University of Kent


Location Kent, England
Established 1965
Percent International Students 27
Famous For Law, MBA, Architecture
International Fees £15,200-18,400


Kent is one of the UK’s top universities. Awarded Gold, the highest rating, in the UK Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework, and with a global reputation for excellence – three of Kent’s subject areas are ranked within the world top 100, with a further eight in the top 200 – the University offer students outstanding teaching, world-leading research, stunning study locations and a superb student experience.

Kent offer a wide range of foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, exciting study abroad and year in industry opportunities, summer schools, and a generous scholarship fund including awards for academic, musical and sporting excellence.

In the most recent Research Excellence Framework, Kent was ranked in the top 20 for research intensity by Times Higher Education, outperforming 11 of the 24 Russell Group universities. Because Kent academics are engaged in high level research, as well as teaching, you will study with some of the most influential thinkers in your field.

The UK’s European university, Kent has beautiful UK campuses close to London, and specialist centres in Paris, Brussels, Athens and Rome. Each offers a safe and welcoming environment for your studies.

Services for International Students

The University of Kent’s Centre for English and World Languages offers lessons in English and other languages for all students. These are available as standalone courses before the start of term or as modules which can count towards a final degree. Each student is assigned a personal tutor who can assist them academically or personally with any problems. There are also numerous international student societies, both general and country-specific.

International student events hosted by the Kent international team take place during Welcome Week and throughout the year, with specific Holi, Diwali and Bollywood parties also organised by the Indian Society for Indian students. Several scholarships for undergraduate and postgraduate international students are also available.


  • 48th in the Times University Guide 2021
  • 82nd in the Guardian University Guide 2021
  • 380th in the QS World University Rankings 2021

The Guardian subject rankings also revealed strong performances in the areas of Architecture, Drama & Dance, Economics, English & Creative Writing, Film Production & Photography, History of Art, Journalism, Politics, Religious Studies & Theology and Social Policy .

Following the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, Kent ranked 17th of 122 institutions in the UK for research intensity, while 97% of research was judged to be of international quality.


New first year students who select Kent as their first choice are guaranteed a place in University accommodation. At the Canterbury campus, most rooms are en suite and many offer catering options, while all postgraduate rooms are en suite and self-catered. Rooms are available as flats, studio apartments or shared houses in the nearby student village and are generally arranged in a collegiate system.

Rooms at the Medway Campus are all en suite and recently built, arranged in flats of five to eight people. They are managed by Liberty Living, separate from the University, and shared with students from Canterbury Christ Church and Greenwich Universities.


Kent’s main campus is in an area of parkland overlooking the historic city of Canterbury in Kent. The University has additional sites in Medway and Tonbridge in Kent, and European postgraduate centres in Brussels, Athens and Paris. Kent is close to both London and Europe through the Channel Tunnel in Dover.


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