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Study Abroad and JYA Guide 2010

Study Abroad and JYA Guide 2010 Why study abroad?

Why study abroad? Deciding to study in the UK for a year, or for a semester, can expand your horizons, enhance your academic studies and give you the opportunity to gain a truly unique insight into another culture. Did you know? Every year, more and more students are choosing to study abroad, and the UK is the number one study abroad destination for students from many countries around the world. Spending a year or a semester abroad doesn’t have to delay your expected graduation date. With careful planning, you can complete your studies in the same time as you would if you stayed at home for your full degree. In an increasingly competitive global job market, employers value graduates with study abroad experience who have proved that they can succeed and function in a different environment. A year or a semester at Kent tells employers that you will make the most of every opportunity. If you are planning to go to graduate school, a study abroad experience will prepare you for the more independent nature of postgraduate studies. Your study abroad experience at Kent also provides you with a different perspective on your chosen subject and opens up new avenues of academic thought. In the UK, academic staff usually teach both the lectures and the seminars, so students have the opportunity to get to know their professors well and to discuss questions in depth with the academics who are leading researchers in their area.

Studying abroad is about more than just a fantastic academic experience. It’s also about growing as an individual, developing your self-confidence and having fun! Studying abroad enables you to gain a deeper understanding of another culture, make lifelong friends from a wide variety of backgrounds and benefit from an experience that is truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

“The five months I spent studying abroad were the greatest months of my life, and not a day goes by without me thinking about the great times I had while at Kent.”

Contents Why study abroad at Kent?


Canterbury campus from the air


Canterbury and the campus


Studying at Kent


Junior Year Abroad (JYA) programmes


JYA English PLUS programmes


Credit systems and exchange partners


Entry requirements, fees and living costs


How to apply


Daniel Reese, USA


Study Abroad and JYA Guide 2010 Why study abroad at Kent?

Why study abroad at Kent? High academic standards Kent has some of the best teaching staff in the country. In the 2008 National Student Survey, 90% of students said they were ‘overwhelmingly satisfied’ with the quality of the teaching at Kent. For three years running, National Teaching Fellowships have been awarded to Kent academics in recognition of their outstanding work. In the UK Government’s 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), Kent was ranked 24th out of 159 institutions for world-leading research, with eight of our subject areas in the top ten nationwide. We are among the best research-intensive universities in the UK, with over 55% of our research deemed to be world-leading or internationally excellent.

The opportunity to gain a British qualification If you are studying for a full academic year at Kent, you could combine modules to make up a programme of study leading to a diploma. The diplomas are an unusual opportunity to gain two recognised academic qualifications within the normal period of a single degree course. They can then lead on to a BA or BSc honours degree, or in some cases, if you are suitably qualified, you can take the diploma as a pre-Master’s qualification towards registering for a higher degree of the University.

Excellent support services and facilities Our excellent facilities are available to all our students – no matter where you’re based. Academic resources include a library with over a million books, periodicals and journals, well-equipped laboratories and studios, and a learning advisory service. Social facilities are equally good, with a range of cafés, bars, restaurants and other meeting places, sport and music, and a theatre, nightclub and cinema on the Canterbury campus. You also have access to a highly effective careers service, a medical service, counselling support and other student support services. 4

A safe, attractive campus

A friendly cosmopolitan community

The Canterbury campus is Kent’s original site, founded in 1965. It is built on 300 acres of parkland overlooking Canterbury and is still growing and evolving. Modern buildings are surrounded by open green spaces, courtyards, gardens, ponds and woodland, and the view across Canterbury and the Stour Valley all help to make it a highly attractive and friendly campus.

There are 139 different nationalities represented on the Canterbury campus. Over 20% of full-time students here are from outside the UK. Kent Union runs many national or regional societies such as the Japanese Society, the American Society, the Asian Society, and societies covering leisure interests such as anime, music, photography and all kinds of sport.

All short-term programme students live in student accommodation on campus, which is no more than ten minutes’ walk from central facilities. See p8 for more information.

Campus accommodation is divided into flats or corridors of five to nine people so you have an excellent opportunity to make friends quickly. All students, no matter where they live on campus, belong to one of the colleges. Each of the colleges has its own living, social, teaching and study facilities and is made up of students from different disciplines and nationalities. College Masters are part of a network of people, including course tutors, who have a responsibility for student welfare.

