The University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ, T +44 (0)1227 764000
How to apply
If your home university has an exchange agreement with the University of Kent (see Exchange partners) then please liaise directly with its study abroad office when you apply. If your university does not currently have an agreement with Kent, we consider direct applications for short-term study. Please bear in mind it is your responsibility to liaise with your home institution about transferring credits for your study at Kent.
Within your application you need to include:
- An application form
Please download the appropriate form beolw:
- A recent photograph
If emailing your application, you may send a digital photo (ideally as a JPEG file).
- A copy of your passport
- A provisional module registration form
(not required for JYA English PLUS applicants)
- Please ensure that you have chosen modules according to the specification of your particular programme. Please read our advice on choosing your modules before continuing.
- On your provisional module form, fill in your preferred modules, and some alternative modules (in case your first choices are not available).
- If you wish to transfer academic credits, please check that your chosen modules will be accepted by your home university.
- Proof of academic achievements
You need to include full certified transcripts of your academic achievements and results to date from your home institution.
- Academic reference
You need to include a report from a teacher who is familiar with your academic work at your present university or college.
- A personal statement
Please include your reasons for wanting to study at Kent, what you’d like to study and how you think the experience might benefit you in the future.
Visa and immigration
The need to obtain entry permission before arriving in the UK is determined by your nationality. Please ensure that you allow enough time to make your visa application.
- If you are planning to study in the UK and wish to work (even if that work is unpaid) you need to apply for a Tier 4 (General) Student Visa.
- If you plan to study in the UK for less than six months and do not intend to work, then you can enter the UK on a Student Visitor Visa. However, please note that you cannot switch from a Student Visitor Visa to a Tier 4 Visa while in the UK.
For details see www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk.
Tuition fees and deadlines
These fees are for the academic year 2013/14
|Programme||Tuition fee||Application deadline|
|Junior Year Abroad (JYA)||£11,250||30 Jun 2013|
|Fall Semester||£4,500||30 Jun 2013|
|Spring Semester||£6,750||30 Nov 2013|
|JYA English PLUS full year||£12,030||15 Feb 2013|
|JYA English PLUS part year||£8,720||15 Feb 2013|
Please see the Student Finance website for the most current fee information available.
Other living costs
Each individual student has different circumstances, so to help you estimate your living costs we provide an online calculator. Click here to use the calculator.