England: Kingston University, London Summer


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. 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.

$500 scholarships available if you complete your application by April 1 for Summer 2016! 


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/

Course Offerings

All classes are specifically designed for the Summer School study experience. They aim to minimize the amount of time spent in a class room and maximize the amount of experiential learning in and around the London area. You may select one or two classes from those being offered: 

British Art and Architecture
British Culture and Society
Creative Writing in London
Exploring Cultural London
Live Theatre
London Global City of Enterprise
London and its Literature
Muggle Madness: Harry Potter and other popular British Icons
Multiculture London
Museums and Galleries
Shakespeare: Reading and Performance

For more information visit the website http://www.kingston.ac.uk/summerschool/summer-classes/


Student Life
Activities and Opportunities

Student Life

The price of the summer program includes a one-month travelcard allowing unlimited travel on public transport in Greater London (trains, buses and underground). Students are encouraged to explore the city.

The Orientation Program and Welcome Reception on June 30 will give you the chance to meet your fellow students and the Summer School staff.

We also arrange a number of evening socials during the program and optional trips.

British Culture field trips
If you are not taking the British Culture class, you still have the opportunity to participate in the field trips, paying a fee per trip. 

Free weekends
There will be two long weekends (four-days) during the Summer School, giving you the chance to travel to mainland Europe, Ireland or elsewhere in the UK. The dates for these weekends are:

Friday 8 July – Monday 11 July
Friday 22 July – Monday 25 July

The other two weekends provide free time for exploring London and the area closer to Kingston. There is also an optional one-day trip to Brighton on Saturday 16 July. 

Learn more at http://www.kingston.ac.uk/summerschool/social-activities/


Summer School students stay in Kingston University’s Seeting Wells hall of residence on a room-only basis. Each student will have a single study bedroom with private shower and toilet. 

The program does not offer a meal plan, but you will have access to a shared kitchen so you can prepare your own meals. Learning the British way of shopping and cooking are all part of the cultural benefits of studying at Kingston University for a summer session.

Learn more about the accommodations at http://www.kingston.ac.uk/summerschool/accommodation/

Alumni Feedback

"Kingston Summer School was an amazing experience. I met a ton of people from all over, and made some very strong friendships. I learned a lot about myself on this program, and definitely grew as an independent person. I was able to see parts of the world that I have always dreamed of seeing, and every single day was a new adventure holding new opportunities. I wouldn't change my experience for anything." - Truman State University student, Summer 2013

"The CCIS Kingston University program had ultimately changed my life through education and new everlasting friendships. It was a fantastic way to travel abroad for the first time. I truly recommend this program to anyone." Barry University student, Summer 2013 



London Summer Program Details


Summer 2016

Arrival Date: Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Orientation: Thursday, June 30, 2016

First Day of Class: Friday, July 1, 2016

Last Day of Class: Friday, July 29, 2016

Departure Date: Saturday, July 30, 2016

Application Deadline(s)

April 1st - Priority deadline for scholarship (all application materials complete and submitted)

April 15th - Final deadline

All application materials must be completed through the online application and/or received at Montana State University by these dates. 

Eligibility Requirements

Eligibility: Students must have a 2.5 GPA and have completed one year of university level studies.


All courses are taught in English.

Academic Levels



Summer 2016:

3 credits (one course): $5,600 CCIS Member / $6,000 Non-CCIS Member

6 credits (two courses): $6,000 CCIS Member / $6,400 Non-CCIS Member

$500 scholarship available if application completed by April 1

Costs Included

Instructional costs abroad, CISI medical insurance, administrative fees, course-related field trips, room only, pre-paid mobile phone for duration of stay, student ID card, one-month travel card (unlimited bus, train, and underground transportation), and the International Student Identity Card (ISIC).

Costs Not Included

Airfare, personal costs ($1,500), meals ($500).

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 Summer - 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: 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 
2 Academic Recommendations

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

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.