University Of Kent accommodation

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University Of Kent accommodation


The University offers a full range of accommodation and has strong links with the local community in providing an accreditation scheme for private rented houses in both Canterbury and Medway.

First year

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Further advice and information for first year students is available from the Accommodation office

All full-time first year undergraduate students are offered University accommodation if they have:

  • selected Kent as their FIRST choice university
  • applied for accommodation online before 31 July in the year of entry

With rooms being allocated on a ‘first come, first served’ basis, it is recommended that you apply for accommodaiton as soon as possible after you receive your offer.

You should apply for accommodation even if Kent is your insurance choice. We will simply cancel your application if you subsequently decline our offer.

To find out more about the accommodation available, applicants are encouraged to attend an Open Day or UCAS Visit Day.

  • All University rooms have internet connections
  • Most University accommodation is offered on a 39-week lease from September to June
  • You can apply for accommodation online.
  • See our current accommodation prices for Canterbury and Medway

University Of Kent accommodation

Second year

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Further advice and information for second year students is available from the Accommodation office

Second year students generally live in private rented accommodation off-campus with friends. The process of choosing housemates and a house normally starts in spring term of the first year (January/February).

The University provides an accredited list of local housing to ensure peace of mind for parents and students.

All accommodation on this list will have been visited by a member of staff from the Accommodation Office and will meet minimum safety standards.

Most landlords already have experience of letting properties to students, and the scheme has the added advantage of dealing directly with the landlord/owner and avoiding letting agent fees or commission.