The UK's European university

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The UK's European university

With our main campus in Canterbury (the closest UK city to the European continent) and study centres in Paris and Brussels, Kent is ideally positioned as a gateway to Europe.


The UK's European university

The University’s strong European impact is reinforced by links with universities throughout Europe and many more worldwide. As an established research university, Kent acts as a gateway to Europe for students from the UK and across the world. With 159 nationalities represented in our student body, and 40% of our teaching and research staff from outside the UK, Kent celebrates intellectual and cultural diversity with a commitment to educate its students to become global citizens.

What makes Kent distinctively European


  • Kent is the only UK university to have specialist postgraduate centres in two European capital cities: Brussels and Paris.
  • Dual UK and European qualifications (international double awards) are offered at Bachelor's, Master's and Doctoral level
  • Recipient of grant of over €1.1 million to support student and staff mobility across Europe under the Erasmus+ scheme
  • Strong history of research collaboration with European universities

Further information

Read more about how the University of Kent's European outlook and engagement with European institutions benefits our students, staff and the wider community.






International Development Office

The University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ, T: +44 (0)1227 764000

Last Updated: 18/05/2020