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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 Hall
  • 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.

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Private Halls
  • 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.

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House
  • 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.

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Flat
  • 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.

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Studio
  • 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.

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Homestay
  • 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.

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Bedsit
  • 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.

Most students look for shared housing in Canterbury from October, although there will be student accommodation available all year round. First year and international students generally start looking in January for halls of residence.

The amount you pay will depend on the type of student accommodation you choose. A shared house in Canterbury will cost you £116 per week. A halls of residence will cost, on average £157 per week, but could cost more depending on what type of room you select.

Accommodation for Students has the widest range of student accommodation currently available in Canterbury. This includes halls of residence, house shares, flats and apartments. You can enquire directly to your chosen accommodation or get more support through our live help team. AFS has accommodation across the whole city including Hales Place and Broadoak.

In Canterbury the standard length of contract is 46 weeks. However it is possible to have a longer or shorter agreement than this. Some halls of residence will only offer a 50 or 52 week tenancy agreement for example.

Yes, a selection of the student accommodation listed on AFS will offer short term stays. This is most often the case for halls of residence in Canterbury. Look out for the properties which have the short term let badge or filter your search by ‘letting period’.

This will depend on the type of property you choose. The most anyone can legally charge is 5 weeks rent. Some accommodation in Canterbury halls of residence will not require a deposit at all, while on average the deposit in a shared house in Canterbury will be £464.

All landlords and property managers in Canterbury are legally required to protect your deposit in a legally recognised tenancy deposit scheme. If you take care of your student accommodation you should have no problem getting your money back. You can check out some further information right here.

Canterbury Universities

Canterbury is home to three universities, inclusing the University of Kent.