The University of Kent is a popular destination for students from all over the world, and has always attracted students from Europe. We have a wonderful cosmopolitan community, generated by a large number of international students, around 40% of them from Europe.

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Foundation and Undergraduate

At Kent we consider all applications on their individual merit and welcome students from all around the world with a wide variety of qualifications and experience. Please note that some programmes have a slightly different entry criteria.


Find out about our postgraduate entry requirements.

English language requirements

Find out about our standard English language criteria.

Fees and funding

The University offers a wide variety of financial support and scholarships, including awards for academic, musical and sporting excellence. Scholarships including dedicated scholarships for our international students.

For details of all the scholarships available, please use our scholarship finder.

For the latest details on fees, see our course fees look-up table.

You will be asked to pay a £5,000 deposit prior to receiving your CAS. If you have received your offer and have not yet paid the international deposit you can pay via our online store:

Applicants new to Kent
Applicants who are currently studying at Kent

The deposit payment is recorded on your CAS document and deducted from your overall tuition fees.

Applicants who provide verified documents confirming that they will be fully funded by a scholarship or sponsored by a national/government-based organisation, will not be required to pay the Tuition Fee Deposit. Applicants who previously met their deposit condition will not be required to make a further payment to get the CAS. The process is as follows:

Meet all of your conditions (as above, the deposit is not added as a condition of offer).
Accept your unconditional offer
The CAS team will then send a further information request for the deposit payment (if not already paid), as well as other information requests required to receive your CAS. Please see our Student Immigration pages for further details about how to get your CAS.

You can find further information about the tuition fee deposit and deposit deadlines here.

If you have any questions about this payment, please get in touch with our Admissions Team through your online application portal or email us via

We have some generous scholarships for international students.
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Next steps

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You're likely to have many questions about what it's like to study at Kent. We have a range of ways you can get in touch both within your country or directly:

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