International Pathways

Pre-Master's Graduate Diploma (GDip) programme for international students

New structure for 2019-20

We are currently implementing changes to our Pre-Master's Programme for the 2019-20 academic year to enable progression to a wider range of postgraduate programmes, and will update the information below as soon as this has been completed. If you have any questions about this please do contact us at

Fees & Scholarships

The Fees for the Pre-Master's GDip for the 2019-20 academic year have not yet been confirmed. (As a guideline, the fees for the academic year 2018-19 were £9,250 for EU students and £15,200 for international students.)

We offer one £5,000 tuition fee scholarship for our Pre-Master’s (Graduate Diploma) programme starting in January 2019.

Application Criteria

You must have accepted a conditional offer of a place on our Pre-Master's (GDip) programme via your application portal.

The scholarship application closing date is Friday 29 November 2019 at midnight.

How to apply

Apply for a place on the Pre-Master's (GDip) programme

Once you have accepted your offer, please submit an essay (no more than 1000 words) 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-December prior to the academic year of entry.

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


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, Chipperfield Building, University of Kent, CT2 7PE

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

Last Updated: 03/05/2019