University of Kent

In the QS World University Rankings 2024, Kent has been ranked 39th within the UK and is in the top 25% of Higher Education Institutions worldwide.  

Here at Kent, we are all part of a vibrant, creative and inclusive university seeking to make our mark. When you choose Kent for international study, you're choosing the perfect gateway to the world beyond. A place for unlocking your ambition. Taking your vision forwards. Achieving your goals.  

You’ll join a diverse community of creative and critical thinkers who will inspire as well as challenge you to push the boundaries of your subject. Whether your next step is to discover more about your interests, or pursue a long-standing career ambition, we’ll work together to help you shape your future. 

Whether you study at our UK campuses in Canterbury and Medway, or at our specialist postgraduate centre in Paris, you’ll find a safe and welcoming environment at Kent. As well as outstanding teaching that exposes you to new ideas, you’ll have access to first-class facilities, academic and wellbeing support and a host of extra-curricular opportunities to extend your experience. 

To support you during your studies, our generous scholarship fund includes awards for musical and sporting excellence and exclusive scholarships for international students.  

Inspiring teaching led by research 

Kent’s approach to research has always been interdisciplinary and collaborative. In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF), our reputation was confirmed as a world-leading research university across the arts and humanities, sciences, and social sciences. For you, this means that you’ll be joining a community that pushes boundaries, that is ambitious, innovative and intent on making a positive difference to people’s lives. You’ll learn from leading thinkers whose work informs their teaching and who understand what it takes to produce world-leading research. 

Great student experience 

With 157 nationalities on campus, the world is on your doorstep at Kent. You’ll become part of our diverse and friendly community and make friends with people from all over the globe through our many student societies, sports clubs and international groups.  

Celebrate with us by joining in with festivals and events such as Diwali, Holi, Thanksgiving or the Chinese New Year. Look out for WorldFest too, our annual celebration of our international community.  

Your future starts here 

We want your life after graduation to match your ambitions so, wherever possible, we build real-world experience into your degree to help you develop the professional skills you need to succeed. We make sure that our facilities mirror those you’ll encounter in industry to help you hit the ground running and give you a serious advantage in the graduate world. You can add value to your degree by opting to take a year in industry or internship too: great development for you and invaluable experience for your future career.  

For support with what comes next or to discover where your degree could take you, our award-winning Careers and Employability Service provides practical support from day one and up to three years after you graduate. If your plans involve working in the UK after graduation, Kent Union will support you to apply for the Graduate Route.  

