How to apply


IFP students are full University of Kent students, so the full range of induction and support events will be available to you. You will have access to all virtual learning and support resources and services.

COVID-19 update

Our courses will run online in 2021-22 but we also hope to offer courses on campus once the UK Government confirms that it is safe to do so. We have a number of measures in place to help keep our students safe, including social distancing arrangements, the wearing of face coverings and an on-site coronavirus testing centre. 

If our in-person teaching is able to go ahead, you will still have the option to study the programme online if you prefer to do so. The term dates, modules and learning outcomes will be the same, whether you study online or in person. 

Join one of our information sessions  for more details.

Timeline panel

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Step 1

Decide which undergraduate degree programme you wish to study. Check which IFP programme you need to join in order to progress to your chosen degree - an autumn start, a spring start, or either. 

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Step 2

Complete our online application. You will need to provide a copy of your most recent school transcript, a personal statement and proof of your English language level if required. Don't forget to tell us which degree you are applying for too.

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Step 3

We'll assess your application. We may need more information from you so remember to check your applicant portal regularly. If you are under 18, we may ask you to take part in a Skype interview to find out more about you and your academic background.

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Step 4

If your application meets our requirements, we will make you a conditional offer – for example we may require you to achieve certain grades in your exams. Once you have a conditional offer you can apply for accommodation on campus.  

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Step 5

Once you have met the conditions of your offer and let us know, we will make your offer unconditional. 

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Step 6

Once you have an unconditional offer, you can accept it via your applicant portal. Get ready to head to Kent to begin your studies.