You will need to pay for tuition and accommodation, and also allow for your other living expenses such as food, travel and course materials. We offer tuition fee scholarships for both the autumn and spring start International Foundation Programmes.

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.

Tuition fee scholarships

We offer five £2,000 tuition fee scholarships for our autumn start IFP and four £2,000 tuition fee scholarships for our spring start IFP. 

To be eligible to apply for a tuition fee scholarship, you must have accepted a conditional offer of a place on our IFP programme via your application portal.

The scholarship application closing dates are:

  • Autumn IFP: 15th August at midnight
  • Spring IFP: 31st December at midnight.

How to apply for a tuition fee scholarship

Once you have accepted your offer, please submit a 500 to 800 word essay to that answers the following three questions.

  • Why have you chosen your selected IFP and degree programme?
  • Why have you applied to the University of Kent? 
  • How do you see your IFP 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-September prior to the academic year of entry (mid-January for spring start IFP).

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