University of Kent
Kent is one of the UK’s leading universities. Awarded Gold, the highest rating, in the UK Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework, and with a global reputation for excellence we offer you outstanding teaching, world-leading research, stunning study locations and a superb student experience.
We offer a wide range of foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, exciting study abroad and year in industry opportunities, summer schools, and a generous scholarship fund including awards for academic, musical and sporting excellence.
In the most recent Research Excellence Framework, Kent was ranked in the top 20 for research intensity in the Times Higher Education, outperforming 11 of the 24 Russell Group universities. Because our academics are engaged in high level research as well as teaching, you study with some of the most influential thinkers in your field.
The UK’s European university, Kent has beautiful UK campuses close to London, and specialist centres in Paris, Brussels, Athens and Rome. Each offers a safe and welcoming environment for your studies.
Scholarships & funding
The University of Kent has a long tradition of welcoming international students from around the world and is pleased to offer a number of Scholarships for Undergraduate and Taught Masters students. The Scholarships are worth £8,000 towards the cost of tuition fees and are offered to nationals of any country paying overseas fees.
We offer 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.
Why study at University of Kent
Kent has been awarded Gold, the highest rating, in the UK Government's Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
If you have an accommodation place for 2020/21 and need to self-isolate, you can apply for free accommodation from 5 September until 19 September to allow you to do this in a safe and secure way. During this time we will provide you with bedding, crockery and cutlery and our friendly catering team will deliver your meals to your room. Find out more information on our accommodation webpages, including how to apply for a room. After self-isolation you can move into your term-time accommodation and start exploring our beautiful campuses and meeting your new housemates.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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