Business, Computer Science, Exercise Science & Liberal Arts

Kingston University
London, England
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Program Overview

Program Overview

  • Popular Subject Areas

    Business, Computer Science, Exercise Science & Liberal Arts

  • Location

    London

  • Host University

    Kingston University

    While Kingston University can be traced back to the Anglo-Saxon times, it officially received the "University" title in 1992. The university is AACSB accredited and was also one of the first business schools with triple Association of MBAs (AMBA) accreditation (MBA, Masters in International Business Management and DBA). You can take classes in life sciences, business, TV and film studies, music and music technology, and culture studies. This contained campus is located right across from Richmond Park and just 12 miles southwest of Central London. You will be able to enjoy the outdoors, explore Kingston upon Thames, and easily get a train to the city.

  • Term

    Academic Year 5 2023

  • Program Dates

    Sep 14, 2023 - May 26, 2024

  • Program Length

    Academic Year

  • Application Deadline

    May 15, 2023

  • Forms and Payment Deadline

    May 30, 2023

  • Credit

    24 - 32 Credits

  • Eligibility

    2.75 Minimum GPA*

  • Cost

    $34,900

  • This session is closed and is no longer accepting applications.

Study Abroad Program Description

Kingston's location offers you a university town atmosphere along the riverside with quick access to Central London. You will have the opportunity to select modules from more than 30 different subject areas while having the flexibility to combine courses within different departments.

All courses are taught by host university faculty at Kingston University. You will take classes alongside British and other international students. On a traditional U.S.-style campus in Southwest London, this AACSB accredited university is popular for courses in business, STEM, performing arts, liberal arts, communication, architecture, interior design, music technology, sports science, and TV studies.

Enjoy Flexibility with ISA Flex

We’ve partnered with Arizona State University (ASU) to help you overcome common study abroad challenges by adding an ASU Online course to your ISA program. With more than 2,100 courses to choose from, ISA Flex minimizes academic challenges, like major requirements and limited course options, so you can make the most of your experience abroad. Once you’ve applied, access the Flex form in your ISA Student Portal for more information on how to add this to your program and enroll in the course you need.

*Eligibility

MINIMUM GPA

Students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.75.

MINIMUM ADMISSIONS PREREQUISITES

There is no language prerequisite for this program.

  • All applicants are required to submit an academic reference and letter of intent along with the standard ISA application.
  • All students participating in an academic year program are required to obtain a British Tier 4 Visa before departure at an additional cost.

What's Included

Comprehensive Advising and Support

24-Hour Emergency

Comprehensive Health, Safety, and Security Support

Airport Reception

Visa Support

Tuition at the Host University

Housing

Bridging Cultures Orientation

Full-Time Resident Staff

On-Site ISA Offices

Internet Access

ISA Discovery Model

Excursions

Cultural Activities

Insurance

Official Transcript from the Host University

Professional Development Toolbox

Scholarship Opportunities

Academics

Support & Funding

ISA is here to support you when it comes to navigating identity questions related to traveling abroad, providing resources and information for your accessibility needs, and identifying funding for your program abroad.

SUPPORT TEAM

Our U.S. staff is available to support you though every stage of your study abroad journey. Please reach out with any questions about ISA programs or life on-site to your country-specific Program Manager.

Our on-site staff are there for you as soon as you arrive in country and will support you throughout your time abroad.

U.S. Team

Sidney Stamm

Program Manager, England

LONDON TEAM

Marina Kozhuharova

Assistant Resident Director, England

Antonio Santana

Resident Director, England

Eloise Casey

Student Services, England

Joseph Sullivan

Student Services, England

Identity Resources

Accessibility & Accommodations

With our wide portfolio of program types and locations, we’re confident there is a suitable, accessible program for each student.

Securing accommodations abroad can take time, so we ask that those with requests inform ISA early in the advising process. We recommend reaching out to your Program Manager or our Accessibility Team (accessibilityteam@studiesabroad.com) to discuss your accessibility needs or accommodations abroad.

Destination Information

Our diversity pages for each ISA destination include information on Indigenous communities, languages, race and ethnicity, religion, LGBTQIA+, and disability access. We hope it will help when reflecting upon and contextualizing intersectionality in your host community.

Identity Blog

ISA offers students the opportunity to blog about their experiences abroad from their own diverse perspectives. These posts can be found on the ISA Student Blog, and interested students should email diversity@studiesabroad.com for more information.

