What is the procedure for applying for undergraduate course at the University of Kent? Here we give details of what to do in case you want to join the University of Kent.
How to apply
It’s great that you want to study with us. Here is everything you need to know about applying for an undergraduate degree at Kent.
How do I apply?
Applications for full-time undergraduate courses must be made through UCAS Apply. Before making an application, look up your course on our course finder, click ‘Apply’ and read the information under ‘Full-time applicants’.
When should full-time applicants apply?
|Early June||Applicants can start preparing applications on UCAS Apply|
|Early September||Applications can be submitted to UCAS|
|15 January||UCAS main scheme application deadline for equal academic consideration*|
|30 June||‘Late’ UCAS applications deadline|
View the UCAS Applications Timeline for all deadlines and important dates in the application process.
*UCAS accepts late applications from Home/EU students throughout the remainder of the application year, which will be accepted only at the University’s discretion. We do not guarantee to give late applications the same level of consideration as applications received by the normal closing date.
Part-time students should apply directly to the University, not through UCAS. There is no fixed closing date but you should apply as soon as possible.
Look up your course using our course finder, click the ‘Apply’ button and then click ‘apply online’ under ‘part-time applicants’.
What are the entry requirements?
Kent accepts a wide range of qualifications, and we always try to judge applications on the basis of academic potential. See our entry requirements page for more information.
What do I need to know?
You need to know the UCAS code for the degree programme you want to study. These are all listed in our courses A-Z
Our UCAS institution code is K24 and our code name is KENT.
When will I hear about my application?
We make a decision on your application as soon as possible. This will be confirmed via UCAS. You can enquire about your application by contacting the Recruitment and Admissions Office through the KentVision application portal. You can also check the status of your application via the UCAS website.
You must satisfy the conditions of your offer by 31 August (of the year of entry). The University may withdraw offers not confirmed by this date.
We make a decision on your application as soon as possible. This will be confirmed via the KentVision portal – you will receive an email letting you know of any change to your application. You can enquire about your application by contacting the Recruitment and Admissions Office through the KentVision application portal.
Will I be interviewed?
Most programmes do not require you to attend an interview. See the entry requirements tab on the programme page to find out if an interview is required as part of the selection process.
Is deferred entry available?
Kent accepts applications more than 12 months before the date of admission, but this does not guarantee that requests for deferral will be approved. The maximum period allowed for deferral is one academic year.
If you are applying for deferred entry, you must state this on your UCAS application. It is also advisable to give some indication of how you will spend the intervening year, ie travelling, voluntary work or paid work.
When should full-time applicants apply for deferred entry?
|Applying for 2018 entry||We will consider applications for deferred entry in 2018 on the same basis as those for entry in 2017. You should apply in the usual way during 2016/17 and you are expected to meet the conditions of an offer by the summer of 2017.|
|Applying for 2019 entry||We will consider applications for deferred entry in 2019 on the same basis as those for entry in 2018. You should apply in the usual way during 2017/18 and you are expected to meet the conditions of an offer by the summer of 2018.|
What happens next?
Received an offer from Kent? Head to our applicants site to book a visit, apply for accommodation and find out what funding is available so you can focus on your studies and get ready to join us in September.