The University of Kent is a semi-collegiate public research university based in Kent, United Kingdom. The University was granted its Royal Charter on 4 January 1965 and the following year Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent, was formally installed as the first Chancellor.

164 countries are represented in the student body, with 25% from outside of the UK.

97% of research at Kent was found to be of international quality in the most recent Research Excellence Framework.

From a university started in 1965 with some 500 students and 150 staff, the University of Kent has grown today into an institution of over 20,000 students and over 4,000 staff.


The University of Kent is located in Canterbury on the southern east coast of England. The city can be accessed via Heathrow and Gatwick international airports as well as rail with great transport links to and from London.


The University have top courses in Economics, History Of Art and Religion & Theology. Click below to discover the wide range of courses the University of Kent offer students.