Student Accommodation Canterbury
The highly regarded University of Kent is located in the historical city of Canterbury which is a world heritage site and home to 12,000 students.Start your search for accommodation today on the UK's leading student accommodation website.
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AFS always has the widest choice of student accommodation available. To help you find the right place to live, read our brief guide to the different types of accommodation below.
University residences which are generally full of first year undergraduates are a great way to adjust to living away from home and making new friends. Uni halls are usually located close to campus.
Generally offer a higher level of amenities than University Halls, at higher rents. Will be home to a more diverse mix of students and normally located close to campus.
A house share with a group of friends is often the lowest cost option and popular as the next step after living in Halls. Typically located in student friendly areas which require some travel to University.
A flat or apartment is similar to a house share on a smaller scale and will normally have one or two bedrooms. Ideal for smaller groups or couples.
Either a premium room in a Private Hall of Residence or a self-contained flat or apartment where all of the amenities are in one space. Typically the most expensive option.
A room in a house where the landlord or owner currently lives. A good option if you are not too concerned about living with other students and are budget conscious.
A self-contained room, which includes most amenities but with shared bathroom facilities.
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Living in Canterbury as a student
Serving as the seat of three universities in England’s South-East—University of Kent, Canterbury Christ Church University, and University for the Creative Arts— Canterbury is home to about 31,000 students. First established in prehistoric times, Canterbury’s history includes the Roman invasion, settlement of St Augustine, or Chaucer’s pilgrimage—the inspiration for his Canterbury Tales.
Students make up the largest proportion of residents of the city in the whole of England, with one in five studying at one of the three universities. This makes Canterbury a particularly attractive destination for those hoping to experience the social and academic life of a university to the fullest.
Students have access to 24 halls of residence altogether, some of which are university-owned. University halls have a variety of rooms on offer, including self and part-catered, as well as full board. There is also a fair selection of private halls from UK’s leading provides. Canterbury’s private halls offer fantastic access to city’s amenities, with students given a variety of options to choose from. Whether you prefer a self-contained studio, or a room within a flat, private halls are sure to provide the new student with what they need. Those preferring life outside of student accommodation will find a good range of other options too.
Sharing with friends is always a popular choice with students of Canterbury’s universities. Those who already tasted life in halls and wish to make their way into more traditional tenancies often choose to move in with a larger group of 4 or more friends. Canterbury is sure to offer a choice of flats and houses for students to choose from, conveniently located in the city centre or nearby. This type of accommodation, often aimed at the large cohort of students, is usually managed by landlords and letting agents, many of which have excellent reputation and know what students need and want.
Our online guides will provide you with a wide array of valuable information about the city and the area. With over 20 years of experience in helping students find the perfect place to live, accommodationforstudents.com is the best place to start the search for your dream university accommodation. We list a good choice of rooms, flats and houses to choose from. Our online search tools allow you to contact the accommodation providers directly, or you can choose to get in touch with our team to get additional support—we are always happy to help!
Frequently Asked Questions
Are you going to live and study in Canterbury? Here are the most frequent questions asked by other students.
Canterbury is home to three universities, inclusing the University of Kent.
Canterbury Christ Church University
Founded by the Church of England in 1962, this university continues to be affiliated with the Anglican Faith.
University for the Creative Arts
The University for the Creative Arts is a specialist art and design school in the south of the England.
University of Kent
The University of Kent was founded in 1965 and is a leading academic institution.