You will need to pay for tuition and accommodation, and also allow for your other living expenses such as food, travel and course materials.

Tuition fees

Fees for 2023/2024 academic year are £13,500 for EU students and £18,000 for international students. 

The 2023/24 annual tuition fees for UK students is £9,250.

Please note that no Student Loans Company (SLC) funding is available for students intending to study on the IFP, as this is a one-year stand-alone programme. Undergraduate degree programmes following on from the IFP will be eligible for SLC funding.

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

Accommodation fees

You can apply for different types of accommodation, ranging from flats to shared houses. Some have shared bathrooms, while others have en-suite facilities. You can also choose between self-catering or catered accommodation.

Autumn IFP students can apply for any of the undergraduate accommodation options.

Spring IFP students can apply for a number of the undergraduate accommodation options, depending on availability at the time of application. 

Please see our accommodation website for full details of accommodation options and fees.

Progression scholarships

We offer Progression Scholarships to support Foundation students progressing onto undergraduate study. These scholarships reward student efforts in transitioning onto a degree following a year of Foundation study. 

The scholarships provide a £3,750 cash payment (via bank transfer) payable in three lump sums across the academic year.  

A total of 8 awards will be available under this scheme for entry into undergraduate study in September 2023. 

To qualify for a Progression Scholarship you must: 

  • have completed a Foundation course at Kent and be progressing onto an undergraduate degree at Kent in September 2023
  • have studied the module FOUN0036 during the 2022-23 academic year
  • complete a 500-word statement, submitted via your University of Kent email account, in Word or PDF format, explaining why you wish to continue your studies at the University of Kent and how the Foundation Year/IFP has helped you toward this goal. Your statement must also include your student ID. Applications should be emailed to 

More information is available here

Scholarships will be awarded based on a combination of your final academic grades, attendance and engagement on the Foundation Year/IFP, tutor references, and the strength of the 500-word statement. 

Successful applicants will be required to attend a presentation for 2023-24 Foundation students during the spring term and commit to writing at least one blog post for International Programmes about their experience as a first year student after completing the Foundation Year/IFP. Applicants may also be asked to submit a student testimonial to appear on the University of Kent website. 

The scholarship is subject to University of Kent Terms and Conditions which will be provided to successful candidates at the point of award. If you have any queries, please contact 

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