Kent is a favourite destination amongst international students for its globally recognised degrees, cosmopolitan environment, and exciting work opportunities both during and after your studies. Kent is consistently voted one of the top UK universities in international student satisfaction surveys, and international students point to the welcoming social environment as a highlight of their Kent experience.
The University has a collegiate structure and has seven colleges. Kent is one of only eight UK universities to have such a structure, developed by the University’s Founding Fathers to create a ‘true community of masters and scholars’.
Kent degrees are based on World Leading Research (Research Excellence Framework) and are taught by leading academics in their fields. The university offers flexibility and choice throughout its programmes.
There are helpful pathway opportunities for international students, including English language and Foundation courses, to help you meet the requirements of your chosen degree.
"Kent Extra" provides students with opportunities to enhance their knowledge, learn new skills and improve their CV. Students can do this through study pathways that broaden their degree programme; spending a year abroad, or on a work placement; attending a summer school; volunteering; or taking a Study Plus course.
Kent has partnerships with many international institutions, which create study abroad and work placement opportunities as part of its programmes. Kent graduates enjoy excellent career prospects around the world: more than 96% of Kent students who graduated in 2016 were in work or further study within six months.
The University continually builds strong partnerships between business and research by encouraging innovative and creative collaborations. Its dedicated business and innovation gateway provides a clear route to world-renowned expertise and cutting-edge facilities, ensuring that it provides practical and creative solutions to meet real business needs.
The University has been awarded a gold rating, the highest, in the UK Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). Based on the evidence available, the TEF Panel judged that the University of Kent delivers consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students. It is of the highest quality found in the UK.
The TEF Panel reported that Kent ‘students from all backgrounds achieve consistently outstanding outcomes. Very high proportions of students from all backgrounds continue with their studies and then progress to employment, notably exceeding the provider benchmarks. The metrics indicate very high levels of student satisfaction with teaching, academic support and assessment and feedback.’
The Research Excellence Framework (REF) ranked it 17th in the UK for research intensity with world-leading research in all our subjects.
University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent