Frequently Asked Questions

 

 

UNDERGRADUATE COURSES

 

What is Kingston University like? 

Find out more about what goes on behind the scenes at Kingston University London, including the structure of the University, our mission and vision see:  http://www.kingston.ac.uk/aboutkingstonuniversity/factsandfigures/

What’s going on at Kingston School of Art (our new name from September 2017)?

Look at the Faculty website and blog to keep up to date with current news and learn more about our events, schools and courses:  www.fada.kingston.ac.uk

Do you hold open days?

Kingston School of Art runs several open days during the academic year.  Please see: our Events page for more information.

What information is available for parents of applicants?

For useful guidance for parents looking at Kingston University for their sons/daughters see: http://www.kingston.ac.uk/parents/

When are the application deadlines?

You should check the UCAS website for exact dates:  www.ucas.ac.uk.

How do I apply?

Students applying for undergraduate courses should apply through UCAS, www.ucas.ac.uk.

When do the courses start?

Please note: all our undergraduate courses start in September. We do not have any January start dates.

Do you offer part-time undergraduate courses?

All of our courses are full time.

Will I need to submit a portfolio?

All our undergraduate art and design courses will require a portfolio to be submitted online – you will receive information on how to do this once we have received your application. 


Please remember to check your email inbox to ensure any important Kingston University emails do not go into your junk mail box or you could miss the information and key deadlines resulting in your application being withdrawn.

When are the start dates for undergraduate courses?

Find out more on the Getting Ready site: www.kingston.ac.uk/gettingready

What happens before I arrive?

You will receive more information both by personal email later in August, as well as when you enrol online in late August/early September through the Getting Ready site links.  Don’t forget you need to start your enrolment online before you attend any face-to-face enrolment events and to do this you simply follow the easy links on the enrolment request email you will be sent.


Regular updates including welcome letters, reading lists and any summer projects (for some courses) will be posted on the Getting Ready site: www.kingston.ac.uk/gettingready

What are the fees?

Standard undergraduate fee for home/EU students:
The fees and funding arrangements are available on each course page of the university's website: http://www.kingston.ac.uk

Key financial information:

If you're thinking about coming to university, then this includes all you need to know about how and when to pay fees and finance issues related to your studies.
http://www.kingston.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-funding/

Is there additional help for students with disability or dyslexia?

Disabled students may qualify for additional financial support through the Disabled Students' Allowance.  Find out more at: http://www.kingston.ac.uk/postgraduate/fees-and-funding/funding-your-course/students-with-disabilities/

I am an international student, where can I find out about fees funding and scholarships?

To get advice about tuition fees and the financial help available if you are applying to Kingston University London as an international student please visit:
http://www.kingston.ac.uk/international/fees-and-funding/
Undergraduate scholarships are open to prospective full-time international undergraduate students.  Please see:   http://www.kingston.ac.uk/international/fees-and-funding/scholarships/international-scholarships/undergraduate-scholarships/

What about accommodation?

To help prospective and current students find the right place to live, please see the Kingston University website: http://www.kingston.ac.uk/accommodation/

When can I find out about my timetable?

Most undergraduate courses are full time and therefore your course at Kingston is your priority once you are a student. Course timetables have frequent room changes prior to the start of term while classes are being set up and therefore course timetables are not available until the course begins, so are not available in advance. Once you arrive at Kingston your own course will be able to give you your timetable or talk you through the information available on noticeboards/online.

What are the English language requirements?

To find out more about our English Language requirements please visit: http://www.kingston.ac.uk/international/studying-at-kingston/language-requirements/

 

If you do not meet our English language requirements, you may wish to consider other language courses:
http://www.kingston.ac.uk/international/studying-at-kingston/language-programmes/

 

Including our well known and popular pre-sessional English language courses:
http://fass.kingston.ac.uk/courses/pre-sessional/

 

 

POSTGRADUATE COURSES

 

What is Kingston University like?

Find out more about what goes on behind the scenes at Kingston University London, including the structure of the University, our mission and vision see:  http://www.kingston.ac.uk/aboutkingstonuniversity/factsandfigures/

What’s going at Kingston School of Art (our new name from September 2017)?

Look at the Faculty website and blog to keep up to date with current news and learn more about our events, schools and courses:  www.fada.kingston.ac.uk

What about accommodation?

To help prospective and current students find the right place to live, please see the Kingston University website: http://www.kingston.ac.uk/accommodation/

What are the application deadlines?

For postgraduate courses there is no set deadline; however places on courses are in high demand so you are advised to apply as soon as possible.

How do I apply?

Students interested in postgraduate taught programmes should apply via the Kingston University website: www.kingston.ac.uk

How do I apply online?

It is very important that you include all the information required when you send your application online for your postgraduate course. Your application will be assessed according to what is included.  You may then be required to supply further online portfolio and/or called to interview by your Admissions Tutor.

 

To apply you will need:

  • Copies of all your qualifications/transcripts including any English Language qualifications for overseas applicants
  • A copy of your passport - please ensure you enter your name as per your passport and overseas applicants should attach a copy
  • Any references you hold including any company sponsorship/support letters

Do I need to submit a portfolio?

You will need to submit a portfolio for most of our art, design and architecture courses. If this is required you will receive information on how to do this once we have received your application.

Do you hold Open Days or Applicant Days?

Details of our postgraduate open days can be found at www.kingston.ac.uk/fadaevents

Where can I find out about fees and funding?

Course Fees:
For individual course fees please click on the ‘fees and bursaries’ button on the left of the course page on our website for further information.

How can I fund my postgraduate course?

Funding a postgraduate course can be a big financial commitment. Here you will find all details on how to fund your postgraduate course:  http://www.kingston.ac.uk/postgraduate/fees-and-funding/funding-your-course/

Is there help for students with disability or dyslexia?

Disabled students may qualify for additional financial support through the Disabled Students' Allowance.  Find out more at: http://www.kingston.ac.uk/postgraduate/fees-and-funding/funding-your-course/students-with-disabilities/

International Postgraduate Student Scholarships

Information from the British Council

Tuition fees and funding for international students

To get advice about tuition fees and the financial help available if you are applying to Kingston University London as an international student:
http://www.kingston.ac.uk/international/fees-and-funding/

What are the English language requirements?

To find out more about our English language requirements: http://www.kingston.ac.uk/international/studying-at-kingston/language-requirements/

 

If you do not meet our English language requirements, you may wish to consider other language courses:
http://www.kingston.ac.uk/international/studying-at-kingston/language-programmes/

 

Including our well known and popular pre-sessional English language courses:
http://fass.kingston.ac.uk/courses/pre-sessional/

When do I enrol?

Face-to-face enrolment events take place around the start of your course induction week. You will receive a welcome email from your course which includes this information. Don’t forget you need to start your enrolment online before you attend any face-to-face enrolment events and to do this you simply follow the easy links on the enrolment request email you will be sent in late August/early September prior to the start of your course.