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Canterbury Christ Church University

Canterbury Christ Church University was founded by the church of England in 1962 as a college for teaching training. In 2005 the institution received university status but continues to be affiliated with the Anglican faith. The Vice Chancellor for the university is the Archbishop of Canterbury and the university has one campus located in Canterbury and other sites based across Folkstone, Medway, Tunbridge Wells and Broadstairs. Although the University offers a range of courses, it focuses on vocational training courses within teaching, cursing, social care and in the emergency services.

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The overview

The main things you need to know about studying at the Canterbury Christ Church University.

  • Rankings

    Canterbury Christ Church University is ranked by the Complete University Guide as 125th in the UK:

  • Employability

    93% of graduates from Canterbury Christ Church university were either in employment or further study 6 months after completing their studies.

  • Fees

    The fees for UK students will be £9,250, however for international students these fees will range from £13,000 - £45,00 depending on the course that students choose to study.

  • Bursaries

    View the full range of scholarships and bursaries here.


Under the accommodation guarantee, all first years who accept their firm offer before the 31st July will be guaranteed accommodation at Canterbury Christ Church University. The university has accommodation across the Canterbury site, the Medway site, and at the Kent and Medway Medical school. Prices range from £118 per week to £195 per week depending on the accommodation package that individuals opt for. Find out more about accommodation at Canterbury Christ Church University here. Many second and Third year students opt for private accommodation and use Accommodation for Students to accompany their search:

Students' Union

Canterbury Christ Church Students’ Union is at the heart of the student community. The role of the Students’ Union is the support all students both personally and academically. The university runs over 100 societies and students are encouraged to join them, societies reflect the interests of the student population, from sporting societies to political societies to cultural societies.

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Famous for

In 2018, the University won an International Green Gown Award for ‘Continuous Improvement: Institutional Change’ in honour of the university’s commitment to sustainability. Sustainability continues to be a key strategic priority for the University.


Canterbury Christ Church University has been awarded official status as a Care Leaver Covenant Institution. The Covenant is a promise by organisations to provide support for care leavers to allow them to become independent, the university has shown commitment to this across the areas of student life, employability and within the community. This is something that the university has been working towards, and since it has now been awarded the status it can continue to support care leavers from across the UK.

AFS says

"Canterbury is renowned for its beautiful streets and world-famous cathedral. But as the majority of the city is populated with students, Canterbury is also littered with pubs, clubs and bars for every occasion".

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