Kingston University London

Why Kingston University London?

If you are looking for the bustle of city life without the hustle, beautiful Kingston upon Thames is the place for you. On the doorstep of the capital, Kingston is one of London's safest boroughs and offers all the highlights of city living in a leafy, riverside location.

The university's four campuses can be found in and around the town centre, with a free on site bus connecting them. Every year, Kingston University welcomes students from more than 140 nationalities. So be prepared to meet people from all over the world, from East Asia to Africa and South America!

As excellent teaching quality is essential, Kingston University ensures that students learn from the very best academics in their field. The university endeavours to employ staff who are research active, respected in their fields and active practitioners in their subject and who maintain business and industry links. This teaching quality allows all our courses to place an emphasis on developing work skills, so students have all important career skills needed to succeed. This vocational focus helps us achieve some of the UK’s best graduate employment figures.

Kingston has a wide range of projects underway, including new multi-million-pound buildings that are nearing completion. The will was to invest up to £80m in transforming Kingston’s estate by the end of 2019. This work provides an even better teaching and learning experience across the campuses so students benefit from state-of-the-art teaching environments, including innovative computing, e-learning and library facilities.

International Students

Kingston offers thriving riverside living and excellent shopping and cultural activities which make it very attractive to all.

The university welcomes students from a variety of cultures and backgrounds who come from more than 150 countries worldwide. The 3,000 plus international students benefit from a significant amount of support, including academic and pastoral support, visa and immigration advice and a comprehensive International Arrivals and Orientation programme with a free airport pick-up service at arrival.

With approximatively 17,500 students studying across four campuses for undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications, Kingston University is a cosmopolitan, vibrant and exciting place to study.

What Students Say:

Here at KU, you get the opportunity to be yourself, develop yourself and explore yourself! At the end of it, I will be sure, you will be proud to say #MadeinKingston

Aditya Tandon, BSc (Hons) Business Management

Quick Facts

  • Top 50 UK University, Guardian University Guide 2020
  • Global Top 100 ‘Young University, QS ‘Top 50 Under 50’ 2018
  • Guardian Teaching Excellence Award, Guardian 2017
  • One of the most diverse and multicultural universities in the UK
  • More than 4,000 international students studying across four faculties
  • Most postgraduate courses offer a 12-month work placement opportunity, covered by a two-year student visa
  • Number one in London for Journalism, Sports Science, Pharmacy, Nursing and Fashion, Guardian University Guide 2020
  • More than 90 student societies and sports clubs catering to all kinds of interests and activities



River House, 53 - 57 High Street, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 1LQ

Student Testimonials

Here at KU, you get the opportunity to be yourself, develop yourself and explore yourself! At the end of it, I will be sure, you will be proud to say #MadeinKingston

When considering other universities in London, the degrees in marketing were simply just that, general marketing - therefore I have appreciated the focused modules on brand development, design and management. I found that Kingston upon Thames was more of a community. I have been fortunate to have made friends from all over the world, opening my eyes to the cultural differences as well as realizing how truly similar we all are.

I chose Kingston University because this tailored course forms the two most important parts of the Civil Engineering Industry. The quality of teachers available is high in standard. In-class and out-of-class support is high. I have enjoyed my course and have learned many new things especially in terms of my professional and technical development. The level of education was really high and to top standards.