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Study along the Thames in London during the Summer!


The Kingston University Summer School is a popular programme for university-level study in the UK. It is open to international students from around the world who would like to study during the summer and experience British culture.


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

  • Summer 2019: Early July - Early August
For more information about the academic calendar please visit the Kingston website.


Summer School students will be housed at one of Kingston University's Seething Wells halls of residence based in Surbiton. Each student will have a single study bedroom with private shower and toilet in a suite of rooms with up to five other students sharing a kitchen.

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


Program Costs

Paid to Appalachian State
Summer 2019 1 course 2 courses
Tuition and Fees (includes housing) £3170 ($4100) £3630 ($5640)
1OIED Program Development Fee $200 $200
Worldwide Health Insurance $1.45/day $1.45/day
Intl Health Dev Fee $60 $60
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.

Estimated Additional Costs
Airfare $1000 - $1500 
Meals $300 - $600
2Personal Expenses $300 - $600
Books and Materials $20 - $50
Local Transportation $10 - $50
Visa (for US Citizens) $0
Passport $150
4Personal Travel and Spending $300 - $500
2Personal expenses includes but is not limited to: toiletries, cell phone, emergency funds, laundry, clothing, utilities, basic travel and entertainment, etc. 
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

Financial Aid

Students must be taking at least 6 credits during the summer to be eligible to apply for summer financial aid. 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 $250 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.


Kingston Summer classes aim to minimise the amount of time spent in a classroom and maximise the amount of experiential learning in and around the London area. All classes require a lot of walking as they are all field trip based.  If you are taking two classes then you need to select one from group A, and one from group B (due to timetabling).

Kingston Summer course offerings will change each year.  For a list of the most recent course offerings please visit the Kingston website.

Students participating on the Kingston Summer program will take 3-6 credits.  For information about study abroad enrollment policies, credit approval, and credit and grade conversions please visit the Academics 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:
Term Year App Deadline OIED Approval Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2020 03/16/2020 ** 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.