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Kingston Upon Thames University  

 

 

Based in an attractive riverside area in south-west London, Kingston University is known for its career-focused courses and excellent teaching quality. Students from all over the world have achieved success at Kingston University. We would

 

be delighted to welcome you to the University and help you fulfill your ambitions.

 

Kingston University offers internationally recognised qualifications and a supportive community within easy reach of central London, one of the world’s most exciting, historic and culturally rich capitals.

 

Kingston University has an excellent reputation for learning and teaching, for its links with industry, helping students to start businesses, and for its focus on developing career skills. We also provide lots of support for international students throughout their studies at the University.

 

In addition, Kingston has a diverse student body with 150 nationalities represented, and we are sure that you will find studying here both academically and personally fulfilling.

 

At Kingston we are committed to helping international students obtain the maximum benefit from their studies in the UK and from the experience of living as a student in London, one of the world’s most exciting cities.

 

Top-quality teaching Kingston has an excellent reputation for teaching and has achieved strong results in national assessments of teaching quality.

 

Career-focused We ensure that our courses teach you work-related skills and are relevant to today’s work environment. Many courses have been developed in consultation with professional organisations and carry professional accreditation.

 

Excellent facilities We’ve recently invested over £30 million on new teaching facilities and we’re planning to spend, in total, £125 million on developments over a 10-year period. We have the latest e-learning technology, 3,000 computers, free internet, Wi-Fi hotspots and excellent library resources. Many of our laboratories, design studios and workshops are fitted

 

with the latest technical equipment.

 

About the International Study Centre and Pathway to Education

Why study at an International Study Centre

The International Study Centre offers international students, on-campus degree preparation for undergraduate and, postgraduate courses and is part of the university. The preparatory courses will provide, you with the necessary academic skills and English language, tutoring to undertake a degree at the University of Sussex.

Qualifications around the world do not always match with UK qualifications and quite often to gain entry into a top rated university, students need to follow a pathway.

 

There are several stages to a pathway.

An Undergraduate Pathway is a single course which is comprised of a series of stages (Stages 1-4) of study which on successful completion results in the award of a Bachelor's Degree. A Postgraduate Pathway is a single course which is comprised of a series of stages of study (Stages 1 - 2) which on successful completion results in the award of a Master's Degree.

 

Foundation or Stage1 - A pre degree programme for students who do not meet university entry requirements. Successful completion leads to progression to year 1 of a UK bachelor degree. The course includes both academic subjects as well as English Language.

 

Diploma Year 1 (International Year One) - Stage 2  - Designed for students who fail to meet the entry requirements for drirect entry, but who are still capable of studying at that level. Successful completion leads to the 2nd year of a UK bachelor degree programme. The course includes both academic subjects as well as English Language. Stages 3 and 4 comprise of the 2nd and 3rd year of an honours degree.

 

Pre Masters -  is a 6 month or 9 month programme for students who have a 1st degree, but whose degrees are not equivalent to a UK degree. Generally 1 or terms additional learning is required in order to follow onto a master degree. The offer is made with a conditional of progression upon successful completion. Successful completion leads to the master degree which in the UK is normally 9 months.

English Language - A pressional English Language programme is available for those who fail to meet the mnimum English Language requirements. Please note visa regulations may differ in the cae of English Language entry.

Pathway Programmes

 

International Foundation Year

 

Business, Management and Law

 

Social Sciences

 

Science, Engineering and Computing

 

International Year One

 

Business and Management

 

Pre Masters

 

Business

 

 

 

Entry Requirements

International Foundation Year

Academic

Bangladesh: Successful completion of High School Certificate at an average grade of 55%

International: The Diploma of the International Baccalaureate (IB Diploma) and the Diploma Programme Course (IB Certificate), or A/AS levels         20 / 40 UCAS points

               IGCSE 4 passes at A-C in relevant subjects

English: IELTS 4.5 overall (minimum 5.0 in Writing and no other element less than 4.0)

Pearson test of English: 41 across all skills (46 in Writing)

Entry to Language Preparation Course + Foundation: IELTS 4.0 (min 4.0 in all bands)

International Year One

Academic

Bangladesh: Successful completion of High School Certificate at an average grade of 60%

International: The Diploma Programme Course (IB Certificate) 22 points (English test required)

               As/A Levels 120 UCAS points

English: IELTS 5.0 overall (a minimum 5.0 in writing and a minimum of 4.0 in all other components)

         Pearson test of English: 46 (across all skills)

Entry to Language Preparation Course + International Year One: IELTS 4.5 (min 4.0 in all bands)

Pre Masters

Academic

Bangladesh: Recognised first degree - 4 year undergraduate BA (hons) at 45% or above

English: IELTS: 5.5 in all elements

Pearson Test of English: 51 across all skills

 

Dates and Prices

Foundation: January Start

 

International Year One: January Start

 

Pre Masters: January Start

 

Fees and payment

 

Fees for each academic year are listed below. All prices are in pounds sterling (GBP).

 

      2014/15  2015/16
Tuition prices* International Foundation Year Business, Management & Law £11,745  £12,350
Social Sciences
Science, Engineering and Computing £12,450  £13,080
International Year One Business and Management £11,745  £12,600
Pre-Masters Programme   £8,380  £8,600
English Language Preparation Per term £3,950  £4,147
Accommodation** Single standard room Per week £118  
Single en-suite room Per week £107-186  
Supplements StudyCare Insurance 12 months' cover £416  
Airport pick up (one way)*** London Heathrow £95  
London Gatwick £80  

 

2015/16 Tuition Fees are valid from January 1st, 2015 for programmes commencing from September 1st, 2015 and are in £ sterling, unless specified as Euros. The Enrolment Fee will be £170 for UK ISCs from January 1st, 2015.

 

* Please note that tuition fees don't include the cost of text books, which will be approximately £80 per term.  

 

Confirmation payment

 

In order to secure your place on your chosen course once you have been made an offer, you will need to pay a confirmation payment along with sending back your confirmation of acceptance form. The confirmation payment consists of the following elements:

 

  • £170 Enrolment Fee (non-refundable)
  • £1,000 Refundable Deposit
  • £500 advance fees
  • Insurance payment for Study Care if applicable

 

 

 

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