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University of Kent

About University of Kent

The University of Kent (formerly referred to as the University of Kent at Canterbury) is a well-known semi-collegiate public research university which is based in Kent in the United Kingdom. It was established in the year 1965 and is recognized as a Beloff's plate glass university. In 1960, sponsors of University of Kent sent University Grants Committee a proposal for creating a University in Canterbury. On the acceptance of the proposal, an Interim Committee was set up in 1962 and the university was named. It was in the year 1965 that the university was granted its Royal Charter. The institution started operating this year with just 500 students and 150 staff members. Princess Marina, the Duchess of Kent, was appointed as the university's first chancellor. Currently, the university has six colleges and its academic structure comprises of 3 academic centres and 18 academic schools. The university has won two Queen's Anniversary Prizes in eleven years for Higher and Further Education.

The university has three campuses in Kent. Located in Parkland, the Canterbury Campus is the main campus that includes six colleges, the Gulbenkian arts centre, the Templeman Library and the Mandela Building. The campus is spread across 300 acres and is well-linked to the city centre as well as London. It offers excellent academic, residential and dining facilities. The Tonbridge campus was established in 1982 as the School of continuing education. Currently, it collaborates with the Kent Innovation and Enterprise and Kent Business School. The Medway Campus is situated near the towns of Chatham and Rochester on the site of a former naval base. The campus is divided into two sites, the Dockyard Chatham and Pembroke. Pembroke houses Drill Hall Library, centres for professional practice and journalism, the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences, the Student Hub social space and the Medway branches of the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research and the School of Computing. The Dockyard is home to Centre for Music and Audio Technology and the Medway branch of Kent Business School. The university also has centres in other parts of Europe including Athens, Paris, Brussels and Rome.

Why University of Kent?

  • One of the UK’s leading academic institutions, with a commitment to excellence in teaching and research that has spanned five decades
  • Kent in UK top 20 - Guardian League Table 2015 places Kent 20th in the UK
  • Student satisfaction- Kent in top tier of 2013 National Student Survey
  • Scholarships for taught master’s degrees
  • 20,000 students from 145 countries
  • High proportion of students from overseas; in 2013/14,27% of our students came from countries outside the UK

University of Kent Rankings

  • #501-600 Universities Rankings - ARWU (Shanghai Ranking) 2020
  • #380 World University Ranking - QS 2021
  • #301-350 University Ranking - THE (Times Higher Education) 2021
  • #47 University Ranking (UK) - The Complete University Guide 2021
  • #82 University Rankings - The Guardian 2021
  • #591 Global Universities - US News & World Report 2021

How to apply for University of Kent?

Admission Process in a few easy steps

International applicants have to follow the following admission process in order to submit the application successfully-

  1. Find a course that you want to apply for using the university course finder and check whether or not you satisfy the requirements.
  2. Go to the UCAS portal and register on the portal.
  3. Log in to the portal and enter the personal and academic details.
  4. Uploaded the supporting documents that the specified program requires.
  5. Make the application payment and submit the form.
  6. Track the application via UCAS Track using your email ID and 8 digit Kent ID number.

University of Kent Tuition Fees

Courses Duration Tuition Fees
Engineering (1 Courses) 3 year GBP 20500
Science (10 Courses) 1 Year - 3 Year GBP 16800 - GBP 20500
Arts (2 Courses) 1 Year - 3 Year GBP 16200 - GBP 20500
Law (3 Courses) 1 Year - 3 Year GBP 16200 - GBP 26500
Information Technology (IT) (2 Courses) 1 Year - 3 Year GBP 20500
Management (6 Courses) 1 Year - 3 Year GBP 16200 - GBP 20500

University of Kent Entry Requirements

Courses Exam
Banking & Finance IELTS
Engineering IELTS , TOEFL , PTE , ielts
Information Technology (IT) IELTS , TOEFL , PTE
Management ielts , IELTS , TOEFL , PTE
Science IELTS , TOEFL , PTE , ielts

University of Kent Application Process

Application: UG applications can be made through Universities and Colleges Admission (UCAS) while PG applications can be made through the University’s online application system. International students can also apply through university representatives in respective countries for admission to the University of Kent

Application deadline: UG Courses: January 15 (for Medicine –October 15) while for PG Courses: Varies as per programs

Admission Requirements:

  • Completed admission application form
  • Official academic transcripts
  • Official degree completion certificate
  • Letter of Recommendations
  • Birth certificate and Copy of passport
  • Personal statement or Essay
  • Research proposal (for research programs)
  • Proof of English language proficiency through TOEFL, IETLS or equivalent exam

Exams to Study in UK and Apply for University of Kent are:

English Test Minimum scores required
IELTS  6.5 with 6.0 in each component
TOEFL (iBT) 90
PTE 62 with 60 in each area
Cambridge English Advanced and Proficiency 176 overall with a minimum score of 169


Establishment Year 1965
Location Canterbury, England
University Type Public
Campus Setting Rural
Student Enrollment 19,860
Endowment £ 5.528 million
Mode of Program Full time, distance and online
Financial Support Available
Campus Housing Available

University of Kent Cost of Attendance

Expenses Estimated cost (in GBP)
Undergraduate Fee 15,200-18,400
Postgraduate Fee 16,000-19,000
Average cost of living  12,968


Know more about Studying in UK

Tuition Fees in UK (1st Year Average) MS: £17276 | MBA: £17276 | BE/Btech: £16632 | BBA: £15130 | BSc: £16632 | MFin: £19000 | MA: £15560 | MIM: £18241 | MEM: £16950 | MArch: £14271 | BHM: £12662 | MIS: £15344 | MEng: £12876 | MBBS: £28865| MPharm: £15452
Average Accomodation & Food Costs in UK £850 to £1,050 a month
Entrance Exams in UK TOEFL: 88 | IELTS: 6.5 | PTE: 59 | GMAT: 590
Work and Study in UK Permitted for 20 hours/week with a valid study permit.
Post Study Work Permit in UK 2 Year after graduation depending on the course.
Cost of Student Visa in UK £348
Student Visa in UK Your nationality, duration of your stay and purpose of your stay are the three essential factors for UK visa. For Non-EU students UK visa is mandatory.
Intakes in UK There are mainly two intakes in UK: January/February & September/October.
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Economy in UK Growth Rate: 1.3% (2018) 1.4% (2019) 1.4% (2020e), 6th Largest Economy in the World by Nominal

University of Kent Average Tuition Fee Per Year


£ 15,200


£ 15,200

Costs per year

Overall cost of living

£ 12,968

Campus accommodation

£ 0

Please note that fees will vary. Always check the exact cost of the program and bear in mind likely additional expenses.