University of Kent


These Scholarships are for Graduate Study in any subject at either Masters or Doctoral level at the University of Kent and are awarded for up to two years (with a possibility of an extension to a third year for doctoral studies). If awarded a Kent Marshall Scholarship, candidates would be expected to study at the University of Kent.

The following information has been provided by the University of Kent:

Why Kent?

The University of Kent, the UK’s European university, is one of the country’s most dynamic universities. Established in 1965, it now has over 20,000 students studying at various campuses including Canterbury, Medway and Tonbridge in the picturesque south-east of England and continental-European sites in Athens, Brussels, Paris and Rome.

World-Leading Research

Kent is placed firmly among the UK’s most research-intensive universities. In the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, the University was ranked 17th* in the UK for research intensity. Of the research submitted, 97% was judged to be of international quality.

Our standing is an indicator of the world-leading research activity that takes place across the institution and is underpinned by our ability to attract external funding, which now consistently exceeds £13 million per annum. This also reflects our sustained investment in staff, buildings, laboratories and equipment.

Kent has some of the best academic staff in the country, including research leaders renowned for their innovative thinking. Our academic staff are engaged in collaborative research projects worldwide.

* of 122 universities not including specialist institutions; rankings are taken from the Times Higher Education, Jan 2015.

A Global Outlook:

Kent students are part of a diverse community of scholars from around the world, representing a total of 148 nationalities. 37% of our academic and research staff, are also from countries outside the UK. We have global partnerships with many prestigious institutions in Europe and beyond, including the USA, Malaysia, China, Russia, Hong Kong and Japan. These partnerships offer many opportunities for our students such as exchanges, study visits and work placements, as well as the possibility of earning a dual degree from Kent and a partner university.


Strong Academic Community

Kent’s Graduate School supports the strategic development of postgraduate education and research at the University and is the foundation for a vibrant, intellectual community. The Graduate School is especially keen to support student-driven initiatives, such as workshops and conferences. Students are able to bid for funding to co-ordinate their own events and projects to enhance their skills base and postgraduate experience through our Postgraduate Experience Awards. Take a look at what’s on offer at  

Outstanding facilities
Over the last ten years, Kent has invested £234m in its facilities. At Canterbury we have established a new college, Turing College and invested £4.8m in sports facilities and a number of new academic buildings, including Sibson building, for Kent Business School. In celebration of the University’s 50th Anniversary in 2015, the Templeman Library was extended and refurbished to include over 500 new study spaces and a 250-seat lecture theatre. Recent developments at Medway include new student accommodation, a new bar and bistro, a multimillion-pound refurbishment of academic facilities at the Historic Dockyard and The Deep End, a new Student Hub building.

Superb Locations

The University of Kent has exceptional study locations across Europe. Our UK campuses, Canterbury and Medway are in the south-east of England, close to London, with state-of-the-art facilities. Capitalising on our European connections we have specialist postgraduate centres in Brussels, Paris, Athens and Rome to allow you to study in cities relevant to your subject area, as well as learning and living the European way of life. You also have access to the study facilities and resources on all of our campuses and centres, no matter where you are based.

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