Application timeline

You’ve applied for Kent and you're waiting for an offer. So what's next? Where you live is a major decision so use this time to get as much information as you can before you apply for accommodation. Use the timeline below to see what you need to do and when.
Date Event Further information
13 January 2020 Application page goes live for 2020/21 intake New undergraduate students who have received a conditional or an unconditional offer from the University can submit an application from 13 January 2020.

New postgraduate students who have received a conditional or an unconditional offer from the University can submit an application from 13 January 2020.

Full details on our eligibility criteria (PDF 227KB).

For both undergraduates and postgraduates, once you have submitted your application, you can change your accommodation preferences as many times as you like until 31/07/20. Please note that your application date will not change.
31 July 2020 Application deadline for 2020/21 intake Applications for accommodation must be received by 31 July. Late applications will be considered subject to availability.
13 August 2020 A level results day The University receives confirmation of A level results and makes decisions on applications. Other results may be received at different times.
14 August 2020 onwards* Offers sent out

The University sends offers of accommodation once all conditions have been met and unconditional places have been confirmed.

Once you have been allocated a room an email will be sent to your preferred email address supplied on your application. 

Your offer has an expiry date so just in case you miss the email you can check to see if you have been offered a room here.

*If you hold an unconditional offer of a place to study at the University of Kent before August, you will hear from us with on offer of a room earlier via email. 

24 August 2020 onwards Clearing

Late, adjustment, clearing and late postgraduate applicants will be offered accommodation subject to availability.

Adjustment and clearing applicants must apply online and answer the question requesting university accommodation when prompted to do so during the online clearing application process. Details of those applicants who request accommodation via the clearing application form will automatically be passed to the accommodation Office for consideration in line with stated eligibility criteria. 

See Kent's Clearing pages for information on the clearing process in general. 

August/September 2020 Pre-arrival Visit the accommodation website for information on what to bring with you as well as useful tips from our current students.

Visit the University Getting Started pages for further information on what to do before you arrive.
From 5  September 2020 Arrivals period You've made it! You have now arrived on our beautiful campus. We would like to welcome 6,500 new undergraduate and postgraduate students and wish them all the best with settling in and beginning a new adventure.
21 September 2019 Welcome Weeks Join in with all the virtual social activities and say hello to your housemates. There is so much to do so keep an eye on the Hello Kent pages for virtual and small socilally distanced face to face events and all the fun that is planned just for you.
28 September 2020 Term starts If you have not arrived and are yet to inform us of your late arrival then you need to get in touch with the Accommodation Office.

Data

The contact details you provide when applying for accommodation at Turing College, Keynes flats and houses or Woolf College, at the University of Kent, will be shared with UPP (University Partnerships Programme) a private accommodation partner. UPP will only contact you for any accommodation related matters during your stay in the accommodation. 

For further information or questions on data protection, please refer to the University of Kent Information Compliance website.

Arrivals

Congratulations on securing your place at Kent. We hope you're excited about joining us and we look forward to welcoming you!

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