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University of Kent
Canterbury, United Kingdom
University of KentApplying
OIP is currently revising our study abroad application in order to facilitate more efficient application processes and to better suit the needs of our students and partner institutions overseas. Applications for Spring 2014 (as well as for programs with early deadlines for Fall or Full Year 2014) will open July 1, 2013. Although applications will not open until July, our overseas studies regional advisors remain available to meet with students interested in discussing our programs and we encourage students to come talk to us early.
Applicants should be in good academic standing and should have a GPA of 3.0. Students must have previous coursework in their chosen subject.
About the Program
University of Kent Program Budget 2013-2014.pdf
University and Location
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 with the past, Canterbury has plenty to offer modern inhabitants - the county cricket ground, bookshops and pubs, restaurants and theatres. The Channel Tunnel is less than an hour away and London lies 55 miles to the northwest.
Accommodation 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. Students will not be permitted to find their own accommodation.
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
Anthropology, Biology, Chemistry, Classics, Computer Science, Economics, Film, Government/Political Science, History, International Studies, Literature, Mathematics, Philosophy, Physics, Psychology, Religion, Sociology
For course and subject listings, click here.
Language of Instruction
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.
American Letter Grade Mark Class
A+ 70+ First
A 67-69 Upper Second
A- 64-66 Upper Second
B+ 61-63 Upper Second
B 58-60 Upper Second
B- 55-57 Lower Second
C+ 52-54 Lower Second
C 48-51 Lower Second
C- 44-47 Third
D 0-43 Third
F 0-39 Fail
*Students must receive 48% (C) or better to earn Georgetown credit for courses at Kent.
Student Program Evaluation
Students that participated in this program provided their assessment of their experience. To find detailed information on the following topics, click the links below.
2008-2009: 1 respondent out of 1 participant
Student Profile (2008-2009)
Academic, Cultural, & Linguistic Learning (2008-2009)
Program Support & Living Conditions (2008-2009)
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.