Kingston University is located in Kingston-upon-Thames, an attractive riverside town in south-west London. Kingston is surrounded by beautiful countryside with a rich heritage, and is only 25 minutes by train from central London. The town has plenty of shops and a wide range of restaurants and cafes.

There is a mandatory set of pre-departure orientations at LVC for all students planning to participate in the program. Students attend an on-site orientation in London.

Program Details

Housing and Meals

Students will live in on-campus residence halls that will encourage assimilation with the high number of international and domestic students enrolled at the university. The residence halls provide single room living for students in a shared flat with 2-9 other students. Student will purchase and prepare their own food in the flat's shared kitchen facilities. Meals can also be purchased in campus cafés, but no meal plan will be provided. 


This program allows students to receive transfer credits in their major or minor, while also fulfilling LVC general education requirements. A sample of available course offerings can be provided by the Study Abroad Office. Kingston University also offers a course specifically designed for study abroad students titled "British Life and Culture." Lectures are given on various aspects of British life, culture, and history followed by excursions to places of special interest including Oxford, Bath, Stonehenge, the National Theatre, the Globe Theatre, and Parliament. 


  • LVC tuition and fees 
  • LVC room charge 

Travel, food, and personal expenses are NOT included in these fees. Fees subject to change.

Financial Aid Policy

Most LVC students will receive his/her financial aid in full for all semester-long study abroad and study away programs. Exceptions: Allwein scholars will receive 50% of their full tuition scholarship for semester-long study abroad and study away programs. The $2,500/year stipend may be used to supplement the reduction in scholarship. Tuition Exchange and Tuition Remission recipients will receive the value of the Mary A. Weiss Scholarship for semester-long study abroad programs. The value will be equivalent to the value awarded to the same year’s incoming class. For example, if the student will be studying abroad in spring 2018, the Mary A. Weiss Scholarship will be the same value that was awarded to the incoming class for 2017-2018 academic year.


Fall Semester Only 

  • Applications should be received by March 15
  • $25 deposit is due with application*
  • Accepted students will owe a $475 program deposit by the application deadline*
  • Packet of forms is due by April 15
  • Length of stay: Mid-September to mid-December
  • Approximately 16 credits

* The $500 program deposit will be credited to the student's account in the Business Office for the start of the off-campus semester. The $500 deposit will be forfeited on student withdrawal from the program.  

Language of Instruction


Eligibility Requirements

Students from any major who are in good standing (2.7 GPA) may apply. 

Group Excursions

LVC students are encouraged to travel on weekends and before and after the semester. Great Britain and Ireland are easily explored by train and ferry, while Brussels and Paris are only three hours away by rail.