Student international opportunities

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Student opportunities

International opportunities and support for students

Internationalise your student experience

Get more from your degree by discovering Kent's range of opportunities designed to internationalise your experience.  Whether you want to work or study abroad as part of your degree, take part in virtual exchange or participate in the Global Officers Leadership Development Programme there are many ways to get involved. 

In addition to the activities managed by International Partnerships, there are a wealth of opportunities available to you at Kent. Be sure to visit the Global student activities for a full range of what is on offer.  

If you have any questions or queries regarding these opportunities, or require further support, please do get in touch. 

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University of Kent Study and Work Abroad Policy

Update 2022/23: Whilst we hope that physical exchanges will take place as normal in the academic year 2022/23, we will continue to monitor the situation closely, liaising with your School/Division and other University departments over the coming months. 

Outgoing students 2021/22: Covid-19 Pandemic

Where it is safe and practicable, the University will support a student’s decision to attend an in-country placement whether that be for study or work abroad.

University of Kent Study and Work Abroad Placement Policy 2021-22 .pdf - Including update for 2022/23


I would encourage anyone to take the [study abroad] opportunity, because the things that you experience, the places you see and the people you meet become the best memories of your life.

Lauren Ellis Drama with a Year Abroad, University of Kent

Virtual Summer Schools

Take part in a virtual summer school at one of our partner universities. A great opportunity to learn with top academics and enjoy diverse cultural activities without flight and accommodation costs.

Virtual Summer Schools

Many of our partner universities are offering scholarships and/or discounts.  We also have a small fund available to support those students who require financial support to participate.  Please contact for more details.  

Babeș-Bolyai, Romania Summer Course 2021

July - August 2021. Three week course learning the Romanian language & attending workshops on Romanian culture and civilization. Apply by 15 July.

The University of Bordeaux Summer Schools 2021

Taking place between May-Oct 2021, high-quality summer schools for graduate and doctoral students as well as young researchers.

Deusto, Spain, Summer School 2021

A variety of online multidisciplinary courses taught in English or Spanish, during June and July 2021.

Dongguk University, South Korea

2-week summer school providing courses on Film, Buddhism (Meditation) and Korean language. Scholarships available. Taking place 2 -19 July 2021

Hong Kong University Summer Institute, 2021

A variety of programs offered from June to August, including Business Leadership, Artificial Intelligence and Mathematical Modelling.

HKBU Summer Programmes 2021

Wide variety of courses across disciplines, including Introductory Mandarin and Cantonese, July 2021. APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED FOR 2021.

IE Graduate Summer School, Spain

Expand your global network, dive deep on trending topics and expand your cultural horizons. Taking place 5th-23rd July 2021

Korea University International Summer Campus, 2021

Diverse and inclusive educational experience, exploring a range of subjects over 4 or 6 week period in July and August.

Radboud, Netherlands Summer School 2021

Interactive live sessions, discussions, group work and individual study. Courses July and August 2021.

Sciences Po Lille Summer School, 2021

Academic courses dealing with institutional, economical as well as diplomatic issues currently facing Europe. APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED FOR 2021.

Tampere University, Finland, Summer School 2021

Courses covering various academic fields available, including online social and networking opportunities. Taking place in August 2021.

Trier University, Germany, Summer Language School

A 4 week intensive introduction to German language, communication, culture and academic fields. August 2021.

Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Summer 2021

Variety of online courses taught over 2 three week periods in June - July, in an international environment.

Universidad De Granada, Summer 2021

Spanish Language and Culture classes available online to take during Summer 2021.

Université de Montréal

A four week French language course at Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced Levels taught through thematic activities. APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED FOR 2021.

NEOMA Business School Summer Programme

3 week summer program with a focus on Sport Federations and Major Events Management. APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED FOR 2021.

Potsdam, Sustainable Development Academy

Join this 2-week highly interactive summer school with a focus on the UN's SDGs. Scholarships available. Taking place 26 July-6 August

International Student Week Timisoara, Romania

This year's main topic is Global Challenges, Community Solutions! Taking place 19-25 July. No cost to participate. APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED FOR 2021.

Stellenbosch University, Techpreneurship Centre, South Africa

4-week, full-time, immersive bootcamp with courses that bridge the gap between technology and entrepreneurship. Taking place 13 Jul-6 Aug 2021

Universitas Gadjah Mada, Summer 2021

Interactive course focusing on the role of engineers and scientists in the pandemic era, taking place 5 - 17 July 2021.

Universidad San Andres Spanish Summer School 2021

Intensive Spanish program, aimed at upper intermediate level students who want to learn Spanish with Argentine culture & literature components.

University of Vienna Summer School

Introduction to European Cultural Studies: Art & History. Taking place 17-30 July 2021. APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED FOR 2021.

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam Summer School 2021

Interactive two-week courses available across a range of academic disciplines in July 2021.

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