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Student Accommodation Chatham

An attractive tourist destination, Chatham hosts one of The University of Kent's campuses. Search here for the latest student houses, halls and apartments.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • A self-contained room, which includes most amenities but with shared bathroom facilities.

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Spare room
  • A room available in a house share, where a group of existing housemates want to fill an empty room. A good way of getting the benefits of a house share without an established group of friends.

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Living in Chatham as a student

Conveniently located in close proximity to Medway campus belonging to both University of Kent and University of Greenwich with 10,000 students from UoG, some from UoK, and some from Medway School of Pharmacy. Chatham is a beautiful town within the Medway Unitary Authority, with a rich military history. The proximity to sea, the beautiful period buildings, formerly a Royal Naval base, make the Medway campus and surrounding areas, including Chatham a popular destination for students.

Both universities provide student halls in the area. There is a variety of rooms located across 6 halls—5 for UoG and 1 for UoK. Students from MSP are offered accommodation in either universities’ halls. Rooms offered on Medway campus are en-suite, and appear to be mostly uniform. Some halls are newer than others, though, and will have a different ‘feel’ to them. Private halls from nation’s top providers are also found located across the Medway Unitary Authority area.

Private halls in the area offer a good range of options, from standard en-suite rooms through to large self-contained studio suites. The Chatham, Medway and Gillingham area has many amenities and benefits from the close proximity to the capital. It is especially desirable for those yearning for a quiet weekly life and an energetic nightlife of London all in one package. Other accommodations are also present and there is a good variety of options to choose from. A group of friends, be it 4 or more, makes a perfect team for sharing a house or a large flat. This options is especially suitable for those who having had tasted the experience of hall living want to move on into more traditional tenancies. Flats, houses and apartments are in good supply in various locations in the area. Students eager to try this type of arrangement are sure to find many options with the property sector professionals who often specialise in renting for students. Many such agencies in Chatham, Medway and Gillingham have an excellent reputation.

If you are looking for more information about the area, please have a look at our comprehensive online guides. Once ready to start looking for your new home, start searching on With 20 years’ experience in the field of student housing, we list a good choice of halls, flats, houses and apartments. By using our websites you benefit from having all student accommodation in one place, with the ability to contact each accommodation provider directly! If you need any additional support you can always ask our dedicated team—they will always be happy to answer questions and help you find the right place for you. We look forward to helping you find and rent that perfect new student accommodation!

Frequently Asked Questions

Are you going to live and study in Chatham? Here are the most frequent questions asked by other students.

When is the best time to look for accommodation in Chatham?

Most students look for shared housing in Chatham 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.

How much does student accommodation cost in Chatham?

The amount you pay will depend on the type of student accommodation you choose. A shared house in Chatham will cost you £86 per week. A halls of residence will cost, on average £168 per week, but could cost more depending on what type of room you select.

What is the best way to search for accommodation in Chatham?

Accommodation for Students has the widest range of student accommodation currently available in Chatham. 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 City Centre and Near University.

How long does a tenancy agreement last for?

In Chatham 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.

Is it possible to have a short term or summer only contract in Chatham?

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 Chatham. Look out for the properties which have the short term let badge or filter your search by ‘letting period’.

How much do I have to pay for a deposit?

This will depend on the type of property you choose. The most anyone can legally charge is 5 weeks rent. Some accommodation in Chatham halls of residence will not require a deposit at all, while on average the deposit in a shared house in Chatham will be £344.

How can I make sure I get my deposit back at the end of my tenancy?

All landlords and property manages in Chatham 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.

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