University of Kent

Canterbury

  • Location: Seaside, Town, City, Rural

About us

Becoming a University of Kent student is an exciting step towards achieving your ambition. Make the most of our outstanding facilities and soak up all the experiences and opportunities we offer. Whatever your goals and interests, we’re sure you’ll find your place at Kent.

You’ll join a vibrant, creative and inclusive university where we inspire each other to do outstanding things in the world. During your time here, you’ll benefit from quality teaching, well-resourced libraries, extensive student support services and outstanding career guidance, plus hundreds of societies and excellent sports facilities.

Find out where your ambition can take you.

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Student life at the University of Kent

Hear from Kent students Caroline and Toni about what student life at the University of Kent is really like - from making friends to joining societies - make your experience at university one to remember.

What makes us different

Kent provides a supportive environment where you can thrive. We offer fantastic accommodation options and free gym and sports centre membership to all first-year and postgraduate students living in our on-campus accommodation.

You can customise your degree so you get exactly what you want out of your university experience. For undergrads, that could mean a placement year, a year abroad, or a year studying computing, management or a language.

If you’re interested in postgraduate study, our career-focused Master’s and research degrees will help you get the job you want. We offer industry placements, part-time study options, and January or September starts.

Find out more about the courses on offer at University of Kent.

"Every lecturer we had was an expert in their field – we had some of the best people teaching us"
- Zaid Mahmood, Business and Management

"I can sit down and have a cup of coffee with one of my lecturers and talk about my future, my studies and anything that’s happening"
- Jenna Lakshita Seetohul, Biomedical Engineering

"I felt at home within seconds of being on campus. All the students and staff were so welcoming"
- Angel Lawson, Music Performance and Production

"You’re a short bus journey away from Canterbury... it’s breathtaking. Especially when you’re walking along the top of the campus at night and you look out into the city and see the Cathedral lit up. The city itself is so convenient and full of culture and it’s right on your doorstep."
- Rio Finch, Human Geography

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Course locations

Medway campus

University of Kent at Medway, The Medway Building, Chatham Maritime, Chatham, ME4 4AG

Canterbury campus

University of Kent, Canterbury, CT2 7NZ

Paris School of Arts and Culture

Reid Hall, 4 Rue de Chevreuse, Paris, 75006

Main Site

Recruitment and Admissions Office, The Registry,, Darwin Road, Canterbury, CT2 7NZ

Canterbury College (East Kent College)

New Dover Road, Canterbury, CT1 3AJ

University of Kent at Medway

Medway Building, Chatham, ME4 4AG

Accommodation