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Student Accommodation Canterbury

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Parham Student Village
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15 mins by public transport, 19 mins walk to Central Canterbury
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Canterbury Student Village
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Canterbury Student Manor
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Student Accommodation in Canterbury

Casita makes it simple to book student accommodation in Canterbury. You should begin your search for student accommodation in Canterbury early because it is one of the most sought-after destinations for students in the UK. With our staff of housing experts at your disposal, getting your ideal student studio or en-suite room won't be difficult at all. One of our many alternatives for Canterbury accommodation can meet your demands, including single rooms, shared rooms, en-suites, flats, penthouses, quadruplets, and more. Contact Casita's bilingual, round-the-clock staff to book your student room easily.

About Canterbury

Canterbury has a long and famous history. It is a beautiful old city of legends and tales, from the turbulent past of the cathedral to the mead-soaked stories of early pilgrims. International students and people who enjoy a genuinely cultural city can consider going there. The city is well-known for its magnificent cathedral and evocative mediaeval streets. A vibrant, international student population brings a younger vibe and undoubtedly supports a variety of charming bars and a thriving café culture.

Best Places to Live in Canterbury

Canterbury has plenty of neighbourhoods and areas for students to call home during their study period. The best places to live in Canterbury include Barking, Ravensbourne, and Park Row.

Barking

One of England's most beautiful areas is Barking, which is close to Canterbury. It is a stunning urban region located along the Thames River's channels. Popular options for student accommodation include Camden Hawley Crescent, AXO Camden, and Walmsley Studios.

Ravensbourne

One of the oldest areas in England, Ravensbourne has an almost two millennia-long history. The city is active and constantly bustling with action. The best student accommodation options there include the Glassyard Building and McMillan Student Village.  

Park Row

If you wish to reside in a historically significant region with a vibrant cultural heritage, Park Row is the one for you. Our accommodation options there include iQ The Arcade and Harrington Canary Wharf

Cost of Living in Canterbury

Canterbury is one of the least expensive cities in the UK. In comparison to other places, Canterbury makes it quite simple to live comfortably if you know how to manage your money. You may spend an average of £550 monthly, with everything included. 

Transportation In Canterbury

High-Speed trains take 56 minutes from Canterbury to London St. Pancras International, allowing you to make the most of your weekend. Canterbury has two railway stations across the city: Canterbury West and Canterbury East. Stagecoach handles the local and long-distance bus services in the city of East Kent. Students may more easily get to the University of Kent from the city centre thanks to the company's "Unibus" services, which run between the two locations.

Student Life in Canterbury

The student life in Canterbury is vibrant, busy, and bustling; there is always some things to do and some places to be for students in the area. Seasalter village, a community with a view of the River Swale, gives Canterbury a largely rural area with a seaside flare. Enjoy the breathtaking vistas of the city's river canals and the gracefully surfacing little boats. Everywhere you look, you can see examples of mediaeval buildings, which allows you to appreciate beautiful nature and catch a glimpse of the past. It’s a great place for peace and quiet lovers. If you’re more the hustle and bustle type, well, London is not so far away! 

Attractions in Canterbury

The city of Canterbury has a lot to offer. Canterbury's well-known landmarks, tourist spots, and attractions include anything from parks and open spaces to museums and art galleries. In Canterbury, there is a place for you to enjoy whatever may interest you!

Historical Places 

  1. Canterbury Cathedral

It’s the mother church of the worldwide Anglican Communion (3rd largest Christian communion after the Catholic Church and Eastern Orthodox Church). Canterbury Cathedral reflects the city’s culture throughout different centuries and different ruling realms.  

  1. St Augustine's Abbey

An abbey is a monastery where religious activities are practised under abbot (male) governance or abbess (female). St Augustine's Abbey is one of the most famous English heritage sites in Canterbury, but unfortunately, it now sits in ruins right outside the city borders.  

  1. Canterbury Castle

After centuries of being a royal castle for William the Conqueror, the castle became a prison, was abandoned for a while, and it’s now closed till 2021.

  1. Canterbury Roman Museum

A glimpse of Britain's Roman past can be found in this place where you can see a 2000-year-old mosaic, a horde of silver and an interactive timeline that tracks the journey back in time from the original Roman settlement to the present-day Canterbury.

  1. Westgate Towers Museum & Viewpoint

It was constructed in 1380 to be a defence line for the city’s key access points. The museum inside is now the main attraction, showcasing the site’s history during different times. 

Parks - Gardens - Entertainment

  1. Stour Boat Trip

A boat trip is an aesthetically pleasing way to see Canterbury’s Medieval monuments along the riversides. 

  1. The Canterbury Tales

The Canterbury Tales is a book by the infamous poet Geoffrey Chaucer who chose the city as the subject of his artwork. The place consists of animatronic tableaux with light and sound systems where the book’s stories and tales come to life in an enjoyable experience. 