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Bachelor's degree
Architecture Delivery method Length Location
Architecture - BA (Hons) - ARB/RIBA Part 1 On campus 3 years Canterbury
Architecture - MArch - ARB/RIBA Part 2 On campus 2 years Canterbury
Business (top-up) - BA (Hons) On campus 1 year Canterbury
International Business
International Business - BSc (Hons) On campus Canterbury
International Business with a Year Abroad - BSc (Hons) On campus 4 years Canterbury
International Business with a Year in Industry - BSc (Hons) On campus 4 years Canterbury
International Foundation Program (Social Sciences - Spring start) - Credit On campus 1 year Canterbury
International Foundation Program (Social Sciences) - Credit On campus 1 year Canterbury
International Legal Studies with a Year Abroad - LLB (Hons) On campus 4 years Canterbury
Interior Design
Spatial and Interior Design - BA (Hons) On campus Canterbury
Economics & Finance
Accounting and Finance - BSc (Hons) On campus 3 years Canterbury
Accounting and Finance and Economics - BSc (Hons) On campus Canterbury
Accounting and Finance with a Year Abroad - BA (Hons) On campus 4 years Canterbury
Economics - BSc (Hons) On campus 3 years Canterbury
Economics and Management - BA (Hons) On campus Canterbury
Economics and Management with a Year in Industry - BA (Hons) On campus Canterbury
Economics and Politics - BA (Hons) On campus 3 years Canterbury
Economics and Politics with a Year in Industry - BA (Hons) On campus 4 years Canterbury
Economics with a Year Abroad - BSc (Hons) On campus 4 years Canterbury
Economics with a Year in Industry - BSc (Hons) On campus 4 years Canterbury
Professional Economist - Higher Apprenticeship - BSc (Hons) On campus 4 years Canterbury
Actuarial Science - BSc (Hons) On campus 3 years Canterbury
Actuarial Science with a Foundation Year - BSc (Hons) On campus Canterbury
Actuarial Science with a Year in Industry - BSc (Hons) On campus 4 years Canterbury
Finance and Investment - BSc (Hons) On campus 3 years Medway
Finance and Investment with a Year Abroad - BSc (Hons) On campus 4 years Medway
Finance and Investment with a Year in Industry - BSc (Hons) On campus 4 years Medway
Biomedical Engineering
Biomedical Engineering - BEng (Hons) On campus 3 years Canterbury
Biomedical Engineering with a Year in Industry - BEng (Hons) On campus 4 years Canterbury
Electrical Engineering
Electronic and Computer Systems (top-up, non-accredited) - BEng (Hons) On campus 1 year Canterbury
Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering - BEng (Hons) On campus 3 years Canterbury
Mechanical Engineering with a Year in Industry - BEng (Hons) On campus 4 years Canterbury
Fine Arts
Art History - BA (Hons) On campus Canterbury
Health Sciences
Allied Health
Health and Social Care - BA (Hons) On campus Canterbury
Social Work - BA (Hons) On campus 3 years Medway
Medical Studies
Biomedical Science - BSc (Hons) On campus 3 years Canterbury
Biomedical Science with a Sandwich Year - BSc (Hons) On campus 4 years Canterbury
Biomedical Science with a Year Abroad - BSc (Hons) On campus 4 years Canterbury
Medicine - BM BS On campus 5 years Canterbury
Pharmaceutical Medicine
Pharmacy - MPharm On campus 4 years Medway

Scholarships & funding

The University of Kent has a long tradition of welcoming international students from around the world and is pleased to offer a a wide range of Undergraduate and Postgraduate Scholarships, including dedicated Scholarships for our International students. Further details on our Scholarships available and how to apply is on our Scholarships webpages.



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Come along to our upcoming Open Events, meet us in person at our beautiful Canterbury campus or online at our live virtual event. Chat to our incredible staff and students, find out more and shape your future with Kent.

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Date:   11/30/2023    Time:   6:00 PM - 7:30 PM   Learn more
Date:   1/10/2024    Time:   11:00 AM - 2:00 PM   Learn more
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Why study at University of Kent

Excellent support

Shortlisted in the Outstanding Support for Students category of the Times Higher Education Awards 2018.

Superb student experience

Our students consistently rate us as offering one of the best student experiences in the UK

Global outlook

We pride ourselves on our strong international focus, and enable our students to develop a global perspective

First class facilities

Kent students benefit from continual investment in facilities, academic programmes and services.

University of Kent is in the Top 10 Countries to Study Abroad Top 10 Europe rankings 2023 Top 10 Global rankings 2023 Top 10 Europe rankings 2022 Top 10 Global rankings 2022 Top 10 Europe rankings 2021 badge

Student services & facilities

Student Support and Wellbeing

Provides support with Specific Learning Difficulties, access requirements and Inclusive Learning Plans, as well as wellbeing support if you are experiencing any distress arising from psychological, emotional or mental health issues.

Careers and Employability Service

Can help you develop employability skills, plan your career, develop your CV and practice interviews, as well as the opportunity to attend workshops and employer visits on campus.


Two libraries containing over 1.3 million books, periodicals, journals and online resources


Whether you study at one of our stunning UK campuses or at our specialist European centres, a friendly welcome and superb student experience awaits. Here’s a taste of what you can expect.


A beautiful and friendly city, rich in history and home to nearly 30,000 students. Medieval buildings sit alongside lively bars and pubs and a wide range of shops and restaurants. Less than an hour from London, and surrounded by towns, villages, countryside and beaches, Canterbury offers the best of all worlds.

Overlooking the Cathedral, our hill-top parkland campus has fantastic teaching, study and social facilities including high-quality student accommodation, the Templeman Library, a sports centre, medical centre, theatre, nightclub, cinema, restaurants, bars and shops.


