University of Kent
The University of Kent, dubbed “The UK’s European University”, was founded in 1965 and has become a world-leading research and academic community. The student body of approximately 20,155 is dispersed among the main Canterbury campus and other international campuses in Medway, Paris, and Brussels. The international student body represents over 125 countries.
Kent is located in the historical city of Canterbury and consists of 18 schools that revolve around the three academic centres of humanities, sciences, and social sciences. The centres serve as foundations for a plethora of subjects that serve to provide an inspiring student experience and preparation for the future. At Kent, the world-class academic and research environment is driven by innovation, enterprise, and creativity while enhanced by international partnerships across Europe.
The University currently maintains and looks forward to further strengthening its commitment to quality in teaching, learning, research, and wider partnerships.
- Kent is a top 20 University - ranked 16th in the UK by The Guardian University Guide 2014.
- Kent has been shortlisted for the University of the Year by both the Yimes Higher Education (THE) Award 2015 and the Times Good University Guide 2016
- Kent acheived the fifth highest score for overall student satisfaction in the National Student Survey (NSS) 2015, out of 115 multi-faculty institutions
- In the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, Kent is ranked 17th in the UK for the intensity of its excellent research, out of 122 multi-faculty univerities
- Kent has long standing partnerships with over 100 universities in mainland Europe. It is also the only UK University with a centre in Brussels
- The Complete University Guide voted Kent’s campuses in Medway and Canterbury as some of the safest cities for students in England and Wales
The Canterbury campus is built on 300 acres of parkland and is less than 20 minutes’ walk from Canterbury city centre. Residential, teaching and administrative buildings are surrounded by green open spaces, fields and woods.
The campus is self-contained and includes student accommodation, a library, sports centre, theatre, music performance centre, nightclub, cinema, places to eat and bars, shops, a bookshop, medical centre, day nursery, public access computer rooms, a chapel, launderettes and bus stops. If you want to explore the city centre, it is less than 30 minutes from campus and is on a direct bus route.