University of Kent


The University of Kent is one of the UK's leading universities, ranked 22nd in the The Guardian University Guide 2018, and is a popular choice for international students from more than 140 countries.

The UK’s European university, Kent has beautiful campuses in south-east England close to London, and specialist postgraduate centres in Paris, Brussels, Athens and Rome. As a student, you benefit from the rich historic and cultural heritage of these locations and the wide range of opportunities they allow. The Canterbury campus is nestled in 300 acres of parkland overlooking the World Heritage city and each year many students from around the world fall in love with the city’s diverse and cosmopolitan charm.

The University of Kent was granted its Royal Charter on 4 January 1965 and the first 500 students arrived in October of that year. Five decades later, Kent has grown to 20,000 students representing 149 nationalities, from one college to six, and from a single location to seven established sites throughout Europe.

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Academic specialism

Kent is celebrated for its academic excellence and world-class research. All of Kent’s academic schools produce world-class research and the University is rated as internationally excellent, leading the way in many disciplines. The 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) ranks Kent among the top 20% of UK Higher Education Institutions for research power. This means that you will study in one of the best research-intensive universities in the UK and learn from some of the most influential thinkers in your field.

Kent offers a wide range of foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, exciting study and work abroad opportunities and international summer schools. And if you don’t yet have the required level of English language, Kent offers a range of flexible pre-sessional courses to enable students to progress to their chosen programme. These include the International Foundation Programme which can be studied in the UK, Turkey or Hong Kong and Kent’s Pre-Master’s Graduate Diplomas. Free English lessons are also available during your studies.

Kent’s intensive 2-week summer school programmes in Biosciences, Journalism, History, Psychology, Politics & the Arts offer students the perfect opportunity to immerse themselves in their subject and meet students from around the world.

School of Arts Rankings in Guardian League Tables 2017:

  • Media and Film is ranked 3rd in the UK
  • History of Art is ranked 8th in the UK
  • Drama is ranked 31st in the UK

Kent is consistently rated as one of the leading law schools in the UK; earlier this year the School was ranked 15th in the UK in The Guardian University Guide 2017 and 19th in the Complete University Guide 2017. 

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The University of Kent has three campuses in the UK, situated in Canterbury, Medway, and Tonbridge. It also has sites in Europe, at Paris, Brussels and Athens.

The main campus- Canterbury campus is built on 300 acres of parkland and is less than 25 minutes’ walk from the historic cathedral city of Canterbury. Canterbury is a vibrant city with a warm and friendly atmosphere, within easy reach of London, France and Belgium. There is a free coach service between Medway and Canterbury campuses.