If you find the idea of studying or working abroad as part of your degree exciting, go to our course listing and select the subject you want to study to view the course page. The course structure will show the Year Abroad or Year in Industry options available to you, then click on the Apply now button; it’s that simple.
You can also find a list of our partner universities at each destination in our A-Z list.
If you have any questions about studying or working abroad, please contact our Go abroad team.
If you want to find out more about applying to Kent, visit our Apply web pages.
I studied at IE University in Madrid. So far, my Spanish has improved and I have taken advantage of some of the extra academic opportunities IE offers. I have really enjoyed meeting so many new people, experiencing a new city and having good weather.
If you are studying on a course with a year abroad, we’ll support you as you decide which country and which university you want to study in.
There are academic and attendance requirements you must meet to be eligible to study abroad:
- most courses require you to get a minimum average mark of 60% at Stage 1 (if the year abroad is obligatory, there is no minimum average mark requirement)
- you should also meet your course’s progression criteria at Stage 2
- if your attendance at University is poor, this may affect your study abroad placement allocation.
Adding a study abroad element to your degree
If you are in your first year and studying on a degree that does not already include a Year Abroad, you can ask for this to be added.
If you are in your second year, you should contact your Division to ensure that you have met any progression criteria during Stage 1 and to complete a Change of Course form. You should then submit the Study Abroad application by the November deadline.
Taking a year abroad is one of the most enriching experiences you’ll have at university. Being able to take a step back and look at things from a different perspective, it’s something that is completely unique.