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Kingston College is a dynamic institution offering exciting educational opportunities to a wide variety of students. Operating within the state system of British education, the College offers courses which suit the aims and ambitions of learners. In addition, the College provides the necessary academic and pastoral support for students to succeed on their chosen courses and to secure a bright future.
To view our prospectuses of courses for International students, please follow this link.
To help our International students, we have made a welcome video which you can view via YouTube - please follow this link to take a look.
The College is truly international in outlook with students from all over the world studying alongside local British students. International students are supported by international officers who provide confidential advice and guidance on any issue related to College life. They also organise social events and visits to local places of interest, which helps our International Students to make friends and contacts. In addition the College offers sporting facilities – there is a modern sports hall and a fitness centre which offers a variety of taught programmes as well as discounted gym membership. If you would like further information please email the International Student advisor, email@example.com
Our most popular courses are:
English as a Foreign Language - available to students not requiring a Tier 4 Visa
Courses of particular interest to our International students may be found on this link.
For all other subject areas, please click on the appropriate subject area below:
You will find the application form for your chosen course linked to the course leaflet on the website. Please complete all sections of the application form, and make sure you provide us with an email address to help us to keep you informed about the progress of your application.
For further information from the UK Council for International Student Affairs:
Certificates and References
You will need to send us certified copies of certificates you have from the schools/colleges you attended in your country. You will also need to provide us with a reference from your last school or college or from your last employer.
We are unable to process application from International Students without all relevant documents i.e. High School Certificates (including transcript of grades), an appropriate English Language Certificate and a character reference.
For Art and Design courses students are required to provide samples of their artwork (4/5 pieces) which can either be emailed or sent on a CD.
For other courses, such as Hairdressing, students may be asked to provide evidence of their work.
If you need a Tier 4 Visa, you will need an Internationally-recognised English Language Certificate.
Full Time English Language Courses range from £400-£10,500 - for courses up to and including three months in length, we required full payment of fees in advance. For courses over three months, a deposit of £3,000 is required).
All other Full Time Further Education Courses - £7,500 per academic year ( deposit required - £2,500)
Students studying for a Higher Education Course (Level 4 or above) will be assessed for eligibility for 'home' fees by the partner institution.
Will I pay the overseas tuition fee?
In order to assess students for the correct level of tuition fee, Kingston College uses the Learning and Skills Council (Fees and Awards) Regulations. Students are required to show evidence of their residency and immigration status in the UK. If you fulfil certain residence and immigration criteria you will be assessed as a home student and will pay the lower tier fee. However, if you do not meet the criteria for the home student fee, you will pay the higher tier fee (overseas student rate).
In order to be assessed as a home student you must meet the following main conditions:
Please note that nationality alone does not confer entitlement to home fee status.
In order to assist students intending to come to the UK to study, there is a short guide for you to use before arriving in the UK. To view this guide, please follow this link.
We welcome agents acting on behalf of International students, and have comprehensive advice and guidelines for International Agents, which you can view by following this link.
The College is able to offer on-site accommodation to International Students who are over 18. The accommodation is located next to the College within easy reach of all Kingston’s facilities and the River Thames.
Halls of Residence
Bright House, the student Hall of Residence, houses 54 students in single study bedrooms with en-suite bathroom facilities. The rooms are bright and airy, and have internet connection, communal kitchens and living areas. Bright House is conveniently placed for the College, being situated on Kingston Hall Road between the College main site and the Draper's Court centre.
The rent for the accommodation is reasonably priced and represents excellent value for money. Electricity bills are included in the room fees. Priority is given to students coming from outside the European Economic Area.
Please contact the International Advisor by email: firstname.lastname@example.org for an application and further information on the Bright House Halls of Residence.
The hall of residence is only available to students aged 18 or over at the start of their course. International students who have been accepted on a full time course and have paid a deposit will be sent a Bright House application form on request.
Homestay services are for students who would benefit from staying with a local English familty and for those under the age of 18. The Homestay service works to meet the individual students' accommodation requirements. Kingston College recommends Mckennas Homestay.
International Office – Personal Support
Studying overseas can be a challenge but you won’t be alone. At Kingston College the International Office staff can help you with a range of support services throughout the year. We not only want you to enjoy your academic experience but also want to help you enjoy your overall experience in the UK.
From your first enquiry to enrolling on your chosen course, we will advise and guide you. We pride ourselves on our high quality customer service. You can apply on line or via an application form (see International Applications section). You will need to submit your High School and/or other academic certificates, an academic reference from a tutor or recent employer and an IELTS certificate or comparable English Language Certificate. Once we receive your application form with the supporting documentation it will be sent to the course tutor for assessment. Having all your documents together with your application will help speed up the process for assessing your application. The sooner you receive your offer letter, the sooner you can start making arrangements and plans to come and study at Kingston College.
