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University of Kent Scholarships for Undergraduate and Postgraduate International Students in 2020

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The University of Kent offers a generous range of scholarships for international students to help them with fees and costs. They are designed to assist deserving students in completing their education. Every year, with its more than 200 scholarship programs, the University of Kent awards 3,000+ scholarships. The majority of the University of Kent scholarships are common for domestic and international incoming students.

For the academic year 2020, the university will award 300 scholarships to its incoming students, irrespective of their nationality.

  • University of Kent scholarships are mainly awarded based on the applicant’s academic merit.
  • Only a few scholarships are awarded based on applications submitted for admission at the University of Kent.
  • Kent Undergraduate scholarships range from GBP 1,000- GBP 10,000.
  • International Kent postgraduate students are eligible for external scholarships like Chevening scholarships, Commonwealth Scholarships, etc.
  • To apply for the University of Kent scholarships, students have to submit an essay in 750-1000 words, on a given topic.

Since the university is offering a plethora of scholarships, it has tried to keep its scholarship search system simple. On a single page on the website, students can explore all the University of Kent scholarships, based on their level of study, campus, tuition fee status.

University of Kent Scholarships for Undergraduate Programs

International students enrolling in various undergraduate programs at the University of Kent are eligible for 50+ scholarships in 2020. These include both University of Kent scholarships and Kent faculty-based scholarships.

Some of the Kent undergraduate scholarships for international students in 2020 are tabulated below:

ScholarshipBenefits EligibilityApplication Deadline
International Scholarships for Undergraduate Students GBP 8,000Entering a UG program at Kent in 2020May 31, 2020
Institute of Engineering and technology awardGBP 3,000 per yearAbove 80% in class XII;
Enrolling in Kent engineering program
Auto consideration
The First 500 ScholarshipsGBP 2,000 per annumStarting any UG program in 2020October 31, 2020
Human Geography Sustainability ScholarshipGBP 2,000Entering BSc Human Geography or BSc Human Geography; Year in Professional Practice at Kent in 2020May 31, 2020
Kent Scholarship for Academic Excellence 2020GBP 2,000Satisfied entry requirements of Kent UG programAuto-Consideration
DA VINCI Academic Scholarship 2020GBP 2,000Starting UG program in Kent School of Engineering and Digital Arts in September 2020Auto-consideration

How to Apply

  • To apply for these scholarships, applicants are required to submit an essay on the given topic
  • The University of Kent scholarships at the undergraduate level also offer Undergraduate Study Abroad Scholarships, where recipients receive GBP 2,000 for their one year abroad at an approved university.
  • For this, the applicants must apply for admission to Kent via the UCAS application process, for a full-time UG program, with a study-abroad option, starting in Septemeber 2020. To apply for the Undergraduate Study abroad scholarship, applicants must submit a 700-word essay on "Why I wish to study abroad as part of my Kent degree, and how this will help me in my future career".

University of Kent Scholarships for Postgraduate Programs

For the undergraduate programs, there is a wide range of University of Kent scholarships for Kent postgraduate programs. In the academic year 2020, applicants are considered for 80+ Kent postgraduate scholarships.

Some of the Kent postgraduate scholarships are mentioned in the table below:

ScholarshipBenefits EligibilityApplication Deadline
Blackbaud ScholarshipGBP 5,000Entering MA Philanthropic Studies; Achieved 2:1 first degreeJune 7, 2020
Brussels School of International Studies (BSIS) ScholarshipGBP 6,950Entering any MA or LLM degreesNovember 2020
Kent Bussiness School Early Bird10% tuition fee discountAdmitted to any PG program at Business schoolAuto-consideration
MBA Women in Leadership Scholarship50% tuition feesMinimum 2:1 or First Class degree; 500-word statementNo specific deadline
Kent Business School Excellence ScholarshipGBP 5,000Choosing taught MSc programsJune 30, 2020
Kent Business School International Research ScholarshipGBP 15,285Achieved First 2:1 UG degree; IELTS 7.0Auto-consideration

How to Apply

To apply for the postgraduate University of Kent scholarships, eligible students are required to complete an additional scholarship application form available on the official website.

University of Kent External Scholarships

In addition to university scholarships, international students planning to pursue higher studies in the UK and at Kent are eligible for various external scholarships offered by the UK government, British Council, etc. Some of these scholarships are tabulated below:

Scholarship NameBenefits
Chevening ScholarshipsCovers tuition fees, accommodation, travel expenses
GREAT scholarshipGBP 10,000
Commonwealth Shared scholarshipsCovers tuition fees, accommodation, travel fare
Fulbright Awards (US students)Offers tuition fees & maintenance
Western Union Foundation Global Scholarship ProgramPursuing an undergraduate degree in Science. Technology, Mathematics, Engineering and Business, GBP 1,863

University of Kent Scholarship Application Tips

  • Research Scholarships Early: The more time invested in searching a scholarship the more options will come to the fore. Students need to research in-depth on scholarships, request the authorities for application materials and information. Take a year and begin these processes when you intend to start the course. 
  • Eligibility Requirements can be asked from the providers, in case one is not fully aware of the eligibility norms.
  • Portfolio Organization: Documents like-
    • Essay of intent or a personal statement
    • Letter of recommendation or references
    • Proof of eligibility
    • Transcripts
    • Test scores and certificates
    • Parental financial information, including tax returns
    • If a required-attend personal interview
  • Proofread Application: Take time to proofread the application and make sure all the required sections are filled.
  • Follow Instructions and Make Copies: Stick to deadlines, word limits, and requested documents or else the application can be penalized. If the application is required to be sent by post, make copies of the same.

