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University of Kent

Location Canterbury campus, Canterbury United Kingdom
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Ranking

# =383

QS World University Rankings
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238

Undergraduate programs
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271

Postgraduate programs
International

3515

International students

Kent is top 50 ranked UK University, we offer you outstanding teaching, world-leading research, safe and welcoming 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 musical and sporting excellence and dedicated scholarships for international students. Kent has beautiful UK campuses close to London, and specialist postgraduate centres in Paris and Brussels.

With a student body representing over 157 nationalities you can have fun on a global scale. Take part in Worldfest, Europe Day and celebrate events such as Holi, Thanksgiving, Chinese New year and more. Your international student experience will be completely unique and will equip you for every aspect of your life and career. 

Apply now to join our world and start building your future.

Kent is top 50 ranked UK University, we offer you outstanding teaching, world-leading research, safe and welcoming 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 musical and sporting excellence and dedicated scholarships for international students. Kent has beautiful UK campuses close to London, and specialist postgraduate centres in Paris and Brussels.

With a student body representing over 157 nationalities you can have fun on a global scale. Take part in Worldfest, Europe Day and celebrate events such as Holi, Thanksgiving, Chinese New year and more. Your international student experience will be completely unique and will equip you for every aspect of your life and career. 

Apply now to join our world and start building your future.

University information

Undergraduate

If you are from the UK or Ireland, you have to apply through UCAS. If you meet the following conditions, you may choose to apply through UCAS or directly on our website:

  • You are NOT from the UK or Ireland
  • You do NOT pay home fee (i.e. you pay international or special EU fee)
  • You have never used UCAS AND you do not intend to use UCAS in the future

Please remember if you are eligible and intend to apply directly on our website, you should NOT use UCAS at any point. Submitting your application to both UCAS and our website will cause issues to your application.

Late applications
A process called 'Clearing' takes place in July and August, running from 1st July annually. We will provide an updated list of all of the Kent degrees that still have places available once Clearing opens – this can give you another chance to apply. For more information on how the Clearing process works and how to apply, please see Clearing at Kent for details.

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Postgraduate

Applications to our Postgraduate programmes are made via the online directly to the University of Kent. 
For international students, the deadline for applications to taught Master's programmes is 31 July.

Although there is no fixed closing deadline for applications to research degrees, we strongly recommend that you apply as soon as possible; no later than three months before your intended start date. The University has three PhD entry dates during the academic year: September, January and May. Entry to a Master’s by Research is in September only.

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Bachelor GPA

Minimum score

2

Maximum score

3

IELTS

Minimum score

5

Maximum score

8

TOEFL

Minimum score

72

Maximum score

114

IELTS - Masters

Minimum score

6

Maximum score

8

GPA - Masters

Minimum score

2

Maximum score

3

TOEFL - Masters

Minimum score

85

Maximum score

114

ATAR - Bachelors

Minimum score

87

Maximum score

96

IELTS - Bachelors

Minimum score

5

Maximum score

7

TOEFL - Bachelors

Minimum score

72

Maximum score

95

GPA - Bachelors

Minimum score

3

Maximum score

0

SAT - Bachelors

Minimum score

1290

Maximum score

1380

International Baccalaureate - Bachelors

Minimum score

34

Maximum score

0

ACT - Bachelors

Minimum score

27

Maximum score

29

Our Canterbury campus has 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. 

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 Templeman Library on the Canterbury campus, and the Drill Hall Library on the Medway campus both have extensive print and electronic collections, along with study spaces, different zones for different types of study and cafés. Students are able to use both libraries. The libraries are equipped with assistive technology, software, apps and productivity tools to enable students to save time, write well and study their way. IT facilities include hundreds of networked PCs across both the Canterbury and Medway campuses. Each library has PCs, loan laptops, wireless Internet access and printing and photocopying facilitie.

Accommodation

New first-year students who select Kent as their first choice are guaranteed a place in University accommodation. At the Canterbury campus, most rooms are en suite and many offer catering options, while all postgraduate rooms are en suite and self-catered. Rooms are available in flats, shared houses and traditional college arrangements.

