From a university started with some 500 students and 150 staff on a greenfield (and rather muddy) site, the University of Kent has grown today into an institution of over 19,000 students and over 3,000 staff. Consistent top 20 positions in major league tables and two Queen’s Anniversary Prizes reinforce its enviable reputation for the quality and distinctiveness of its academic activities and locations. With campuses at Canterbury and Medway and centres in Brussels, Paris, Athens and Rome, Kent is “the UK’s European university”.

Faculties and Schools


  • Kent School of Architecture
  • School of Arts
  • School of English
  • School of European Culture and Languages
  • School of History
  • School of Music and Fine Art


  • School of Bioscience
  • School of Computing
  • School of Engineering and Digital Arts
  • School of Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science
  • Medway School of Pharmacy
  • School of Physical Sciences
  • School of Sport and Exercise Sciences

Social Sciences

  • School of Anthropology and Conservation
  • Kent Business School
  • School of Economics
  • Kent Law School
  • School of Politics and International Relations
  • School of Psychology
  • School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research

Entry Requirements

  • Applications are judged on the basis of academic potential and take into account the student’s experience, alternative qualifications, and other information entered on the application form.
  • The university tries to ensure that students are not treated differently on grounds of race, colour, religion, disability, gender, sexuality or any other distinction.
  • Please refer to the university website for entry requirements for specific courses.

Availability of Part-Time Work

  • Jobshop is a service run by Kent Union, and Greenwich and Kent Students’ Associations Together (GK Unions).
  • Students are employed by the university in a variety of roles including catering or bar staff, Student Ambassadors and temping.
  • There are also opportunities for part-time employment in Canterbury and the Medway region.

Student Accommodation

  • If students apply before the specified deadline and meet all of the eligibility criteria, they will be offered a room.
  • The university has over 5,400 bedrooms at Canterbury and 1,100 study bedrooms in Medway, with 85% offering self-catering accommodation and 60% of rooms en-suite.

Living Here

Canterbury is a medieval walled city, its many quaint streets, a cathedral and plentiful ruins combine to form a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Canterbury has a bustling, cosmopolitan atmosphere along with the convenience of being a small town, making it popular with students. The Kent Downs to the south and the coastline to the east make for very attractive surroundings.

Kent’s Medway campus is close to the towns of Rochester, Chatham and Gillingham. The region is steeped in history and rich in maritime heritage, with Rochester’s splendid castle and cathedral, and the Historic Dockyard at Chatham. Medway is a bustling area with lots of things to see and do; there are outstanding sports facilities and exciting arts programmes, with students eligible for concessions at many of Medway Council’s leisure centres, entertainment venues and attractions.

  • City Population: 151,000
  • Student Population: 28,000