University of Kent
The University of Kent is a public research university based in Kent, United Kingdom. It was founded in 1965 and is recognized as a plate glass university. It is a member of the Santander Network of European universities encouraging social and economic development, Association of Commonwealth Universities and Universities UK.
University of Kent remains one of the best universities in the UK according to The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021. Kent is ranked 48th out of 131 UK higher education institutions, a rise of six places from the previous year. Kent has also achieved a top 10 position in History of Art, Social Policy, and Social Work, with Anthropology, Architecture, Art & Design, Communications & Media, German, Law, Linguistics, Theology, and Sociology ranked in the top 20.
Psychology and Drama, Dance & Cinematics both placed in the top quarter of their subject areas, with Chemistry and Electronic Engineering among those to have achieved the largest climbs in subject rank.
The University of Kent has also maintained its position on Research Quality in the top quarter of institutions, where it has placed consecutively for three years since 2018.
Why choose University of Kent?
Kent is a favourite destination amongst international students for its globally recognised degrees, cosmopolitan environment and exciting work opportunities both during and after your studies.
Kent degrees are based on World Leading Research (Research Excellence Framework) and are taught by leading academics in their fields. The university offers flexibility and choice throughout its programmes.
There are helpful pathway opportunities for international students, including English language and Foundation courses, to help you meet the requirements of your chosen degree.
Kent has partnerships with many international institutions, which create study abroad and work placement opportunities as part of its programmes. Kent graduates enjoy excellent career prospects around the world, and graduate starting salaries are within the top 20% in the UK.
The university provides dedicated support for its international students, with a choice of accommodation on campus,
Kent has 23 academic schools, offers over 400 undergraduate courses and 120 postgraduate courses.
Kent offers choice in terms of both programme level and subject area, and promotes interdisciplinary and flexible study. Many Kent students take a period of study at one of our overseas partner institutions as part of their course.
Courses at Kent are delivered through key activities:
- Lectures: the introduction to a topic by an academic.
- Seminars: group discussion in which you can contribute and develop your ideas.
- Tutorials: one to one meeting with your personal tutor.
- International students also benefit from free English lessons which are taught alongside their main course of study.
Learning may take the form of essays, presentations, exams, laboratory assignments, projects or artistic productions. Learning activity takes place in a work based environment and raised student skills levels towards professional level. At Kent you will have access to facilities and support tailored to enhance your learning experience.
I would say that the best aspect about this course here is learning it from real forensic experts… and of course the fact that our classes are comprised of a students from every corner of the globe.
Kent offers a number of short-term study options for students who wish to spend part of their degree at Kent. Kent also has many opportunities for full time degree students to internationalise their education through a period of work or study abroad. Kent enjoys partnerships with prestigious universities around the world and encourages students to make their education an international experience. A range of Kent programmes offer a “built-in” year abroad as part of their course. These course can be found on the course web-pages.
Follow these simple steps to calculating your fees and expenses as a Kent student, and find out about our discount schemes.
Step 1 – Kent loyalty scheme
Check your course fees on our finance pages and find useful information on student funding.
Kent loyalty scheme
The University of Kent recognises the family and personal loyalty shown by registration on multiple degrees by siblings, children of alumni, husband and wife studying together or alumni studying for additional degrees. To find out if you qualify for a discount on your tuition fees please visit the loyalty discount page.
Step 2 – Paid work
Secondly, check your living costs and plan your budget at the student finance home page.
Most students on a course of more than six months duration will be given permission to work part-time during the term (up to 20 hours a week) and full-time during vacations, although you will probably find there is a high level of competition for many jobs. For immigration purposes, you must be able to show other sources of funding apart from your part-time work. Read more about visas.
Step 3 – Finance calculators
Remember to include the cost of flights to the UK and be aware of the most recent information on UK visas (if required) including policies on family and funding and the National Health Service (NHS) immigration health surcharge.
Our online finance calculators are a great starting point for budgeting.
Step 4 – Early payment discount
Check your student accommodation fees. Add up the total and use a converter to see the cost in your currency.
Find out how to make payments
Early payment discount
If you pay your tuition fees, in full, by 31 August you may deduct a 2% discount. Alternatively, tuition fees can be paid in two instalments- the first 50% on, or before, Registration in September and the remaining 50% on, or before 1 December. If you are registering at any other time of the year please contact the Income Office at firstname.lastname@example.org for payment dates.
If the whole year’s accommodation fees are paid by the first day of the academic year, in September, then a 2% discount may be deducted.
Our University accommodation allows you to make an easy transition to living in the UK – you don’t have to worry about finding somewhere to live and all of your basic bills, except for a TV licence, are included in the rent.
Kent is happy to offer support and advice to help you with your application, making the process as easy as possible.
The application procedure to Kent is dependent on the course of your choice, and whichever course you apply to, dedicated help is available. Kent’s overseas representatives in your country may be able to guide you through the procedure.
Kent has a wide choice of undergraduate courses, and is a great place to study your undergraduate (Bachelor) degree.
All applications to undergraduate courses at Kent need to be submitted through UCAS. The institution code number for the University of Kent is K24 and the institution code name is KENT. Each course will have a special code including a campus code, indicating which campus the course will be taught at.
Please check carefully when completing the UCAS form whether or not the course you are applying for has a ‘campus code’ attached to it as this indicates that the course may not be run on our main Canterbury campus but rather at one of our other campuses (eg. our Medway campuses).
Our dedicated admissions teams can help you track your application, and you may receive help in your country from ouroverseas representatives. The International/European Offices provide a permanent point of contact at Kent for all of your enquiries.
Students from the European Union are advised to apply by 15 January.
Students from outside the European Union should aim for 15 January. However, if places are left, we may consider applications up to the 30 June.
Kent is recognised for its World Leading research and is a research led university. We look forward to welcoming you to our prestigious Graduate School.
General applications. You can apply online for all Kent’s postgraduate courses.
School of Pharmacy applications. All application forms referred to are available by contacting the School either telephone (01634 883150) or via the contact form.
Kent Business School administers all applications to Business School courses.
Business applications (MBA). Please note that all applicants must have a personal email address before we can process these applications.
Business applications (MSc Management Suite). Here is the application form. Please note that all applicants must have a personal email address before we can process these applications.
Business applications (Research programmes). Please note that all applicants must have a personal email address before we can process these applications.
DEPARTMENTS AND SCHOOLS
ACADEMIC FACULTIES AND SCHOOLS
Our academic staff research and teach across 18 academic schools in three faculties – Humanities, Sciences and Social Sciences
PROFESSIONAL SERVICE DEPARTMENTS
Supporting our schools and departments and providing services to the University community, the region, and our alumni, partners and friends.
LOCATIONS AND RESEARCH
Kent is ranked 24th for its world–leading research. Our best ever RAE performance saw five of our subject areas given the highest rating and six placed in the top ten
Kent has a strong international impact, based on external networks, partnerships with leading universities around the world, and our staff, students and alumni.
UNIVERSITY OF KENT
WHERE YOU CAN STUDY
A friendly and vibrant campus with excellent social life and superb facilities. Within walking distance of the city, it offers green and tranquil open spaces, lively cafés and bars, and a cosmopolitan atmosphere.
A new campus in a great location near the redeveloped dockside, with amazing buildings, first-class cafés, its own pub, a buzzing social life and a great sense of community.
Kent is the only UK university with a campus in Brussels, ‘the capital of Europe’. The University of Kent at Brussels offers postgraduate degrees taught in English.