University of Kent

University of Kent

Summary of University of Kent

LOCATION Giles Ln, Canterbury CT2 7NZ, KENT, UK
ESTABLISHED 4 January 1965
PERCENTAGE OF INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS 22% of students coming from overseas
POPULAR COURSES Complete University Guide’s (CUG) top 10 subject tables:

·        Architecture (7th);

·        Social Policy (9th);

·        Hospitality, Leisure,

·        Recreation and Tourism (9th);

·         American Studies (10th).



Overview of University of Kent

The university of Kent is one of the UK’s top universities, established in 1965 the University of Kent offers you outstanding teaching, world-leading research, stunning study locations and a superb student experience.

Kent has has over 20,000 students studying at its various campuses including Canterbury, Medway and Tonbridge in the picturesque south-east of England and continental-European sites in Athens, Brussels, Paris, and Rome.

The extensive range of subjects we offer at both undergraduate and postgraduate level are supported by a substantial scholarship fund including awards for excellence, subject and locations specific study, and bursaries to provide eligible students with financial support.

University of Kent is also ranked among the best in the UK by three national league tables: The Guardian University Guide, The Times Good University Guide and The Complete University Guide. We have been shortlisted for Exceptional Performance in Teaching and Research (Times Higher Education Data Points Award 2016), and our students are among the UK’s most satisfied with their academic experience. They consistently rate Kent as offering one of the best student experiences in the country and, in the 2016 National Student Survey we achieved the fourth highest score in the UK for ‘overall satisfaction’.

University of Kent Ranking

  • Ranked – 35th in the Guardian University Guide 2019

QS rankings place Kent among the world’s elite institutions in eight of the 36 featured subjects.

University of Kent was among the top 150 in the world for Communication and Media Studies (Journalism), Law and Psychology.

Kent also achieved a CUG top 20 position in: Drama, Dance and Cinematics (11th); Marketing (12th); Theology and Religious Studies (13th); History of Art (14th); Sports Science (14th); Iberian Languages (15th); Anthropology (15th); Psychology (15th); Linguistics (17th); Sociology (19th); Politics (19th); and Italian (20th).

Accommodation at the University of Kent

Our University accommodation allows you to make an easy transition to living in the UK – you don’t have to worry about finding somewhere to live and all of your basic bills, except for a TV licence, are included in the rent.

All international students at Canterbury campus are offered a single room in University accommodation for their first year of study. If you study for a Foundation Programme, you are offered University accommodation for both your foundation year and the first year of your degree.

Canterbury campus also has luxury student accommodation Located on the picturesque banks of the Great Stour, Canterbury Student Manor is new student accommodation in historic Canterbury that offers a mixture of studios and en-suite rooms to cater for every student.


The University of Kent’s has it’s main campus in parkland area which overlooks the historic city of Canterbury in Kent.

The University also has additional sites in Medway and Tonbridge in Kent, and European postgraduate centres in Brussels, Athens and Paris. Kent is close to both London and Europe through the Channel Tunnel in Dover.

Notable Alumni

Alumni’s  of the University of Kent  include :

  • Kazuo Ishiguro OBE, author and Man Booker prize winner,
  • Gavin Esler, BBC journalist, author and Chancellor of the University,
  • Dame Carolyn McCall DBE, CEO of easyjet,
  • Canon Dame Sarah Mullally, Bishop in the Church of England.