Good location and transport links Canterbury is located in east Kent, south-east England. An excellent network of transport links connects east Kent with London and mainland Europe. See p8 for more information on Canterbury and the region.

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Study Abroad and JYA Guide 2010 Canterbury campus from the air

Canterbury campus from the air The Canterbury campus is built on 300 acres of parkland 25 minutes’ walk from Canterbury city centre. The campus is self-contained and is based round five colleges, which include student accommodation, teaching and social facilities and some academic schools.

The rest of the campus includes student residential buildings, a library, sports centre, theatre, cinema, nightclub, eating places and bars, shops, bookshop, medical centre, pharmacy, day nursery, public access computer rooms, multi-faith chaplaincy, launderettes and bus stops.

Location and transport links The campus is a 25-minute walk, or ten-minute bus-ride, from Canterbury city centre. There are bus stops at several locations around the Canterbury campus. An excellent network of transport links connects east Kent with London and mainland Europe. London is only 60 miles away and you can reach London Victoria, Charing Cross, Waterloo East and London Bridge stations by train in just 90 minutes. From December 2009, a new high-speed rail service is scheduled from Canterbury to London St Pancras, which will reduce the journey time to one hour. The Channel ports are less than 20 miles away and Calais or Boulogne are approximately 75 minutes by ferry from Dover, Folkestone and Ramsgate. It is only a 20-minute train ride to the Eurostar terminal at Ashford International. From there you can be in Paris in about two hours. Ebbsfleet International station, with Eurostar links to Paris Lille and Brussels, is approximately 45 minutes from Canterbury. The Channel Tunnel at Folkestone is approximately 30 minutes’ drive away. The nearest main airport is Gatwick, with good local motorway connections, and Heathrow is just under two hours away.

“When I first saw the campus, I fell in love with it – there is lots of green around. I love the fact that you can see the Cathedral from the campus and that the University is so close to Canterbury.” Omer Kilic, studying Computer Systems Engineering 7

Study Abroad and JYA Guide 2010 Canterbury and the campus

Canterbury and the campus Canterbury is a city with a warm and friendly atmosphere. It has been permanently inhabited for over 2,000 years since pre-Roman times. Augustine established his first cathedral and abbey here in around AD600, and in medieval times the city became a centre for pilgrimage to the shrine of St Thomas Becket, made famous by Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. The playwright Christopher Marlowe was born here, and a few years ago the Treaty of Canterbury paved the way for building the Channel Tunnel between the UK and continental Europe.

The Canterbury campus


The main campus buildings are surrounded by green spaces, fields and woods, which means that students enjoy an extremely pleasant learning and living environment.

The University provides a range of catering facilities from traditional dining halls to cafés, bistros and other bars, shops and snack machines across campus. There is a considerable variety of food available, including vegetarian options and Halal meat, ranging from quick snacks to full cooked dinners. National and international cuisines are also available.

The campus is self-contained and includes the facilities listed below, plus Kent Union (the Students’ Union), the Gulbenkian Theatre and Cinema, the Music Society, the Sports Centre, banks, restaurants, bars, telephones, shops, post boxes and bus stops. Further information

Accommodation The city centre today shows much of its medieval history in ancient streets and buildings. The cathedral, St Augustine’s Abbey and St Martin’s church form a World Heritage Site – one of only 15 such sites in the British Isles.

The local region The county of Kent is known as the ‘Garden of England’, with many classic villages, castles, walking/cycling trails, orchards and vineyards. Canterbury is well sited for access to famous locations such as Leeds Castle, Rochester (with its Dickens connections) and castles at Dover, Walmer and Deal. East Kent has 120 miles of coastline, with the nearest seaside town, Whitstable, offering many different kinds of water sport. Further information

Accommodation on campus is either in colleges on a ‘bed and breakfast’ basis, or in self-catering houses or flats, with between five and nine bedrooms each. Nearly one third of accommodation is en suite. The Accommodation Office also publishes a weekly list of off-campus accommodation. It can supply a list of hotels and guest houses where you can stay when you first arrive in Canterbury, if needed. We offer on-campus accommodation to all short-term students at Kent. You can apply for accommodation online, and the University must receive your application by the following deadlines.

