Kent Summer School in Critical Theory

Applicants must provide

1. An application letter of no more than two pages, outlining:

  • your research and intellectual interests,
  • why you would like to attend the summer school, and
  • which seminar program you would like to attend

2. A curriculum vitae (including details of teaching experience and publications, if any).

How to apply

Applicants should click here to register as an applicant, and proceed according to the instructions. If the form does not load from this link, you can navigate to the University of Kent’s summer schools page and locate the form there.

Applying to the Graduate Research Day

For more information on how to apply to the Graduate Research Day on Saturday 29 June, please see the dedicated tab on this webpage.


A limited number of scholarships may be available in each year, in the form of partial fee waivers. These are allocated on the basis of financial need and the quality of the substantive application. If you would like to be considered for financial assistance, please submit an additional one-page explanation of why this is required. Applicants are also encouraged to be creative in finding supporting funds from their home institution. Consider whether there are professional development, research support, or ad-hoc funds available to you.

Dates and deadlines

The KSSCT operates a ‘dual deadline’ system. The first deadline for application is the 10th of February 2019. Outstanding applicants who applied by this date will be notified in mid February, to enable early travel and accommodation bookings.

The second deadline is 25th March 2019.

All successful applicants will be notified by the 1st of April 2019.​

A non-refundable deposit of £250 must be paid by 8th of April to secure a place in the summer school, and the balance of the tuition fee will be due by the 31st of May.


For all general and administrative enquiries, please use the contact form on this site. For academic matters, please contact one of the directors, Maria Drakopoulou or Connal Parsley.