Short-term study

Semester abroad programmes

If you are not able to study at Kent for a full academic year, you could come for one semester. These programmes are aimed at native speakers of English, or those with an excellent command of the English language. Applicants need to show that their level of English is high enough to be able to study at degree level.

Fall Semester

Facts

Start date: Sep 2017
Finish date: Dec 2017

  • Location: Canterbury campus
  • Credits: 60 credits
  • Modules: See choosing your modules
  • Accommodation: Students who start their studies in September are given the option of living on campus, providing they make their application by 31 July. Accommodation on campus is either in colleges or in self-catered houses or flats. See our accommodation pages for more information. Students who would prefer to live off campus can find out about private accommodation.

Enquiries: T: +44 1227 827994 F: +44 1227 823247 E: international@kent.ac.uk

The Fall Semester runs for three months from September to December (the autumn term at Kent). Students choose modules worth 60 credits from those offered in the autumn term.

Choosing modules

Students can choose 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 a module within a new subject area it is advisable to choose from the Stage 1 modules, which are at an introductory level. Please bear in mind that your choices will need to be approved by the academic school. It is important that you choose your modules carefully, selecting topics that you are interested in and that are suitable for your level of knowledge.

Examinations are held during the summer term. However, if you are coming to Kent for the Fall semester (autumn term) only, and wish to choose a module that includes an examination, it may be possible for Kent to arrange an alternative form of assessment. Please contact us for details.

If you are looking to spend a full academic year studying at Kent, then you may be interested in our Junior Year Abroad programme.

Fall Semester outline structure

  • Mid Sep: General and academic orientation with new Kent academic year entrants
  • Late Sep - mid Dec: autumn term
  • Mid Dec: Fall semester completed
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Spring Semester

Facts

Start date: Jan 2017
Finish date: Jun 2017

  • Location: Canterbury campus
  • Credits: 60 credits
  • Modules: See choosing your modules
  • Accommodation: Kent aims to offer campus accommodation to students who arrive in January provided they make an application before 30 November. Accommodation on campus is either in colleges or in self-catered houses or flats. See our accommodation pages for more information. Students who would prefer to live off campus can find out about private accommodation.

Enquiries: T: +44 1227 827994 F: +44 1227 823247 E: international@kent.ac.uk

The Spring Semester runs for five months from January to June, (the Spring and Summer Terms at Kent). Students choose modules worth 60 credits from those offered in the spring term and must stay for examinations in the summer term.

Choosing modules

Students can choose 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 a module within a new subject area it is advisable to choose from the Stage 1 modules, which are at an introductory level. Please bear in mind that your choices will need to be approved by the academic school. It is important that you choose your modules carefully, selecting topics that you are interested in and that are suitable for your level of knowledge.

Examinations are held during the summer term. Those students who are only attending the spring semester (the spring and summer terms at Kent) must sit examinations as there is no alternative form of assessment. Please contact us for details.

Spring / Summer Semester outline structure

  • Early Jan - early Apr: spring term
  • Early Apr - early May: spring break
  • Early May - mid Jun: summer term examination period
  • Mid Jun: summer semester completed
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Entry requirements

Applicants need to demonstrate that their level of English is high enough to be able to study at degree level.

The minimum requirements for the Fall and Spring semester 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

Application deadlines

The application deadline for the Fall semester is 30 June 2017. The deadline for the Spring semester is 30 November 2016. Early application is recommended.

 

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