In the QS World University Rankings 2024, the University of Kent has been ranked 39th within the UK and is in the top 25% of Higher Education Institutions worldwide.

Here at Kent, we are all part of a vibrant, creative and inclusive university seeking to make our mark. When you choose Kent for international study, you're choosing the perfect gateway to the world beyond. A place for unlocking your ambition. Taking your vision forwards. Achieving your goals.

You’ll join a diverse community of creative and critical thinkers who will inspire as well as challenge you to push the boundaries of your subject. Whether your next step in to discover more about your interests, or pursue a long-standing career ambition, we’ll work together to help you shape your future. 

Whether you study at our UK campuses in Canterbury and Medway, or at our specialist postgraduate centre in Paris, you’ll find a safe and welcoming environment at Kent. As well as outstanding teaching that exposes you to new ideas, you’ll have access to first-class facilities, academic and wellbeing support and a host of extra-curricular opportunities to extend your experience.

To support you during your studies, our generous scholarship fund includes awards for musical and sporting excellence and exclusive scholarships for international students. 

Inspiring teaching led by research 

Kent’s approach to research has always been interdisciplinary and collaborative. In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF), our reputation was confirmed as a world-leading research university across the arts and humanities, sciences, and social sciences. For you, this means that you’ll be joining a community that pushes boundaries, that is ambitious, innovative and intent on making a positive difference to people’s lives. You’ll learn from leading thinkers whose work informs their teaching and who understand what it takes to produce world-leading research.

Great student experience 

With 157 nationalities on campus, the world is on your doorstep at Kent. You’ll become part of our diverse and friendly community and make friends with people from all over the globe through our many student societies, sports clubs and international groups.

Celebrate with us by joining in with festivals and events such as Diwali, Holi, Thanksgiving or the Chinese New Year. Look out for WorldFest too, our annual celebration of our international community.  You can also join our student-led international wellbeing group to meet other international students, share stories and support each other.

Your future starts here 

We want your life after graduation to match your ambitions so, wherever possible, we build real-world experience into your degree to help you develop the professional skills you need to succeed. We make sure that our facilities mirror those you’ll encounter in industry to help you hit the ground running and give you a serious advantage in the graduate world. You can add value to your degreebyopting to take a year in industry or internship too: great development for you and invaluable experience for your future career.  

For support with what comes next or to discover where your degree could take you, our award-winning Careers and Employability Service provides practical support from day one and up to three years after you graduate. You will get specialist support and access to resources to help you find work anywhere in the world

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Times Good University Guide 2024 Ranking 52/131
Guardian 2024 Ranking 56/121
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