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University of Kent


We want your experience to be the best it can be, from the moment you arrive. That’s why we’re taking steps to help protect our community from Covid-19, while safeguarding teaching and student life. We will not compromise the quality of teaching, learning and experiences of our students.

In the autumn term, you’ll be taught through a mix of in-person and online teaching. The exact blend depends on your programme, but we’ll keep you updated over the coming weeks. Visit here



Kent is a place that’s built on big ideas – where people come to learn about themselves, explore new ways of thinking, and make connections that last a lifetime.

You'll be studying at a university recognised for its excellent teaching (as our TEF Gold award shows). But it’s not all about study here – there’s so much you can do beyond your degree. Join societies or help to run one, volunteer or get valuable work experience.

Kent’s academics produce world-leading research, and you will study with some of the most influential thinkers in their field. Our two campuses provide first-class laboratories, bright, airy teaching facilities and well-resourced libraries with lots of study space.

Kent is a welcoming, diverse community with staff and students from around the world. With over 150 societies and sports clubs, there are loads of opportunities to meet new people who share the same interests. When you choose Kent, you’re also making a choice to help build a better world. Whether you’re passionate about sustainability, want to improve people’s health, or help local communities, there’s lots you can do here to make a difference.

Award-winning student support is provided by a dedicated team who are committed to helping all students succeed. You’ll have access to an on-site careers centre with experienced careers advisers to help you get a head start in your career, and an employability scheme that provides opportunities for internships and other work experience.

The Canterbury campus is set in 300 acres of beautiful Kent parkland and is less than an hour from London with easy access to Europe. Set by the river in a fascinating mix of modern and historical buildings, Medway campus is just 40 minutes from London by train.

We'd love you to join our world this September. 

Clearing USPs

Clearing USPs

Award-winning student support and a strong, diverse community give you the backing you need to break boundaries and excel.
Expand your thinking: TEF Gold teaching and an active research culture provide a learning experience that equips you for your future career
Located just an hour from London, the Medway campus provides riverside urban living while Canterbury offers green spaces in the heart of Kent.
Our Clearing Guide

Our Clearing Guide

It might feel as though a lot of decisions have been taken out of your hands this year. Clearing is your chance to take control again and discover your path in 2020. If you’re not already holding an offer, you can apply for a course via Clearing from 6 July.  

Top tips for Clearing:

  • Don’t panic – this is an opportunity to explore universities and courses you may not have considered before.
  • Look at the UCAS website to see available places and make a shortlist. Make sure you’re looking at both the course and the university – it’s about finding a place you’ll enjoy.
  • Apply online or by phone. Once you’re happy with your decision, accept your place with your chosen university and remember to accept with UCAS.

When you make your Clearing application at our website, you can indicate on the form whether you need accommodation. Subject to availability, we will always try to find accommodation on the campus for everyone who comes through Clearing.

We know that Clearing can be a worrying time, but it’s also a great opportunity to reconsider what you want to study and which university will give you the best experience.  For inspirational teaching, stunning locations and a place built on big ideas, bring your ambitions to Kent.

“Clearing is there for a reason, don’t be embarrassed to use it. So many people I know came to university through Clearing. You can go to your dream university and do your dream course.”

Tavimba Chisenga, Multimedia Design and Technology BSc


What Happens Next?

What Happens Next?

Clearing is for everybody – whether you are a school leaver, a mature student considering a new career, or you’ve decided to change subject or university since you originally made your application (see UCAS for how to do this).

Monday 6 July onwards:

  • Clearing opens and Kent’s Clearing website is launched
  • From today you can apply for a place at university if you haven’t accepted any offers.
  • Visit Kent’s website to register your interest in Clearing and read what some of our students say about the Clearing process and studying at Kent.
  • Take a look at the courses you might want to apply for.
  • Take a virtual tour around our campuses in Canterbury and Medway – don’t forget to check out the accommodation.

Thursday 13 August:

  • If you’ve studied for A levels, this is when you’ll receive your results.  Best of luck from all of us at the University of Kent!
  • If you didn’t get the grades you wanted, or have changed your mind, we’ve got plenty of great courses and two fabulous campuses here at Kent.
  • Visit our website, choose the course you are interested in, follow the simple instructions and apply – we’ll get back to you asap with a decision.
  • Make sure to accept your offer through UCAS.

September 2020:

  • Congratulations! Your hard work has paid off and you will be starting your university degree.
  • We hope to be meeting you at the University of Kent!
Contact Details

Contact Details

Visit our website to know more. 

Call our hotline number 0333 733 1924 to get more details on clearing. 

Key stats

  • Accommodation available
  • Scholarships available

WUSCA ranking The overall ranking is decided by students from this institution rating them in a Whatuni review. This forms the basis of the Whatuni Student Choice Awards (WUSCA for short).

87th / 131

CUG ranking Source: Complete University Guide 2021

47th / 130

Undergraduate students Source: HESA, 2019 (note: only applies to undergraduate records)


TEF score The Teaching Excellence Framework is how the standard of teaching at this institution is judged by an independent panel of experts. It's broken down into three levels; gold, silver and bronze, and looks at teaching quality, learning environment and student outcomes.

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26 Jan 20

Politics and International Relations BA (Hons)

The people and campus are amazing. The only thing that is bad is the way the university has deteriorated overall in the 4 years i have been here, going from a top 25 uni to in the 60s. The bureaucracy and poor student relationship between the students and central team is the main reason for...
24 Jan 20

Biomedical Science with a Sandwich Year BSc (Hons)

So far so good. It's been a nice experience, and I'm looking forward to the rest of it. University of Kent is in a good, quiet location as well, so definitely...