There's lots to discover in Medway: historic towns, beautiful country parks, and riverside bars and restaurants.

Our Medway campus is based on two sites – Pembroke and The Historic Dockyard Chatham – and has exceptional facilities including an industry-standard newsroom, laboratories, post-production studios, music rehearsal rooms, and digital filmmaking suites. The campus has a lively and friendly atmosphere, with great food and entertainment at student-friendly prices.


Home to European Union institutions, NATO and many other international organisations and NGOs, Brussels is the world centre of international affairs. Our programmes take advantage of this and our students enjoy unparalleled opportunities for networking, academic development and professional advancement. Our centres purpose-designed facilities include 24/7 quiet study space, lecture halls and seminar rooms, and office space for doctoral researchers.


One of the most culturally rich cities in the world, Paris becomes your classroom as you follow in the footsteps of eminent intellectuals who have lived in, and taken inspiration from, this remarkable city. The content of all our Paris programmes is designed to take advantage of the location, with study trips to the city’s museums, art exhibitions, archives, cinemas and architectural riches an integral part of your studies.

Our School is based in the Columbia Global Center (Reid Hall), a global research and study centre shared with partner institutions, in the district of Montparnasse. It is next to the Latin quarter, a district teeming with student life focused around the historic Sorbonne.

Student lifestyle

There's so much more to Kent than lectures and seminars. You could join a student society, take up a new sport, immerse yourself in the music scene or undertake volunteering to boost your career prospects.

Sport and fitness

We are committed to a ‘sport for all’ philosophy and encourage you to be more active, get fit and have fun whilst at Kent. Whether you’re a recreational user or a serious athlete, our dedicated sports development team and fully-qualified health and fitness instructors are on hand to help. Generous sports scholarships are also available.

Arts and culture

Enjoy the very latest in film, theatre, art, music, history and dance at our on-campus cinema and Gulbenkian arts centre. You can also get involved in student-created productions and events.

Musical community

Music is a big part of the Kent experience. Students of all subjects can get involved in a wide range of extra-curricular music activities and there are even opportunities to perform in the spectacular surroundings of Canterbury Cathedral. Music Performance Scholarships are available to talented instrumentalists and singers.

Clubs and societies

Share your interests and make lifelong friends from around the world. A wide range of sporting, performance, cultural, faith and special interest groups are available and you could even establish your own society. There are also opportunities for volunteering and fundraising and to work for Kent Union’s TV and radio stations.

Have fun on a global scale

With our truly international community – over 159 nationalities are represented by our students – you’ll have the chance to celebrate festivals such as Holi, Thanksgiving and Chinese New Year with students from across the world.


We have over 5,300 study bedrooms at Canterbury and over 1,100 at Medway. At our Canterbury campus we offer a wide range of high-quality student accommodation to meet your needs and budget. Whichever option you choose you can be confident of a safe, comfortable and welcoming environment.

Self-catered accommodation

Perfect if you want to cook your own meals and occasionally dine out. We offer self-catered accommodation in Darwin College, Keynes, Turing, Tyler Court and Park Wood and at our dedicated postgraduate accommodation in Woolf College.

Part-catered accommodation

If you don’t want the hassle of preparing all of your own meals, our part-catered accommodation is ideal. Our two on-campus options are:

Bed and Bistro

Available to residents in Keynes College and Becket Court, this package includes breakfast and dinner at Dolche Vita on weekdays, and brunch and dinner at Rutherford Dining Hall on weekends and Bank Holidays.

Bed and Flex

Available to residents of Eliot and Rutherford Colleges, this catering and accommodation package includes a £10 daily allowance to spend on food in a choice of campus venues, seven days per week, during term time.

Liberty Quays

A great accommodation option for our Medway students. You will stay in your own en-suite room in a flat for between 5 to 8 students, and each flat has a spacious kitchen. The cost of accommodation includes utility bills, internet connectivity and personal contents insurance.


University of Kent

University of Kent
Giles Ln
CT2 7NZ Canterbury
United Kingdom

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