International Foundation Programme
The International Foundation Programme (IFP) prepares international students for academic study on a range of undergraduate degree programmes.
If you complete your IFP course successfully and meet the progression rules, you are guaranteed a place on an undergraduate degree course.
IFP students are full members of the University with access to University accommodation and all academic, welfare, social and sport facilities on campus.
These specially designed courses prepare international students for study at Kent. As well as improving your English, you develop skills in:
- UK academic culture
- academic reading, writing, critical thinking and using academic sources
- note-taking in lectures
- speaking in seminars and delivering presentations; and using the facilities, IT systems and e-learning platforms on campus.
Summer schools and short courses
Summer schools can be studied for personal interest, professional training or as preparation for further learning. We offer a range of subjects including Architecture, Business, Psychology and more.
We also offer a range of short summer courses for both groups and individuals.
Gain academic credit
Our short-term programmes (including Junior Year Abroad and Erasmus exchange) allow international students to spend a year or a semester at Kent, and gain academic credit from a leading British university.
Choose from a range of programmes to suit your academic ability, level of proficiency in English and the amount of time you would like to spend abroad.