Kent and Medway Medical School

Female student sitting on a bed in Park Wood House at University of Kent

Kent and Medway Medical School

As a Kent and Medway Medical School (KMMS) student you have the choice to live at the University of Kent campus or at Canterbury Christ Church University campus. Accommodation at both campuses is offered on a 44-week basis and you will be living with other KMMS students.


To guarantee accommodation in your first year, you must apply for accommodation between mid January 2024 and 30 June 2024. Offers of accommodation are sent once all course conditions have been met and unconditional places have been confirmed.

Both Universities prioritise applications based on application date.  

Part-catered options

Our KMMS accommodation is self-catered. A meal plan can be purchased that gives you £14 a day (2024/25) to spend in catering outlets across the Canterbury campus.

Return for your second year and beyond!

We set aside designated accommodation in the above Park Wood options just for KMMS students who wish to return to live on campus and take advantage of our fantastic facilities for another year. 

Some of the benefits of returning to live on campus include:

  • No worry of finding a new place to live 
  • You can live with friends who are also KMMS students 
  • There's no deposit meaning you pay nothing until September
  • Accommodation contracts match your term dates (meaning you don’t need to pay for any months over the summer when you're not here)
  • You're still entitled to Kent Sport's Premium Plus membership for free.

You can also apply to live at Christ Church University KMMS accommodation as well. Returning student accommodation applications open in mid-January and all KMMS student's currently living on campus will receive an email from the Accommodation Team before applications open with the information you will need to apply.

Frequently asked questions...

What's included in the accommodation fees?

All accommodation options at the University of Kent include utilities (i.e. gas/water/electrics), internet access and £10,000 of personal possessions insurance. No bedding or utensils are included, but you will have a Premium Plus Sports Membership from Kent Sport!

Is there car parking available?

Unfortunately there is no student car parking available. However most students purchase a heavily discounted student Unibus pass which allows for travel across the county. Please see the transport pages for further information. 

When should I plan to arrive? 

For 2023/24 All KMMS students (living at either University) should plan to arrive from Saturday 16 September 2023. Find out more about arriving at Kent.

Do I have to live on campus after my first year?

No, while we offer returning KMMS student accommodation you are free to choose from a wide range of private sector houses and flats, including purpose-built student accommodation, in Canterbury and the local area. Accommodation will be available while you are also on placements.

Have a question?

Get in contact with us in the Accommodation Office. Alternatively for questions and information on the Kent and Medway Medical School in general, please visit the KMMS website

*Website pages for further information on Park Wood Houses and Park Wood Flats are for guidance on general photos, videos, virtual tours and facilities nearby - please note that prices on these pages are not for KMMS students as contract lengths differ and that photos of rooms are representative of the accommodation overall and not of your specific room.  

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