Programme start

Application deadline

September start January start April start

31 July 30 Nov 15 Feb

Further information


Further information

Computing Service The Computing Service provides extensive computing facilities for all students. There are over 700 public access PCs on campus and all students have their own email address and access to the world wide web. All study bedrooms are connected to the campus network and support Skype and IPTV, which can be accessed by your laptop or desktop computer. (The Computing Service offers online advice on specifications.) The Library and other buildings contain wireless connection areas. Further information

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Study Abroad and JYA Guide 2010 Canterbury and the campus

Templeman Library The Templeman Library contains over a million books, periodicals, pamphlets, audio tapes, videotapes, slides and microforms. The Library has study places for 1,300 students with over 200 public access PCs. The Library website is accessible to all networked PCs in the University. It allows you to trace printed books and periodicals using the Library Web Catalogue. There is a full range of networked electronic information sources on the internet relevant to your subject of study, including online bibliographic databases, electronic books, journals and newspapers, subject gateways and internet search engines, and over 100 CD-Rom databases. Further information

Personal support services Kent has a six-doctor Medical Centre, a University Nursing service (open seven days a week during term time from 7am until midnight and for emergencies after midnight), and a pharmacy. Other facilities include a Counselling Service, the Disability and Dyslexia Support Service, a day nursery for children up to five years old, and a Chaplaincy Team, which serves all the main Christian denominations and the Buddhist, Islamic and Jewish communities on campus. Further information

English Language Unit The English Language Unit (ELU) provides ongoing support and teaching for non-native speakers of English, including the JYA English PLUS programme. Its courses focus on developing your English language and study skills so that you meet the level of proficiency required for your chosen course of study. Further information

Student Learning Advisory Service The Student Learning Advisory Service (SLAS) offers training and information about writing essays, note taking, time management, dealing with exams, writing dissertations and many other skills. You can find information in the form of leaflets and brochures, personal support, groups, workshops and some web pages.

International students are an important part of our student community. You can obtain advice and support from the International Office both on arrival and throughout your studies. Whatever your query, we are here to help you.

Further information

We have links with the University’s various cultural and international societies and we meet many of our current and former students and their families in their home countries.

The International Office

The International Office is happy to welcome you when you arrive and we also organise a welcome and orientation programme for international students arriving at Kent in September, January and April. Further information


Study Abroad and JYA Guide 2010 Studying at Kent

Studying at Kent Teaching methods

Subject areas

Diploma programmes

One of the exciting things about studying at Kent is the way in which you are encouraged to express your own views and develop your own academic skills. As well as attending lectures (which are given to large groups of students), you also take part in seminars (small groups that encourage informal discussion).

Another exciting feature of studying at Kent is the fact that you can take modules across a range of subjects. We encourage this kind of study but advise you to select a programme that forms a coherent ‘package’, rather than a group of modules chosen at random. Alternatively, you can specialise in one particular subject – such as history – and choose all of your modules in this subject area.

If you spend an entire academic year at Kent, you have the opportunity to use your module credits to gain a Kent diploma. The diploma programmes are designed for international students and provide the opportunity to gain another academic qualification on top of your normal degree. A diploma could also qualify you for postgraduate study at Kent.

Teaching may also include workshops or guided research. If you are taking a science or a technical subject, you will spend time in laboratory sessions or practical classes. Language students also take conversation classes and have language laboratory sessions. The schools at Kent are actively involved in research, which means that the subjects you study are at the leading edge of developments.

Level of study All the modules on the short-term programmes are also offered on Kent’s undergraduate degree courses. On an undergraduate degree programme, Stage 1 is the first year of full-time study, Stage 2 the second year and Stage 3 the third year.

Academic credits Each stage of study is made up of 120 academic credits. All Kent programmes divide into a number of modules, each with a credit rating of 15, 30 or 45 credits. These credits can transfer to your home university – see p16 for details.

Assessment Assessment is usually by a combination of coursework and examination. In the fall semester, assessment is usually based on written assignments and class work (although some modules may include special examinations and/or extended essays). In the spring semester, most modules include an examination.


