Quality Assurance and Teaching Staff
All students must take an initial assessment test before starting the English Language Course to ensure they are placed in the correct level class. Dates for enrolment and testing are arranged with the student at the beginning of their programme.
Students must be prepared to pay the fees at enrolment unless they have already paid in advance.
All applications must be made either online or at the School Office (KHR 1.53), Kingston College, Kingston Hall Road, Kingston Upon Thames, United Kingdom KT1 2AQ.
Duration, Delivery and Fees
Students will have the opportunity to study additional hours in the morning, by joining exam classes or extra General English classes.
Conversation Club – students can join a lunchtime once a week Conversation Club (free of charge)! For more information please visit the School Office or speak to your teacher.
Term Dates for the academic year 2019/20
Autumn Term – 9th September – 20th December 2019 (Half-term break 21st–25th October 2019)
28th October and 19th December – College Staff Improvement Day – no lessons
Christmas holidays 23rd December 19 – 5th January 20
Spring Term – 7th January – 3rd April 2020 (Half-term break 17th-21st February 2020)
14th February – College Staff Improvement Day – no lessons
Easter holidays 6th – 17th April 20
Summer Term – 20th April – 26th June 20 (Half-term break 25th–29th May 2020)
29th June – College Staff Improvement Day – no lessons
8th May – Bank Holiday - no lessons
Course fees have been built taking into account the ‘non-teaching days’ which are the College Staff Improvement Days and national Bank Holidays (see dates above). Therefore we will no longer offer refunds or ‘make up’ classes for FTE and EFL classes which fall on CPD days and bank holidays.
Please use the grid below to estimate your fees as a guide: courses cost 180 GBP per week. Fees may be reduced if the student studies over a longer period. All tuition fees quoted may be subject to change.
Course materials are included in the tuition fee.
Tuition Fees 2019/20
|Number of Weeks (minimum 4)||Hours of Study||Cost||Cost per Hour|
|4 (one month)||60||£720||£12|
|12 - 1 term (3 months - minimum time recommended to advance one band in IELTS)||180||£2025||*£11.25|
|24 - 2 terms (6 months)||360||£4000||*£11.04|
|35 - 3 terms (9 months)||525||£5700||*£10.85|
All Fees must be paid in advance before starting the course or at enrolment. Students wishing to pay in advance must have applied through this website and use their Student Identification Number when making payment.
The tuition fee, once paid, is non-refundable and non-transferable.This means that if you decide to leave your course for whatever reason, you will not receive a refund. The exception to this is if the College cancels or curtails your course in which case a full or partial fee refund will be made.
Fees for students who are financially sponsored through their Embassy will be charged at a higher rate to cover extra administration costs (£250 approx).
*Students requiring a Short Term Study Visa may have their visa refused for the Full Time English course if their course duration is less than one term (three months)
*Students requiring a Short Term Study Visa must apply for their visa from their home country
Students who arrive on a Visitor/Tourist visa are only able to study for a total of 30 days (one month)
Students using a tourist visa will not be given confirmation of study letters to enter the UK and must apply for at least three months study (one term) under a Short Term Study Visa
We can provide a Kingston College certificate stating the level that the student has been assessed at (this is not an internationally recognised English Language Certificate); there are no final examinations for this course.
Student reports and references are available upon request.
Our fantastic leisure programme specially tailored to our EFL students includes reasonably priced trips. In the past these have included day trips to Hampton Court, the Houses of Parliament, Stonehenge and Hever Castle. (A small fee may be charged - between £10 and £25; transport is generally free of charge!) Residential trips are also available to places of interest in the UK, including the Isle of Wight and the Peak District (costs depending on length of stay).
We can also help find local host family accommodation if required. Host family accommodation prices are from £155 per week. Local student accommodation information is also available through this link:
These accommodation providers do not work for Kingston College and are for private residential accommodation.
For further information if you are a student moving to the UK or from the EEA (European Economic Area) please use the following link for further information about living and studying in the UK http://kingston-college.ac.uk/international/student-advice.