Canterbury student accommodation

Hoping to start in September 2019? Accommodation application pages are live!

Five key facts on student accommodation in Canterbury

  1. 5,400 rooms available
  2. 20% of the accommodation is priced under £4,700 per annumn (that's just over 1,000 rooms)
  3. Over 85% of our rooms are self-catered
  4. Since 2010, we invested over £120m in refurbishing our accommodation
  5. If you apply before the 31st July and meet all of the eligibility criteria, you will be offered a room.

To cook, or not to cook – your student accommodation options

You have three catering options available to you on campus. You can live in self-catered, Bed and Bistro, or Bed and Flex accommodation.

Self-catered accommodation means that you will prepare your own meals, even if this means indulging in one of our on-campus catering outlets occasionally. Whereas, with our part-catered options (Bed and Bistro or Bed and Flex) breakfast and dinner will be included during term-time only, taking the stress out of your first year of University.

Our Bed and Bistro accommodation package means you will have breakfast and dinner in Keynes College, Dolche Vita, Monday to Friday and enjoy meals at Rutherford Dining Hall at the weekends, during term time only.

Our Bed and Flex accommodation package means you get a daily allowance to spend on food in a variety of catering outlets across campus, during term time only. This package gives you the freedom to try a wide range of food.

UCAS Clearing and Adjustment applicants

If you are applying to the University of Kent via Clearing or Adjustment, you will be asked the question ‘Would you like to apply for accommodation?’ (Yes/No) at the end of your online Clearing application form.

This is all you need to do to apply for a room in University accommodation.  Please do not submit a separate application via our main accommodation website as the duplication will result in you not being able to view your room allocation when it is offered to you at a later date, dependent on availability.

Virtual tours of student accommodation in Canterbury

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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.

Accommodation, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent

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

Last Updated: 28/06/2019