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University of Kent, Canterbury, England

University of Kent

At a Glance

Kent University is a Belmont Exchange partner located in Kent, a city of about 1.5 million residents about an hour outside of London.  Kent University ranked in the top 10% of the world’s leading universities for international outlook according to the Times Higher Education. Each year Kent University welcomes students representing 148 nationalities from around the world.  About 26% of their student body population are international students.    

Program Term  

Fall Semester: mid-September to late December
Spring Semester: mid-January to mid-June

Language Requirement

None; courses are taught in English

Areas of Study

For semester programs, Kent offers three modules in a range of academic areas. Students can mix classes from each of these modules, or take classes from just one module. The modules are: Humanities, Social Sciences, and Sciences. Course such as Foreign Languages and Religious Studies are housed in the Humanities module. In the Social Sciences are courses like Accounting & Finance, Business, and Psychology. In the Sciences are classes such as Engineering & Digital Arts and Physics. For more information about University of Kent Course Catalog, look here.

If you are choosing from programmes within Humanities, Social Sciences or Sciences, please select the modules you would like to study, in order of preference. It is important that you choose carefully, selecting modules you are interested in, as it may not be possible to change your selection once you arrive in Kent

Application Process
  • Exchange Application
  • Official Transcript
  • Provisional Module Choice form
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Passport copy (essential)

International students are offered a single room in University accommodation.  Everything (except for a TV License) is included in the rental price. See University of Kent Housing info here

Student Life

Kent University has a “Buddy Scheme,” or a peer support system.  Upon arrival, you will be matched with a current student that will provide you with information and regularly meet up with you.  Additionally, Kent has over 100 student societies, many of them specifically for international students.  There are over 40 sport societies and a theatre and cinema on campus.  There is a monthly comedy club, plays, live music, and much more right on campus.


Kent is located in Canterbury, which is about an hour outside of London, which is the United Kingdom’s biggest city.  From London, it is very easy to visit not only other parts of the UK, but also other major cities in Europe.

Study Abroad Advisor

Bonnie Marschner