Postgraduate accommodation

The following accommodation is available to postgraduates and is offered on a first come first served basis, subject to remaining availability. To qualify for an offer of accommodation you should apply online and meet all conditions of your offer by 31 July in the year of entry.

Any postgraduate whose academic registration is shorter than 51 weeks will not be allocated to Woolf College as this is for students registered for a full year.

On campus: Woolf College

standard bedroom exterior of Woolf College Wool kitchen

Woolf College is located on central campus and offers the highest standards of self-catered accommodation. Each of the 544 bedrooms has its own shower, washbasin and toilet. Every room is networked to the University's main computer system and the College has its own launderette.

Three types of room are available at Woolf College, all for single occupancy only and on a fixed 51 week accommodation contract.

Room type Number of rooms
standard en suite (12 sq metres) 453
large en suite (17 sq metres) 50
studio including kitchen facilities (17 sq metres) 41

Standard en suite and large en suite room types are arranged in flats for five to eight students. Each flat has a very large shared kitchen and dining area.

As Woolf College is managed on behalf of the University by UPP (a private accommodation provider), applicants' contact details are passed to UPP for administration purposes.

Other on campus postgraduate accommodation

Darwin Houses Darwin houses A room in a 4-8 bedroomed terraced house, located adjacent to Woolf and Darwin Colleges.
Each house has shared kitchen, shower and toilet facilities.
Some studio flats are also available.
Park Wood houses at Park Wood Students registered on short stay academic programmes of nine months or less are allocated to five bedroom Park Wood houses. This accommodation provides shared kitchens, showers and toilets and is for students needing shorter stays of 3, 6 or 9 months determined by the length of their academic course.
To qualify for this accommodation your course must end in June or earlier.
Keynes House Keynes Houses This property comprises five self-contained flats which are suitable for single or double occupancy.

Off campus:

Any postgraduates who do not qualify for University accommodation due to late application and who need further guidance on finding off-campus housing, can contact the University's Accommodation Office on +44 (0)1227 766660. Information about living off campus can be found on our off-campus housing pages. Please note that University campus accommodation is unsuitable for students with children. Advice and information about searching for family accommodation can also be found at the above link.

If you require any further information regarding postgraduate accommodation at the University of Kent at Canterbury or Medway, please contact the Accommodation Office on +44 (0)1227 766660 or

We regret there is no parking available for students living on campus. Information on local transport facilities is available from the Estates Department.


Accommodation, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent

Enquiries: +44 (0)1227 766660 or Contact us

Last Updated: 04/01/2016