University of Kent

The University of Kent is a global university welcoming over 18,000 students from 159 countries across two spacious UK campuses in Canterbury and Medway and a specialist postgraduate centre in Paris.

About Kent

At Kent, you’ll find a safe and welcoming environment, as well as outstanding teaching that exposes you to new ideas. You’ll have access to first-class facilities, academic and wellbeing support, and a host of extra-curricular opportunities to extend your experience.

You’ll join a diverse community of creative and critical thinkers who will inspire as well as challenge you to push the boundaries of your subject. Whether your next step is to discover more about your interests or pursue a long-standing career ambition, we’ll work together to help you shape your future.

Subject areas

Kent has six academic divisions spanning a wide range of subject areas, so you can choose the postgraduate degree that best fits your career goals. Here is a selection of programmes that are popular with our Chevening Scholars:

Kent Business School

Human and social sciences 

Law Society and Social Justice

Computing Engineering and Mathematical Sciences

Natural Sciences

Arts and Humanities

Chevening and the University of Kent

The University of Kent has a long-standing relationship with Chevening, which has successfully placed scholars from all over the world at the university for many years. Kent is proud to be a Chevening partner, and offers three partner scholarships, in addition to the standard Chevening Scholarships.

The University of Kent welcomes applications from all Chevening-eligible countries for any one-year taught master’s degree based at our UK campuses. In the 2022-23 academic year, 12 Chevening Scholars studied at Kent.

Kent celebrates its Chevening Scholars, inviting them to VIP events such as a visit to the Lord Mayor of Canterbury.


Hear from our Chevening Scholars


Lebani Mazhani is from Botswana and is studying a Master’s in Medical Law and Ethics.

“Kent’s programme was different to the others I found, with modules on areas such as poverty, health, and social justice which really appealed to me. When I secured the scholarship, I looked at Kent’s location and was pleased to see that it was near London. I know all of the other Chevening Scholars; we are like a family. We’ve really bonded, and the group expands as people bring in their classmates. International students are a very diverse group and there are opportunities to network.”

Lisa Hussain is from Guyana and is studying our Fintech MSc.

“I chose the University of Kent because I saw and felt the effort made to ensure my experience was pleasant. I had the opportunity to choose three different universities in the UK to pursue my studies, but I went all the way with Kent instead. I knew this journey would be hard so I needed to be in a place that would care about me, especially during troubling times. That place is and continues to be Kent.”

Kelvin Floyd is from Zambia and is studying Conservation Project Management.

“The scholarship has given me a rare opportunity to study in the UK. I chose the University of Kent because it is one of a few universities that offer an MSc in Conservation Project Management and specific modules for conservation leaders and the DICE MSc is the best as it covers both natural and social sciences. Most importantly the University of Kent is research-oriented and I knew that I was going to gain important skills for my career.”