Study abroad

Kent is known as the UK’s European university and has a long history of sending students abroad on study or work placements. In addition to an internationally recognised degree from Kent and an outstanding student experience in the UK, students who choose to work or study abroad as part of their Kent degree enjoy many added benefits; including an international outlook, transferable skills, and Modern Language skills to name just a few.

Studying abroad

Students on the four-year Philosophy with a Year Abroad programme (V501) have the opportunity of studying in the Sorbonne or Turkey for their additional year between Stages 2 and 3.

However, all SECL students have the opportunity to study their subject in a partner university for a term or an additional year between Stages 2 and 3, while experiencing the international atmosphere, including those on the single-honours Philosophy programme (V500). For details of where you can study, see Kent's A to Z course list.

Year abroad fees

For the full academic year 2017/18, the tuition fees payable to Kent will be £1,350 for all undergraduate students studying or working abroad. No additional tuition fee is payable to any partner universities abroad.

For more information about Year Abroad fees, please visit the Going Abroad fees and funding webpage.

Working abroad

Students in the Faculty of Humanities have the opportunity to to apply to undertake a placement year between the second and final year of their degrees. The placement year aims to offer students the opportunity to take a year’s placement in industry whether at home or abroad, and to receive credits and a dedicated award for this achievement. It provide an opportunity to gain experience working in a professional environment and develop employment-related skills. For further information please visit the Placement Year Scheme webpage

Final year students of any discipline may apply for graduate language assistantships through the British Council, subject to the usual eligibility criteria. Previous language skills are not currently required for language assistantships in China. For more information, including details of eligibility criteria and application procedures, please visit the British Council website.

For more information about the Kent Year Abroad programme, please contact Lubomira Radoilska, or see the Going Abroad website.

Philosophy, School of European Culture and Languages, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NF

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Last Updated: 20/07/2017