Junior Year Abroad at the University of Kent in Canterbury

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England: Canterbury


The Junior Year Abroad (JYA) programme allows you to choose from a wide range of modules at Kent.

All JYA students take modules worth 120 credits, split over the Autumn and Spring Terms. You can choose from modules from Stages 1, 2 or 3 of any undergraduate degree, giving you a lot of flexibility in your studies.

If you wish to take modules within a new subject area it is usually advisable to choose from the Stage 1 modules, which are at an introductory level. We also encourage students to select modules that form a coherent programme of study. Please bear in mind that your choices will need to be approved by the relevant academic school.

It is important that you choose your modules carefully, selecting topics that you are interested in and that are suitable for your level of academic knowledge. More information on choosing individual modules.

If you would like to take a more focused approach, you can choose modules from a specific subject that lead to an undergraduate diploma.

If you would like to study at Kent for a shorter period than a full academic year, you may be interested in our single-semester programmes.


Fall, Spring


The JYA programme runs for the full academic year from September to June

Degree Level

Bachelors Degree (Undergraduate)

Subject Areas

  • Accounting
  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Architecture
  • Arts
  • Business
  • Comparative Literature
  • Conservation And Preservation
  • Economics
  • English
  • English As A Second Language
  • Finance
  • History
  • Humanities
  • International Relations
  • Languages / Linguistics
  • Law
  • Mathematics
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political Science/politics
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies
  • Social Policy
  • Social Sciences
  • Sociology
  • Theater, Drama, Dance
  • Visual Arts

Cost in US$:

Please contact us for more details

Experience Required


This Program is open to

American, Australian and Canadian Participants.

Participants Travel

Independently or in Groups

Typically Participants Work

Independently or in Groups

Application Process Involves

  • Letters of Reference
  • Online Application
  • Other
  • Transcript

Typically The Application Process Time is

4 weeks