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|Dates / Deadlines:|
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|NOTE: Dates reflect the academic calendar for the term; arrival and departure dates may differ. Confirmation of dates will be available in the admissions documents from the host university. If accepted to this program, you must commit to or decline participation by September 30.|
|Class Status:||2nd year, 3rd year, 4th year||Minimum GPA Requirement:||3.0|
|Open to Non-UVa Students:||No||Housing:||University dormitory|
|Language of Instruction:||English||Credit Type:||Transfer Credit|
|Program Type:||Direct Enrollment at foreign institution||Tuition Payments Made To:||UVA|
|Advising Appointment Required:||Yes||Education Abroad Advisor:||Kathleen McLaren-Hawking|
|Application Fee:||Yes||Study Abroad Administrative Fee:||No|
|Subject Area:||Accounting, American Studies, Anthropology, Archaeology, Architecture, Art - Art History, Biology, Chemistry, Commerce, Communications, Comparative Literature, Computer Science, Dance, Drama, Economics, English Language and Literature, Film Studies, French, Geography, German, History, Italian, Kinesiology, Law, Linguistics, Marketing, Mathematics & Statistics, Media Studies, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Portuguese, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology, Spanish|
University of Kent
The University of Kent is a public research institution that was formed in 1965. It is in the top ten percent of the world’s leading universities for international outlook. Students from 149 different nationalities create an interesting and culturally rich environment.
The University offers a wide range of social activities - including over 250 student societies and 50 sports clubs. With its globally-recognized curriculum, cosmopolitan environment, and exciting opportunities, the University of Kent is a popular destination for study abroad students.
The University of Kent was ranked no. 1 in the southeast/London region and no. 4 nationally in overall student satisfaction by the 2016 National Student Survey. Kent is also one of only 15 UK institutions to have a Nuffield Q-Step Centre, designed to provide undergraduates with advanced training in quantitative methods. Kent places emphasis on its research program, and was ranked 17th in the UK for research intensity in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 study.
Canterbury is a small medieval city tucked into the county of Kent, which is known as the “Garden of England.” Canterbury is less than an hour from London, and is a popular tourist attraction for its architecture. Despite WWII bombings, several of the medieval buildings are still intact, and now mingle with more modern designs in Canterbury. Due to its proximity to France, there are often several French visitors in the city. Canterbury also boasts a bustling shopping district, beautiful gardens, and a variety of activities on the Stour river.
It is the student’s responsibility to arrange housing. University of Kent offers several on-campus housing options for exchange students ranging from shared apartments to houses to colleges. They offer meal-plans or self-catering facilities. Students may also choose to live off-campus. More information about Halls of Residences and how to apply can be found on the undergraduate accommodation pages.
Students will pay their regular tuition rate and fees to UVA for the term they are on a UVA Exchange Program. Students are additionally responsible for room and board, transportation, and personal expenses. Students will pay the host institution or make their own arrangements for accommodations. Check the host institution web site for accommodation choices, cost, and application procedures.
Students are responsible for booking and paying for their own international airfare as well as researching and obtaining the necessary visa.
UVA students are required to purchase CISI emergency medical and accident insurance.
Cost of living at University of Kent
- UVA Tuition and Fees
- Host institution Room and Board
- International Airfare
- CISI insurance
- Books and Supplies
- Local Transportation
- Passport and Visa
- Personal Expenses
The University of Virginia believes in providing reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities on an individual basis. If you believe that you would require adjustments in order to fully participate in this program, please contact the Student Disability Access Center at 434-243-5180 as early as possible in order to begin this dialogue.
Passport and Visa
All participants will need a valid passport in order to participate in the program. Students must ensure that their passport is valid at least six months past the program return date. All students must consult gov.uk for information about visa and other entry requirements. International students should meet with their International Student Advisor in the International Studies Office as part of the application process.
Health and Safety Information
All students considering Education Abroad should consult the Students Abroad section of the U.S. Department of State’s web-based travel resources and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Traveler’s Health web resources to research health, safety, and security conditions; visa requirements; immunization requirements; and recommendations on staying healthy and safe in their target destination(s). Students should also carefully review the UVA Education Abroad Health & Safety Abroad web page. Parents and guardians are strongly advised to review all of these resources, as well. UVA students and visiting students enrolled in UVA Education Abroad programs are subject to the University of Virginia’s Policy on Student International Travel.