Each diploma is equivalent to a full year’s study for an undergraduate honours degree (BA, BBA, LLB, BEng or BSc). You choose from modules provided at Stages 2 and 3. Students who take a diploma programme could be allowed to transfer to a full honours degree programme involving a further year’s study. You can find full details of the various programmes of study leading to a diploma in the Study Abroad and JYA Catalogue of Modules, available from the International Office at the address on the back of this leaflet, or downloadable from short-term/print.html



Study Abroad and JYA Guide 2010 Junior Year Abroad (JYA) programmes

Junior Year Abroad (JYA) programmes The University of Kent offers several different programmes of short-term (non-degree) study for international students: • Junior Year Abroad • JYA English PLUS (programme for non-native speakers of English) • Fall Semester • Spring Semester. The programmes all run on the Canterbury campus and offer students from different educational systems the opportunity to study and gain academic credit or awards from a British university.

Junior Year Abroad The Junior Year Abroad programme (JYA) is aimed at students who have a good enough command of the English language to be able to study at Stage 2 or 3 of an honours degree. The JYA programme lasts one academic year (nine months, from mid-September to mid-June of the following calendar year). This option is the most flexible and allows you to choose from almost all undergraduate degree modules at Kent. You can compile a study programme from a range of subjects or take a more focused approach by choosing from a specified group of modules from Stages 2 and 3 of any undergraduate degree, leading to an undergraduate diploma. JYA students register for 120 credits.

Fall Semester The Fall Semester programme runs for three months from September to December. It is aimed at international students who cannot, for whatever reason, spend a full academic year studying abroad, and offers the possibility of studying for a shorter period of time from a more limited range of modules. These modules are drawn mainly from

programmes in the Faculty of Humanities, together with certain modules from the Faculty of Social Sciences. Fall Semester students register for 60 credits.

Spring Semester Spring Semester is similar to Fall Semester in that it is aimed at international students who cannot spend a full academic year studying abroad, but runs across the second half of the Kent academic year, from January to the beginning of June. Again, the choice of modules is more limited and drawn mainly from programmes in the Faculties of Humanities and Social Sciences. Spring Semester students register for 60 credits.

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Study Abroad and JYA Guide 2010 JYA English PLUS programmes

JYA English PLUS programmes JYA English PLUS is for students who are non-native speakers of English (from countries such as Japan), who may require intensive English language preparation for study at a British university.

We offer a full-year programme and a part-year programme. There are also three different pathways so you can choose the one that suits your background and abilities. The ‘full-length’ JYA English PLUS programme runs from April to March (the equivalent of a full academic year). Students register for 120 credits. The ‘part-length’ JYA English PLUS programme runs for the first eight months of the full-length programme, from mid-April to mid-December, enabling Japanese students to return home for the job-hunting ‘season’, which starts in January. You normally register for 60 credits and have a language assessment at the end of Week 5 in the same way as the students on the full-length programme.

JYA English PLUS entry pathways

Pathway 2

JYA English PLUS offers three pathways, according to the level of your English ability. You have a language assessment at the end of Week 5, which (along with your IELTS/TOEFL entry scores) can indicate a suitable pathway. Each pathway recommends a different choice of modules to fit in with your language skills. Students with higher levels of English can study modules alongside British students.

For students entering with IELTS 5.0 with a minimum of 5.0 in both Reading and Writing or TOEFL 500 (paper-based) or 60 (internet-based).

The following pathways/module information is based on a student studying at Kent for the full-length JYA English PLUS option. If you enrol on the part-length option, you take half as many modules and only select from modules available in the fall semester.

Note: These modules can change from year to year and may not run in certain years.

Pathway 1

Pathway 3

For students entering with IELTS 4.0 or TOEFL 450 (paper-based) or 45 (internet-based).

For students entering with IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in both Reading and Writing or TOEFL 550 (paper-based) or 80 (internet-based).

You must take two modules in English language. You can then select the remaining 90 credits from modules in history, literature, sociology, economics, politics, philosophy, business and management, law and computing. Each module carries 30 credits and runs for both fall and spring semesters. JYA English PLUS students on the ‘part-length’ programme register (and are assessed for) modules for the fall semester.

