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UVA Exchange: University of Kent
Canterbury, United Kingdom (Exchange Program) (Education Abroad Programs Program)
Program Terms: Fall Semester,
Spring Semester,
This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2018 15-SEP-2017
25-SEP-2017 15-JAN-2018 15-JUN-2018
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.

Indicates that deadline has passed
Fact Sheet:
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:
Advising Appointment Required:
Education Abroad Advisor:
Kathleen McLaren-Hawking
Application Fee:
Study Abroad Administrative Fee:
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
Program Description:

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.


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Fall Semester: September–December
Spring Semester: January–June
Year: September–June
Term Dates

Students will pay their regular tuition rate and fees at 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 and for 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

Expected Expenses

  • UVA Tuition and Fees
  • Host institution Room and Board
  • International Airfare
  • Health Insurance
  • Emergency Insurance
  • Books and Supplies
  • Local Transportation
  • Passport and Visa
  • Personal Expenses

This program is currently not accepting applications.