Funding

All students should have the opportunity to study abroad. To help make this a reality, ISA offers a variety of scholarships to help cover your study abroad costs. To learn more about our scholarship opportunities, check out our scholarships & grants page!

If you receive financial aid from your home university, you can likely use those funds for study abroad, as well. Speak with your home university’s financial aid office to learn about your options. Check out steps for using financial aid.

Questions about scholarships and funding? Email us at higheredfinaid@worldstrides.org

Housing

Living in university dorms will give you the opportunity to experience aspects of the British student lifestyle that are inaccessible to the average tourist. Uncovering the uniqueness of your surroundings will help you to feel right at home. You will commute to class as most locals do, via the underground (aka the Tube), the overground, public bus, or walking. With an open and adaptable mind, the experience of living in another culture can be highly rewarding.

We strive to match your housing preferences with our available accommodations, however, housing preference requests cannot be guaranteed.

Westminster & King's Dorms

Students attending Westminster or King's College will live in independent or university sponsored resident halls located off campus. It is common for students to experience 30-45 minute commutes between their dorm and campus. The dorms offer shared kitchens on each floor, and laundry facilities are typically available for an additional cost.

You will pay a $300 refundable security deposit if living in this ISA housing option. ISA may retain some, or all, of this deposit in the event of damage to property, or if utility usage exceeds the allotted monthly amount.

Semester & Academic Year students studying at Westminster can expect housing to be allocated based upon the campus(es) in which their courses are taught. Students enrolled in two or more courses taught on the Harrow Campus can anticipate residing on the Harrow Campus located in Northwest London. Please contact the London Program Manager for additional information.

Queen Mary, Roehampton & Kingston Dorms

The residence halls at Roehampton, Queen Mary and Kingston are located on campus. ISA does not have control over which dorm you are assigned to by the university. These dorms have shared kitchens on each floor, and laundry facilities are typically available for an additional cost.

You will pay a $300 refundable security deposit if living in this ISA housing option. ISA may retain some, or all, of this deposit in the event of damage to property, or if utility usage exceeds the allotted monthly amount. 

Independent Housing

You may elect to secure housing independently. If you select this option, you will receive a discount equal to the housing portion of the program price.

Excursions

THERE’S MORE TO DISCOVER WITH ISA

ISA excursions allow you to explore the timeless, quaint, and historical landscape of the United Kingdom that you may not have the chance to visit on your own. While abroad, you will have the chance to go on day trips and optional trips. The locations below are a sample of included and optional excursions that have run in the past. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to take part in cultural activities offered by the ISA resident staff while in London. Please know that these are subject to change.

Brighton & Seven Sisters

Breathtaking and endless sea views await at Seven Sisters, a panoramic series of white chalk cliffs prominently positioned along the English Channel. Spend the morning walking the lush green pastures atop the cliffs or head down to the rocky beaches below to explore the coastline and cliffs at sea level. Travel West along the sea to the popular coastal town of Brighton. Brighton is known for several things, including being one the cultural and LGBT capitals of England, inspiration for famous artists and musicians, and its architecture. Some UK polls place it as the happiest and 'coolest' (not a reference to temperature!) city in England, and its name is undoubtedly among the world's most recognizable beach towns.

Stonehenge & Bath

The monument of Stonehenge is one of Britain's oldest Neolithic remnants and easily one of world's most famous sites. It is situated rather mysteriously amidst several hundred burial mounds and at great distances from any logical source for such large stones. After visiting Stonehenge, head northwest towards Bath, an ancient Roman town most famous for the baths constructed here over two millennia ago to take advantage of natural hot springs. Aside from the springs, Bath was home to many famous writers, poets, and celebrities, including the much-beloved novelist Jane Austen.

Windsor Castle

The town of Windsor is an unparished area in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead in Berkshire, England. It is widely known as the site of Windsor Castle, one of the official residences of the British Royal Family. Windsor Castle itself is the oldest continuously used royal residence in the world. While at Windsor Castle take witness to the Changing of the Guard ceremony, visit the burial sites of Charles I and Queen Elizabeth II, relive the pomp and circumstance of the royal weddings, or simply wander the historic grounds. 

Cultural Activities in England

The ISA on-site team encourages you to explore culture of England in and around your host city. The team facilitates this by offering a robust calendar of events that showcases what makes England special. These activities vary each term, and previous offerings have included visits to Camden Town, a show at The Globe Theatre, River Thames boat tour, stroll through Borough Market, and a tour of the Tower of London.

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