The University of Kent (formerly the University of Kent at Canterbury), abbreviated as UKC, is a semi-collegiate public research university based in Kent, United Kingdom. It was founded in 1965 and is recognised as a Beloff's plate glass university. The University was granted its Royal Charter on 4 January 1965 and the following year Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent was formally installed as the first Chancellor. It celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2015.
As of 2017, the University of Kent is ranked within the Top 25 universities by the Guardian, the Times Higher Education and the Complete University Guide in the United Kingdom, and has consistently scored 90% or higher for overall satisfaction in the National Student Survey. In 2016, over 28,000 students applied to the University through UCAS and over 4000 accepted an offer. Almost three-quarters of the work submitted for the 2014 research assessments by the University was judged to be world-leading or internationally excellent. It is a member of the Santander Network of European universities encouraging social and economic development.
The University has a rural campus north of Canterbury situated within 300 acres (1.2 km2) of park land, housing over 6,000 students, as well as campuses in Medway and Tonbridge in Kent and European postgraduate centres in Brussels, Athens, Rome and Paris. The University is international, with students from 158 different nationalities and 41% of its academic and research staff being from outside the United Kingdom, and as a result of its extensive ties with and geographic proximity to the continent brands itself as "The UK's European university".
- UK, EU and overseas students can apply for these scholarships.
- The scholarship fund is open to applicants who have been offered a place on any of the Kent, Paris MA programmes for the academic year starting in September 2018, whether split-site (Canterbury and Paris) or Paris only.
- It is open only to applicants intending to study full-time.
- The UK, EU and overseas fee-paying students are all eligible.
- Candidates will be assessed on academic excellence, and will usually hold by July 2018 a first-class Bachelor’s degree in a relevant subject, or hold by July 2018 an equivalent non-UK qualification or a Master’s degree at merit or distinction in a relevant subject or equivalent.
- Paris Scholarships to the value of £5,000 will be awarded to outstanding applicants able to demonstrate a high level of academic achievement, clear intellectual ambition and the potential to make a strong contribution to their chosen MA programme.
- For students whose programmes are quoted in euros, your scholarship will automatically be converted into that currency.
- The candidate should have a very good command of English language.
- The application should be written in English.
- Candidates must have received a conditional or unconditional offer of a place on one of the Kent, Paris programmes.
- Candidates must send a letter of motivation, not exceeding 500 words, stating why they wish to join their chosen Kent, Paris MA programme and how this fits into their long-term plans.
- The letter of motivation should be saved with the following file name: “FirstnameSURNAME_application number_letter of motivation”, for example, CatherineWOOD_123456789_letter of motivation.doc
- The letter should be addressed to the Academic Director of Paris programmes and sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: “Scholarship application Firstname SURNAME application number”, for example Scholarship application Catherine WOOD 123456789.
Scholarship fund worth £25,000.
May, 31 2018