University of Kent

The Fulbright University of Kent Award covers the first year of any master's or doctoral degree programme offered by the university.

The University of Kent is outward looking and forward-thinking, with academic staff who are leaders in their field, outstanding facilities and award-winning student support. Our interdisciplinary programmes are designed to help you sharpen your focus and take a step up in your career. In these challenging times, Kent’s an ideal place for postgraduate study. 

Postgraduate programmes  

Kent is known for the quality of its teaching, gold-rated in the government’s Teaching Excellence Framework, and for the interdisciplinary nature of its programmes and research. We understand that postgraduate students need flexibility, so many of our taught and all of our research degrees offer September or January starts. We also offer distance-learning options and short courses 

A leading university 

Kent is a top 20 research institution. Our academics are involved in research that could lead to new approaches to cancer treatment, end plastic pollution, improve UK productivity, and create original forms of poetry and creative writing. Join a community that’s already shaping tomorrow’s world and discover where it could take you. 

Supportive environment 

Our Graduate and Researcher College helps to create a caring, stimulating intellectual and social environment, so that whether you’re returning to study after a break, studying part-time while continuing to advance your career, or a recent graduate, you can thrive and enjoy the challenge that postgraduate study provides.  

We offer over 300 training sessions annually to help you develop a wide range of skills that not only ensure you get the most out of your studies, but also that you are ready to take your place in the professional world.  

Impressive career prospects  

Kent has an excellent record for employment. In a competitive market, a postgraduate qualification from Kent can help you to get into your favoured profession, move on in your career or change direction. Alongside the support you receive from academic staff, our Careers and Advisory Service provides expert advice and can help you prepare for interviews and assessment days. 


Postgraduate study is offered at our UK campuses in Canterbury and Medway, both within easy reach of London, as well as at our specialist European centres: the Brussels School of International Studies and the Paris School of Arts and Culture. 

Find out more 
We hold Postgraduate Open Events throughout the year and you can chat to our current students via Unibuddy or book an online meeting with one of our advisors. Or find us at 


Grant amount

  • Full tuition waiver
  • £15,609 living stipend
  • $1500 travel stipend

The living stipend is intended as a contribution towards general maintenance costs towards the first year in the UK.

In the UK, master's degrees are typically one-year programmes (full-time) and PhDs are three-year programmes (full-time).