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Information for students from Mexico

The University of Kent is a popular destination for students from all over the world, and has always attracted a steady stream of students from Mexico.

The University of Kent is proud to offer a 15% tuition fee discount to those students who are successful in securing FIDERH funding.

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Entry requirements

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

If you have any specific queries or questions please contact us at international@kent.ac.uk

Foundation programme

Students with high marks in the Bachillerato, Bachillerato Tecnologico, Preparatoria Tecnica or Tecnico are eligible for the foundation programme at the University of Kent. Decisions are made on a case by case basis. 

We offer two types of foundation programme which enable progression onto a wide range of our undergraduate degrees: the International Foundation Programme (IFP) and 4-year integrated programmes which include a foundation year:

  • The International Foundation Programme (IFP) is for international students whose school-leaving qualifications are insufficient for direct entry to undergraduate study and/or whose English language standard is below the necessary level. The IFP gives you a year’s preparation in academic subjects, English language and study skills up to the required level for progression onto undergraduate degree study. The IFP is delivered at our Canterbury campus by University of Kent academics and successful completion of the programme provides entry into a wide range of Bachelor degrees in our faculties of Humanities, Social Sciences and Sciences. We offer September and February start dates depending on your chosen pathway and the degree you intend to progress on to.
  • We offer 4-year integrated programmes which include a foundation year in Actuarial Science, Chemistry, Computer Systems Engineering, Electronic and Communications Engineering, Forensic Science, Mathematics, Pharmacology and Physiology, and Physics. These are designed for students with acceptable English language ability but school-leaving qualifications below the level required for direct entry to an undergraduate degree. Entry to these foundation programmes may require you to have studied specific subjects at high school.

Please note: you only need to take a foundation programme if your qualifications are not suitable for your chosen degree.

Undergraduate

Applicants who have successfully completed the first year of a Mexican university degree (Licenciatura) will be considered for admission to the first year of our Bachelor degree programmes.

GCE A Level: We typically require students to have taken a minimum of two A levels and have achieved the grades specified in the standard offers for UK applicants; see the prospectus for the required grades for each course.

International Baccalaureate Diploma: We have a standard IB Diploma offer of 34 points overall across all programmes of study including any specific subjects at higher or standard level required by the particular degree programme. As an alternative to achieving 34 points, the University will also make offers for most programmes of study of passing the IB Diploma with specific achievement in higher/standard level subjects.

Second year entry

The University will consider students for 2nd year entry on an individual basis if they have successfully completed a course of academic study from a reputable institution of similar content and level to Year 1 of the relevant Kent degree.

If you are unsure, please contact the International Recruitment team to check if your qualification is acceptable.

Postgraduate

The University considers students for postgraduate study who have completed a minimum of a four-year Bachelor degree (BA/BSc/Beng) achieving a good First Class or Upper Second Honours from UK institution or a 7.5/10 (GPA 3.0/4) from a reputable Mexican institution.

MBA

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

PhD

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.

The University has three PhD entry dates during the academic year: September, January and May.  Entry to a Master’s by Research is in September only.

English language requirements

Applicants will also need to meet University of Kent's standard English language requirements. These are set at a level that meets both the academic needs of the University and the minimum requirements for a Tier 4 (General) student visa.

Applicants for the International Foundation Programme or pre-sessional English programmes are required to have a UKVI recognised SELT (Secure English Language Test). These must be taken at one of the UKVI approved test centres.

Applicants for postgraduate programmes who have studied to at least Bachelor’s degree level entirely in the medium of English or who have worked in an English speaking environment may be considered for exemption from standard English language requirements on a case-by-case basis.  A letter confirming the medium of instruction of English will be required.

Pre-sessional courses in English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

If you need to raise your English language skills, you can attend one of our intensive pre-sessional courses in English for Academic Purposes. Satisfactory achievement on one of these courses can be used to meet Kent's English language entry requirements in place of other external language examinations.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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

Funding

The University offers a wide variety of financial support and scholarships, including awards for academic, musical and sporting excellence. Scholarships include our International scholarships for undergraduate students and International Scholarship for Taught Masters Students.

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

FIDERH funding

The 2nd call for 2018 to apply for the FIDERH loan is now open. The closing date for applications is 9-13 April 2018 depending on your last name. For more information please see http://www.fiderh.org.mx/calendario.html

Please note that you can still apply to the FIDERH loan even though your postgraduate program has already started.

The University of Kent is proud to offer a 15% tuition fee discount to those students who are successful in securing FIDERH funding.

How to apply

Undergraduate applicants

Applications for full-time undergraduate courses must be made through UCAS Apply. International students can also apply through UCAS with the assistance of one of Kent's overseas representatives. See how to apply for undergraduate study.

If you are applying for a subject-specific foundation programme, you apply in the same way as for a three-year undergraduate degree.

Applications for our International Foundation Programme (IFP) can be made:

Important dates

  • Students from the EU are advised to apply by 15 January
  • Students from outside the EU should aim for 15 January to guarantee consideration. However, if places are left, we may consider applications up to 30 June.

Late applications

A process called 'Clearing' takes place in July and August, running from 1st July annually. We will provide an updated list all of the Kent degrees that still have places available once Clearing opens – this can give you another chance to apply. For more information on how the Clearing process works and how to apply, please see Clearing at Kent for details.

Postgraduate applicants

See how to apply for postgraduate study.

Important dates

  • For international students, the deadline for applications to taught Master's programmes is 31 July.
  • Although there is no fixed closing deadline for applications to research degrees, we strongly recommend that you apply as soon as possible; no later than three months before your intended start date. The University has three PhD entry dates during the academic year: September, January and May. Entry to a Master’s by Research is in September only.

Contact us

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

Our representatives in Mexico

We make regular visits to our representatives’ offices to keep their staff up to date on University developments and advise prospective students on study opportunities. Whilst it is not compulsory, we do encourage you to consult a local representative. Their experienced staff will guide you on the best choice of course and provide you with practical advice on your application.

Find a representative near you:

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