International Student

Fees and costs

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Follow these simple steps to calculate your fees and expenses as a Kent student, and find out about our loyalty discount.

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Step 1 - Kent loyalty scheme

Check your course fees on our finance pages and find useful information on student funding.

Kent loyalty scheme

The University of Kent recognises the family and personal loyalty shown by registration on multiple degrees by siblings, children of alumni, married couples studying together or alumni studying for additional degrees. To find out if you qualify for a discount on your tuition fees please visit the loyalty discount page.

Step 2 - Paid work

Secondly, check your living costs and plan your budget at the student finance home page.

Paid work

Most students on a course of more than six months duration will be given permission to work part-time during the term (up to 20 hours a week) and full-time during vacations, although you will probably find there is a high level of competition for many jobs. For immigration purposes, you must be able to show other sources of funding apart from your part-time work. Read more about visas.

Step 3 - Finance calculators

Remember to include the cost of flights to the UK and be aware of the most recent information on UK visas (if required) including policies on family and funding and the National Health Service (NHS) immigration health surcharge.

Our online finance calculators are a great starting point for budgeting.

Step 4 - Scholarships and sponsorship

UK Visas and Immigration requires that international students from outside the EU demonstrate they have enough funds to manage their full course of studies. Please be aware that scholarship funding may not be awarded until you arrive at the University, and you should not rely on this funding as evidence that you have the funds to pay your fees and living costs. Read more about visas.

Scholarships and funding opportunities are available to all international students at Kent. Applications deadlines are usually early in the application cycle, so make sure you apply on time. The secret to finding a scholarship is dedicated research and effort, and the Kent website scholarship finder is a great place to start with a list of our latest scholarship and application instructions.

International students are encouraged to research and apply to external scholarship providers both in their home country and in the UK. As a Kent applicant, you may qualify for scholarships and funding from your home country.


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Last Updated: 02/10/2018