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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!
If you are due to arrive in January 2024 you can apply for accommodation online from the 1 November 2023. You should apply before the following deadlines to receive your offer before the University closes for the Christmas break:
Don't forget, although you'll be arriving in 2024 we're still in the 2023/24 academic year until August 2024 so you'll need to select 2023/24 when you start your application.
Exchange students, postgraduate students and UKIC students who applied before the deadline will be contacted by the Accommodation Office via the email they applied with before Wednesday 20 December 2023.
If you are an exchange or postgraduate student, you should aim to arrive on campus for Thursday 11 January 2024. UK IC students should aim to arrive for Saturday 6 January 2024.
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!