The University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ, T +44 (0)1227 764000
- Your university should inform us that you are their selected Erasmus student by email or by post, this is the nomination. The deadlines for nominations are:
- 30 April - Students who will come to Kent in September
- 01 September - Students who will come to Kent in January *
- Once you have been nominated, we will email you information about our procedures.
- You must then submit our online form and your signed Learning Agreement by:
- 31 May - Students who will come to Kent in September
- 15 September - Students who will come to Kent in January *
*If you will arrive in January, you are strongly advised to apply by 31 May in order to stand a good chance of getting your preferred modules. By June, most popular modules are full, particularly in Law, English Literature and Film.
Please note that:
- You cannot apply for campus accommodation until we have received and processed this form.
- When we have processed your form, you will be sent your Student ID number by email and post.
Make sure that you know whether you will stay for the full academic year or for only one or two terms. Drama students are advised to apply for the Autumn and Spring Terms only. The University's academic year is split in to three terms:
- the Autumn term (September–December),
- the Spring term (January–April),
- the Summer term (May–June).
Teaching takes place in the Autumn and Spring terms. All examinations are held in the Summer term. View the full Academic calendar here.
Choose your modules
You can see full details of the courses offered by your school at Kent in the on-line module catalogue.
See the Frequently asked questions for further information.
Prepare your learning agreement
" Under the ECTS scheme, your home university should recognise the marks you obtain at Kent as contributing to the final mark of your degree programmes. In order to ensure this, you must complete your Learning Agreement before your arrival at Kent. Any changes must be agreed with your home university.
How to prepare your Learning Agreement:
When you have chosen your modules from the online module catalogue, write your module choices in order of preference (i.e. your favourite at the top) on your Learning Agreement.
Sign the form yourself and obtain the signatures of your Home University's Departmental and Institutional Co-ordinators.
Send the form as soon as possible to the Erasmus Team:
- by post: International Development, The Registry, University of Kent, Canterbury, CT2 7NZ, UK
- by fax: 00 44 1227 827115
- by email: email@example.com
The Erasmus Team will then liaise with the appropriate School to get your module choices approved and registered. If there are any queries, we will contact you by email.
Please note that we cannot guarantee places on some very popular courses.
Course numbers are often limited by a strict quota system and popular courses become full very early. Because of this you should return the Learning Agreement as early as possible.
Students are not allowed to register for more than 30 ECTS credits (60 Kent credits) per teaching term (Autumn and Spring).
Students, who are staying for the full academic year or for the Autumn and Spring Terms, will only be allowed to register for a maximum of 60 ECTS credits (120 Kent credits).
Students, who are staying for one term only, will be allowed to register for a maximum of 30 ECTS credits (60 Kent credits)."
Apply for campus accommodation online
You will be told how to apply for campus accommodation when we have sent your student ID number. You will need your Student ID number as part of the process.
Please note that due to the cost of housing in the South East and the very large student population in the city, we do not recommend that students look for private accommodation.
Students who choose to live off campus must notify the Erasmus Team as early as possible. Students living off campus must complete a Council Tax exemption form. This can be requested online on the Student Records Office website and the signed form must be collected and registered with Canterbury City Council. You must specify on the form if you are an Erasmus student (contact the Erasmus Team for assistance if necessary). Failure to follow this procedure may result in legal action.
Details will be sent to you in the Getting Started at Kent pack.