University of Kent2014 League Table Ranking 28
2014 Overall Score 758
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There are 5,000 EU and international undergraduates currently studying at the University’s UK campuses. We value the contribution that international and European students bring to our community and provide a range of services to ease the transition into university life. Every student has a personal tutor and additional support is managed by service departments across the University.
- The International Development office offers support and pastoral care for international students throughout their time at Kent. Annual events, including the International Dinner which takes place in Welcome Week, and WorldFest; an annual four-day event for students and staff celebrating diversity and multiculturalism within the University are organised by International Development and the office also arranges for new international students to be met at their arrival airport by Kent Welcome Helpers, who are all student volunteers.
- The University has a long tradition of welcoming international students from around the world and is pleased to be able to offer a number of scholarships for entry at undergraduate level. The scholarships are worth £5,000 per annum (for up to three years of study) towards the cost of tuition fees and are offered to nationals of any country paying international fees.
Pre-sessional language courses
- We offer specially designed programmes to prepare international students, who do not have English as a first language, for academic study. These courses focus on developing the English language and study skills so that students can meet the level of proficiency required for their chosen course.
International Buddy Scheme and learning support
- This scheme is run by Kent Union and matches current students with new international students to help them settle in when they first start at Kent. The Student Learning Advisory Service runs a programme of academic and social events specifically for international and European students.
Kent Union International Committee
- Responsible for representing the views of international students at the University, the committee organises social events such as The Big International Night Out takes place in Welcome Week. The committee also celebrates Europe Day and WorldFest. There is an elected International Officer (usually a full-time student), who chairs the International Committee, a Vice President for Activities, and an Outreach and International Coordinator who is a full-time member of staff.
- There is a multi-faith chaplaincy (Anglican, Catholic, Buddhist, Muslim, Jewish, Quaker, Methodist, and Pentecostal) and a variety of religious societies. The Canterbury campus has a small chapel in Eliot College, and a mosque located at the rear of the Sports Centre. A chaplain is available throughout the week at the Medway campus and can be contacted through Student Services or the Student Learning Advisory Service, both located in the Gillingham Building. Muslim students are able to meet for prayer on campus through the UMSA Islamic Society.
Careers and Employability
- The Careers and Employability Service at the University of Kent fully supports international students’ search for work experience. The service advertise internships, work shadowing, formal graduate vacancies and local opportunities in order to help students gain experience and skills in their chosen area of career interest. The careers web page has a specific section aimed at international students, with an area devoted to gaining experience in the UK. There are also regular drop-in sessions and seminars on finding and getting work experience.
International Student Breakdown
Further information for international undergraduate degree students
University of Kent
Kent CT2 7NZ
- T: +44(0)1227 824904
- F: +44(0)1227 823247
- E: International@kent.ac.uk
- International Development website: www.kent.ac.uk/international/
- International student website: www.kent.ac.uk/internationalstudent/
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