Kingston University Undergraduate Scholarships for International Students


Every year, Kingston University (Kingston, or KUL) offers the Kingston University Undergraduate scholarships to prospective full-time undergraduate international students in any subject area to encourage academic excellence, increase diversity of student population, and develop relationships.

The scholarships will be awarded for each year of a three-year course subject to the satisfactory progress of the student. Foundation degree students (first year entry only) are also eligible for the scholarships.

Scholarships are offered for international undergraduate students for September entry; and scholarship applications for September 2017 entry opened in mid-February 2017.

You can apply for an award if you:

  • are an international student (classified as ‘overseas’ for fee purposes);
  • have an offer of a place on an undergraduate degree course or foundation degree course at Kingston for 2017/18 entry (first year entry only); and
  • are not currently registered on an undergraduate course at Kingston University.

Selection criteria:
Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of:

  • academic merit;
  • what you expect to gain from the course you are taking; and
  • what you intend to do after completing the course.

Kingston University international scholarships are PARTIAL scholarships, each worth £4,000 per year of study. This means that you must make sure you can cover the outstanding amount for fees and living expenses yourself.

Other benefits that accrue to you as one of the Kingston University scholars is that you’ll belong to a group of some of the University’s best students, with access to senior staff and special events, giving you the opportunity to benefit from many other aspects. These include:

  • attending annual scholars’ events at historical locations often attended by senior staff, academics and the Mayor of Kingston upon Thames;
  • boosting your career prospects through valuable networking opportunities;
  • belonging to the University’s special alumni group for scholars and meeting other scholars from around the world;
  • impressing future employers with your award; AND
  • being a valued student ambassador for Kingston with opportunities to contribute to some of Kingston University’s marketing material and in-country activities.

Method of Application
Remember that the scholarships application procedure is separate from the admissions application procedure. You apply for the international scholarship via the University online system and you’ll need electronic copies of required documents (i.e. copies of your Kingston University offer letter, academic reference letter, academic transcript/worksheet, and Academic IELTS or TOEFL result (where applicable)) to attach to your application. Before you begin your application, please make sure that you meet the eligibility criteria

Scholarship applications for September 2017 entry opened in mid-February 2017. In the past, deadline dates have usually been on the 31st of May of the intake year. You can apply for September 2017 entry scholarships until 31st May 2017.

Strictly, the University CANNOT consider applications received after the deadline.


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