You must take one ‘core’ (required) module in English language. You normally select the remaining 105 credits from Stage 1 modules listed in the Study Abroad and JYA Catalogue of Modules.

Depending on their language assessment and subject to advice, students on Pathway 2 may be able to select one Stage 2 module.

Subject to advice, you can select either Stage 1 or Stage 2 modules.

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Study Abroad and JYA Guide 2010 JYA English PLUS programmes

Programme schedule For the first few days, we offer students a fun and informative orientation programme, which is followed by: • Weeks one to five: five weeks of intensive English language study (gaining the reading, writing, listening and speaking skills needed to study in a British university) • Weeks six to eight (vacation period): an opportunity to travel around Britain or Europe to put your new English skills into practice. • Weeks nine to 20: more intensive English language training plus academic study skills. We confirm your academic subject choices during this time • during the fall and spring semesters, you study your chosen academic subjects. The English Language Unit continues to provide any language support that you need. For more information, see the Study Abroad and JYA Catalogue of Modules, available from

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Study Abroad and JYA Guide 2010 Credit systems and exchange partners

Credit systems and exchange partners For all short-term study options, the University issues formal transcripts of the work you have completed, accompanied in most cases by a class report. With the agreement of your home university, these credits can be used towards your degree. If you are studying on the Junior Year Abroad for a nine-month academic year, you must register for a full year’s load of 120 credits of modules, which usually equals 32 credit hours under the American credit system. Fifteen credits at Kent equals four credit hours and involves approximately the same amount of work. If you are registering for the Fall Semester or the Spring Semester programmes, you must take 60 credits worth of modules, which equate to 16 credit hours under the American credit system. Your transcript will show a translation of University of Kent degree marks to US equivalents, using the conversion equivalents shown below.

transcript you get from Kent includes ECTS grades.


Exchange or study abroad students

Hong Kong

Kent has exchange agreements with many universities around the world and can make similar arrangements with other reputable universities. If you come to Kent under one of these agreements, you are an exchange student and continue to pay your fees to your home university. You can find a list of all our current exchange partners on our website at If Kent does not have an exchange agreement with your university, you can apply as a study abroad student and pay tuition fees directly to Kent. There is more information about tuition costs on p18.

City University of Hong Kong, University of Hong Kong

Worldwide partners Kent already has special arrangements with several universities including, but not limited to, the following:

European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) Kent has adopted the European Credit Transfer System. This system was developed in order to guarantee academic recognition of studies throughout universities and colleges across Europe. Modules at Kent, in addition to their own credit values, carry an ECTS credit weighting. In ECTS, 60 credits represent the workload of a year of study, so ECTS credit values are usually half those allocated by Kent. The comparative values are:



US credit hours

15 30 45

7.5 15 22.5

4 8 12

Students taking part in ECTS receive full credit for all academic work successfully carried out at an ECTS partner institution, and you can transfer these credits from one institution to another. The 16

Argentina Universidad de San Andrés


Southwest University of Political Science and Law

Japan Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Kansai Gaidai University, Musashi University, Nihon University, Kyoto Sangyo University, Nagoya University of Foreign Studies and Waseda University

Uruguay Universidad ORT

USA University of California, Indiana University (Bloomington), University of Massachusetts (Amherst), University of North Carolina at Charlotte, the University of South Carolina, Kansas University, Lehigh University, Marquette University, University of Maryland, Mount Holyoke College, Penn State University, Purdue University, State University of New York at Buffalo, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, University of Vermont and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Trent University – more partners to follow in 2010

Equivalence to American credit system American letter grade

University of Kent Mark Class


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Average mark



Upper Second


Lower Second


Third Fail

40-49 Below 40

At the University of Kent, as at other British universities, degrees are classified as First Class Honours (1), Upper Second Class Honours (2.1), Lower Second Class Honours (2.2), and Third Class Honours (3).

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Study Abroad and JYA Guide 2010 Entry requirements, fees and living costs

Entry requirements, fees and living costs General entry requirements

Junior Year Abroad, Fall Semester, Spring Semester

To enter a diploma course, you should have, or expect to gain, the equivalent of the successful completion of the first year of an undergraduate honours degree course at a British university. For students at American universities, for example, the general entrance requirement is usually the successful completion of a sophomore year in approved subjects. Some diploma programmes specify particular requirements and you can find details of these in the Study Abroad and JYA Catalogue of Modules.

