For students seeking to gain experience of the exciting postgraduate curriculum opportunities which Kent has to offer, the Canterbury Summer School offers courses for undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Join the Canterbury Summer Schools to be inspired and challenged on a variety of subjects in a welcoming environment with excellent resources and facilities.

This is an opportunity to experience academic life at the University of Kent, a top UK university, on courses delivered by world-class academic schools with high-quality teaching by a team of experienced and qualified staff but also visit historical Canterbury, a traditional British seaside town, Whitstable, and if you wish to do so, London. 

Fields of study

There are four different courses available in the following fields:

  • Business
  • History
  • Psychology

See the 'Courses' tab for more information about the courses available. 

Credit equivalent

10 credits = 2 UQ Units. Maximum of 2 UQ Units if 10 credits are successfully completed (pending UQ faculty approval).

Eligibility and application

All applicants must meet the UQ short-term experience eligibility criteria and the Kent entry requirements

Biotechnology and Psychology programs impact on UQ semester 2, 2018 dates, UQ students must meet the additional special conditions for programs that impact on teaching dates.

 Apply to UQ Abroad Apply to the host

Course list

UQ students can choose one of three different courses:

  • Start Date: 01 July 2018
  • End Date: 15 July 2018
  • Credit: For-credit or not-for-credit
Hidden Histories of the Second World War​
  • Start Date: 01 July 2018
  • End Date: 15 July 2018
  • Credit: For-credit or not-for-credit
Psychology - Investigating the Social Mind
  • Start Date: 01 July 2018
  • End Date: 15 July 2018
  • Credit: For-credit or not-for-credit


Program fees range from $2,700 - $2900 AUD.

More information regarding program fees can be found on the host university website.

Applicants may also be eligible for UQ-specific funding.


Accommodation can be provided by the University of Kent at an additional fee.

For more information regarding accommodation, please see the host university website

Key Dates

Application Deadlines

UQ Abroad: Winter applications for this program have now closed
Host: Applications to the host have now closed

Program Dates

Program dates vary between courses. 

*Students are encouraged to apply before the host deadline

Fast Facts

Type: Study
Mode: Study abroad
Location: Kent, UK
Credit: For-credit and not-for-credit
Cohort: Undergraduate & Postgraduate