Canterbury Application timeline
Accommodation application timeline
It's easy to apply for accommodation. See what you need to do and when.
So you’ve applied to study at the University of Kent's Canterbury campus and you're waiting for an offer. What's next? Apply for accommodation of course!
Where you live is a major decision so whether you'll be an undergraduate (UG) or postgraduate (PG) student use this time to get as much information as you can before you apply for accommodation. If you're not sure what accommodation is right for you, we've gathered the four questions you need to ask yourself to get started.
Accommodation applications open in mid-January every year for students starting in September. Plus, if you apply before 30 June then you could be guaranteed an accommodation room offer from us!
January 2023 starters
If you are due to arrive in January 2023 you can apply for accommodation online from the 1 November 2022. If you apply before the following deadlines you will be guaranteed to receive an offer:
- If you are an exchange or LLM student you will need to apply by Monday 5 December 2022.
- If you are an international foundation (IFP) or pre-sessional student please apply before 19 December 2022.
If you are a postgraduate student starting in January you should also email us at email@example.com once you have completed your online application to confirm your interest.
Don't forget, although you'll be arriving in 2023 we're still in the 2022/23 academic year until August 2023 so you'll need to select 2022/23 when you start your application.
When will I get my offer?
Exchange students and new LLM students will receive their accommodation offer from us via the email they applied with by Monday 19 December 2022.
IFP and pre-sessional students will receive their accommodation offer from us via the email they applied with by Friday 13 January 2023
When should I arrive?
If you are an exchange or LLM student, you should aim to arrive on campus for Monday 9 January 2023.
IFP and pre-sessional students should arrive on campus before Monday 23 January 2023.
One top tip is to apply early as we allocate rooms based on your application date. Here Will shares more great advice for applying for accommodation at Kent.
* If you hold an unconditional offer of a place to study at the University of Kent before August, you will hear from us with an offer of a room earlier via email.
** Late, adjustment and clearing applicants, as well as late postgraduate applicants, will be offered accommodation subject to availability with applications considered in line with the stated 2023 eligibility criteria (PDF 189KB).
Congratulations you've accepted your offer to study at Kent and have received your room offer and we can't wait to meet you!
It can seem like there's a lot to do to get ready to arrive but if you follow our simple steps and advice you'll be ready to settle in in no time at all!