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  • Locations: Canterbury, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Fall
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  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
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Program Sponsor: Partner Program Additional Fee (SPU Partner Programs): 1 - No Additional Fee
Areas of Study: Art, Art History, Biology, Business, Classics, Communications, Computer Science, Drama, English, European Studies, Film, Full Curriculum, Global Development, History, Interior Design, Linguistics, Math, Philosphy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Spanish, Theatre, Theology, Travel Writing, Women's Studies Program Type: Study Abroad
Language of Instruction: English Housing Type: Residence Hall
Minimum GPA: 3.0 Click here for a definition of this term Number of Credits: 24
Program Description:
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Kent Brochure


SPU's partner program at University of Kent offers students of all majors the opportunity to live and study in Great Britain while earning academic credit. The university is located in southeast England in the city of Canterbury, one of the UK's most beautiful and historic cities. The Canterbury campus of University of Kent boasts a theater, used for both student and professional productions, sports facilities, banks, shops, restaurants, cafes, a medical center, and one of the most active student unions in the country. The University of Kent is voted one of the top universities in the UK in national student satisfaction surveys.Your enrollment at University of Kent will entitle you to all of their academic resources to include a library with over a million books, periodicals and journals, well-equipped laboratories and studios, and a learning advisory service. Social facilities are equally good, with a range of cafes, restaurants and other meeting places, sport and music, a theatre and cinema on the Canterbury campus. You also have access to Kent's career service, medical facilities, counseling support and other student support.

Academic Info

The University of Kent has a wide range of subjects available to study abroad students with course offerings primarily selected from the Humanities and Social Sciences. Students will take two, three or four "modules" (courses) in areas that include English literature, psychology, philosophy, sociology, drama, politics and history. To determine if University of Kent has available courses for your area of study, check out the Subjects You Can Study section from the short term program catalog. Please refer to "Choosing Course Modules at the University of Kent.pdf" for instructions on how to read Kent's course catalog.         


Students will be housed on campus in private bedrooms with shared living/communal areas. A variety of accommodation styles are available from modern apartments to traditional halls of residence, and prices vary depending on the type of accommodation chosen. The most common type of student housing is Self Catered Accommodation, and we recommend that students choose this type of accommodation. Meals are not included in the Self Catered option, but students have kitchens where they can cook for themselves. There are a number of  small markets and grocery stores on and near campus, where students can shop for food. There are also many inexpensive restaurants nearby when students wish to eat out. Students will apply for housing directly to University of Kent and are guaranteed on-campus housing provided they apply by July 31. Housing application instructions will given to you by U-Kent.

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SPU Partner Program: Tier 1  (Fall Only)

Seattle Pacific University has partnered with affiliated organizations or host universities that have been vetted for their academic and student support. Partner Programs are eligible for Federal, State, and Institutional grants and scholarships.
For SPU Partner Programs, you will be charged one quarter of SPU tuition for participation during fall quarter or winter/spring quarters combined. Depending on the tier level of the selected program, an additional fee for tiers 2-10 will be charged. For fee information, see Partner Program Cost.

What's Included:
  • Tuition 
  • Welcome Week in September. This takes place in the week before lectures and seminars begin so you have time to relax and meet other people. The week includes a greeting at the airport, a welcome dinner, and trips to local attractions.
  • Access to join student societies and athletics: The campus has a gym, badminton, tennis and squash courts, all-weather football pitches and basketball. There are a huge range of sports societies and teams, so you can develop your skills in whichever sport you wish.The University also has a newspaper and radio station you can get involved with.
What's Not Included: 
  • Airfare
  • Housing
  • Meals
  • Medical Insurance (You may be required by the British government to purchase international medical insurance)
  • Confirmation Deposit: A $300 fee will be due as part of your SPU application and considered your commitment to the program. As SPU has a capacity of 50 students every year for Partner Programs, this fee would be refunded if your application was submitted after we reached capacity.
Additional Costs to Consider:
  • Provider/Host Institution Application Fees & Deposits (when applicable)
  • Passport
  • Visa or residency permit (when applicable)
  • Gym membership at U-Kent - varies
  • Laundry, personal expenses and local travel
  • Travel insurance (optional)
  • Generally, students spend more money while they are abroad than during a typical quarter at SPU. These costs vary per student, and are usually associated with extra in-country and personal travel, eating out, entertainment, and purchasing gifts and souvenirs. 
For more information, contact SPU Study Abroad

This program is currently not accepting applications.