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  • Locations: Canterbury, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Restrictions: UB applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2017-2018 04/02/2017
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Rolling Admission 09/16/2017 06/08/2018
Fall 2017 04/02/2017
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Rolling Admission 09/16/2017 12/16/2017
NOTE: The Fall 2017 & Academic Year 2017-2018 application deadlines have been extended to April 2.
Spring 2018 10/01/2017 ** Rolling Admission 01/08/2018 06/08/2018

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

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Fact Sheet:
Open to: UB students only Language of Instruction: English
Minimum GPA: 3.0 Eligibility: Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors
Area of Study: American Studies, Anthropology, Art, Art History, Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Biomedical Sciences, Chemistry, Classics, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Economics, Electrical Engineering, English, Environmental Studies, Film Studies, French, German, History, International Studies, Italian, Legal Studies, Mathematics, Media Study, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology, Spanish, Theatre, Visual Studies Term: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
Housing Options: On Campus Program Advisor: Krista Paszkowsky
Credits: 12-18 per semester
Program Description:

University of Kent


University of Kent     City of Canterbury (2)     City of Canterbury
The University of Kent has an attractive parkland campus within walking distance of the center of Canterbury. Ranked as one of the top UK universities for student satisfaction, Kent is also recognized internationally for the quality of its research, particularly in social policy, drama, biosciences, English, conservation, and law. The Canterbury campus has approximately 14,000 students. About 20% of the student population comes from outside the UK which contributes to Kent’s diverse and cosmopolitan student community.

Canterbury is located in southern England in the county of Kent. This region is known as the “Garden of England” for its lush natural beauty and picturesque towns and villages. The city has a long history that dates back to pre-Roman times. In the Middle Ages, it was a pilgrimage site for the shrine of St. Thomas Becket, made famous in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. Although this history can be seen today in the magnificent cathedral and surrounding streets, Canterbury is also a modern city with plenty of cultural and leisure opportunities. It also prides itself on being the closest city in England to continental Europe.

ACADEMIC PROGRAM
Full year participants can select courses in nearly all available subjects at Kent. Semester students will have a more limited course selection, mainly in the humanities and social sciences.

Available subjects in the Faculties of Humanities and Social Sciences include:
  • Architecture 
  • Business & Management
  • Classics
  • Comparative Literature
  • Drama
  • Economics
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical & Communications Engineering
  • English & Literature
  • Film Studies
  • History
  • Modern Languages
  • Philosophy
  • Politics
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
Available subjects in the Faculty of Science include:
  • Biochemistry & Biology
  • Computer Science
  • Electronic & Communications Engineering
  • Forensic Science & Forensic Chemistry
  • Mathematics, Statistics & Actuarial Science
  • Physics
University at Buffalo students are required to take 60 UK credits per semester (2 to 4 courses) in order to earn full UB credit. Courses, called modules, are offered in three terms:  Autumn, Spring, and "Autumn & Spring" (Academic Year).  Students who study at the University of Kent for only one semester cannot choose Academic Year modules.

It is also important to note that students who wish to study at the University of Kent during their Sophomore year may be restricted to Stage 1 modules, as pre-requisites are required for most upper level modules. Please reference the credit conversion chart below to learn how credits earned at the University of Kent will convert to UB credits:
UK Credits UB Credits
30 8
20 5
15 4
10 3

ACCOMMODATION
Study abroad students are guaranteed campus housing. All students and academic staff belong to one of the five residential colleges. Each college provides student accommodation and facilitates a community atmosphere with college-specific social and academic spaces and special events. Three of the colleges have residential hall accommodation with breakfast included. The others have shared houses and apartments with kitchen facilities. Additional housing information is available at the Kent accommodation website. Learn more about the undergraduate housing options here or take a virtual tour.
ESTIMATED COSTS
Estimated costs for this program can be found at the top of this page next to Budget Sheets by clicking on the term.

UB students are encouraged to apply for study abroad scholarships. To learn more about the scholarships available to UB students, please visit our scholarships page.

PROGRAM DATES
Fall Semester:  Mid September - Mid December
Spring Semester:  Early January - Mid June

APPLICATION DEADLINES
Fall Semester and Academic Year:  March 15
Spring Semester:  October 1

FOR MORE INFORMATION
Visit the University of Kent website.