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Information for students from Iceland

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. In the academic year 2017-18, there were over 2,100 non-UK European students from 44 different European countries.

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Entry requirements

At Kent we consider all applications on their individual merit and welcome students with a wide variety of qualifications and experience. Please note that some academic schools may have slightly different entry criteria.

English language requirements

Applicants will also need to meet University of Kent's standard English language requirements, which are set at a level that meets the academic needs of the University.

If you have any specific queries or questions please contact us

Undergraduate offer levels

A levels Matriculation Examination Studentsprof European Baccalaureate average
AAA 8.7 average grade 82%
AAB 8.5 80%
ABB 8.2 78%
BBB 8.0 75%
BBC 7.5 72%

International Baccalaureate points

Applicants will be asked to either obtain the IB Diploma with 34 points overall, or pass the IB Diploma with a specific number of points in the three Higher Level subjects. In addition, points scores may be required in Higher or Standard subjects including English and Maths.

Foundation programmes

If your qualifications are not suitable for your chosen course, we offer two foundation programmes which enable progression onto a wide range of our undergraduate degrees:

If you are unsure, please contact us to check if your qualification is acceptable.

Important dates

Students from the EU are advised to apply by 15 January.

Postgraduate offer levels

For entry to a Kent postgraduate degree programme (Master’s), students from Iceland typically need to have completed a Baccalaurreatus/Bachelor degree, Kandidatsprof, Candidatus Mag, or Meistaraprof/Master degree with good grades from a recognised state or private university. Exact requirements will depend on the postgraduate degree you are applying for and the institution you have studied at.

Some, but not all, postgraduate programmes require your undergraduate degree to have a related major. Some postgraduate programmes may require work experience in a relevant field or at a certain level.


For details of our MBA programme, please see the MBA course page.


If you would like to pursue a PhD at Kent, you should visit the relevant department website and our find a supervisor page to identify potential supervisors for your research and thesis. You are encouraged to then make direct contact with the appropriate academic to discuss your research proposal.


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If you have any questions about applying to Kent, please contact us.