University of Kent

United Kingdom

The University of Kent is a public research university based in Kent, United Kingdom. It was founded in 1965 and is recognised as a plate glass university.

In 2014 the university was ranked 80th in the world by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings in Top 100 Universities Under 50 Years. Additionally, Times Higher Education also ranked the university 20th in the United Kingdom in 2015 though aggregating multiple ranking results into a comprehensive table of ranking tables. It is among a group of institutions to consistently score 90% or above for overall satisfaction in the National Student Survey.

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Our campuses

The main Canterbury campus covers 300 acres (1.2 km2) and is in an elevated position just over two miles (3 km) from the city centre. It currently has approximately 12,000 full-time and 6,200 part-time students and some 600 academic and research staff, and is the largest campus of the university. See below for a list of amenities near our campus.

In 2000 the University joined with other educational institutes to form the "Universities for Medway" initiative, aimed at increasing participation in higher education in the Medway Towns. The following year the University of Kent at Medway formally opened, initially based at Mid-Kent College.

The University of Kent and Medway Park Leisure Centre have gone into a multimillion-pound partnership to provide high quality leisure facilities for university students and the general public. Medway Park was re-opened in 2011 by Princess Anne for use as a training venue for the 2012 London Olympics, as well as a training venue for the Egyptian and Congo National teams. See below for a list of amenities near our campus.

Information
Year
Founded
1965
Student
Population
17080
Staff
Population
1324
Male to Female
Ratio
48 : 52
International
Students
29%
Hotline
+65 6333 1300
Kent@therightu.com
Social
Accredited in Singapore
Strengths
Area Studies
The Times American Studies
United Kingdom
4th
Linguistics
CUG Linguistics
United Kingdom
5th
Criminology
The Times Criminology
United Kingdom
6th
Business Studies
CUG Marketing
United Kingdom
7th
Languages
The Times Italian
United Kingdom
7th
Performing Arts
CUG Art & Design
United Kingdom
7th
Social Work & Policy
QS Social Policy & Administration
United Kingdom
9th
Architecture
The Times Architecture
United Kingdom
12th
Scholarships
British Council IELTS Prize
Up to $60000 for tuition
6 available
British Council IELTS Prize
Up to £40000 for tuition
6 available
British Chevening Scholarships
100% for tuition and living expenses
Limited quantity
UNESCO Fellowship Programmes
Up to 100% for tuition and living expenses
Limited quantity
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Notable Alumni

Kazuo Ishiguro Novelist
Kazuo Ishiguro is one of the most celebrated contemporary fiction authors in the English-speaking world, having received four Man Booker Prize nominations, and winning the 1989 award for his novel The Remains of the Day. In 2008, The Times ranked Ishiguro 32nd on their list of "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945". Ishiguro obtained his bachelor's degree from the University of Kent in 1978.

Jamie Reeves Footballer, Teacher
Jamie Reeves is a regular football pundit on ESPN STAR Sports coverage of the English Premier League. He was formerly a semi-professional football player in England's Southern League, and then moved to Singapore where he played in the FAS Premier League. He is currently the Programme Head for the Humanities Programme at Raffles Institution. He obtained a Master degree in Quantitative Social Science from the University of Kent in 1975.
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