An average of 6.5 on IELTS, with 6.0 in Reading and 6.0 in Writing, or TOEFL paper-based 580/internet-based 85.

English PLUS

If you are applying from overseas, you must provide satisfactory evidence of your proficiency in written and spoken English to show that you can take full advantage of the teaching we offer. For JYA English PLUS, there are three different pathways depending on your level of proficiency. The minimum requirements are as follows:


Pathway 2 IELTS 5.0 with a minimum of 5.0 in both Reading and Writing or TOEFL 500 (paper-based) or 60 (internet-based).

£9,000 £10,900 £7,845 £3,600 £5,400

Other living costs Each individual student has different circumstances, so to help you estimate your living costs we provide an online calculator. To use this calculator please go to the web address below.

Further information

Pathway 3 IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in both Reading and Writing or TOEFL 550 (paper-based) or 80 (internet-based).

Start date

Finish date

English language requirement




TOEFL paper

Deadline TOEFL internet

Junior Year Abroad






30 June 2010

Fall Semester






30 June 2010

Spring Semester






30 Nov 2010

English PLUS Pathway 1


December or March




15 Feb 2010

English PLUS Pathway 2


December or March




15 Feb 2010

English PLUS Pathway 3


December or March




15 Feb 2010


Junior Year Abroad JYA English PLUS full length JYA English PLUS part length Fall Semester Spring Semester

(These are fees for the academic year 2009/2010)

Pathway 1 IELTS 4.0 or TOEFL 450 (paper-based) or 45 (internet-based).

Proficiency in English

Tuition fees

Terms and conditions: The University reserves the right to make variations to the content and delivery of courses and other services, or to discontinue courses and other services, if such action is reasonably considered to be necessary. If the University discontinues any course it will endeavour to provide a suitable alternative. To register for a programme of study, all students must agree to abide by the University Regulations (available online at: Data protection: for administrative, academic and health and safety reasons, the University needs to process information about its students. Full registration as a student of the University is subject to your consent to process such information.

Study Abroad and JYA Guide 2010 How to apply

How to apply When you are applying, you must provide: • a completed application form, including a current photograph (downloadable from application.html) • a provisional module registration form (downloadable from the web at studying/short-term/application.html) • full certified transcripts of your academic achievements/results to date • a report from a teacher who is familiar with your academic work at your present university/college • a personal statement supporting your application • a copy of your passport. If your home university has an agreement with the University of Kent then please liaise directly with their Study Abroad Office when you apply. If your university does not currently have an agreement with us, we consider direct applications for short-term study but it is your responsibility to liaise with your home institution about any acceptance of credit transfer of your study at Kent.

Choosing your modules If you want to take one of the diplomas listed in the Study Abroad and JYA Catalogue of Modules, please ensure that you list the correct modules on your form. For more details, see studying/undergrad/apply/entry.html

Humanities and Social Sciences If you are choosing from programmes within Humanities or Social Sciences, please select the modules you would like to study, in order of preference. As some modules are occasionally unavailable or are fully subscribed, we advise you to list some additional modules. Therefore, if you are going to be at Kent for a full academic year (which would equate to 120 credits), please list


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modules worth 180 credits, in order of preference. If you are going to be at Kent for one semester, please list modules worth 90 credits, also in order of preference.


If you are choosing a programme within Sciences, please list your major course interests only and do not select a full range of modules. We will then arrange an individual programme for you in discussion with our advisers.

Where to send your application Completed applications (or any queries) should be sent to: Hazel Lander, The International Office, The Registry, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent CT2 7NZ, UK

Visa and Immigration Please note that international students coming to the UK for six months or longer must apply for a Student Visa. If you are planning to study in the UK for six months or less, but wish to work/volunteer, you will also need to apply for a Student Visa. If you do not wish to work/volunteer, but plan to study in the UK for up to six months, you can enter the UK on a Student Visitor Visa. Please ensure that you give yourself enough time to make your visa application. For further information, please visit We look forward to welcoming you to the University of Kent.

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