How to apply
Pre-application briefing sessions: International Partnerships' Go Abroad team will run Study/Work Abroad pre-application briefing sessions during May of the First Year and October of the Second Year. Students should recieve details on how/when to attend these sessions directly from their Schools. Information will also be published on the Go Abroad Moodle page.
After study abroad places have been allocated, the Erasmus Team and Study Abroad teams will host obligatory pre-departure briefings related to specific regions. All allocated students will be required to attend. If you have any questions about the application process, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On the right degree?
If you are a current Kent student and your degree does not already include a Year/Term abroad, you will need to request for this to be added.
Please contact your academic School to ensure that you have met any progression criteria during Stage 1.
Students must complete the request change of course procedures before the end of Week 5 in Stage 2.
Submitting your application
All students registered for the Year or Term Abroad are required to submit an internal application to the Go Abroad team with their preferred choice(s) of destination during the first term of their second year in order to be allocated a place at a host university. The application form can be found on Moodle, via module DP6100 Essential Study and Work Abroad Preparation.
If you are interested in undertaking Erasmus mobility, you should discuss your plans with your supervisor and the postgraduate office in your School to get approval for the proposed mobility. Then contact the Erasmus Team as a matter of urgency, ideally at least three months before the proposed start date. (The final deadline is the end of February for mobility in that academic year.)
The Go Abroad Team will be able to advise whether Kent has an exchange agreement with a particular institution and whether a place would be available. Please note that it is not possible to guarantee a place, unless the exchange is specifically linked to the degree programme, and students may need to be flexible in their placement destination.