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Student Accommodation Dover

Iconic British costal town, with world famous white cliffs. Pouplar with students from the University of Kent, you can find all of the latest student accommodation right here.

Student Properties in Dover

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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 Dover as a student

Dover is a coastal town in Kent, just outside the city of Canterbury. The town is a short drive to the University of Kent, which receives over 20,000 students each year. Dover’s coastline, famous white cliffs and rich history make it an exciting place for students to live.

Many students in Kent choose to live in Dover, meaning it does have favourable accommodation prospects. Various universities in and around the area will offer properties owned by the university and privately owned halls of residence. University halls typically offer both full board as well as a self-catered alternative, with options for a private or shared bathroom. These halls of residence are usually campus based.

Private halls can often be dispersed throughout the city with excellent travel connections into campus. This type of accommodation is generally managed by the larger companies that effectively direct student accommodation across the UK.

Shared houses are preferred by university students that wish to move on from halls and are mostly popular with groups of 4 or more people. Flats and apartments are also popular alternatives to halls, often in a city centre location, for those that prefer a smaller place to live. This accommodation is typically managed by landlords or letting agents who specialise in student accommodation.

If you are looking to gain any more information, we have guides for students which can be read online. If you are prepared to find accommodation, start your search on We have over 20 years experience in supporting students to find the ideal place to live and we list a variety of student accommodation. You can use our website to apply directly for accommodation or get in touch with our team for any additional assistance.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Most students look for shared housing in Dover 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 Dover 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.

Accommodation for Students has the widest range of student accommodation currently available in Dover. 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.

In Dover 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 Dover. 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 Dover halls of residence will not require a deposit at all, while on average the deposit in a shared house in Dover will be £344.

All landlords and property managers in Dover 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.