Fees and funding

Fees and funding

The Kent Scholarship for Academic Excellence will be awarded to any applicant who achieves a minimum of A*AA over three A levels, or specified equivalents.

Studying for a degree is an investment in your future. We believe that talented students from a variety of backgrounds should have the opportunity to study at Kent. That's why we offer a wide range of scholarships and have established one of the most generous financial support schemes in the UK.
Kent gave me an academic scholarship because of the grades I achieved at A level.

Karina Maheswaran, Academic Excellence scholar


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International scholarships

International students talk about what getting a scholarship has meant to them.

Music scholar sitting in the Colyer Fergusson hall

Music performance scholars

Music performance scholar Jonny talks about his time at Kent.


I’m on a Top Achiever Scholarship from the government of Botswana and they wanted us to go to top-tier universities.

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Student finance timeline

Our student finance timeline shows you how to apply for funding, all the important deadlines and dates, plus some handy hints and tips to get more from your budget. 

Use the 12 months before you arrive to sort out your finances and get the best possible start to student life at Kent.

Tuition fees

The 2022/23 annual tuition fees for UK undergraduate courses have not yet been set by the UK Government. As a guide only the regulated UK tuition fees are £9,250. Current students should refer to our student finance pages for fees and funding information.

What are the tuition fees for my course?

Our tuition fees ensure the continued provision of high-quality teaching and first-class facilities for all our students. Fees for 2021/22 entry can be found on our course pages.

To find out your tuition fees, simply follow the steps below:

EU students

EU, other EEA and Swiss nationals will no longer be eligible for home fee status, undergraduate, postgraduate and advanced learner financial support from Student Finance England for courses starting in academic year 2021/22. It will not affect students starting courses in academic year 2020/21, nor those EU, other EEA and Swiss nationals benefitting from Citizens’ Rights under the EU Withdrawal Agreement, EEA EFTA Separation Agreement or Swiss Citizens’ Rights Agreement respectively. It will also not apply to Irish nationals living in the UK and Ireland whose right to study and to access benefits and services will be preserved on a reciprocal basis for UK and Irish nationals under the Common Travel Area arrangement.

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Special EU fee

We’re committed to supporting EU students as the UK leaves the EU, which is why we're offering a special EU fee for students who start their programmes in the 2021/22 or 2022/23. Our EU fee for standard programmes will be £12,600 and our EU fees for laboratory programmes will be £15,375 (these fees may vary slightly between courses).  

What other costs will there be?

The cost of studying at university is made up of two main elements: academic costs and living costs.

Academic costs include your tuition fees plus any additional expenses associated with studying your degree. These can range from printer credits and textbooks to a term or year abroad. When you are choosing which course to study, it's important to consider these additional expenses to find out how much university will cost.

Living costs include accommodation, food, clothes, laundry, socialising, travel and emergencies. What you spend during your studies depends on your course, accommodation and lifestyle. If it's the first time you have had to budget, use our living costs page to get an idea of the expenses involved.