number: 20–00–00
    - IBAN Number: GB32 BARC 2000 0020 2738 56
    - Swift/BIC number: BARCGB22

    Bank: Barclays Bank PLC
    Branch Name: 1 Churchill Place
    Branch Address: 1 Churchill Place, London, E14 5HP, United Kingdom. View Map.

    3. Direct Debit (by installment in line with the University's payment plan):
    For further information contact Financial Operations Debt Recovery Section on +44 20 8417 3827.

    Student Funding Service

    Contact information for student funding service is;

    Student Funding Service
    Cooper House
    40–46 Surbiton Road
    KT1 2HX
    United Kingdom
    Tel: +44 20 8417 3553
    Fax: +44 20 8417 3533


    Loans are granted to the disable students and the Students with dependents.

    Scholarships and bursaries

    Students at University can benefit from following types of scholarships and bursaries including;

    - International scholarships
    - Faculty scholarships
    - External scholarships
    - Loyalty bursaries
    - Home and EU scholarships
    - Annual Fund postgraduate scholarships

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    Facilities at Kingston University:

    The peaceful location of riverside town of Kingston provides a suitable environment for studying. The staff excellence and specialized research facilities add up to make Kingston University one of the best universities of Southwest London.

    University provides following facilities;

    Student Services

    Along with routine student services including Library, a large network of computers and many other, Kingston University also provides some distinct services like Knowledge Transfer Schemes, Research and Consultancy, Research Equipment and Facility Hiring, Work Based Learning, Entrepreneurship education and support are to name a few.

    Conference Facilities

    KUCEL provides large lecture theaters, seminar rooms and exhibition areas to organize conferences.

    Dorich House is a modern building having old fashioned architecture providing facilities to the artists not only to discuss and display their work but inspiring views enhance their ability to produce exemplary art work.

    Arts and Culture

    Activities and events related to Art and design, Dance, Drama, Fashion, Literature and writing, and Music are a part of cultural life at Kingston University.

    Free Intersite Bus Service

    To increase the mobility of students and staff between the campuses, the University has a facility of free bus service with regular intervals. The transport has environment friendly features and access for disabled.


    University offers different kinds of accommodations to the students like

    Halls of residence - Students live in premium halls near the campuses

    Lodgings - Students staying for less than a year can stay in a private room of a private house with the landlord

    Independent living - University leased apartments are available for students

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    University Campuses Of Kingston University

    University has four campuses located on bounds of Thames.

    Penrhyn Road
    Kingston upon Thames
    Surrey KT1 2EE

    Kingston Hill
    Kingston upon Thames
    Surrey KT2 7LB

    Knights Park
    Grange Road
    Kingston upon Thames
    Surrey KT1 2QJ

    Roehampton Vale
    Friars Avenue
    London SW15 3DW

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    Contact Information Of Kingston University

    Contact details of University are listed below;

    Kingston University, River House, 53–57 High Street, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 1LQ, United Kingdom

    Main switchboard: +44 20 8417 9000

    Accommodation Services
    Telephone: +4420 8417 3829

    For other important contacts click here.

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    How to Get There

    There is no tube, tram or a pier station located within the radius of 1.5 miles. So, for all those who want to get to Kingston University bus will be the best option as there are number of bus stations near to the Kingston University

    By Bus:

    Bus numbers 65, 71, 281, and K2 will lead to Kingston University (Stop UF) which is located few steps away from the University. From the bus stop move north on Penrhyn Rd/A240 towards the Woodbines Ave and within less then a minute you will on your desired destination.View Map

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