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Click here for a definition of this term Type of Program: Direct Enrollment, Exchange Minimum Language Requirement: None
Click here for a definition of this term Housing: Lodgings, Student housing Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.75 Click here for a definition of this term Exchange Type: Basic
College: Beaver College of Health Sciences, College of Arts & Science, College of Fine & Applied Arts, Walker College of Business Class Standing: 2nd Semester Sophomore, Junior, Senior
Program Description:
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Study along the Thames in London!



Kingston University is a public research university located in Kingston upon Thames, southwest London, United Kingdom. It was originally founded in 1899, and became a university in 1992 after being Kingston Polytechnic. It’s four campuses are located in Kingston and Roehampton and offer a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate work spread across five faculties, as well as some further education provisions.


Kingston is an ideal location for study abroad students. Based beside the River Thames in an attractive leafy suburb of south-west London, Kingston has a vibrant town centre of shops, restaurants, a theatre and a cinema. It also has an excellent transportation system that links to central London in just 25 minutes by train.

Academic Calendar

  • Fall Semester: Mid September to Mid December
  • Spring Semester: Early January to Mid May
For more information about the academic calendar please visit the Kingston website.


All visiting students are eligible for university arranged housing. Students staying for an academic year will be eligible for both lodgings or halls of residence. Students studying at Kingston for only one semester may only be eligible for Lodgings.

Housing costs will not be billed through Appalachian State due to the varied options.  Students will submit their housing payment directly to Kingston or their housing provider.

For more information about housing please visit the Kingston’s accommodation webpage


Program Costs

Paid to Appalachian State
  Semester Exchange (not available) Semester Fee Paying
Basic Exchange (App Tuition & Fees) based on your residency £5,750 (Currency Converter)
1OIED Program Development Fee $200 $200
Intl Health Development Fee $60 $60
Worldwide Health Insurance $1.45/day $1.45/day
1The OIED Program Development Fee will be placed on students’ accounts upon acceptance by the Education Abroad Office. The fee payment confirms your spot and is non-refundable.
*If no exchange spots are available students will be able to attend Kingston as a fee-paying study abroad student and Tuition and Fees will be charged at the Kingston rate.

Estimated Additional Costs
  Fall Spring Academic Year
Airfare $1000 - $1500  $1000 - $1500 $1200 - $1500 
1Housing $1600 - $2600 $2200 - $3600 $6800 - $7600
Housing Deposit $330 $330 $330
Meals $1000 - $1500 $1300 - $2000 $2800 - $3800
2Personal Expenses $1200 - $2000 $1600 - $2400 $2800 - $4600
Books and Materials $200 - $400 $200 - $400 $400 - $800
Local Transportation $200 - $400 $300 - $500 $500 - $900
Visa (for US Citizens) $0 $0 $400 - $500
Passport $150 $150 $150
3US Based Health Insurance Varies Varies Varies
4Personal Travel and Spending $1000 - $1500 $1300 - $2000 $2000 - $4000
1Housing costs will vary by housing type. 
2Personal expenses includes but is not limited to: toiletries, cell phone, emergency funds, laundry, clothing, utilities, basic travel and entertainment, etc. 
3Students are encouraged to maintain a US based health insurance plan while abroad (to exempt out of AppState insurance students must follow the App exemption process - proving that they have insurance coverage for the entirety of the semester.
4Personal Travel and Spending amounts will vary by student and will be affected by how often a student goes out, travels, and the items they purchase.

Please note that non-billable costs are estimates only and will be affected by personal spending habits, currency fluctuations, etc. Prices listed in USD unless otherwise noted.


Students are encouraged to start planning for their study abroad program costs well in advance. Please use the Student Financial Planning Worksheet to help estimate your anticipated expenses and your anticipated financial resources.  When planning for estimated additional costs students are encouraged to research currency conversion rates. Please visit the Kingston website for additional information about living costs. To see a total of the estimated costs for this program please visit the program budget sheets: FallSpring, Academic Year.

Financial Aid

The majority of financial aid and scholarships can apply to semester and year-long study abroad programs. For more information please visit the Office of Student Financial Aid web page.


OIED Scholarships
Each semester OIED offers a variety of different scholarship opportunities for students. Scholarship awards range from $500 to $2000. 

Benjamin A Gilman Scholarship
The Gilman Scholarship Program application is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide.

Fund for Education Abroad
Applicants from groups underrepresented in study abroad and those destined for non-traditional locations are given preference, in an effort to make the demographics of U.S. undergraduates studying abroad reflect the rich diversity of the U.S. population.

For information about additional scholarships please visit our External Scholarships web page.


To locate specific course offerings please visit the Kingston University’s module directory. Students can select a program in order to download a PDF of related courses.

Please be aware that in the United Kingdom use the following terminology:

  • Courses (UK) refer to Majors/Departments (AppState)
  • Modules (UK) refer to Classes/Courses (Appstate)

All students are expected to maintain at least the equivalent of a full time course load according to Appalachian State and the host university while abroad (whichever is greater). Students participating on the Kingston program will be required to enroll in 60 CATS credits per semester. For more information about study abroad enrollment policies, credit approval, and credit and grade conversions please visit the Academic section of our website.

How to Apply

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and some programs may fill up before the listed deadline. Each year applications for Fall, Spring, and Summer will open up on August 1st. Once open the deadline will be listed below and an Apply Now button will be available at the top and bottom of this page. Most applications will have a 2 part application process so students are encouraged to complete their OIED application well before the listed deadline.

For more information about deadlines and how to apply please visit our Guide Me web page.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline OIED Approval Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2022 09/15/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.