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University of Kent

Location

Canterbury campus, Canterbury United Kingdom

Ranking

# =380QS World University Rankings

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96Undergraduate programs

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244Postgraduate programs

Tuitionfee

18,000 GBPTuition Fee/year

About University of Kent

Here at Kent, we are all part of a vibrant, creative and inclusive university seeking to make our mark. We inspire each other to do outstanding things at Kent and that, in turn, empowers our graduates to do outstanding things in the world. It’s something we’re very proud of. 

When you choose Kent for international study, you’re choosing the perfect gateway to the world beyond. You’ll find a diverse community where groups and activities provide the support network to make new friends. You’ll be inspired as well as challenged to push the boundaries of current thinking and research. At Kent, no matter how far you’ve come, there’s no limit to how far you can go. We believe in the potential of everyone involved in the University of Kent, on campus and in our wider community, to make a difference. With every human connection we make, we become stronger, building determination and a community spirit that lasts a lifetime.

Kent offers you inspiring teaching in safe and welcoming study locations in Canterbury and Medway as well as specialist postgraduate centre in Paris. You can choose from a wide range of foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, many of which have study abroad or year in industry options. 

To support you as you expand your knowledge we have a generous scholarship fund including awards for musical and sporting excellence and dedicated scholarships for international students. 

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. You can also join our student-led international wellbeing group to meet other international students, share stories and support each otherYour international student experience will be completely unique and will equip you for every aspect of your life and career. 

Sign up to our newsletter – Get the latest updates from Kent directly, find out about our latest scholarships and funding options, upcoming events and tailored subject-specific content.

Visit us Virtually or on Campus

Our Open Events offer both face-to-face and virtual options, providing an opportunity to meet our staff and current students across our UK campuses and Paris centre. We also attend a wide range of events around the world, check our international events page and meet us in person, if you are not from the UK.

Interested in Postgraduate study? Sign-up to our Postgraduate on demand event to discover more about our career focussed programmes offered in the UK and Europe. 

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


Scholarships  
The University of Kent has a long-standing relationship with Chevening, which has successfully placed scholars from all over the world at the university for many years. Kent is

proud to be a Chevening partner, and offers three partner scholarships, in addition to the standard Chevening Scholarships. The University of Kent welcomes applications from all Chevening-eligible countries for any one-year taught master’s degree starting in September 2024, based at our UK campuses. 

Find out how to apply.  

For students starting a postgraduate taught course in  September 2024  at one of our UK campuses, we have several scholarships available. Check if you are eligible to apply and

get more information on our scholarship's webpages.   

 
Here are Scholarships that might be of particular interest:   

About University of Kent

Here at Kent, we are all part of a vibrant, creative and inclusive university seeking to make our mark. We inspire each other to do outstanding things at Kent and that, in turn, empowers our graduates to do outstanding things in the world. It’s something we’re very proud of. 

When you choose Kent for international study, you’re choosing the perfect gateway to the world beyond. You’ll find a diverse community where groups and activities provide the support network to make new friends. You’ll be inspired as well as challenged to push the boundaries of current thinking and research. At Kent, no matter how far you’ve come, there’s no limit to how far you can go. We believe in the potential of everyone involved in the University of Kent, on campus and in our wider community, to make a difference. With every human connection we make, we become stronger, building determination and a community spirit that lasts a lifetime.

Kent offers you inspiring teaching in safe and welcoming study locations in Canterbury and Medway as well as specialist postgraduate centre in Paris. You can choose from a wide range of foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, many of which have study abroad or year in industry options. 

To support you as you expand your knowledge we have a generous scholarship fund including awards for musical and sporting excellence and dedicated scholarships for international students. 

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. You can also join our student-led international wellbeing group to meet other international students, share stories and support each otherYour international student experience will be completely unique and will equip you for every aspect of your life and career. 

Sign up to our newsletter – Get the latest updates from Kent directly, find out about our latest scholarships and funding options, upcoming events and tailored subject-specific content.

Visit us Virtually or on Campus

Our Open Events offer both face-to-face and virtual options, providing an opportunity to meet our staff and current students across our UK campuses and Paris centre. We also attend a wide range of events around the world, check our international events page and meet us in person, if you are not from the UK.

Interested in Postgraduate study? Sign-up to our Postgraduate on demand event to discover more about our career focussed programmes offered in the UK and Europe. 

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


Scholarships  
The University of Kent has a long-standing relationship with Chevening, which has successfully placed scholars from all over the world at the university for many years. Kent is

proud to be a Chevening partner, and offers three partner scholarships, in addition to the standard Chevening Scholarships. The University of Kent welcomes applications from all Chevening-eligible countries for any one-year taught master’s degree starting in September 2024, based at our UK campuses. 

Find out how to apply.  

For students starting a postgraduate taught course in  September 2024  at one of our UK campuses, we have several scholarships available. Check if you are eligible to apply and

get more information on our scholarship's webpages.   

 
Here are Scholarships that might be of particular interest:   

Available programs

Becoming a University of Kent undergraduate is the exciting first step to making your mark and achieving your ambition. We know you’ll love your time here, making the most of our outstanding facilities and soaking up all the experiences on offer. Whatever your interests, whatever your goals, we’re sure you’ll find your place at Kent. We believe in the potential of everyone involved in the University of Kent to make a difference. With every human connection we make, we become stronger, building determination and a community spirit that lasts a lifetime.

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 2024. 

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Here at the University of Kent we understand your passion to progress. Whether gaining advanced skills or joining a global academic research community drives you, our networks and facilities will help you achieve your ambition. With a diverse group of peers and supervisors, you’ll be inspired as well as challenged to push the boundaries of current thinking and research. We believe in the potential of everyone involved in the University of Kent, on campus and in our wider community, to make a difference. With every human connection we make, we become stronger, building determination and a community spirit that lasts a lifetime.

We understand that postgraduate students need flexibility, so many of our taught and all of our research degrees offer September or January starts. Many of our courses will consider applicants either holding or projected 2:2 UK Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, we also offer distance-learning options and short courses. We also offer career-focused conversion courses for those looking for a change of direction.

January 2024 starts - You can start some of our postgraduate degrees in January. If you’re taking a career break to study this could be the best option for you. Find out more about our January intake programmes.

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

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

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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.

Apply now

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

87+
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Master

6+
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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.

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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. You will get specialist support and access to resources to help you find work anywhere in the world

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.

Tuition fee and scholarships

Domestic Students

9,250 GBP
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International Students

18,000 GBP
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One of the important factors when considering a master's degree is the cost of study. Luckily, there are many options available to help students fund their master's programme. Download your copy of the Scholarship Guide to find out which scholarships from around the world could be available to you, and how to apply for them.

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Where to look for scholarship opportunities

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Rankings & ratings

University of Kent is one of the top public universities in Canterbury, United Kingdom. It is ranked #=380 in QS World University Rankings 2025.

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
  • 2023
    #=375
  • 2024
    #=336
  • 2025
    #=380

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