Students must remember that the decisions for these scholarships are not made by the university official. They are only responsible for the selection decisions of the University of Kent scholarships.

To explore other international scholarships at the University of Kent, applicants must use the university’s “Find a Scholarship” page. At this single page, you’ll see all the University of Kent Scholarships and set filters as per your requirements. Apply for all the scholarships wisely and carefully.

Scholarships Offered


GREAT Scholarship


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: $12,499
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Master
  • Number of Scholarships: 103

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Bhajan Lal Scholarship


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: Variable Amount
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Doctorate
  • Number of Scholarships: N/A

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Saltire Scholarships


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: $10,433
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Master
  • Number of Scholarships: 50

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Debesh Kamal Scholarship


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: $1,385
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Bachelor
  • Number of Scholarships: N/A

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Commonwealth Master’s Scholarship


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: Variable Amount
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Master
  • Number of Scholarships: N/A

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Forte Fellowship


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: $24,623
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Master
  • Number of Scholarships: 3

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The Global Study Awards


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: $12,252
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Bachelor
  • Number of Scholarships: 2

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Bharat Petroleum Scholarship 2020


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: Variable Amount
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Master
  • Number of Scholarships: N/A

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VueVille Future Technology Scholarship


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Bachelor
  • Number of Scholarships: 1

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Paul Foundation scholarships


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: $20,174
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Diploma
  • Number of Scholarships: N/A

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Commonwealth Shared Scholarships


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: Variable Amount
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Master
  • Number of Scholarships: N/A

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Forktip Women’s- Innovation Scholarship


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: Variable Amount
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Bachelor
  • Number of Scholarships: 10

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JN Tata Endowment Scholarship


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: Variable Amount
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Doctorate
  • Number of Scholarships: N/A

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India Postgraduate Taught Master’s Scholarship


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: $3,555
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Master
  • Number of Scholarships: 5

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Commonwealth Scholarship


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: Variable Amount
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Doctorate
  • Number of Scholarships: N/A

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(ISC)² Women’s Cybersecurity Scholarships


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: Variable Amount
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Bachelor
  • Number of Scholarships: 10

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Commonwealth Rutherford Fellowship


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: $3,105
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Doctorate
  • Number of Scholarships: 50

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Chevening Scholarship


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: Variable Amount
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Master
  • Number of Scholarships: N/A

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QS Leadership Scholarship


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: $10,000
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Master
  • Number of Scholarships: 1

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Robert S. McNamara Fellowship Program


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: $25,000
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Doctorate
  • Number of Scholarships: N/A

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Charles Wallace India Trust Scholarships


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: Variable Amount
  • Type: Awards
  • Level of Study: N/A
  • Number of Scholarships: N/A

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Education for Sustainable Energy Development Scholarship Program


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: $21,000
  • Type: Need-Based
  • Level of Study: Master
  • Number of Scholarships: 8

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QS scholarships


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: Variable Amount
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Bachelor
  • Number of Scholarships: N/A

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1st Formations Business Scholarship


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: $800
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Bachelor
  • Number of Scholarships: 10

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National Overseas Scholarship


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: Variable Amount
  • Type: Need-Based
  • Level of Study: Doctorate
  • Number of Scholarships: 100

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Lady Meherbai D Tata Education Trust Scholarships


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: $8,365
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Master
  • Number of Scholarships: N/A

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Collegedunia $150 Scholarship Program


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: $150
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Bachelor
  • Number of Scholarships: 3000

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Goa Education Trust Scholarships


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: Variable Amount
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Master
  • Number of Scholarships: N/A

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BrokerFish International student scholarship


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Bachelor
  • Number of Scholarships: 1

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Commonwealth Professional Fellowship


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: Variable Amount
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Doctorate
  • Number of Scholarships: N/A

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UWL International Ambassador Scholarship


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: $6,447
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Bachelor
  • Number of Scholarships: 100

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Cranfield MBA Scholarship for Women


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: $15,576
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Master
  • Number of Scholarships: N/A

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Monica Cole Research Grant


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: $1,291
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Apprenticeship
  • Number of Scholarships: N/A

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Aga khan Foundation Scholarships


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: Variable Amount
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Master
  • Number of Scholarships: N/A

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