Advice for applicants

We recognise that the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is creating uncertainty around the world and you may have questions for us, particularly ahead of joining us in September. We are here to support you with any questions you might have about your application during this time.

The UK Government has announced that GCSE and A-Level exams will not take place in May and June 2020. This decision may also have an impact on other qualifications, such as BTECs.

We want to reassure you that we will be looking at ways on how we can support you during the admission process at this difficult time. We are waiting to hear how qualifications will be awarded.

We are also waiting to hear from UCAS about any changes that will be implemented nationally which will help students secure their place at university this year. We will contact you once we have more information.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Course Enquiry Team.

Last updated 27 March.

We will be able to answer phone calls from 10am-12noon and 2pm-4pm UK time (GMT). Additionaly, our Course Enquiry Team can answer calls between 9am and 5pm.

So we can help you more quickly, we would encourage you to email one of the following: 

For undergraduate applications: 

For postgraduate applications: 

For international applications

Emails will be looked at throughout the day. 

Last updated 19 March.


 We are still accepting applications for September 2020 entry. We are making some changes to our interview processes to help protect the health and wellbeing of our applicants, staff and external interviewers.  

Our Admissions team, and academics, are able to review applications from home so we are not expecting any major delays to our Admissions processes.

Last updated 19 March. 

 We’re aware of changes to IELTS and TOEFL test arrangements in some locations – you can find out more on the IELTS and TOEFL websites. We are expecting most of the tests to resume in early April, although this may change.

Last updated, 16 March.

Following Monday's new advice from the government, we are currently working to establish new arrangements for interviews and are cancelling all our face-to-face interview events. This is to protect the health and wellbeing of those attending.

Once we have confirmed our new arrangements for interviews we will contact you by email. Please make sure that you check your junk mail folder or MyRecord for updates. 

Last updated 18 March.

 We will continue to monitor the impact on students being able to arrive in time for the start of their course. 

If you are an international student then we would encourage you to consult the guidance from your home country, the British Council, the World Health Organisation, and Public Health England.  

Last updated 19 March.

Unfortunately, the University is closed to visitors at the moment. However, please take a look at our virtual tour which provides a great insight into what’s on offer on both our Medway and Canterbury Campuses and the surrounding areas.  If you’d like to chat to a current student, send a message to one of our friendly student ambassadors who will be pleased to answer your questions.

Last updated 20 March.

Please let us know at (for undergraduate courses) or (for postgraduate courses).

Last updated, 16 March.

We are aware that there may be some disruption to some overseas qualifications and are monitoring the situation. If the disruption is likely to cause a significant delay to you being able to start your studies with us then we will contact you to let you know about alternative options.

If you are taking your qualifications in the UK and are applyng through UCAS you will have until 31 August 2020 to meet the conditions of your offer. If an extension to this date is necessary then you will be informed.

Last updated, 16 March.


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