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||Luxembourg DFES||Belgian CESS/DSO||Dutch VWO||German Arbitur||French Baccalauréat||European Baccalaureate average|
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.
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:
- International Foundation Programme (IFP): for students whose school-leaving qualifications are insufficient for direct entry to undergraduate study and/or whose English language standard is below the necessary level.
- 4-year integrated programmes which include a foundation year: for students with acceptable English language ability but with school-leaving qualifications below the level required for direct entry to an undergraduate degree.
If you are unsure, please contact us to check if your qualification is acceptable.
Students from the EU are advised to apply by 15 January.
Postgraduate offer levels
|UK degree classification||Bachelor Degree|
|UK upper second (2:1)||14 out of 20|
|UK lower second (2:2)||12 out of 20|
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.
If you have any questions about applying to Kent, please contact us.