International Pathways

JYA English PLUS

JYA English PLUS has been designed to meet the needs of students whose first language is not English. In 2020 the programme will consist of two parts:

  1. Our 15-week online Pre-sessional course
  2. Standard Kent Academic Term(s)

The Pre-sessional course helps you develop your English language and study skills so you can meet the level of proficiency needed for UK academic study. These courses are specially designed to prepare international students for study at Kent, developing skills in:

  • UK academic culture and familiarity with the IT systems and e-learning platforms used at Kent
  • Academic reading, writing and critical thinking and using academic sources
  • Listening to lectures and in the general academic environment; using information and note-taking
  • Speaking in seminars, delivering presentations

During the standard Kent Academic Term(s), you will study a series of academic modules offered by a range of Academic Schools at the University of Kent. Modules you choose may be selected by your home institution if you are an exchange student. You can also continue with your English language and study skills development during the stardard academic term.

If you are unable to demonstrate your English language level because of COVID-19 closures, please see our Kent English Language Test page for information on our in-house testing.

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Full year programme

Sat 25 April 2020 Arrival
Monday 11 May 2020 - Friday 21 August 2020 15 weeks of Pre-sessional online
Mid-September: General and academic orientation along with other Kent undergraduate students
Monday 28 September 2020- Friday 18 December 2020 First term of academic study
  Winter break
Monday 18 January 2020- Friday 09 April 2021 Second term of academic study
Friday 09 April 2021 Programme completed
Saturday 10 April 2021 Departure

From September, students select two modules (worth 30 credits) which focus on English language and study skills (a list of modules will be provided at the module selection workshop following the 15-week Pre-sessional course). Most of our students also choose 90 credits of academic modules from those offered at Stage 01 (first year undergraduate). However, for advanced students, the English language and study skills modules are optional and students can choose 120 credits from those offered at stages 01 or 02 (first and second year undergraduate). Please note that the modules you choose may be selected by your home institution if you are an exchange student.

If you are unable to demonstrate your English language level because of COVID-19 closures, please see our Kent English Language Test page for information on our in-house testing.

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Part year programme

Sat 25 April 2020 Arrival
Monday 11 May 2020 - Friday 21 August 2020 15 weeks of Pre-sessional online
Mid-September: General and academic orientation along with other Kent undergraduate students
Monday 28 September 2020- Friday 18 December 2020 First term of academic study
Friday 18 December 2020 Programme completed
Saturday 19 December 2020 Departure

 

From September, students select one module (worth 15 credits) which focus on English language and study skills (a list of modules will be provided at the module selection workshop following the 15-week Pre-sessional course). Most of our students also choose 45 credits of academic modules from those offered at Stage 01 (first year undergraduate). However, for advanced students, the English language and study skills modules are optional and students can choose 60 credits from those offered at stages 01 or 02 (first and second year undergraduate). Please note that the modules you choose may be selected by your home institution if you are an exchange student.

If you are unable to demonstrate your English language level because of COVID-19 closures, please see our Kent English Language Test page for information on our in-house testing.

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Entry Requirements

We normally require a GPA of 3.0 or above (out of 4.0) or equivalent. However each application is considered on an individual basis.

The language entry requirement for JYA English Plus is 4.5–6.0 overall in IELTS with at least 4.5 in Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking.

If you are unable to demonstrate your English language level because of COVID-19 closures, please see our Kent English Language Test page for information on our in-house testing.

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Programme Dates and Fees

Course Programme dates Application deadline Tuition fees

JYA English PLUS full year

Monday 11 May 2020 - Friday 09 April 2021 15 February 2020 £16,200

JYA English PLUS part year

Monday 11 May 2020 - Friday 18 December 2020 15 February 2020 £11,700

Living Costs

You will find a brief guide to some of the main expenses including accommodation fees here.
Each student’s lifestyle is different and how much you will spend will depend on your own lifestyle.

If you are unable to demonstrate your English language level because of COVID-19 closures, please see our Kent English Language Test page for information on our in-house testing.

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How to apply

To apply for JYA English PLUS you will need to make an application by 15 February 2020.

To complete your application, you need to supply the following supporting documents:

  • Certificates of your academic results to date
  • An academic reference
  • A personal statement
  • A copy of your passport

If you are unable to demonstrate your English language level because of COVID-19 closures, please see our Kent English Language Test page for information on our in-house testing.

For more information, please email International Partnerships

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Centre for English and World Languages, Chipperfield Building, University of Kent, CT2 7PE

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

Last Updated: 16/04/2020