The University of Kent is a semi-collegiate public research university located in Kent, United Kingdom. The university has its main campus at Canterbury, housing over 6,000 students as well as a campus in Medway, a European postgraduate center in Brussels and Paris. Awarded Gold in the UK Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework, the highest rating, the university offers outstanding teaching, world-leading research, safe and welcoming study locations, and a superb student experience.

  • The student population at Kent is mixed with around 15,000 undergraduate and 4,000 postgraduate students.
  • International students comprise 22% of the total student population, representing 158 nationalities
  • 97% of Kent’s research was judged to be of international quality in the Research Excellence Framework.
  • The university is distinctively European with 41% of academic and research staff from outside the UK making it a preferred destination for students willing to study abroad in the UK.
  • Kent is also a member of the Santander Network of European universities encouraging Social and Economic Development.
  • The best-paying degree at Kent University is an MBA, with alumni earning an average salary of $115,000.


Canterbury Campus


The main campus is located in parkland just 3 miles away from the city center facing the Canterbury Cathedral, a UNESCO world heritage site.

  • The campus has over 12,000 full-time and 6, 200 part-time students with accommodation of over 5000.
  • The campus is ecologically rich, home to protected species including Great Crested Newts. 
  • Sporting facilities are spread across two main sites: the sports center and the sports Pavillion site.


Medway Campus


The campus reinvents a former naval base as a 21st-century study space providing exceptional facilities and support to students. Medway campus is close to towns of Rochester and Chatham and has two sites, Pembroke and The Historic Dockyard Chatham. It can accommodate over 600 students.


Brussels School of International Studies (BSIS)


The University of Kent Brussels School of International Studies (BSIS) is a multidisciplinary school offering masters and Ph.D. courses in law, politics, providing an in-depth analysis of contemporary issues. BSIS works closely with the School of Politics and International Relations at Kent. Students at BSIS represent 45+nationalities. 

Kents Paris School of Arts and Culture


Paris school of arts and culture is a specialist postgraduate center in one of the culturally rich cities in the world. Flexible, advanced degrees are offered in arts, architecture, history of art, drama, and literature. The programs are capitalized on the city’s vast heritage and culture. 


University of Kent Alumni


The University of Kent is home to over 181,000 alumni in 180 countries. Some of these notable Kent alumni are:

  • AlanDavies- Comedian, and Actor
  • Gavin Esler- Journalist 
  • Ellie Goulding- Award-winning singer and songwriter
  • Sir Kazuo Ishiguro OBE- Author and Nobel Prize in Literature winner
  • E.L. James- Author
  • Tom Wilkinson- Actor


Former students are entitled to a range of benefit from Kent:


  • Career help services are available up to 3 years after graduating from Careers and Employability Services.
  • When a student returns to study a full-time course at Kent, a 10% discount on tuition fee for the first year is granted.
  • Students can join Templeman Library under the external borrow scheme and borrow up to 10 books at a time for only 30 Euros for 3 years,
  • Library membership is also available at Drill Hall Library. Borrow up to 7-day loan items at a time for 50 Euros a year.
  • Discounted membership at the sports center.
  • Alumni access is available at The Venue-University’s Nightclub. An expired student ID card and government ID proof is all that is required.