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.
The University of Kent at Canterbury was founded in the early 1960's and received its Royal Charter in 1965. The university's 300-acre campus is on the outskirts of Canterbury. 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, subjects are grouped into the Faculties of Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences and Information Technology. An ancient city full of links to the past, Canterbury offers the county cricket ground, bookshops and pubs, restaurants and theatres. The Channel Tunnel "Chunnel" is less than an hour away and London lies 55 miles to the northwest.
Accomodation and Meals
Students are guaranteed housing and have three options: a place in one of the four Colleges, a place in a self-catering residence on campus, or a place in a University house near 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.