International Student

Overseas representatives' update:
May 2017

The latest news, resources and downloads to help you counsel students on the University of Kent.

The International Recruitment team are here to provide a bespoke service for our overseas representatives and to help you in working with the University. If you have any queries regarding applications that you have submitted to the University, or any questions in general about Kent, please contact your International Support Officer rather than other departments such as our admissions office.

If you would like any further information, please email

School of Music and Fine Art – latest developments

In response to changing student demand, the University has reviewed its course portfolio in the School of Music and Fine Art and made the decision to suspend recruitment to the school’s current undergraduate degree programmes.

The following postgraduate programmes will still be available for 2017 entry:

The School of Music and Fine Art will close in summer 2019.

The University will shortly be launching a new centre for music which will offer three new undergraduate programmes in music technology, creative music production and performance. It is intended that these three programmes will be launched in time to recruit new students for 2018 entry.

School of Psychology Academic Excellence Taught Master’s Scholarships

£1,000 scholarships are available to students registering on a taught MSc programme in our School of Psychology in September 2017.

Up to seven awards are available for entry in 2017 and scholarships will be allocated to applicants who meet the general award criteria on a competitive basis. The deadline for receipt of applications is 31 July 2017.

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International Scholarship deadline imminent

Students have until 31 May 2017 to apply for our £5,000 International Scholarship for Undergraduate Students and our International Scholarship for Taught Masters Students

For more details, please visit our Scholarships site

Reminder of 10-, 6- and 5-week Pre-sessional application deadlines

Applications for our popular 10-, 6- and 5-week pre-sessional English language courses should be submitted before the following deadlines:

  • 10-week pre-sessional deadline: Fri 26 May 2017
  • 6-week pre-sessional deadline: Fri 23 June 2017
  • 5-week pre-sessional deadline: Mon 24 July 2017

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A new home for Kent Business School

Kent Business School has moved into The Sibson Building, its new academic home on the Canterbury campus.

Named after the University of Kent’s third Vice-Chancellor, Professor Robin Sibson, the state-of-the-art building with new teaching and learning spaces and modern social and breakout areas will encapsulate KBS’ academic values and identity.

KBS, along with the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Sciences, moved into the new building in March 2017, and timetabled lectures and seminars will begin with the new student intake in September.

Royal Society of Biology accreditation for MSc programmes

The Royal Society of Biology has accredited the taught MSc programmes offered by our School of Biosciences:

The Master’s accreditation supplements existing Royal Society of Biology (RSB) accreditation of our undergraduate provision, so that all of our taught Biosciences programmes are now RSB-accredited at either standard, advanced or Master’s level.

At the time of writing, the University of Kent is the only institution with MSc programmes accredited by the Royal Society of Biology. The RSB accreditation scheme identifies courses of particular quality and rigour, and ones that provide the knowledge and skills required by employers in the life sciences sector. For students, this means that they can be confident that our courses meet the needs of employers and can be assured of the educational quality of our provision.

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Summer School places still available

There’s still time for students to apply for our European summer schools in Brussels, Paris and Canterbury – ideal tasters for those considering postgraduate study.

Subjects available include the Humanities (Paris), Politics (Brussels), Architecture, Biotechnology, Business Studies and Quantitative Research.

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Mandarin version of IFP brochure

A translated version of our new International Foundation Programme brochure is now available.

The Mandarin and English versions of the booklet can be downloaded from the University's international pathways site.

New livechat function

We have recently introduced a new livechat function to all of the webpages within our International Student site.

Enquirers, applicants or agents can click on the 'Chat with us' box in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen to instantly connect with staff from our International Recruitment team.

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Important dates

  • Deadline for international students applying for postgraduate taught programmes: 31 July 2017
  • Canterbury Campus Open Days:
    • Saturday 1 July 2017
    • Saturday 7 October 2017
    • Saturday 21 October 2017

Programme changes

New programmes

  • MSc Biomedicine

Change of programme name

Withdrawn and suspended programmes

  • MSc Management Science (withdrawn)
  • MSc Advanced and Specialist Healthcare (Support and Palliative Care) (withdrawn)
  • MSc Engineering with Finance (suspended)
  • MA Modern Spanish Studies (suspended)

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Last Updated: 05/05/2017