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KINGSTON UNIVERSITY, KINGSTON UPON THAMES, ENGLAND

Kingston upon Thames, EnglandLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1899Established Year
  16545Enrollment

Kingston University: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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Kingston University or Kingston University London is commonly called KUL and it is a public research university that is located at Penrhyn Rd, Kingston upon Thames KT1 2EE, in the United Kingdom. The University traces its origin to 1899 when the Kingston Technical Institute was established, and it has undergone several metamorphoses as an institution until 1992 when the Kingston Polytechnic became Kingston University.

Kingston University Campus

As of 2019, the institute had more than 16,000 students out of which there are 3,600+ international students from 140 countries to study in the UK. Programs offered at the university include short courses, undergraduate, teaching training (PGCE), research, foundation, and graduate programs. The institute has 1,921 staff members working hard towards providing education to the students.

Kingston University Rankings

Kingston University is ranked:

  • 581-590th in QS Global World Ranking in 2020
  • 801-1000th in the list of World University Rankings by Times Higher Education in 2020
  • 201-250th in the list of Young University Rankings in 2019 by Times Higher Education
  • 48th in the list of National University rankings by Guardian in 2020

Highlights

Type of universityPublic research university
LocationPenrhyn Rd, Kingston, UK
Housing capacity2,005 rooms
Financial aidScholarships, bursaries, loans.
Mode of applicationOnline
Courses offeredUG, PG, short courses
Official websitekingston.ac.uk

Kingston University Campus

  • KUL operates with four main campuses which are Penrhyn Road, Kingston Hill, Kingston Park, and Roehampton Vale.
  • The university is academically divided into four faculties or schools which are The Kingston School of Art, Faculty of Business and Social Sciences, Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, and Faculty of Science, Engineering, and Computing.
  • The university libraries are made up of 3,000 PCs, 383,000 print books, 400,000 e-books, and 55,000 prints and e-journals, 216 laptops for loan to students.
  • Although having four main campuses, the university operates in six locations (St George’s and River House inclusive)
  • There are more than 90 student clubs and societies and over 40 sports clubs available to students and they are governed by the student union.
  • KUL’s Fitness Centre has an impressive fully equipped gym, an aerobics, and dance studio
  • Located at the Tolworth Court sports ground are a rugby field, football, and cricket pitches, tennis, and netball courts for outdoor games.
  • Furthermore, residence halls are linked to the main University campuses by a free intersite bus service that also serves Kingston town centre and Surbiton station.

Kingston University Residence

  • There is a range of accommodation designed specifically for special, disabled or physically challenged students.
  • There are five halls of residence available on-campus having a total of 2,005 rooms.
  • The residence halls are: Walkden hall (on the Kingston Hill campus), 75 Penrhyn Road, Clayhill hall, Middle Mill hall, and Seething Wells hall.
  • Room features include a bed, desk, bookshelves, desk and chair, pin board, drawer, curtains, wardrobe, and carpets.
  • Amenities available at halls of residence include laundry, free bus service between halls and campuses, car parks, bike storage, internet access, on-site management, and 14-hour security.
  • The rent payable includes Wi-Fi internet connection, heating, hot water and electricity. Cycle storage facilities are available at all halls sites and car parking is available at all sites except 75 Penrhyn Road.
  • There is an option for private or independent living at the university for students and information about it is provided on the school’s website.

Kingston University Programs

  • There are 122 undergraduate programs and 149 graduate programs offered to students
  • Five different Foundation programs are offered to undergraduate applicants who want to study at KUL but don't have the right qualification. These Foundation programs help them to get admission
  • Also, offered at the institute are four different types of MBAs in modes of full-time and part-time
  • There are eight PGCE programs offered to students that will enable them to become qualified teachers in their various fields
  • There are six general short courses and one graduate short course offered to students in different areas

Kingston University Application Process

Application portal:

Application fee: Undergraduate: 20-25 GBP; Graduate: No application fee

Supporting documents:

  • Academic transcripts
  • proof of English language proficiency
  • work experience (if required)
  • two references with at least one academic reference
  • personal statement
  • interview (if required)
  • portfolio (if required)
  • specific program requirements

English Proficiency Tests Scores

The Institute accepts only IELTS scores as English language proficiency proof. There are few exceptions to some individual programs; applicants are to check in on the school’s website to know the exact English language requirement.

ProgramsMinimum IELTS scores
Art, Design, and Architecture courses6.0 with 5.5 in all elements
Creative and Cultural Industries courses6.0 with 5.5 in all elements
Journalism, Media, Humanities and Performing Arts courses*6.5 with 5.5 in all elements
Social and Behavioral Sciences courses6.5 with 5.5 in all elements
Business and Law courses6.0 with 5.5 in all elements
Health, Social Care and Education courses*6.5 with 5.5 in all elements
Science, Engineering, Computing and Surveying courses*6.0 with 5.5 in all elements

Kingston University Cost of Attendance

The table below shows the estimated cost of living in Kingston, UK. Students enrolled on a full-time course for more than six months are entitled to free healthcare under the British National Health Service.

