How to apply

Applicants: Apply for an undergraduate programme at the University of Kent no later than the main application deadline (usually in January), or via Clearing, in the calendar year of admission.

School Staff: Students should apply for an undergraduate programme at the University of Kent no later than the UCAS equal consideration date, or via Clearing, in the calendar year of admission.


Applicants: Apply for the scholarship via your applicant portal by 31 August. 

School Staff: The school or college remind students to apply for the scholarship by 31 August deadline


Applicants: Make a firm acceptance of the offer from Kent before the 31 August application deadline in order to be considered for a scholarship. Inform your school of college of your decision. Your scholarship personal statement may be shared with the relevant staff member from your school/college if requested by them, to help them complete the nomination list required for this scholarship.

School Staff: The Headteacher (or designated scholarship contact), advised by relevant staff, will be sent a nomination form to complete at the beginning of the first week in September. The school should rank scholarship applicants based on the partner scholarship criteria and return this to by the end of the first week of September at the latest. School/college staff may request a copy of scholarship application statements for students from their school/college to help complete the nomination list if needed.

Applicants: The outcome of your scholarship application will be confirmed via your applicant portal before Welcome Week.

Please note: Communication about your scholarship application will be sent to your applicant portal via email from so ensure that you check both your inbox and junk mail folder regularly.

School Staff: School contact emailed to confirm details of students who receive the Partner Scholarship, by the University's Welcome Week.


Frequently Asked Questions

Who are the University of Kent's Partner Schools and Colleges?

For a list of our Partner Schools and Colleges see: List of Partner Schools and List of Partner Colleges


What is the deadline for applying for a partner scholarship?

A The deadline for the submission of partner scholarship applications will be 31 August. The school or college will need to submit the nomination form to the University by the end of the first week in September in the year of entry.


Q What should I write in my supporting statement? Can I just use my UCAS personal statement?

A We will be looking for evidence that you meet the selection criteria so you should explain how you meet these criteria, giving evidence where appropriate. Whilst elements of your UCAS personal statement may be relevant it is unlikely to address the selection criteria for this award so you should not simply copy and paste it into your scholarship application. Instead, treat this like a job application by adapting your statement to the demands of this particular position.


Q Can I apply if I study for a degree part-time?

A For part-time students starting in the academic year 2022/23 the value of the financial support available will depend on the student's level of study, i.e. if a student is studying 50% of a full-time course they would be eligible for 50% of the scholarship award per annum for the duration of the degree programme.


Q If I apply for a deferred place at Kent can I still apply for a partner scholarship?

A Yes.  If you have applied for a deferred place, you will be unable to see the scholarship on your applicant portal until the application cycle for your year of entry.  You will therefore need to apply for the scholarship through your applicant portal by the deadline in your year of entry to the University.


Q I have tried to apply but I have been told that I am not eligible. Can I appeal against this decision?

A The University will assess the eligibility of scholarship applicants on the basis of the published criteria. If we receive an application from a student who does not meet these criteria the application will be rejected.

Our decision should be considered as final; no correspondence will be entered into in relation to issues of eligibility. However, you are able to appeal if you believe that an incorrect assessment has been made of your eligibility against the published criteria. The appeal should be sent to for consideration.


Q When will I know if I have been awarded a partner scholarship?

A The outcome of your scholarship application will be confirmed via your applicant portal by 15 September.


Q How will the scholarship be paid?

A Scholarship funds are normally paid directly into the student's bank account in nine monthly instalments from October to June each year.


Will I have to use my scholarship to pay for fees/other study-related expenses?

A No. You may use the scholarship funds in any way you wish.


Q Will I have to repay the partner scholarship?

A No; it is an award, not a loan.


Q What will happen to my scholarship if I change to another course at Kent?

A A change of course at Kent will not affect your scholarship as long as the course is either at the Canterbury or Medway campus and you do not change your mode of study i.e. from full-time to part-time or vice versa. You should notify the Scholarship Unit of any changes.


Q Do I have to reapply for my partner scholarship in each year of my degree?

A No. If you progress to the next stage of your degree, your payments should resume automatically at the beginning of each academic year.


Q What will happen to my partner scholarship if I leave the University?

A You will not receive any further payments once you have left the University but you will not be expected to repay any scholarship funds that you have received whilst enrolled on an eligible programme at Kent.


Q What is 'satisfactory academic progress'?

A You must proceed at each stage to the subsequent year of your programme of study at the first attempt without trailing any failed modules.


Q How do I find out who in my school/college will be undertaking the selection for the Partner Scholarship?

A Your school/college has provided us with details of who will be undertaking this selection process. If you would like to know who this is, you can email to request this information. If we do not receive this information from your school/college by the given deadline, Partner Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of the personal statement you provided when applying for the scholarship.


Are Kent and Medway Medical School (KMMS) students eligible to receive the scholarship?

A No - KMMS students are not eligible to receive this scholarship from the University of Kent. This is because KMMS is a collaboration between the University of Kent and Canterbury Christ Church University.


Undergraduate terms and conditions

Nomination form