Key information and detail for our articulation partners
Procedure guidlines and support on setting up an articulation
Guidance for students joining Kent from articulation partners
A table of current articulation agreements with Kent
The University of Kent has articulation arrangements with institutions around the world where students come directly into Stage 2 or 3 of a pre-approved programme after completion of an agreed period of study at that institution.
Articulation is a formal relationship between two institutions, where students begin their degree programme at their own university before transferring to a pre-approved programme at the University of Kent. These arrangements are commonly referred to as a 3+1 or 2+2 etc. Students following this route will be awarded a Kent degree on completion of their course.
A linked award arrangement is a programme delivered through an articulation agreement with a partner, which is granted separate certification by the University and subsequently the partner institution. Unlike standard dual awards, other than the mapping of equivalence of learning, the two awards are not integrated and the existing Kent award involved is not amended to suit the agreement. The classification of the Kent award is based solely on grades awarded by the University.
In addition to providing towards the internationalisation of a student's university experience, the collaborative nature of the relationships can also strengthen research partnerships, international academic networks and other types of collaboration.
Information and guidance is provided for partners, staff and students further along this page. If you need additional support, please contact the International Partnerships team.
We look forward to welcoming your students to Kent. The links below provide key information including when students should arrive and deadlines for booking accommodation. If you have any questions or need further support, please contact Emma Marku (International Partnerships Officer).
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Visit our courses page for where information on how to apply can be found. (Be sure to check our 'Current partnerships and agreements' to see what courses you are eligible for)
To apply for a course at Kent, you must meet our English language requirements. If you do not meet our requirements, you can apply for our pre-sessional courses which are specially designed to prepare international students for study at Kent.
List of partner institutions with articulation agreements with the University of Kent, including the relating academic school and course at Kent.
An assessment is made of the equivalence of the learning undertaken at another institution with that required by a stage or stages of an appropriate programme of study at Kent, with the aim of securing direct entry with advanced standing via an APL protocol for an agreed cohort or cohorts of students form the partner institution to a specified Kent programme.
Time scales can vary but it is a reasonable expectation that the process may take between six and twelve months before final completion.
For full details of the approval procedure, visit Quality Assurance and Compliance Office