Short-term study

How to apply

If your home university has an exchange agreement with the University of Kent (see Exchange partners) then please liaise directly with its study abroad office when you apply. We can only accept applications for our exchange programmes from students who have been formally nominated by their home university.

If your university does not currently have an agreement with Kent, we consider direct applications for short-term study. Please bear in mind it is your responsibility to liaise with your home institution about transferring credits for your study at Kent.


You can apply for the following short-term courses by clicking the links below. You will be taken to our online application form:

Application checklist

During the online application process, you will need to upload the following documents:

  • a copy of your passport;
  • a provisional module registration form (not required for JYA English PLUS applicants), see advice on choosing modules;
  • full certified transcripts of your academic achievements and results to date from your home institution;
  • a report from a teacher who is familiar with your academic work at your present university or college;
  • for non-native speakers, proof of English language at the required level as outlined on the relevant programme page

Visa and immigration

Please see our 'Student Immigration' website for information about the short-term study visa.

Tuition fees and deadlines

These fees are for the academic year 2020/21

Programme Tuition fee Application deadline
International non-exchange £16,200 30 Jun 2020
Fall Semester (three months) £6,075 30 Jun 2020
Spring Semester (five months) £10,125 30 Nov 2020
JYA English PLUS full year £16,800 Mon 15 Feb 2021
JYA English PLUS part year £12,100 Mon 15 Feb 2021

Please see the Student Finance website for the most current fee information available.

Other living costs

Each individual student has different circumstances, so to help you estimate your living costs we provide an online calculator. Click here to use the calculator.

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