International Student

How to apply

Kent is happy to offer support and advice to help you with your application, making the process as easy as possible.

The application procedure to Kent is dependent on the course of your choice, and whichever course you apply to, dedicated help is available. Kent’s overseas representatives in your country may be able to guide you through the procedure.

For Erasmus and short term programmes, and transfer students, support will be available from your host university and the International and European Offices.

Undergraduate

Undergraduate document checklist

  • On-line application form
  • One reference
  • Evidence of English language ability
  • Details of your past courses and grades

Kent has a wide choice of undergraduate courses, and is a great place to study your undergraduate (Bachelor) degree.

All applications to undergraduate courses at Kent need to be submitted through UCAS. The institution code number for the University of Kent is K24 and the institution code name is KENT. Each course will have a special code including a campus code, indicating which campus the course will be taught at.

Please check carefully when completing the UCAS form whether or not the course you are applying for has a 'campus code' attached to it as this indicates that the course may not be run on our main Canterbury campus but rather at one of our other campuses (eg. our Medway campuses).

Our dedicated admissions teams can help you track your application, and you may receive help in your country from our overseas representatives. The International/European Offices provide a permanent point of contact at Kent for all of your enquiries.

Deadlines:

Students from the European Union are advised to apply by 15 January 2013

Students from outside the European Union should aim for 15 January 2013. However, if places are left, we may consider applications up to the 30 June 2013

Late applications:

UCAS "clearing" takes place in August. Kent lists all of the degrees that still have places and this gives you another chance to apply.

We look forward to receiving your application.

 

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Postgraduate

Postgraduate document checklist

  • Application form
  • Two references
  • Evidence of English language ability
  • Transcripts - details of past courses and modules you have taken and grades
  • Personal statement

Kent is recognised for its World Leading research and is a research led university. We look forward to welcoming you to our prestigious Graduate School.

General applications. You can apply online for all Kent's postgraduate courses.

School of Pharmacy applications. All application forms referred to are available by contacting the School either telephone (01634 883150) or via the contact form.

Kent Business School administers all applications to Business School courses.

Business applications (MBA). Please note that all applicants must have a personal email address before we can process these applications.

Business applications (MSc Management Suite). Here is the application form. Please note that all applicants must have a personal email address before we can process these applications.

Business applications (Research programmes). Please note that all applicants must have a personal email address before we can process these applications.

 

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PhD/ Doctorate

To apply for a research degree of PhD at Kent, please remember the following:

Research document checklist

  • Application form
  • Two references
  • Evidence of English Language ability
  • Research proposal
  • Transcripts

  • Look at individual academic school websites for a possible supervisor.
  • E-mail the supervisor to ask if they are interested in the area of work.
  • Submit a full application detailing the supervisor’s name your proposed area of research.

You can read about specific faculty or academic school requirements here.

We look forward to welcoming you to Kent's Graduate School.

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Foundation

Foundation courses provide an excellent and supportive pathway into full degrees ar Kent.

There are two ways of applying: directly through an overseas representative, or via the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). Our overseas representatives may be able to provide expert help in your country with your Foundation application. Apply for a Foundation course .

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Pre-sessional

To apply for a pre-sessional English language course, please download the pre-sessional application form, which gives details of IELTS entry requirements, course length and deadlines, and send to the contact address on the form, which gives details of IELTS entry requirements.

It is very important to send your completed application before the deadline so that we can consider you for the course, and to give yourself enough time to apply for a visa .

You can read more information on the pre-sessional English courses on the Centre for English and World Languages web-site.

 

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Erasmus / European exchange

If you have been nominated by your current University to come to Kent as an Erasmus or European exchange student, you should you should view the information at: http://www.kent.ac.uk/courses/short-term/erasmus/index.html.

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Study abroad/JYA

Short-term study abroad students may apply to study at Kent for a single academic year or for one or two terms only. Check the overview of short-term study applications at Kent and for further support visit International Development.

JYA English Plus

For full details of how to apply to JYA English Plus, please visit the JYA application page.

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Last Updated: 11/01/2013