At Medway, rooms are available at Pier Quays, a short walk from the campus; they are all en suite and arranged in flats of five to eight people. Pier Quays is managed by Unite Students, separate from the University, and shared with students from Canterbury Christ Church and Greenwich universities. 

At both Canterbury and Medway, student union advice centres provide help and guidance for students who choose to live off campus.

Support

All our students have access to a wide range of personal support services. These include the Medical Centre on the Canterbury campus, the Counselling Service, the Disability and Dyslexia Support Service, and a multi-faith Chaplaincy team. We also provide comprehensive academic support facilities, including the Student Learning Advisory Service, which provides free study support and advice.

Total students

16,530

UG students

86%

PG students

14%

International students

3,515

UG students

69%

PG students

31%

Total faculty staff

1,310

Domestic staff

56%

Int'l staff

44%

Student life

There's so much more to university than lectures and seminars. At Kent you can 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.

Explore our world

Explore Kent from wherever you are in the world. Take a look at our stunning Canterbury and Medway campuses to see all that Kent has to offer you. 

Immerse yourself in our campus life, accommodation and academic spaces to get a feel for what it is like on campus.

If you want to get a taste of what life at Kent is really like, why not book onto one of our virtual events?  

You can find out about all of our virtual events here

A successful future

We are committed to enhancing the employability of all our students. We do this through employability-focused degrees, internship opportunities, our award-winning careers advisory service, and a range of extra-curricular opportunities to boost your CV and develop your employability skills. 

Step up and stand out

From our wide range of industry placements to our Hub for Innovation and Enterprise, you have lots of opportunities to develop real-world skills so that you can stand out from the competition and secure your dream job.

Award-winning careers service

The university’s award-winning Careers and Employability Service and students’ unions help students enhance their transferable skills, gain relevant work experience, get first-hand insight into graduate careers and, through curricular and co-curricular activities, develop key graduate attributes that top employers are looking for.

Services offered by Careers and Employability include visits from graduates and employers, an annual Employability Festival, one-to-one careers advice and jobs fairs.

Academic support 

Our dedicated colleagues in all academic schools can provide you with individual advice and guidance on a wide range of careers.

Rankings & ratings

QS World University Rankings

  • 2012
    #383
  • 2014
    #411-420
  • 2015
    #451-460
  • 2016
    #360
  • 2017
    #=366
  • 2018
    #=373
  • 2019
    #=355
  • 2020
    #368
  • 2021
    #380
  • 2022
    #=383

Ranking criteria

29.1
Overall
20
Academic Reputation
8.9
Employer Reputation
21.6
Faculty Student Ratio
40.2
Citations per Faculty
98.8
International Faculty Ratio
56.1
International Students Ratio

Available programs

Make the connections that matter. Join us at the University of Kent in 2022 and explore your ambition, curiosity and imagination as part of a like-minded community. Learn from leading experts as your discover new ideas and innovations from a campus that feels like home.  The connections you make at Kent will lead to new experiences, opportunities and possibilities.   

A world of opportunities – your degree your way

Kent offers a  wide range of courses  which span the sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities. Whatever your subject and wherever you are located you can access a huge range of academic and personal support services to help you excel.  There's so much more to Kent than lectures and seminars. Make the most of our flexible study options to create the best student experience and get the degree you want. It's your degree so make it your own at Kent. Customise your studies with elective modules, a year abroad, a year in industry and a whole host of extra-curricular courses.

Apply now  to join our world in 2022. 

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Kent  is known for the quality of its teaching and for the interdisciplinary nature of its programmes and research. We understand that postgraduate students need flexibility, so many of our taught and all of our research degrees  offer September or January starts. We also offer distance-learning options and short courses  .

Explore our Postgraduate courses.

We hold Postgraduate Information Events in the autumn and spring, have Postgraduate Hubs at our General Open Days in October/November and June/July and host Information Evenings in Paris and Brussels.  Alternatively, you are welcome to come for an informal visit.

For more information, see  kent.ac.uk/visit

Apply now to join our world and start building your future.

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