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Kingston University

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Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom, Europe

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Kingston University

Kingston University (informally Kingston) is a public research university located in Kingston upon Thames, southwest London, United Kingdom. It was originally founded in 1899 as Kingston Technical Institute, a polytechnic, and became a university in 1992. Campuses are located in Kingston and Roehampton. There is a range of undergraduate and postgraduate work spread across seven faculties, as well as some further education provisions. The Kingston Technical Institute opened in 1899. A School of Art in Kingston was founded in the 1890s. In 1970 the two institutions were merged in Kingston Polytechnic, which was granted university status under the Further and Higher Education Act 1992. This is the main university campus located close to Kingston town centre. In addition to teaching facilities, it features a library, health centre and canteen. Students based here study; Arts and Social Sciences, Civil Engineering, Computing and Information Systems and Mathematics, Earth Sciences and Geography, Statistics, Science, and Radiography. Across the road is the Reg Bailey Theatre which houses a stage area used by drama and dance students.

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  • Information & Statistics

    Number of Undergraduate Students 
    12,000
    Total Number of Students 
    19,000
    Student to Staff Ratio 
    20
    Percentage of International Students 
    19%
    Languages of Tuition
    English
  • Tuition

    Tuition Fees Local - Currency 
    GBP
    Tuition Fees Local - Amount 
    9,000
    Tuition Fees - International (Average) 
    11,000
    Tuition Fees - Description 
    Tuition fees are stated on a yearly basis for certain undergraduate degrees and do not include accommodation. These amounts are representative and do not reflect all degrees. EU students qualify for local fees.
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    Guardian University Guide

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University Address 
Student Information & Advice Centre Cooper House
40-46 Surbiton Road
Kingston upon Thames
KT1 2HX
United Kingdom

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Reviewer: Anonymous
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5
Average: 5 (1 vote)
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It was really nice to attend such a great university, I like the environment and faculty of the University of Health Sciences Antigua.

Reviewer: Seungbum K.
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5
Average: 5 (1 vote)
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Golden Gate University (GGU) offers practical and affordable education for international students.

Reviewer: Rebecca R.
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Average: 5 (1 vote)
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Studying at St. Andrews was one of the best choices I have ever made.

Reviewer: Andrew L.
Overall Rating:
4
Average: 4 (1 vote)
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I went to FSU on an athletic scholarship having finished a degree at Stirling University in Scotland.