England: Kingston University, London Semester


Program Overview

Kingston University (KU) is housed on four separate campuses close to the center of the Royal Borough of Kingston in Greater London. All campuses are within easy reach of one another and are connected by a regular free bus service. The main campus on Penrhyn Road is a 25 minute train ride from the center of London with convenient connections to the rest of the United Kingdom and Europe. Kingston’s location offers the peace and security of living outside the London city center as well as attractive green areas and easy access to the beautiful countryside. The proximity of London as well as the easy accessibility of Kew Gardens, Wimbledon, Hampton Court Palace, Richmond Park, and Windsor makes Kingston an excellent place to live and study.

Apply for Fall 2016 by March 1 and receive a $1,000 tuition-waiver!


Academic Profile

Kingston University in London

Kingston University is well recognized for the strength of the academic departments, the quality of instruction, and the proximity to London. The University is located in the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, which is an affluent and attractive suburb to the west of London. With about 19,000 students, it is the largest provider of higher education in southwest London. For more general information about Kingston University, check out the university website at http://www.kingston.ac.uk/aboutkingstonuniversity/

Course Offerings

Students pick three or four courses, called Modules, from six of the Faculties at the University. Subject areas available to study abroad students include:

Computer Science
Sciences (Biology, Chemistry)
Social Sciences

For more specific course descriptions, please visit the Kingston Study Abroad Module Directory

Students should read the section “How do I choose classes to take?” on the Kingston Study Abroad website.

Academic Highlights

Most students take the course "British Life and Culture." Designed to provide an understanding and appreciation of contemporary culture and society, the course combines lectures and excursions and tours led by Kingston faculty. Lectures are given on various aspects of British life, culture and history followed by guided field-trips to places of special interest including Brighton, Oxford, Bath, Stonehenge, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, a London theatre show, and the Houses of Parliament.


Student Life
Activities and Opportunities

Student Life

Kingston University offers students a wide variety of clubs, organizations, and sports team to join while studying abroad for a semester or two. To learn more about student life at Kingston, visit:



CCIS students have the option of living in a residence hall or lodging in a private residence for the semester or two at Kingston University. Housing is assigned on a first come, first serve basis. Students living the in the residence halls will pay Kingston University directly for the accommodation fees. Students living in a lodging will pay rent to the landlord.

For more information on lodgings, visit: 


For more information on residence halls, visit:


Alumni Feedback

"My study abroad was incredible. The time I spent in London was packed with historical knowledge and content, as well as modern day world view that is unparalleled. The academic aspect is also very intricate and was everything one would expect from a British school. I was incredibly satisfied and wish I could go again." Lincoln University student, Fall 2013

"CCIS is a great program that helped me go where I wanted to be. I really enjoyed my time studying abroad in London at Kingston University and highly recommend it." MCLA student, Spring 2013


London Semester Program Details


Dates for Fall 2016

Arrival Dates: mid September

Classes Begin: Late September

Classes end: Mid December

Dates for Spring 2017

Arrival Date: Early January

Classes end: Mid to Late April

Exams End:  Mid to Late May

**Students must plan to depart after the last day of exams as they can be scheduled any time during the final exam period and will not be set until after the semester has started.** 

Detailed Calendar

Application Deadline(s)

Fall 2016: April 1, 2016

Spring 2017: October 15, 2016

*Complete your Fall 2016 application by March 1 to qualify for a $1,000 tuition-waiver*

*Complete your Spring 2017 application by October 1 to qualify for a $1,000 tuition-waiver* 

Eligibility Requirements

Students who have completed one full academic year of university level work with a minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale by the time they begin studies at Kingston University are eligible.


All courses are taught in English.

Academic Levels



Fall 2016: $10,300 CCIS Member / $10,700 Non-CCIS Member

Spring 2017: $10,300 CCIS Member / $10,700 Non-CCIS Member

*Fees are subject to change.

*Complete your Fall 2016 application by March 1 to qualify for a $1,000 tuition-waiver*

*Complete your Spring 2017 application by October 1 to qualify for a $1,000 tuition-waiver* 

Costs Included

Tuition, orientation, International Student Identity card, CISI insurance, CCIS fees, meet and greet service.

Costs Not Included

Airfare, housing and meals, lab fees for music and other courses, personal costs.

Entry Requirements

Students who wish to study abroad for an academic year will need to apply for a Tier 4 Visa. Learn more at the UK Border Agency website: https://www.gov.uk/tier-4-general-visa

All costs, fees, and dates are subject to change without notification. Please contact the appropriate individual to verify all costs, fees, and dates for this program.

Related Links

Wikipedia Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames
Wikipedia - Kingston University


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Your Adventure in England Begins Here

Apply Online Now:

Kingston University, London - Online Application

Please feel free to contact us with questions.

Alyson Roberts, Study Abroad Advisor and Outreach Coordinator
Office of International Programs
400 Culbertson Hall
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT 59717

Phone: (406) 994-7044
Fax (406) 994-1619
E-mail: CCIS Study Abroad Advisor

How do I apply?

Start the CCIS Study Abroad application process by clicking the link above to proceed to the online application through Montana State University.

As part of the online application, you will need to submit the following items:

Official Transcript
Copy of Passport (Biographical Page)
Electronic Passport-style Photo
Disciplinary Clearance Form
Kingston University Supplemental Application 
1 Academic Recommendation

More information can be found on the online application regarding the required material.

IMPORTANT! Please read the following information on finding courses before applying:

Course Info at Kingston


All costs, fees, and dates are subject to change without notification. Please contact the appropriate individual to verify all costs, fees, and dates for this program.