*If you do not meet these eligibility requirements, please meet with the OGE Regional Advisor for this program early in the process to discuss your options.
- Good academic and disciplinary standing
- Minimum GPA of 3.0
About the Program
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. The University of Kent also boasts an active student union, the Kent Union
, which has over 100 clubs and societies.
The University of Kent is located in Canterbury
in the heart of Kent
, about 60 miles southeast of London. An ancient city full of links to the past, Canterbury is not only home to the world famous Canterbury Cathedral
, it's also full of bookshops, 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 within the county.
- Full year: mid-September to early June
- Spring: mid-January to early June
Fields of Study
Fields of study include: Anthropology, Architecture, Art/Art History, Biology, Chemistry, Classics, Computer Science, Economics, English, Film, Geography, Government/Political Science, History, International Studies, Literature, Mathematics, Performing Arts, Philosophy, Physics, Psychology, Public Policy, Religion/Theology, Sociology, Theater Studies
Students are not restricted to any one department, but must keep in mind prerequisites may be required for some courses. Students should mainly be looking at first or second year courses, but are eligible to take third year courses if prerequisites are met. Please reference the University of Kent's Course Catalogue.
Students are required to enroll in a full courseload and complete all exams and assignments associated with the course regardless of the credit they wish to receive on the program. Withdrawal from a course or failure to take/complete a final will be regarded as an unauthorized reduction in courseload and a violation of the academic policy.
A full courseload for this program is: 60 Kent credits (typically 3-4 classes)
The minimum passing grade for this program is: 48
Students are required to live in program housing
as housing at Kent is guaranteed.
Students have two housing options:
- Catered Residence hall: traditional dormitory with a dining hall either attached or nearby (meal plan included in the housing fee)
- Self- Catered Hall: apartment and suite style residence hall, where students have access to a shared kitchen (meal plan not included)
The Office of Global Education is committed to making study abroad accessible to all interested and eligible students. OGE hopes that students with accessibility needs will pursue study abroad opportunities and use the available support services on campus for assistance and advice when necessary.
With over 200 approved-programs, OGE is confident that you will find a program that fits your interests and goals. Programs offer varying degrees of academic and lifestyle support. Please make an appointment with the OGE advisor specializing in your geographic area of interest to discuss how to best support any special needs you might have on programs that may interest you.
To learn more about the resources for students on campus and also for advice on how to request accommodations overseas, please visit the Georgetown Academic Resource Center’s website
. Additional support can be found on the Mobility International website