The University of Kent is situated in one of the country's most vibrant and historical cities, Canterbury. Kent is known as the "Garden of England" - one of the most picturesque regions of the country, with eastern Kent having 120 miles of coastline! The 300-acre wooded campus is less than an hour from London and offers the ideal location from which to explore Europe and beyond.
UT students have the amazing opportunity to study at Kent for Fall, Spring, or the entire Academic Year!
Fall Semester: September to December
Spring Semester: January to May
There are several ways to get involved at Kent! Yoga, game development, and debating are just a few of the many student organizations on campus. There are also opportunities for volunteering as well.
Know that the United Kingdom uses the following terminology:
Courses (UK) refer to Majors/Departments (US)
Modules (UK) refer to Classes/Courses (US)
The possible levels are listed below:
Level 4 = 1st Year Module
Level 5 = 2nd Year Module
Level 6 = 3rd Year Module
The British education system differs from the US in that students are expected to function more independently. Throughout the semester students meet with tutors in smaller groups called tutorials where they are expected to participate in discussions about the topics covered in lectures and the course readings. At the end of the term an extensive paper is usually required along with an exam. There are no quizzes, tests or papers during the semester, so students must be self-motivated to keep up with their studies.
Students have the option of living in campus accommodation, which is no more than a few minutes’ walk from all the central facilities. This allows you to live in a student apartment, house or college, so you have the opportunity to make new friends from around the world.
All students, no matter where they live, belong to one of Kent’s colleges. Each has its own living, social, teaching and study facilities and is made up of students from different disciplines and nationalities. College Masters are part of a network of people, including course advisers, who have a responsibility for student welfare.
Students studying abroad through exchange pay UT Knoxville tuition and fees, as well as international insurance and a study abroad administrative fee via their myUTK account. Applicable fees include course fees associated with majors in the Haslam College of Business, Architecture and Design, the Tickle College of Engineering, and Social Work.Additional expenses include housing, food, passport, visa* (if necessary), transportation, books, and personal expenses.
Any payments made directly to the host institution (i.e. accommodation) will follow the host institution's payment schedule, which may be ahead of UT's schedule to release any applicable financial aid.
Funding Your Study Abroad Program
You should carefully review costs, budgets and financing when selecting and preparing for your experience abroad. If you have any questions at any step of the process, we encourage you to reach out to your Study Abroad Coordinator for guidance.
Steps to Financing Your Study Abroad Program
Review the program's Costs Sheet to understand the breakdown of program expenses.