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

See what a pre-sessional course at Kent is like



Our courses are accredited by BALEAP

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~

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

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Last Updated: 13/11/2017