Student Accommodation Folkestone
A thriving port town in Kent which is home to the University Centre Folkestone. Search our website to see the latest student accommodation.
Student Properties in Folkestone
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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.
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 Folkestone as a student
Folkestone is coastal town in Kent and is home to the University Centre Folkestone. The college is an amalgam of the creative arts departments of the University of Greenwich and Canterbury Christ Church University brought together in a new faculty. Folkestone is also a short drive from the University of Kent, meaning that the town is well connected to other universities in the area.
As a result of its associations with various universities, many students in Kent choose to live in Folkestone and it does have a favourable accommodation provision. Many universities in and around the area offer properties owned by the university as well as options for privately owned halls of residence. University halls usually offer a choice of either catered or self-catered and a private or shared bathroom. These halls of residence are typically campus based.
Private halls are situated throughout the area in convenient locations or with excellent transport links into campus. This type of accommodation gives students a good range of options and is generally managed by the well-known companies that effectively administer student accommodation throughout the country.
Shared houses are the preferred option for students that wish to move on from halls and are predominantly popular with groups of 4 or more students. Flats and apartments are also notable options to consider for those that would prefer a slightly smaller residence. This accommodation is typically managed by landlords or letting agents who specialise in student accommodation.
If you require any further information, we have guides for students which you can read online. If you are eager to start looking for accommodation, begin your search on accommodationforstudents.com. We have over 20 years experience in supporting students to find a place to live and we list a diverse range of student accommodation. You can use our website to apply directly with the accommodation or speak with our team for any additional support.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are you going to live and study in Folkestone? Here are the most frequent questions asked by other students.
When is the best time to look for student accommodation in Folkestone?
Most students look for shared housing in Folkestone 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 Folkestone?
The amount you pay will depend on the type of student accommodation you choose. A shared house in Folkestone 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 student accommodation in Folkestone?
Accommodation for Students has the widest range of student accommodation currently available in Folkestone. 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 Hawkinge and Sea Front.
How long does a tenancy agreement last for?
In Folkestone 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 Folkestone?
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 Folkestone. 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 Folkestone halls of residence will not require a deposit at all, while on average the deposit in a shared house in Folkestone 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 Folkestone 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.