One Year Study (JYA)

One Year Study (JYA)

Study for a full academic year at Kent and choose from a wide range of modules

The One Year Study (JYA) programme runs for the full academic year from September to June.

All international exchange students take modules worth 120 credits, split over the autumn and spring terms. You can choose from modules from Stages 1, 2 or 3 of any undergraduate degree, giving you a lot of flexibility in your studies.

If you wish to take modules within a new subject area it is usually advisable to choose from the Stage 1 modules, which are at an introductory level. We also encourage students to select modules that form a coherent programme of study. Please bear in mind that your choices will need to be approved by the relevant academic school at Kent.

It is important that you choose your modules carefully, selecting topics that you are interested in and that are suitable for your level of academic knowledge.

Key facts

Location: Canterbury or Medway campus

Attendance: Autumn, spring and summer terms

Credits: 120 credits in total: 60 credits during the autumn term and 60 credits during the spring term

Accommodation: Students are guaranteed on-campus housing if they apply by 31 July deadline. All rooms are single, and there is a choice of catered or self-catered, en-suite or shared facilities.  See our accommodation pages for more information. Students who would prefer to live off-campus can find out about private accommodation.

Entry requirements

The minimum requirements for the One Year Study (JYA) programme are:

  • A GPA of 3.0 or above (out of 4.0) or equivalent. However, each application is considered on an individual basis.
  • For non-native speakers we require either of the following;
    • An IELTS overall score of 6.5, with at least 6.0 in Reading and Writing and 5.5 in Listening and Speaking
    • A TOEFL overall score of 90, with at least 22 in Reading, 21 in Writing, 17 in Listening and 20 in Speaking
  • Please see our English Language Requirements for further details.

The application deadline is 15 June.

Junior Year Abroad English PLUS

If you do not meet the required proficiency in English for the One Year Study (JYA) programme, you may be interested in the Junior Year Abroad English PLUS programme which has been specially designed to meet the needs of students whose first language is not English.