Here's everything you need to know about applying for an undergraduate degree at Kent.

Full-time applicants

At Kent we welcome applicants after the main UCAS January 15 deadline and will accept applications for many courses until 30 June 2021. 

You can apply via UCAS until 30 June, or via UCAS Extra if you have already made an application but aren't holding any offers. 

Eligible applications received after this date will be entered into Clearing.     

International students can also apply through UCAS with the assistance of an authorised representative. For more information, see international student applications.

Applying through UCAS

You can see which courses are available at any time including after 15 January deadline on the UCAS website. The final deadline is 30 June, although the sooner you apply the more likely it is that your chosen course will have available spaces. You can also get your accommodation application in which will improve your chances of getting your first choice.

Application timeline

Early June Applicants can start preparing applications on UCAS Apply
Early September Applications can be submitted to UCAS
15 January UCAS main scheme application deadline for equal academic consideration
25 February UCAS Extra available to applicants who wish to make new course choices
30 June 'Late' UCAS applications deadline

Applying via UCAS Extra

If you have applied for a course but haven't received any offers, or you have declined your offers, you can add a new course choice via UCAS Extra. You'll see if Extra is available when you log in to UCAS track. Not all courses will be available via UCAS Extra - see the UCAS website for more advice on using this option.

Part-time applicants

Part-time students should apply directly to the University, not through UCAS. There is no fixed closing date but you should apply as soon as possible.

Look up your course using our course finder, click the ‘Apply’ button and then click ‘apply online’ under ‘part-time applicants’.

What are the entry requirements?

Kent accepts a wide range of qualifications, and we always try to judge applications on the basis of academic potential. See our entry requirements page for more information.  

What do I need to know?

You need to know the UCAS code for the degree programme you want to study. These are all listed in our courses A-Z.

Our UCAS institution code is K24 and our code name is KENT.

When will I hear about my application?

Full-time applicants

We make a decision on your application as soon as possible. This will be confirmed via UCAS. You can enquire about your application by contacting the Recruitment and Admissions Office through the KentVision application portal. You can also check the status of your application via the UCAS website.

You must satisfy the conditions of your offer by 31 August (of the year of entry). The University may withdraw offers not confirmed by this date.

Part-time applicants

We make a decision on your application as soon as possible. This will be confirmed via the KentVision portal – you will receive an email letting you know of any change to your application. You can enquire about your application by contacting the Recruitment and Admissions Office through the KentVision application portal.

Will I be interviewed?

Most programmes do not require you to attend an interview. See the entry requirements tab on the programme page to find out if an interview is required as part of the selection process.  

Is deferred entry available?

Kent accepts applications more than 12 months before the date of admission, but this does not guarantee that requests for deferral will be approved. The maximum period allowed for deferral is one academic year.

If you are applying for deferred entry, you must state this on your UCAS application. It is also advisable to give some indication of how you will spend the intervening year, ie travelling, voluntary work or paid work.

When should full-time applicants apply for deferred entry?

We will consider applications for deferred entry in 2022 on the same basis as those for entry in 2021. You should apply in the usual way during 2021/22 and you are expected to meet the conditions of an offer by the summer of 2021.

What happens next?

Received an offer from Kent? Head to our applicants site to book a visit, apply for accommodation and find out what funding is available so you can focus on your studies and get ready to join us in September.  

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