International Pathways

Pre-sessional courses

These courses are specially designed to prepare international students for study at Kent, developing skills in:

  • UK academic culture and familiarity with the facilities, IT systems and e-learning platforms on campus
  • 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

Further benefits of studying on a Pre-sessional course

  • A chance to meet other students through a variety of organised social events (most events are free of charge)
  • Accommodation offered for your main programme of study (if you apply for it before the end of July)
  • Eligible for extended early bird discount of 2% of the fees for your main programme of study
  • Free Tier 4 visa application service delivered by Kent Union with assistance from CEWL
  • Special pre-registration and payment day for your main programme of study prior to the University arrivals weekend to avoid queuing



Our courses are accredited by BALEAP


See what a pre-sessional course at Kent is like.









This course has helped me to learn the proper way of writing essays, including how to reference and generally improve my academic skills.

~5 Week course student~



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

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

Last Updated: 03/03/2017