ItemAmount per month (GBP)
Tuition (per annum)15,300-23,500
Accommodation536-1,320
Laundry20-30
Food180-350
Books and supplies40-50
Phone and internet20-45
Miscellaneous120-140
Total (excluding tuition)916-1935
  • The duration of an undergraduate course in the UK is normally nine months. Based on the estimate above, the cost of living for the year would be between 8,244 - 17,415 GBP including tuition fee.
  • The duration of postgraduate courses in the UK is generally 12 months. Based on the estimate above, the cost of living for the year would be between 10,992 - 23,220 GBP including tuition fee.

Kingston University Financial Aids

  • In 2015/2016, 2.375 million GBP were awarded in bursaries to students at Kingston University.
  • Four external scholarships are offered at the university. They are Fulbright Awards Program, Chevening awards, Marshal Scholarships (for American students only), and Common Wealth Scholarships
  • Loyalty bursaries are awarded as 10% discount towards tuition fee to international students who have previously obtained a degree at KUL or have a family connection to the university
  • Loyalty bursaries and discounts include:
    • Family bursary: This is a 10% tuition discount fee for each year of a graduate or undergraduate study to international who have direct family connections to a current student or alumni of Kingston University. Applicants can apply after they’ve successfully applied
    • Study Abroad, Summer School and Exchange student bursary: International students who have participated in an exchange program, study abroad, or International summer school only, and are participating in an undergraduate or graduate program are eligible for 10% tuition fee discount for every year of the program
    • Alumni discount: This is a 10% tuition discount for undergraduate alumni who are progressing into a graduate study. This financial aid does not require a separate application.
  • Financial support for international students include grants, scholarships, student jobs, and graduate fellowships
  • Few examples of scholarships exclusive to international students include:
ScholarshipCriteria/ DetailsBenefits
International ScholarshipsThis is an automatic entrance scholarship awarded to each successful international applicant at the institute for the first year of their bachelor, masters, or doctoral degree.2,000 GBP for each candidate for one year.
Chevening ScholarshipChevening Scholarship is funded by Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and other organizations in awarding international postgraduate students to develop global leaders. Criteria for successful applicants are high-caliber graduates who show qualities of being future global leaders across various subject areas.The amount covers full cost of flights, accommodation, and program fees.
Postgraduate Progression ScholarshipThis award is for current students who are currently enrolled in a graduate program in the 2018/2019 session and are progressing into the 2019/2020 session. This financial aid cannot be received at the same time with the Alumni discount.It carries a benefit of 10% reduction in tuition fees.

Kingston University Alumni Network

  • A student graduating from the institute automatically becomes an alumnus of the university.
  • As a part of the alumni association, one can enjoy a number of benefits such as:
    • Unique access to university libraries, fitness center, and resources
    • A discount of 10% towards tuition for further studies
    • Access to KUL alumni events
    • Kingston University merchandise discounts
    • Transcripts and certificates services
  • Notable alumni of Kingston University include:
    • Namit Khanna –Indian model
    • Ben Barnes –Actor
    • Aleksandra Gintrowska –Polish singer
    • Fikri Karayel –Musician

Kingston University Job Placements

  • It is reported that 95% of Kingston University graduates are in work or further study after six months of graduation
  • According to Payscale, the average salary of the graduates per annum is 32,584 GBP.
  • KUL graduates working in Executive Management and Change earn 64,800 GBP (81,000 USD) on average per annum according to Emolument.
  • KUL’s Executive MBA graduates earn 92,800 GBP (116,000 USD) on average per annum according to Emolument.
  • Additionally, Kingston University offers an optional two-year postgraduate program with an integrated work placement, as a component within the program.
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Kingston University Overview

Student Population16545
Average Cost of Attendance$17,301 / Year

Attendance Cost

$17,301

Attendance Cost

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Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$17,617 / Year
Post Graduate Program$17,301 / Year
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    9/10academic
    8.5/10infrastructure
    7.5/10placements
    9.5/10faculty
    8/10extracurricular
    7.5/10accommodation

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    Amber, ENGLAND Ba(hons) criminology and english literature
    Kingston University
    Recently passed out , Batch : 2019
    7.3
    STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

    AVERAGE PERSON REVIEWING THE UNIVERSITY

    Multicultural and offered chosen course which is hard to find as a combination. Also close to home yet gave the space needed to explore life on my own. It is a great place to be and has the added support needed when coming from a low-income background.


