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Fees and costs
Follow these simple steps to calculating your fees and expenses as a Kent student, and find out about our discount schemes.
You will also find information on how to make a payment and how to apply for scholarships and funding.
Kent loyalty scheme
The University of Kent recognises the family and personal loyalty shown by registration on multiple degrees by siblings, children of alumni, husband and wife studying together or alumni studying for additional degrees. To find out if you qualify for a discount on your tuition fees please visit the loyalty discount page.
Secondly, check your living costs and plan your budget at the student finance home page.
Most students on a course of more than six months duration will be given permission to work part-time during the term (up to 20 hours a week) and full-time during vacations, although you will probably find there is a high level of competition for many jobs. For immigration purposes, you must be able to show other sources of funding apart from your part-time work. Read more about visas.
Our online finance calculators are a great starting point for budgeting.
Find out how to make payments
Early payment discount
If you pay your tuition fees, in full, by 31 August you may deduct a 2% discount. Alternatively, tuition fees should be paid in two instalments- the first 50% on, or before, Registration in September and the remaining 50% on, or before 1 December. If you are registering at any other time of the year please contact the Income Office at firstname.lastname@example.org for payment dates.
If the whole year’s accommodation fees are paid by the first day of the academic year, in September, then a 2% discount may be deducted.
The UK Border Agency requires that international students from outside the EU demonstrate they have enough funds to manage their full course of studies. Please be aware that scholarship funding may not be awarded until you arrive at the University, and you should not rely on this funding as evidence that you have the funds to pay your fees and living costs. Read more about visas.
You can search for scholarships and sponsorship at home.
Scholarships and funding opportunities are available to all international students at Kent. Applications deadlines are usually early in the application cycle, so make sure you apply on time. The secret to finding a scholarship is dedicated research and effort, and the Kent website scholarship finder is a great place to start with a list of our latest scholarship and application instructions.
International students are encouraged to research and apply to external scholarship providers both in their home country and in the UK. As a Kent applicant, you may qualifiy for scholarships and funding from your home country.