Canterbury is a city in eastern Kent in the South East region of England. The city’s medieval history is easy to see in its streets and buildings as well as its world-famous cathedral, which is the venue for the University’s degree ceremonies. The Cathedral, St Augustine’s Abbey and St Martin’s church make up a World Heritage Site – one of only 15 sites in the British Isles.
Canterbury has a thriving cosmopolitan atmosphere. The streets are packed with small shops, bookshops, large stores and over 80 restaurants, bars and pubs. The city also includes the Marlowe Theatre, art galleries, a cinema, nightclubs, leisure centers, swimming pools and the St Lawrence County Cricket Ground. Canterbury is only a short train ride from London, a 30-minute drive from the Channel Tunnel and only six miles from the beach at Whitstable.
The University of Kent is a British institute of higher education in Canterbury, England. Founded in 1965, the university has a student population of over 17,000 students. About 20% of that population is comprised of international students, coming from outside of the UK. Kent offers a variety of student support services and facilities to all of its students, including a large library, cafés and restaurants, a theatre, medical service, and counseling support.
Kent’s campus is a classical English campus. Today, many say it offers the “Harry
Potter” experience, with a lot of old fashioned charm. Subjects taught at Kent include the following: Business, Classical Studies, Drama, Economics, Film Studies, French, German, History, International Relations, Italian, Literature, Philosophy, Political Science, Theology, Psychology, and Sociology.
Most majors; minimum sophomore standing; 3.0 GPA
Courses are taught in English
Students are normally met at the airport by university staff, and the international office conducts a week-long orientation before classes begin each semester.
The University of Kent is a comprehensive university and offers courses in most academic areas with strong programs in drama, English, science, and political science. Generally courses are 15 British credits, the equivalent of 4 U.S. credits and a full course load for the semester is 60 British credits (four courses).
Grades do not transfer to Marquette University for this program. Only credits will transfer provided that a grade of “C” or higher is earned.
Visit Kent's course offerings page for more information.
Historic course equivalencies
The courses listed in the document below have been approved in general for Marquette credit. However, because each individual academic record is unique, depending on the college, the major and courses taken previously, not every course will qualify to be used toward a Marquette degree. Therefore, current Marquette students must have prior approval from their college office, before enrolling in these courses. Without this prior approval, any course taken at another institution will likely not be accepted toward the Marquette degree.
Students can choose to live in dormitory-style accommodations or on-campus apartments of five to eight people.
All students, no matter where they live on campus, belong to one of the colleges. Each of the colleges has its own living, social, teaching and study facilities and is made up of students from different disciplines and nationalities.
Students are able to study at the University of Kent for a semester or full year. Typically the fall semester is mid-September to mid-December, the spring semester is early January to early June.
|Spring 2012||Fall 2012|
|Program begins||January 9||September 17|
|Orientation||January 10-13||September 18-21|
|Classes begin||January 16||September 24|
|End of Semester||June 15||December 14|
For most students (U.S. Citizens) studying for less than six months and not undertaking work of any kind, entry in to the U.K. will be as a “Student Visitor” with the appropriate documentation.
If the student is studying in the UK for more than six months or plans to undertake part-time employment (including internships) prior application for a “Tier 4 Student Visa” is necessary.
Students participating in this program are expected to make their own flight arrangements. You must wait until you have been officially accepted to City before purchasing airline tickets. Student Universe (www.studentuniverse.com) and STA Travel (www.statravel.com) are two travel agencies that can often help students find flexible, discounted tickets.
*Other costs include a student fee and estimated personal expenses.
Billing: CISI Insurance costs are billed and paid through Marquette University’s Bursar Office. All other costs, including tuition and housing, are either paid directly to Kent by the student or are out of pocket expenses. Meeting Kent’s payment deadlines for any costs are the student’s responsibility.
Please note: all cost and financial information are provided to the best of our knowledge and should be considered as approximate estimates only.