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International opportunities for postgraduates

Find out more about international mobility opportunities within your postgraduate degree programme or during your time at Kent.

Kent’s international links provide a range of opportunities for postgraduates to study or research abroad. International experiences can enhance academic, personal and professional development.

Placements abroad

Erasmus+ programme

Opportunities may be available to postgraduate students (at both Master’s and Doctoral level), to take part in the Erasmus+ mobility programme, which allows students to study or work abroad as part of their degree. Opportunities may also be available under Erasmus Staff Mobility if you also hold a contract of employment with the University.

For more information, see: Erasmus postgraduate funding

Studying at Kent's European centres

Studying at Kent's European centres

In addition to our UK campuses, we have specialist study centres in some of the most exciting and historic cities in Europe. You can study for a UK degree full-time in Brussels, Paris and Athens or for a term in Rome and Paris.

For more information on the courses available, please visit www.kent.ac.uk/locations/european-centres

Intergrated mobility

Jointly supervised PhDs (Co-tutelles)

Jointly supervised PhDs (Co-tutelles)

Jointly supervised PhDs (commonly known as cotutelles) offer PhD students the chance to be jointly supervised by the University of Kent and a university in another country. This results in a dual, or sometimes
a joint, award of a PhD from Kent and a doctorate from the partner university.

Kent has existing cotutelle partnerships with a range of institutions including:

  • Université Paris VIII Vincennes Saint-Denis, France

  • University of Cologne, Germany

  • University of Ghent, Belgium

  • University of Lausanne, Switzerland

  • University of Technology, Sydney, Australia

  • Vrije Universiteit Brussels, Belgium

For more information about our cotutelle partnerships and this opportunity, please contact: graduateschool@kent.ac.uk

Dual and Joint degree programmes

Dual and joint degree programmes

Kent offers a number of programmes leading to dual and joint UK and international qualifications (international double awards) at Master’s level.

Previous programmes offered included:

  • MA Peace and Conflict Studies (University of Marburg, Germany)

  • MA International Relations (Higher School of Economics, Russia)

  • MA Heritage Management (Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece)

  • MSc Finance (Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong)

  • MSc Business Analytics (Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong)

Please see our postgraduate course catalogue for further details: www.kent.ac.uk/pg

Short-term mobility

Summer Schools

Kent Summer Schools

Kent offers a range of exciting summer school opportunities at our Paris and Brussels centres, some of which are specifically suitable for postgraduate students and early career researchers. You can study for interest, credit, professional training or as preparation for further learning. Summer Schools running in 2018:

  • Paris – Revolutions

  • Paris – Critical Thinking

  • Brussels – Politics

  • Brussels – EU Internship Programme

For more information, please see www.kent.ac.uk/summerschools


Summer Schools at Partner Universities

With over 50 institutions across 20 different countries to choose from, postgraduates can look through the range of Summer Schools available at our partners universities to find one that may be suitible to their interests.

For more information, please see https://www.kent.ac.uk/goabroad/opportunities/summer-schools.html


AHRC & ESRC Funding opportunities for International Mobility

The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) has an International Placement Scheme (IPS) to support and encourage the placement of UK postgraduate students and early career researchers on short-term fellowships at a number of overseas research institutions.

All full-time ESRC studentship holders are eligible to apply for financial support for overseas institutional visits within their studentship period, to visit overseas universities or esteemed research organisations.

For more information please contact graduateschool@kent.ac.uk

Other opportunities

Language Express

Language Express

Open to anyone who wants to learn a new language: www.kent.ac.uk/cewl/courses/world/language-express/


Cuba Visit - Includes Scholarship

Cuba Visit & Scholarship

A fantastic opportunity has arisen to offer 3-4 postgraduate students the chance to travel to Cuba accompanied by a University donor, experiencing the life and culture of this vibrant Caribbean island between April and May 2018 (final dates to be determined). Click here to find out more

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Last Updated: 17/10/2018