AT A GLANCE/LOCATION | PROGRAM TERM | AREAS OF STUDY | COURSE INFORMATION | HOUSING INFORMATION | COSTS | STUDENT LIFE | APPLICATION PROCESS | STAFF CONTACT |
AT A GLANCE/LOCATION
The University of Kent is located in the city of Canterbury, a city of about 1.5 million residents about an hour outside of London. The University of Kent is ranked in the top 10% of the world’s leading universities for international outlook according to the Times Higher Education
. Each year Kent welcomes students representing 148 nationalities from around the world. About 26% of their student body population are international students.
Kent is located in Canterbury, which is about an hour outside of London, the United Kingdom’s largest city. From London, it is very easy to visit not only other parts of the UK, but also other major cities throughout Europe. Canterbury is a historic English cathedral city and a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Mid September – Late December
Mid January – Mid April
AREAS OF STUDY
Students studying at the University of Kent may be interested in studying from a variety of courses in the following areas: humanities, social sciences, sciences, business. Learn more about courses here.
For semester programs, Kent offers three modules in a range of academic areas. Students can mix classes from each of these modules, or take classes from just one module. The modules are: Humanities, Social Sciences, and Sciences. Course such as Foreign Languages and Religious Studies are housed in the Humanities module. In the Social Sciences are courses like Accounting & Finance, Business, and Psychology. In the Sciences are classes such as Engineering & Digital Arts and Physics. Since this school is not AACSB accredited, Belmont business students would be advised to consider taking general education courses.
The University of Kent offers international students single rooms in university accommodation. Everything (except for a TV License) is included in the rental price.
Learn more about housing here.
Students pay housing directly to the University of Kent.
2. Belmont Tuition
Tuition is charged at the regular semester rate. Students pay tuition to Belmont.
Students are responsible for booking their own international travel. Students should wait until they receive formal acceptance from the University of Kent into their program before booking their airfare.
Kent has a “Buddy Program,” also known as a peer support system. Upon arrival at Kent, you will be matched with a current student that will provide you with information and regularly meet with you to help in your adjustment to the university of the UK. Additionally, Kent has over 100 student societies, many are specifically for international students. There are over 40 sport societies and a theatre and cinema on campus. There is a monthly comedy club, plays, live music, and much more right on campus!
Dates and Deadlines
All requirements must be completed by the Belmont Abroad Office deadlines: online materials are due by 11:59 PM on the deadline date
Spring Semester Programs: October 1
Summer/Fall/Academic Year Programs: March 31
How to Apply
1. Please click the Apply Now button (found at the top-right of this page and/or at the bottom of this page) to apply.
2. You will automatically be directed to your myBelmont account to log-in.
3. After logging in to your myBelmont account, if you are not re-directed back to Belmont Global, open a new window for Belmont Global to complete your application.
This program has a two-step application process:
The Belmont’s Study Abroad Office Application, which includes:
- Passport photocopy
- Online questionnaires
- Signature documents
Only application materials for Step 1 must be turned in by the corresponding term’s deadlines as listed above.
The Host University Application,
This Step will be completed after
your advisor reviews and accepts your Belmont application.
- If Belmont’s Study Abroad Office accepts your application, your study abroad advisor will provide you with additional information, and supplemental application instructions will be sent to you.
Office of Study Abroad • JAAC 1009