Applicants should be in good academic standing and should have a GPA of 3.0 at the time of application. Students must have previous coursework in their chosen subject.
Applications are due in February for the upcoming full year and in October for the spring term. If you are considering a full year abroad in two locations (split year), you must submit application materials for both programs at the deadline for the first program.
Canterbury (est. 55,000) is both a university and cathedral city in the heart of Kent, about 60 miles southwest of London. An ancient city full of links to the past, Canterbury is not only home to the world famous Canterbury Cathedral, but it also holds the county cricket ground, bookshops and pubs, restaurants and theatres. A student friendly city, you’ll find in Canterbury a fun and friendly atmosphere, with medieval buildings nestled alongside modern shops, restaurants, and bars. Kent is also known as the “Garden of England”, with many villages, castles, walking and cycling trails, and miles of scenic coastline.
From Lonely Planet: Canterbury tops the charts for English cathedral cities and is one of southern England's top attractions. Many consider the World Heritage–listed cathedral that dominates its centre to be one of Europe's finest, and the town's narrow medieval alleyways, riverside gardens and ancient city walls are a joy to explore. But Canterbury isn't just a showpiece for the past – it's a spirited place with an energetic student population and a wide choice of contemporary bars, restaurants and arts venues.
The University of Kent lies on a 300 acre campus on the outskirts of Canterbury overlooking Canterbury Cathedral. Consistently ranked in the top 10 UK universities for student satisfaction, Kent boasts world class academic, library, and student resources. A distinctive feature of the university is its collegiate system. There are four Colleges - Darwin, Eliot, Keynes, and Rutherford - each with its own living, social, teaching, and study facilities. Within this framework there are no "departments" as such, and subjects are grouped into the Faculties of Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, and Information Technology. The University of Kent also boasts an active student union, the Kent Union, which has over 100 clubs and societies.
Students are guaranteed housing and have two options: a place in one of the four Colleges, or a place in a self-catering residence on campus. There is no university meal plan - students will be responsible for cooking their own meals. Per the Georgetown study abroad housing policy, students will not be permitted to find their own accommodation unless the University is unable to provide housing.
The academic year runs from the beginning of October to the end of June. It consists of two 12-week terms (Michaelmas and Lent) and a 6-week Trinity term. The majority of courses extend over two terms and exams are given during the Trinity term.
Fields of Study and Language of Instruction
Language of Instruction is English.
Fields of study include: Anthropology, Biology, Chemistry, Classics, Computer Science, Economics, Film, Government/Political Science, History, International Studies, Literature, Mathematics, Philosophy, Physics, Psychology, Religion, Sociology.
Full Year students are required to complete 120 Kent credits. Spring students are required to complete 60 Kent credits. Spring students should choose their courses from the Part II listing under the subject. Students who successfully complete 120 Kent credits will receive 30-32 Georgetown credits and 10 course equivalents. Students who successfully complete 60 Kent credits will receive 15-16 Georgetown credits and 5 course equivalents.
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*Students must receive 48% (C) or better to earn Georgetown credit for courses at Kent.