Once we have received your tuition fee deposit we will send you a confirmation letter. Both the offer letter and confirmed place letter will support your application to apply for an Entry Clearance visa to the UK. Once you are in the UK we can help you with visa extensions.
When we confirm your place at Kingston College, we will provide you with a pre-arrival booklet. The information in this booklet will help you prepare for your journey to Kingston College and offers other information regarding your experience as a student in the UK.
We can assist with meeting and greeting you at the airport through our host family organiser. You will need to make sure you give your correct flight details and your address in the UK.
Counselling, Welfare, Medical Services, Disability and Advisory
It is important to us that you are given the support you need whilst at Kingston College. We have advisors, counsellors and nurses who together offer a comprehensive and professional service to all students.
Working in the UK
International students are permitted to work up to 20 hours per week (however we recommend a maxim of 15 hours per week for students on full time programmes). There are many employment opportunities in Kingston and many students find this helpful to earn some pocket money and to become more familiar with British life and people whilst they are living here.
Support after College
We hope to support you throughout your career and the International Office are lucky enough to welcome back many former students who visit to let us know what they are doing now and their achievements after college. Many people recommend Kingston College, the teaching staff and the International Office to their friends and colleagues for the support they have had throughout their courses.
Kingston College is located in the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames in south-west London. The town, which is an affluent suburb of London, is famous for its riverside cafes, parks and busy shopping areas. There is a multicultural mix of people, including many international students studying at Kingston College and Kingston University.
Kingston is a very historical place where the Kings of England were once crowned. Hampton Court, home of Henry VIII, is two kilometres away and can be reached by river boat. For those interested in sport, Wimbledon, home of the All England Tennis Club, and the Twickenham Rugby Stadium are only a bus ride away. The new football stadium at Wembley can also be seen from the College.
Central London is a short train ride away and Heathrow is accessible by local bus or taxi. Many students spend their evenings and weekends exploring London and taking advantage of its famous museums, art galleries, shops and theatres.
For further information, please contact:
International Student Adviser,
Kingston Hall Road,
Kington on Thames
Surret KT1 2AQ
Tel +44 (0) 20 8268 2925
Fax +44 (0) 20 8288 2926
Skype: Internationaladvisor1 - office hours 10.00-14.00 GMT
INFORMATION FOR TURKISH STUDENTS
Thames nehri yakininda, güneybati Londra’da bulunan Kingston College Uluslararasi ögrencilere dostane ve ilham veren bir ögrenim ortami sunmaktadir.
Kolej kökenini 1899’a, the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames’in Kolejin simdiki Kingston Hall Road’daki ana konumunda bir Bilim ve Sanat Okulu ve bir Teknik Enstitü kurdugu zamana dayandirir.
Kingston College çok çesitli ögrencinin ihtiyaçlarina uyan, heyecan verici egitim firsatlari sunmaktadir. Kolej Ingiliz egitim systemi içinde faaliyet gösterir ve uluslararasi ögrenci camiasina çesitli kurslar sunar.
Kolej Ingiliz ögrencileri ile beraber egitim gören, dünyanin çesitli yerinden ögrencisiyle, gerçek bir uluslararasi bakis açisina sahip olmasiyla övünç duyar. Uluslararasi ögrencilerle ilgilenen görevliler, gizlilik kapsaminda tavsiye ve Kolej hayati ile ilgi her hangi konuda rehberlik sunmak için mevcuttur.
Yaklasik 10,000 ögrenci enstitünün ögrenmeye yönelik profeyonel yaklasimindan faydalanmaktadir. Her yil 500’ün üzerinde ögrenci Ingiliz üniversitelerinde üniversite ögrencisi olmakta ve 1600’ün üzerinde ögrenci de kolejin yüksek ögrenim kurslarinda egitim görmektedir.
Geçen bir kaç yil içinde Kingston College sundugu çesitli kurslari genisletmistir ve ögretim programini teknolojik gelismelerle ayni çizgide tutmak için ciddi olarak çabalamaktadir.
Kolej ayni zamanda ögrencilerin seçmis olduklari kariyerlerde basarili olmalari için gerekli akademik ve kisinin karsilastigi zorluklarin çözümü için destek vermektedir.
Kisa bir süre once Kingston College’a, degisik alanlara yayilmis gelismelerini tanimak amaciyla matrix Excellence ödülü verilmistir.