The application information within this section relates to 2014 entry.
For autumn 2014 entry to full-time honours degree courses, all students should apply through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS), the UK’s central admissions service.
The institution code number of the University of Kent is K24, and the code name is KENT. If you are applying for courses based at Medway, you should add the campus code K in Section 3(d). If you are applying for the Pharmacy degree, you should apply to the Medway School of Pharmacy, institution code name MEDSP, institution code M62. If you are applying for the degree in Mathematics and Secondary Education, you should apply to Canterbury Christ Church University, UCAS institution code C10.
Courses with the UCAS campus codes given below are taught by associate/partner colleges, not by the University of Kent:
Students should apply through UCAS in the same way as for honours degrees (described on the 'Full-time degrees' tab). For foundation programmes only, international students can also apply online with the assistance of our authorised representatives in your own country. See www.kent.ac.uk/internationalstudent/representation
For entry to part-time foundation degrees, apply directly to the University as described on the 'Part-time degrees' tab.
For entry to the International Foundation Programme or Junior Year Abroad (JYA), see the following web pages:
To take one of the University’s certificates or diplomas, apply directly to the Recruitment and Admissions Office. Again, you can apply via the part-time online application form at www.kent.ac.uk/courses/part-time/apply
The University’s Associate and Partner Colleges offer access courses.
If you are working in industry and hope your employer will sponsor you to study on a course listed in the UCAS Directory, you must apply through UCAS in the normal way.
You can find detailed instructions on how to apply at www.ucas.com, or in the UCAS Guide to Getting Into University and College, which you can get from schools, colleges or public libraries.
You should apply online if possible, either via www.ucas.com if you are applying directly or via your college or school if it has a UCAS online application system.
UCAS accepts late applications from Home/EU students throughout the remainder of the application year, which universities or colleges then consider at their discretion. We do not guarantee to give late applications the same level of consideration as applications received by the normal closing date.
|End June||Applicants can start preparing applications on UCAS Apply|
|Early Sept||UCAS applications can be submitted to UCAS and will be passed on to institutions|
|15 Oct||Oxbridge and medical, dentistry and veterinary deadline|
|15 Jan||UCAS main scheme deadline for equal academic consideration*|
|Nov and Dec||Begin applications for UK government finance at Student Finance England (SFE)|
|Dec – Apr||Applicant invited for visit or interview|
|Decisions made (conditional, unconditional, unsuccessful).|
|Applicants can apply to universities through the UCAS Extra Scheme from the end of February|
|Apr and May||Applicant chooses firm and insurance choices (first and second choices)|
|May and June||Accommodation applications|
|30 June||Deadline for ‘late’ applications.*|
|31 July||Deadline for University accommodation applications|
|Mid-Aug||Adjustment open for registration|
|Aug||Examination results and Clearing for unsuccessful applicants|
|Aug or Sept||Places confirmed and registration packs sent out|
|Sept or Oct||Start university!|
* Late applications are accepted only at the University’s discretion
We will consider applications for deferred entry in 2015 on the same basis as those for entry in 2014; you should apply in the usual way during 2013/14. It will help us if you could give some indication on the application form of how you will spend the intervening year, ie travelling, voluntary work or paid work. You have to meet the conditions of an offer by the summer of 2014.
We will give you a decision on your application as soon as possible. UCAS will confirm the decision if you are applying through them. You can enquire about an application in progress by contacting the Recruitment and Admissions Office, and it would at help us if you can give us your UCAS personal ID number (if appropriate) and course code. You can also check the status of your application via the UCAS website at www.ucas.com
Appeals will only be considered where the applicant believes there has been a failure in the admissions procedure or if the applicant believes that they have been discriminated against unlawfully. Complaints concerning the process should be made in writing to the Head of the Recruitment & Admissions Office, unless the complaint is regarding the Head of the Office, in which case the written complaint should be directed to the Director of Enrolment Management Services or the Academic Registrar. A complaint made by email will be accorded the same level of thorough consideration and will be addressed within the same timescale as any other written complaint, normally within 28 days of receipt.
Due to the requirements of the Data Protection Act and the University’s policy on disclosure, the University will only correspond on any issue regarding an application with the applicant themselves, unless the applicant has provided written permission for the University to discuss it with another person.