University of Kent


Canterbury, UK

Overall Ranking

383 in QS Rankings




  • The University of Kent in England is a semi-collegiate public research institute established in 1965 with an enrollment of about 18,865 students (around 15,295 undergraduates and 3,565 postgraduates) and a faculty of approximately 4,000 members. 
  • Offering undergraduate and postgraduate (taught and research) across eight colleges like Eliot, Woolf, Darwin, and Turing, the university allows students to pursue degrees such as BSc, BA, Fads', MSc, MA, Ph.D., etc. University of Kent disciplines include Artificial Intelligence, Anthropology, Community Care, Human Geography, and Military History. 
  • The University of Kent campuses are divided into two, Canterbury (main campus) and Medway, with two sites (Pembroke and The Historic Dockyard Chatham). To strengthen its global academic initiative, the university offers programs like study or work abroad (with over 100 international universities), Global Learning Online (virtual exchange), Global Officers Leadership Development (GOLD), and also Erasmus+. Other courses are Professional Development courses, General Interest Courses, and Summer School courses. 
  • Student accommodation for undergraduates and postgraduates on both campuses (5,400 rooms in Canterbury and 1,100 in Medway) comprises en-suite rooms, houses, and studio flats with dining services and proximity to academic and recreational facilities. With over 175 organizations, students can engage in political, professional, social, and cultural activities.
  • The estimated undergraduate cost of attending is GBP 9,250 for UK students and begins at GBP 16,200 for overseas students. University of Kent financial aid comes from scholarships, grants, loans, bursaries such as International scholarships, the Kent Financial Support Packages, government loans, and Special EU fees. 
About the University

Year of establishment


University Website Link


Also Known as

the University of Kent at Canterbury

Total Students


Total International Students


Size of Campus

300 Acres

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University of Kent Ranking

Ranking Provider

QS Rankings


US News


Times Higher Education


Popular Courses Offered


Students from India with a wide range of credentials and expertise are welcome at Kent University, which evaluates each application on its merit. Please be aware that specific departments may have different entry requirements.


Foundational Programme


Depending on the examining board they used to complete their Standard XII coursework, Indian students desiring to enrol in Kent's foundation programme must score between 50 and 55% overall.




Students who have earned their Standard XII Higher Secondary School Certificates (Indian School Certificate, Intermediate Examination Certificate, Higher Secondary School Certificate) are eligible to enrol in undergraduate programmes at the university.


Depending on the examination board and the planned programme of study, universities usually expect students to acquire a minimum of between 65% and 75% overall in their Standard XII examinations. Specific curriculum and grade requirements may be stated for some courses.




Indian students usually need to have finished a three or four-year undergraduate degree (Honours Bachelor degree or Professional degree) at a recognised university or college to be admitted to a Kent postgraduate degree programme (Master's). Sometimes general bachelor's degrees may be taken into account. The postgraduate degree you are applying for and the university you attended will determine the specific criteria.


  • Universities typically ask for a First Class degree, a final CGPA of 6.0/10, or 60%, for programmes that call for a 2:1. With a high Second Class degree, and a final CGPA of 5.5/10, or 55%, students from prestigious universities may be taken into consideration
  • Universities typically request a high Second Class degree, a final CGPA of 5.5/10, or 55%, for programmes that call for a 2:2



Indian students normally need to have earned a Master's degree with a First Class designation, a CGPA of 6.0/10, or 60% or equivalent at an approved university in order to be admitted to a Kent PhD programme.


English Language Proficiency:

Test Type

Minimum score required

PTE Academic

62 overall with 60 in each subtest


90 overall (with a minimum of Reading: 22; Writing 21; Listening: 17; Speaking: 20)


6.5 overall (with a minimum of Reading and Writing: 6.0; Speaking and Listening: 5.5)


176 overall (with a minimum of Reading and Writing: 169; Speaking and Listening: 162)

Admission Process

Undergraduate Programmes


International applicants may use the UCAS portal or Kent's own application platform to submit their applications. Only if: should you submit an application using the Kent application portal.


  • You're not a native of the UK or Ireland.
  • You owe no house fee (i.e. you pay an international or special EU fee)
  • You have never utilised UCAS, and you have no plans to do so in the future.


With the aid of one of Kent's foreign representatives, international students may also apply. To locate the Kent agent closest to you, visit the university website.


Postgraduate Programmes


Only online applications through the university's portal are accepted for postgraduate programmes. To apply online, visit the university website, find your course, and select the "Apply" option. then decide which programme you want to enrol in.


The portal will be visible. To sign up as a new user, follow the directions below.


Step 1: Fill in all the information.

Step 2: Enter the course information.

Step 3: List your credentials. Before signing the declaration and completing the form, don't forget to fill out all the fields.


Application Process for PhD


For help finding possible supervisors for their research and thesis, PhD candidates should go to the department's website. Then, students are urged to speak with the relevant expert directly to discuss their research project.


Required Document for Admission:


  • Official transcripts of grades
  • Official certificate of graduation
  • Recommendation letter
  • Birth certificate and Passport Copies
  • An essay or personal statement
  • Proposal for a study (for research programs)
  • English language skills demonstrated through the TOEFL, IETLS, or a comparable test



On-Campus Accommodation


  • Turing College has brand new accommodation starting in September 2014
  • Over 5,000 bedrooms, the majority of which have recently been renovated or are brand new
  • A large choice of cheap lodging options, with over 1,200 rooms costing less than £4,000 per year
  • Over 85% of the rooms are self-catering, with over 60% having an en suite bathroom
  • Wi-Fi and wired internet access are available around the campus


On-campus housing can be found here.

Leap Scholar Verdict


Promotes a multicultural campus and has over 9000 international students from 170 countries.

Offering students the opportunity to earn dual degrees from both Kent and partner universities.

Over 95% of graduate students are either employed or pursuing further studies.

Various international scholarships, grants or fellowships are offered to students.

Ranked 17th in the UK. In fact, 97% of its research is considered to be of international quality.

Has 6 colleges, 3 academic centres and 18 academic schools.

Offers numerous UG and PG courses in diversified fields like architecture, media, English, philosophy and more

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Where is University of Kent located?

University of Kent is located in Canterbury, UK

How much does it cost to study in University of Kent?

The average first year cost to study in University of Kent is INR 2302925

What is the acceptance rate for University of Kent?

University of Kent has an acceptance rate of 12.5%

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