Kent's Accommodation Guarantee

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A guaranteed room offer

Find a home with us

Living away at University is an unmissable part of the student experience for many. We want you to enjoy university life to the full and are here to support you meaning we're proud to be able to offer a guaranteed room offer to our first year and Clearing students studying at Canterbury or Medway.

Who is guaranteed a room offer for September 2021?


New full time students applying before 31 July

Includes undergraduate and postgraduate students, over the age of 16 and who make the University their firm choice.


Clearing applicants

For September 2021 we're happy to be able to provide a guaranteed room offer for Clearing applicants for students on full time courses.


Returning student applications

Full time second, third and forth year students are also guaranteed a room when applying early (typically before 1 March).


Short course students

Studying with us for less than 9 months? Apply early and we'll be able to provide you a room offer to match your term dates.

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How can I receive a guaranteed offer?

It's simple apply before the above deadlines and then make Kent your firm choice and you'll be guaranteed to receive an offer. 

Then when your offer is emailed to you, just make sure you accept it or get in touch with us before it expires (usually a few days later).

We have a wide variety of room options available to suit everyone and with no need to pay a deposit to secure a room all you need to know is what room is right for you and then get applying.

What's included with my room?


All utility bills


Contents insurance


24/7 Security Team


Wi-Fi and wired internet


No deposit


Shorter contract lengths


On-site maintenance team

I'm studying on a short or pre-sessional course. Am I guaranteed a room?

Yes - we have dedicated accommodation set aside for students who will be studying with us for less than 9 months. So make sure you apply early and select this option when you apply!

Similarly, if your course starts in January we will also guarantee you a room offer. You'll need to apply during the autumn term.

Clearing 2021

Students applying through Clearing for courses at both our Canterbury and Medway campuses are guaranteed a room offer from us this year.

We've made it as easy as possible to apply, and our video or advice page is a great place to start. If you're still feeling unsure we're here to offer any support you may need.

Clearing accommodation application advice

What's next?

If you want to live on campus your next step is to apply. Our accommodation application pages always open in mid-January for students planning to start in September of the same year.

If your course starts in January then our application pages will be open from the end of November/early December. 

Apply before any deadlines relevant to you and you'll be guaranteed to receive an email offer in due course. It's a good idea to take a look at our application timeline so you know what to expect and when.

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Still making your mind up?

Take a look around our rooms with our virtual tours

What if I don't qualify for a guaranteed offer?

Don't worry, we have lots of rooms available, so just because you don't qualify for a guaranteed offer doesn't mean won't get a room on campus.

Our advice - apply as early as possible. We allocate rooms based on your first application date so if you apply early there's still a good high chance you'll receive a room offer from us.

Please note that we have no family rooms on site and only limited couple accommodation meaning we cannot guarantee rooms for these applicants.