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Find my room

Start your journey to finding the room that is right for you below. 

You can view all our Canterbury campus rooms or filter by your study level, facilities or catering options so that you can fill your preferences with the areas you like.  

All rooms include Kent Sport Premium Plus membership, all utility bills, Wi-Fi, and personal contents insurance. 

Not yet sure what facilities you want or need? Head to our 'How do I decide what accommodation is right for me?' blog and you'll be ready to go.

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We also have more information available on lifestyle moderate roomsaccessible and adapted rooms and Medway student accommodation.

Specific information for students undertaking a foundation year or year abroadshort courses, exchanges or pre-sessional courses is available below.

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Lifestyle Moderate Rooms

We have a number of flats across our campus set aside for students who would prefer a quieter living environment.

Students living in these areas are expected to adopt a moderate lifestyle in respect of alcohol, loud music and sound, and the way in which they socialise within the accommodation.

We do not guarantee a permanently quiet or alcohol-free environment, but grouping likeminded people together is intended to support this choice of lifestyle.

These areas are not monitored more closely than others, as residents are expected to independently self-manage their living environment. However, there are mechanisms for addressing those who persistently fail to live in accordance with expectations.

We set aside rooms in all our undergraduate accommodation areas, however there is limited availability meaning we cannot guarantee that all applicants will be successful. However, if you would like to live in lifestyle moderated rooms you will need to include this request (along with any others) in the 'addition information' textbox when making your accommodation application online.

What accommodation can I apply for if I am...

A short course, exchange, Erasmus or Junior Year Abroad student? 

This will depend on the length of your course and level of study. If you are a postgraduate student and your course at Kent lasts for 52 weeks you can apply for Woolf College. If your course is shorter than this you can apply for Darwin Houses. Darwin Houses are dedicated to housing short course students meaning you'll have plenty of opportunities to make friends with students in a similar position.

If you are an undergraduate and your course at Kent lasts for 39 weeks you can apply for any of our undergraduate accommodation options. However, if your course lasts less 39 weeks you can apply for:

In the event we do have extra capacity within our other accommodation options this will then be opened up and offered to students on shorter academic programmes too.  

If your course is taught at the Medway campus you can apply to live in Pier Quays no matter the length of your course.  

You can apply online using our Accommodation Portal.

A pre-sessional student? 
This will depend on the length of your course and level of study. 

If you are studying at postgraduate level and your course at Kent lasts for 52 weeks you can apply for Woolf College. If your course is shorter than this (and you will complete your degree before 2023) you can apply for Darwin Houses. Darwin Houses are dedicated to housing short course students meaning you'll have plenty of opportunities to make friends with students in a similar position.

If you are studying at undergraduate level and your course lasts for 39 weeks you can apply for:

If your course is taught at the Medway campus you can apply to live in Pier Quays no matter the length of your course.

You can apply online using our Accommodation Portal.

Students with a foundation year, year in industry or year abroad

Foundation Year
If your course includes a foundation year then you can live on campus in any of our undergraduate accommodation during your foundation year, and you apply online just the same as all students seeking accommodation at Kent. As long as you apply before 30 June and meet our criteria you will be guaranteed to receive a room offer from us

You can continue to live on campus for your 'official' first year and the remainder of your course should you wish as you will be classed as a returning student.

Year or Term Abroad and Year in Industry
If your course includes a year abroad, or in industry, you can apply to live on campus again afterwards for your final year as you will be classed as a returning student. You'll just need to apply online as normal in the year your final year will be taking place (for example January 2023 for a September 2023 start).

If your course includes a year in industry and you have a placement local to the Canterbury or Medway campus and wish to live on campus during this year you are also welcome to apply as a returning student.

Alternatively, if you are studying at another institution for a term as part of your course you can apply to live on campus for the start/remainder of that year. As an undergraduate you will be able to apply for:  

As a postgraduate student you will be able to apply for Darwin Houses.

If your course is taught at the Medway campus you can apply to live in Pier Quays no matter the length of your course.  

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