International students

These pages will give you lots of useful information about preparing for your arrival in the UK and settling in to university life.

Find your crowd

Join our Unibuddy Community group to get talking to other offer-holders at Kent. The group is a safe, official space to meet and get to know other new students and help you make the transition to uni life in the UK.   


If you are a sponsored Student visa holder

Once you have completed enrolment, the Student Immigration Compliance Team will then contact you by email to book an appointment in the Arrivals Hub (Canterbury) or the Gillingham building reception (Medway) where you will be registered in person. You will need to bring your visa documents and we will register you and give you your KentOne student ID card. You'll also need your academic certificates, marksheets and transcripts.

If you are an EU student

Once you have completed enrolment, you will be registered virtually and need to visit the Arrivals Hub (Canterbury) or the Gillingham building reception (Medway) to collect your KentOne student ID card.

Enrolment and registration deadline

You need to enrol and be registered by Monday 5 February 2024.

More information: Enrolment and registration explained


It is essential that you enrol online as soon as possible and before the deadline. Look out for your How to enrol email in your applicant portal in-tray which will let you know when you can enrol.  Use our step-by-step video and text guidance to help you enrol. We'll send you a confirmation email after you have completed your enrolment. 

Support services at the University

Support services at the University

We have excellent support services at the University to help you academically and personally:

Prepare for studying in the UK

The British Council have developed a new online course to help you prepare for studying in the UK. The course is free of charge and will enable you to learn more about teaching and learning in the UK, as well as student life.

Arrivals Guide

Here’s everything you need to know about getting here, registration and moving into your accommodation. Our Canterbury and Medway Arrival Guides also include visa information for students arriving in the UK.

Join the International Network

Get involved in Kent Union’s International Network to meet other international students and take part activities and campaigns.

Living in the UK

The United Kingdom is a great place to live and study. You can find out lots of information about the culture, getting around and places to visit by taking a look at our International student website.

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