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Voted amongst the

TOP 2 most successful

UK higher education institutes for graduate start-up companies 

(Higher Education - Business and Community Interaction Survey 2015-16)

International Study Centre

The Kingston International Study Centre (KULISC) provides a range of degree preparation programmes for international students. These include academic modules, English language training and study skills, so you are ready to join your chosen degree programme on completion.

Access to University facilities

As a student at the International Study Centre, based on the Kingston Hill campus, you will be part of the University from the day you start your course. As well as benefiting from resources at the International Study Centre, you will have access to all facilities at the University. For those with business ideas, Kingston also offers support through entrepreneur societies and career guidance from the University’s Careers and Employability department.

University-style teaching

The International Study Centre programmes will introduce you to the style of teaching that you will experience when you progress onto your degree. This includes: tutorials, seminar- style classes and large group lectures.

Personal monitoring and support

Your progress will be monitored at all times to make sure you remain on track to successfully complete the programme. You will also benefit from regular assessment through examination and marked coursework.

Professional support with CareerAhead

The International Study Centre offers a variety of CareerAhead activities designed to give you a head start to becoming a highly skilled,self-aware and confident graduate. You will develop key employability skills such as teamwork, problem solving andcommunication; as well as assessing your individual strengths and areas for improvement. With help from your tutors, you will create a personal development plan to help set goals for your future success.

Each course combines study skills, English language training and subject-specific modules to prepare you for studies at degree level. You can choose from three routes depending on your chosen degree programme:

    •    Business, Management and Law

International Foundation Year in Business, Management and Law programme will prepare you for a degree in Business, across a range of areas including Business Economics, Accounting, Law and Marketing and Advertising. 

    •    Science, Engineering and Computing

International Foundation Year in Science, Engineering and Computing will prepare you for a degree across a range of exciting areas including Biochemistry, Civil Engineering, Creative Technology, Forensic Science, Mathematics and Sustainable Development.

    •    Social Sciences

International Foundation Year in Social Sciences programme will prepare you for a degree across a range of areas, including Film, History, Journalism, Politics, Television and Psychology.


Intake: Sep, Jan


Entry Requirement:


Age: 17+


Academic Requirement: Good high school graduation grades plus up to one year of further study.


English Language Requirement : IELTS 4.5 overall (with minimum 5.0 in writing and no other element less than 4.0) or equivalent.


Fees 2019/20:

Business, Management and Law- £13,000

Social Sciences- £13,000

Science, Engineering and Computing- £13,900

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