University of Kent

University of Kent

Canterbury , United Kingdom
  • 85
    Acceptance Rate
  • 159
    Available Programs
  • 20200
  • 13340
    Average Cost
  • 97
    Employment Rate
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The extensive range of subjects that offers the University of Kent at both undergraduate and postgraduate level are supported by a substantial scholarship fund including awards for excellence, subject and locations specific study, and bursaries to provide eligible students with financial support.

Kent is a research-intensive institution that provides an excellent education delivered by world-class researchers. Its reputation for research and academic excellence is confirmed by its success in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014.

The University is a major educational, economic and cultural force throughout its region, and its position as the gateway to Europe is reinforced by its multinational community: Kent has students from 158 different nationalities, 41% of its academic and research staff are from outside the UK and the curriculum supports study and work abroad opportunities.

The University has global partnerships with many prestigious institutions, both in Europe and beyond, to include the USA, Malaysia, China, Russia, Hong Kong and Japan. These partnerships offer many opportunities for students including exchanges, study visits and work placements, as well as the possibility of earning a dual degree from Kent and a partner university.

Entry requirements

Applications for full-time undergraduate courses must be made through UCAS Apply. Before making an application, look up the course on the course finder. There is no upper age limit to studying at the University. Students should be at least 17 years old by 20 September in the year the begin the course. If a student is below this age, the university may still consider the for admission but should be contacted beforehand.

GCSE. The minimum requirements are: five passes at GCSE grade C (or grade 4) or above, including English Language or Use of English (IGCSE English as a Second Language, grade B or grade 6), and at least two subjects at A level OR three passes at GCE A level and a pass at grade C (or grade 4) or above in GCSE English Language or Use of English.

International Baccalaureate Diploma. The University welcomes applications from prospective students offering the full IB Diploma. It makes offers solely on the basis of the IB marking scheme and not the UCAS tariff. The university has a standard IB Diploma offer of 34 points across all programmes of study including any specific subjects at higher or standard level required by the particular degree programme. As an alternative to achieving 34 points, for most programmes, the University will also make IB students the offer of passing the IB Diploma with specific achievement in higher/standard level subjects. Both offers will be communicated to UCAS.

Students offering a combination of IB certificates and other qualifications, such as A levels, Advanced Placement Tests or the International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme (IBCP), will also be considered on their individual merits and should contact the Recruitment and Admissions Office for additional guidance.

Other qualifications. The university consider other qualifications on a case-by-case basis, including the following qualifications, providing to demonstrate a satisfactory standard and include a pass in English at the equivalent of GCSE: Scottish (SQA) higher/advanced higher qualifications, Irish Leaving Certificate, European Baccalaureate Diploma, Certificate in Education, unScottish (SQA) higher/advanced higher qualifications, Irish Leaving Certificate, European Baccalaureate Diploma, Certificate in Education, university degree, Advanced International Certificate of Education, Advanced Placement (AP) – a minimum of two full APs is required, Overseas certificates (including some other European Union (EU) countries), Higher School Certificate of Matriculation of approved overseas and EU authorities, American High School Diplomas if accompanied by two full AP passes, School Certificates and Higher School Certificates awarded by a body approved by the University, matriculation from an approved university, with a pass in English Language at GCSE/O level or an equivalent level in an approved English language test, Kent’s foundation programmes, provided to meet the subject requirements for the degree course that a student intend to study, an examination pass accepted as equivalent to any of the above.

English language qualifications. In order to enter directly on to a degree programme, a student also needs to show evidence of the proficiency in English language. The University also accepts some school qualifications in English.
Students requiring an educational visa will be restricted to particular tests that are acceptable to UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI), such as IELTS.

Scholarship & funding

The University of Kent provides more that 150 scholarhips for undergraduate and graduate programmes, for more information search on here.


Student life

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