If you are a non-native speaker of English, we will need to see evidence of your English language ability. The level required will depend on your chosen programme of study.
In order to enter directly onto a degree course, you also need to prove your proficiency in English and we ask for one of the following:
|IELTS||6.5 (including 6.0 in Reading and Writing and 5.5 in Listening and Speaking)|
|TOEFL||87 internet-based (including 22 in Reading, 21 in Writing and Listening and 23 in Speaking)|
|Pearson Test of English||an overall score of 62 with no less than 60 in all subjects|
Alternatively, for an honours degree, we also accept:
|Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English||grade C including weak in all four subtests|
|Cambridge Advanced Certificate in English||grade C including borderline in reading and writing and weak in listening and speaking|
|European Baccalaureate||7.0 in written English first language; 7.5 in written English second language; 8.0 in English third language|
|IB||IB higher:4+ (A1) or 5+ (A2/B)
IB standard: 5+ (A1) or 6+ (A2/B)
|Or IB higher: English A Literature 4, English A Language and Literature 4, English Language 4||Or IB standard: English A Literature 5, English A Language and Literature 5, English Language 5, English ab initio 6.|
See our International Foundation Programme pages.
See our Junior Year Abroad pages.
See our JYA English Plus pages.
The University also accepts some school qualifications in English. Students requiring an educational visa will be restricted to particular tests such as IELTS or TOEFL. For further information, see www.kent.ac.uk/internationalstudent/country
The University offers pre-sessional English courses for students who need to improve their English and study skills before joining an undergraduate programme.
The courses consist of a series of ‘blocks’ throughout the academic year. These blocks, ranging from 4 to 34 weeks, are designed to take you from your current level of English up to the level required to study your chosen degree course. Which blocks you take depends on your current level of English and the level required by your future course of study.
To find out more please see the Pre-sessional courses page on our International Pathways website.