Woolf College, Canterbury student accommodation

Woolf standard en-suite room

Welcome to Woolf College

Key Facts 2024/25

Contracts available: 

  • 39-week contract: Standard room £9,211.02 (weekly equivalent £236.18)
  • 52-week contract: £10,079.12 (weekly equivalent £195.44)

Woolf College rooms surround a grassy courtyard area offering great outside space to relax. All rooms are en-suite and grouped into flats with large social kitchens perfect for relaxing with friends and flatmates, or you can head down to the Woolf College common room for more space to unwind or group study.

You'll only be a two to three minute walk from the centre of campus and a host of facilities including: Templeman Library, handy for those late night study session and Gulbenkian cinema, for catching all the latest films and shows. You're also nearby to Kent Sport's facilities which you can use for free as sport membership is included with your accommodation.

The college itself is also home to a reception for all your deliveries, a launderette, and cycle storage. Plus with a bus stop on its doorstep it's very convenient for travelling into the city or getting your groceries from one of the local supermarkets.

Woolf College is home to undergraduate students and postgraduate students who are housed in separate blocks. 


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I looked forward to the independence of living on campus and meeting new people.

Harry Owen, lived in Woolf College, Software Engineering student.

What's included

  • Your bedroom includes a 3' x 7' bed, wardrobe, desk and chair, noticeboard and lots of storage space and a private shower room/toilet
  • Free Kent Sport Premium Plus membership
  • Access to a fully-fitted kitchen which is shared with your 5 - 8 flatmates. Kitchens include an oven and grill, hob, microwave, kettle, fridge-freezer, vacuum cleaner, iron/ironing board, dining table and chairs and storage space
  • All utility bill costs such as Wi-Fi, heating, water, electricity and personal possessions insurance meaning no extra bills for you
  • On-site reception, laundry facilities and cycle storage
  • Your contract includes the winter and spring vacations meaning you (and your belongings) don't need to move out
  • Accessible and adapted rooms are available in Woolf College. 

Enjoy campus life

Housed with your friends and fellow returning Kent students you'll be part of the Woolf College community and can look forward to getting involved with any of the events your Kent student union or ResLife Team regularly host.

Lots of students choose to return to live on campus for their second and third years as well to live with the friends they met in their accommodation or on their course during their first year. So while returning students and postgraduate students live separately from first-year students there are always familiar and friendly faces around. 

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Take a look around

Follow Dave as he shows us around a Woolf flat and talks about campus life

Live with friends

Did you know you can apply to live with your friends? All you need to do is: 

  • Before applying: Take a look at our room options and pick where you want to apply for. As your group, need to either fill an entire house/flat or fill no more than 50% of the house/flat. For example, a group of five friends could live in a Park Wood five-bed house as they fill it, or a Keynes house as they only half-fill it, but could not live in a six-bed Park Wood house as this would be unfair to the final student living there.
  • When applying: Make sure your room preferences all match and include the full names and student ID number of every member of your group in the 'additional information' section of your application, then send your applications on the same day, and that's it - as long as you've all done the same we'll aim to house you together in the same flat.

One final bit of advice (especially for larger groups 4+) is to apply early. We sort applications by their application date so whilst we will do our best to ensure all preferences are met, this is subject to availability so the earlier you apply the more likely you are to be allocated to your top preferences together. Pre-registering your interest for returning student accommodation can be a great way to get a head start.

How to apply

We welcome applications from returning undergraduate and postgraduate students for Woolf College.

Our MyAccommodation Portal application pages open in mid-January and you should aim to apply as soon as you know you want to come to Kent. Check out our guaranteed offer of accommodation to see if it applies to you.

Find out more about living on campus via our blog

Woolf College virtual tour

Come visit us

Get a real feel for the Canterbury campus and living in Woolf College at one of our Open or Applicant Days. 

The Canterbury campus has excellent transport links and is easy to get to from London, just take a look at our Maps and Directions.  

Of course for when an in-person visit isn't possible we have the next best thing with 360 degree virtual tours available online or you could catch one of our virtual open days!