School of Computing

Superb support for international students

Although we are known as the UK's European University our appeal is world-wide. With 157 different nationalities represented in our student body, and 40% of our teaching and research staff from outside the UK, Kent celebrates intellectual and cultural diversity. Our popularity is due to many factors, including our academic reputation, safe and friendly campuses at Canterbury and Medway, great locations and outstanding computing and study facilities. International students also benefit from our English language support, international students' welcome programme, excellent job opportunities, good student accommodation and a beautiful, multicultural environment.

International engagement

We have been very successful in building up international partnerships worldwide. One of the benefits of these partnerships has been to develop student exchange programmes enabling international students to experience studying and working in the UK.

We are delighted that students from Epitech, France, have chosen to spend their study year abroad with us and take one of our taught Master's courses. Epitech is our French partner university and is a leading higher educational institution specialising in Computing and IT. Staff from both institutions have enjoyed exchange visits under the Erasmus programme

Our exchange students have come from countries all over the world including Bosnia, Brazil, Brunei, Finland, Kazakhstan, Switzerland, Uruguay and USA.

International Summer Schools

We offer students from the School of Computing the opportunity to apply for free places on immersive summer schools in France. The three-week courses, which are taught in English, and based at Epitech in Paris, give students the chance to explore a different computing theme in depth.

International Placements

School of Computing undergraduates have the opportunity to secure overseas placements. We regularly have students working in the US, Asia and continental Europe.


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International News

Bronze Award for School of Computing blog The International Impact Award scheme has awarded The School of Computing a Bronze award for creating an internationally-focused blog. The scheme, set up in 2016,  seeks to recognise, promote and reward internationalisation-related activity and achievements within schools and departments at Kent. This year’s scheme focused on school and departmental blogs and how their internationalisation ventures, achievements and strategic activities are catego...

4 January 2019

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Athena Swan Bronze award The School of Computing is delighted to announce it has been awarded an Athena SWAN Bronze Award for its gender equality work. The Athena Swan Charter is designed to encourage and recognise commitment to advancing the careers of women in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) employment in higher education and research. Bronze awards recognise that the school has a solid foundation for eliminating gender bias and developing an inclusive culture that values all staff...

29 October 2018

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Kent computing expert featured in children's book on amazing careers A children's book aimed at explaining what sorts of careers are available to them in the future includes an interview with Dr Jason Nurse from the School of Computing. Dr Nurse is featured in the book called Fantastic jobs and how to get them, which has a particular focus on jobs in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Dr Nurse is included as a 'social media scientist' w...

24 October 2018

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Chinese Embassy visit to School of Computing On Friday 28th September, Minister Counsellor Yongli Wang from the Embassy of the People's Republic of China visited the University of Kent. During a meeting concentrating on research he was greeted by Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Research & Innovation Professor Philippe De Wilde, with assistance from Dr Caroline Li of the School of Computing. Professor Shujun Li was invited to give a presentation about the Kent Interdisciplinary Research Centre in Cy...

3 October 2018

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Last Updated: 29/08/2018