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International Students

Photo of an International StudentThe University highly values its international dimension with an international student community drawn from over fifty countries. Canterbury Christ Church University is the closest UK University to mainland Europe and has links with Universities and Higher Education institutions across Europe and the rest of the world. International students join a variety of award-bearing programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate level including PhDs.

Our International Office supports students during the application process and throughout their stay and has a dedicated International Student Services Officer. We organise orientation programmes and leisure activities including visits to London and other major attractions in the UK. International students are guaranteed a place in University College accommodation for the first year of their programme and given assistance for further years with recommended private accommodation.

Please note that students from European Union countries can join all programmes available to British students, while for entry clearance/Visa reasons overseas students can only attend fulltime programmes.


Canterbury Christ Church University recognises a wide variety of non-UK qualifications which are accepted for entry to postgraduate programmes. Some programmes require specific subjects to have been studied and may require relevant work experience; applicants should consult the relevant section in this prospectus. For students whose academic qualifications or English language skills are not at the required entry for our MBA or MSc Business Administration programmes, we offer a Pre- Masters programme which additionally awards the Certificate in Management Studies. Please see the relevant section of this prospectus.

All students must be competent in the English Language to be successful in their studies. You will need to show evidence of proficiency by an IELTS, TOEFL test result or equivalent. It may be that your school leaving certificates grades in English are sufficient; the International Office admissions staff can advise. For postgraduate entry an IELTS score of 6.5 is required or TOEFL paper test 570 or TOEFL Computer based test 230. For students who do not achieve these scores we can offer pre-sessional English for Academic Purposes and Study Skills programmes for an agreed period.

Our four week Study Skills programme is offered free of tuition charge to all students progressing on to our postgraduate programmes.

The University is a well-established British Council accredited centre for English language teaching and organises courses all year round.

Tuition fees for the academic year 2006/2007 are as follows.

MSc/MA unless specified below 7,870
MBA January 2006 8,000
MBA October 2006 8,240
MSc Business Administration January 2006 7,640
MSc Business Administration October 2006 7,870
MA Media Production 8,500
Master of Music 8,500
Distance MA TESOL 4,000
Pre-Masters Certificate in Management Studies 5,460
MPhil and PhD 7,870

Tuition fees may be subject to change
Students are advised to allow approximately 570 each month to cover basic living expenses including accommodation and meals. Additional amounts should be allowed for books, clothing, entertainment etc.

A deposit of 3,500 is required of which 2,300 is towards tuition fees and 1,100 towards accommodation. The accommodation deposit includes a 100 non-refundable booking fee.

If a student’s entry clearance/visa is refused then the full deposit of 3,500 is refunded. If an entry clearance/visa is granted then the deposit is not refunded.

A 5% reduction in tuition fees is given if all tuition fees for the programme are paid before arrival.

Tuition fees may be paid in instalments.

Canterbury Christ Church University offers twelve scholarships a year reduction in tuition fees. Application for a scholarship can be made by any overseas student who has been accepted on to a full-time award-bearing programme. Information about application for a scholarship will be sent to you by the International Office with your Acceptance letter.

The International Office staff, led by the Director Susan Rhodes-Molden provide help and advice to students interested in following a programme at the University.

Please contact us and visit our web-site:

The International Office
Canterbury Christ Church University
Canterbury Tel: 00 44 (0) 1227 458459
CT1 1QU Fax: 00 44 (0) 1227 781558
England Email: ipo@canterbury.ac.uk

Web: www.canterbury.ac.uk/international