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  • Locations: Canterbury, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: SDSU applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Program Description:
Program Overview
The University of Kent International Summer School gives students the opportunity to have of a taste of Kent's academic program provision.  The courses are delivered by Kent's top-ranking academic schools and are designed to introduce students to what we have to offer.

Course are designed for students who are currently studying on undergraduate or postgraduate degree programs. For some courses there is a need for existing subject knowledge and for others admission can be more flexible.

Full information, including application forms and details about fees, are available on the Kent Summer Schools website
  • A series of intensive two or three week courses in a variety of subjects
  • For students seeking to gain experience of the exciting curriculum opportunities which Kent has to offer
  • A welcoming environment with excellent resources, facilities and pastoral care
  • 3rd highest score for overall student satisfaction.
  • On-campus accommodation
  • Courses delivered by high-ranking academic schools at a top-20 UK university
  • Additional language support available
  • Airport transfer included, subject to arrival time
  • Social activities
University Profile
The University of Kent, the UK's European University, is recognized for its outstanding student experience, and is home to 17,000 students, 24% of whom are from overseas. Students vote Kent one of the top universities in the UK in national satisfaction surveys. Kent combines the quality of a UK education with the cultural opportunities of the European continent, and is a great base from which to explore the region. Study abroad and JYA students are welcomed to the verdant, 300 acre main campus, with its outstanding social, sporting, support and accommodation facilities, in the World Heritage city, Canterbury.

Location Summary
The University campus is set within 300 acres of parkland overlooking the ancient city of Canterbury, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Canterbury is in easy reach of London, Paris and mainland Europe. The city is a world heritage site. It has a number of important historical buildings including Canterbury Cathedral, St Augustine's Abbey and St Martin's Parish.

The campus is self-contained and includes student accommodation, a library, sports centre, theatre, music performance centre, nightclub, cinema, places to eat and bars, shops, a bookshop, medical centre, day nursery, public access computer rooms, a chapel, launderettes and bus stops. If you want to explore the city centre, it is less than 30 minutes from campus and is on a direct bus route.

Canterbury represents the perfect combination of old and new, with cinemas, sports facilities and shopping streets in the city centre alongside landmarks of English heritage. The campus is within walking distance to the city centre, and features its own theatre, cinema and sports centre, as well as multiple restaurants.

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Note: While some summer courses are 15 UK credits and therefore equivalent to 3.7 SDSU units, other Kent summer courses are only 10 UK credits (ECTS 5) which are equivalent to only 2.5 SDSU units. Students should meet with their academic advisors to determine if they can make up the unit deficiency.

Note: At the University of Kent, SDSU considers 500+ courses, Level I or H courses, and Stage 2 or 3 courses as upper division. 

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year SDSU App Deadline SDSU Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2021 03/15/2021 04/01/2021 TBA TBA