International Pathways

Fees & scholarships

Tuition Fees for IFP

Fees for IFP for the 2017/18 academic year are £9,250 for EU students and £13,810 for international students.*

Please note that no Student Loans Company (SLC) funding is available for students intending to study on the IFP (September or February start), as this is a one year stand-alone programme.

Undergraduate degree programmes following on from the IFP will be eligible for SLC funding.


Pathway Entry Scholarships

We offer three £4,000 tuition fee scholarships for our September-start International Foundation Programme and Pre-Master’s (Graduate Diploma) programme and two £4,000 tuition fee scholarships for our February-start International Foundation Programme.

Application Criteria

  • You must have accepted a conditional offer of a place on our IFP programme via your application portal.

The scholarship application closing dates are as follows:
September IFP: 30 June at midnight
February IFP: 30 November at midnight

How to apply

Apply for a place on the International Foundation Programme

Once you have accepted your offer, please submit an essay to answering the following question:

    Why have you chosen your selected pathway programme; why have you applied to the University of Kent; and how do you see your pathway programme and subsequent degree at Kent preparing you for your life after graduation?

The University of Kent reserves the right not to allocate the awards if the selection panel identifies no suitable candidates. We expect to inform candidates whether or not they have been successful by mid-September prior to the academic year of entry (mid-December for February IFP).

For further details of these scholarships and information about pathway opportunities please contact



Fees for the International Foundation Programme for 2016-17 were £9,000 for EU students and £12,750 for international students (£13,500 for programmes with laboratory fees, including Art & Design). The fees for courses starting in September and February are the same.
*Please note that fees displayed may be subject to change and amendment.
The Government has announced changes to allow undergraduate tuition fees to rise in line with inflation from 2017/18. The University of Kent is currently considering whether to increase its regulated full-time tuition fees for all returning Home and EU undergraduates from £9,000 to £9,250 in September 2017. This would be subject to us satisfying the Government's Teaching Excellence Framework and the access regulator's requirements. For students continuing on this programme fees will increase year on year by no more than RPI + 3% in each academic year of study except where regulated. If you are uncertain about your fee status please contact


Centre for English and World Languages, Keynes College, University of Kent, CT2 7NP

Enquiries: +44 (0)1227 824401 or contact us

Last Updated: 19/10/2017