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    It is a great range of subjects that interlink. Although at first, it may not be apparent that the topics in each of the classes are in any way related, they add an extra view by complementing each other.

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    Akanksha lachman, INDIA Msc in network & information security
    Kingston University
    Current student , Batch : 2020
    9.3
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    KINGSTON UNIVERSITY : BEST I HAVE BEEN AT !!

    I virtually visited this university at the career fair organized at my old school. There I got attracted to this university by the course, facilities, and infrastructure of the college. Then only I decided to opt for this college. After completing my bachelor's, I immediately applied for the admission at this college through the official application portal of the university. The application fee I submitted was £18.


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    This course aims to equip us with technical knowledge of current and emerging technologies and an understanding of the underlying theory of cryptography, networking, and network security technologies. We will learn to assess, plan, design, and develop secure and reliable networks and systems.

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    Bus Station

    Surbiton Road Milestone House (Stop US)0.03 Km
    Kingston University County Hall (Stop UF)0.05 Km
    Kingston University Penrhyn Road (Stop S)0.08 Km
    Kingston University County Hall (Stop UA)0.14 Km
    Kingston University County Hall (Stop UH)0.17 Km
    Surbiton Road Milestone House (Stop UW)0.24 Km
    Kingston University Penrhyn Road (Stop N)0.27 Km
    Surbiton Crescent (Stop B)0.42 Km
    St Raphael's Church (Stop UT)172.16 Km
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    Hospital

    C Squadron 256 City of London Field Hospital V0.29 Km
    Kingston Assessment Services1.14 Km
    Life Line Screening1.45 Km
    The Surgical Centre, Kingston Hospital1.86 Km
    Kingston Hospital, Estates Office1.87 Km
    Kingston Hospital1.98 Km
    Nargis Ahmad Cranial Osteopath2.3 Km
    Red Lion Road Surgery2.45 Km
    Complementary Health, The Groves Medical Centre3.02 Km
    The Groves Medical Centre3.03 Km
    the shockwave clinic3.19 Km
    Teddington Health and Social Care Centre3.53 Km
    New Victoria Hospital & Private GP Clinic3.71 Km
    Aviation Medicals3.75 Km
    Parkside Private Hospital6.61 Km
    Queen Mary's Hospital7.19 Km
    West Middlesex University Hospital7.93 Km
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    Eden Walk Shopping0.66 Km
    Market House0.74 Km
    Mezze 20.95 Km
    Carllolussio0.95 Km
    The Bentall Centre0.96 Km
    Kingston Wood Street Shopping area1.05 Km
    The Savanna Kingston Store1.06 Km
    Crafted Blooms1.67 Km
    Burton Parade1.81 Km
    Nick And Margie2.45 Km
    Teddington Shopping3.53 Km
    Twickenham Town Centre5.07 Km
    Paaz5.19 Km
    manoush5.8 Km
    Ivybridge Retail Park6.58 Km
    Centre Court Shopping7.11 Km
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    Oxfam Charity Retail Shop0.88 Km
    Waterstones0.91 Km
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    ELIZABETH GANT3.81 Km
    JB Cards3.94 Km
    www.ilovemyreadingglasses.com5.45 Km
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    Everydays5.56 Km
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    Sainsbury's1.4 Km
    H Mart2.47 Km
    Tesco Metro3.5 Km
    Korea Foods4.15 Km
    Lidl4.76 Km
    Co-op Food - Raynes Park5.02 Km
    Waitrose & Partners Twickenham5.35 Km
    Co-op Food - Claygate5.53 Km
    Asda Roehampton Superstore5.63 Km
    Tesco Esso Express6.4 Km
    Tesco Express6.45 Km
    Asda Twickenham Supermarket6.58 Km
    Little Waitrose & Partners Wimbledon Hill6.96 Km
    Morrisons7.11 Km
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    Brook Kingston Lodge Hotel, Kingston Upon Thames2.43 Km
    The Park Pub & Hotel3.26 Km
    The Wharf3.43 Km
    The Petersham, Richmond5.33 Km
    Richmond Harbour Hotel & Spa5.36 Km
    Premier Inn Epsom North hotel5.37 Km
    Premier Inn London Twickenham East hotel5.6 Km
    Foley5.64 Km
    Hotel du Vin Wimbledon5.65 Km
    The Albert Arms5.78 Km
    St. Margarets Tavern5.84 Km
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    Rose & Crown6.29 Km
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    Dog & Fox Hotel6.43 Km
    The Orange Tree6.79 Km
    Premier Inn London Richmond hotel7.1 Km
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    London Executive Cars3.28 Km
    My Travel Expert Ltd5.4 Km
    Richmond Hill Cars5.47 Km
    Airport Transfer London (1st Call Minicab)6.3 Km
    Heathrow Airport Taxi Services6.9 Km

    *All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary

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