Living Off-campus


Students looking for a room or house share should use the Home Stamp website which is administered by Kent Student Union and is the official source of accredited student accommodation in shared houses and flats. Landlords or letting agents who are accredited by Home Stamp have agreed to meet the minimum legal requirements for letting accommodation and will have greater concern for your safety, health and welfare.

Home Stamp have an annual Housing Fair held in January at Canterbury campus to help students find accommodation for the next academic year.

Apart from Home Stamp many student landlords in Canterbury and Medway advertise their accommodation online with Student Tenant.

For students with families those who want to live independently without sharing with other students we have collated lots of useful information about how to find suitable accommodation, schooling, the local area and more (please note this link takes you to the Graduate School website, however the information is relevant to both undergraduate and postgraduate students).

Tenant references

If you plan to live off-campus, you may be asked by the landlord or letting agent to provide a reference however the University does not provide individual tenant references for students. Instead you could provide your new landlord or letting agent with a copy of your current accommodation agreement and if you currently reside in campus accommodation, you can print off a copy of your student accommodation agreement online from my accommodation.

In addition to this, you should also provide a statement of your University student account which will show details of your accommodation payments to the University. Copies can be obtained from the Income Office, in the Registry building; or Tel: +44(0)1227 824242.

Staff Accommodation

When searching online for accommodation near to the University, use postcode CT1 for central Canterbury and postcode CT2 for the University campus. The postcode for the Medway area is ME7.

Accommodation, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent

Enquiries: +44 (0)1227 766660 or Contact us

Last Updated: 03/04/2019