  1. Marlowe Theatre

Exhibiting numerous masterpieces, including some of Van Dyck’s works, this is a must-visit for students. The theatre also offers children's educational programs and workshops.

Universities in Canterbury 

As a city with a significant population of local and international students, Canterbury is home to many top-ranked universities and world-renowned institutions. Casita has options for student accommodation in Canterbury near the city’s universities; check some of them out below!

University of Kent 

  • All our Canterbury student rooms are within a short ride by public transport to the university.

  • Many transport links surround the campus for easy access and cafes and bakeries.

  • Make sure you stop by the intriguing Kent Museum of Freemasonry, just a few minutes away from the university.

Canterbury Christ Church University 

  • A short walk from our Canterbury student accommodation options will take you to this university.

  • There are several cafes, a bookshop, and many transport options surrounding the campus.

  • The iconic Canterbury Cathedral is just a 10-minute walk away from campus.

Girne American University Canterbury 

  • Our student rooms in Canterbury are within walking distance from this university.

  • You’ll find several fast-food restaurants near campus and many bus stops for easy access.

  • Don’t forget to explore Canterbury Roman Museum, right next to the campus.

University for the Creative Arts- Canterbury Campus 

  • All our Canterbury student accommodation options are either a short walk or a short ride away by public transport.

  • The university is surrounded by transport links, shops, restaurants and cafes.

  • The beautiful Greyfriars Chapel is just a 20-minute walk away.

Chaucer College

  • A short ride by public transport will take you from our Canterbury student accommodation options straight to the college.

  • A few bus stops are nearby to give you easy access to the college.

  • Don’t miss out on the gorgeous Westgate Gardens just a 25-minute walk away.

Nearby Cities

Besides having facilities for student accommodation in Canterbury, Casita offers student accommodation in these UK cities as well: London, Southampton, Leicester, Coventry, Nottingham, and Birmingham.

Frequently Asked Questions:

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When should I start looking for Canterbury student accommodation?


Starting your search for student accommodation in Canterbury early is recommended. The earlier, the better. Also, Casita is there to help you with most of the steps: the room type, the amenities provided, the location, and the proximity to your university.


2.

When should I book my Canterbury student accommodation for the September intake?

Securing student accommodation should be done around six months before your intake. Book your Canterbury student accommodation between January and March.

3.

Are there short-term stays in Canterbury?

Yes, but you should check the availability of your Canterbury student accommodation of choice during your desired period. You can also refer to a Casita accommodation expert to help you find accommodation that accepts short-term stays.

4.

How much rent does a student pay for student accommodation in Canterbury?

The average weekly cost for student accommodation in Canterbury, specifically a single room, is around £132. Depending on the provider, other room types like en-suite rooms or studios may cost more.

5.

How do I pay for my student room in Canterbury?

Payment can be made via net banking or through your debit card. We also have our own payment portal at Casita, where we can assist you with the entire payment process. 

6.

Can I pay my Canterbury student accommodation rent in instalments?

Yes, you can pay your rent in instalments. However, some providers may require you to have a UK guarantor. Refer back to your accommodation expert for further help on the matter.


7.

Are bills included in my rent?

It depends on the provider as many Leeds student accommodation options offer essential utilities such as electricity, water, and gas in the rent. At the same time, some also provide Wi-Fi and insurance at no extra cost. However, referring to the listing pages or contacting an accommodation expert for the specific rent inclusions is recommended.

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Can I get discounts for student accommodation in Canterbury?

Yes, students who book early or a while in advance are eligible for good deals and pay lower rent in Canterbury. You can also save on rent by making a group reservation. Other offers are constantly available; we recommend you keep an eye out for the latest ones on our website! 

9.

What is a guarantor, and will I need one?

A guarantor is a person who signs the rental contract with you and commits to paying your rent if you are unable to do so yourself. A guarantor is most often a family member, but it can be anyone. Most UK landlords require you to have a guarantor, so you’ll probably need to find one if you’re planning to study or live in Canterbury.

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How do I complete my booking?

Once you enquire on our website, one of our accommodation experts will contact you to proceed with booking your room of choice or offer you alternatives if the room is unavailable for your dates. To enquire, simply choose a room and click on the "Enquire" button, then fill out the enquiry form you see in front of you.

11.

What should I look for when booking Canterbury student accommodation?

While searching for student accommodation in Canterbury, you want to look for places that offer all-inclusive bills, as well as fully-furnished accommodation options, accommodation close to your university of choice, and student homes that have the basic amenities you might need, including Wi-Fi, secure parking, and on-site laundry facilities, among others. 

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What are the best areas for students to live in Canterbury?

There are many neighbourhoods and locales in Canterbury where students can make themselves at home while they are studying. Barking, Ravensbourne, and Park Row are among the top neighbourhoods to live in Canterbury.

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What different accommodation types are available for students in Canterbury?

The types of student accommodation in Canterbury vary, ranging from PBSAs (Purpose-Built Student Accommodation) to private lets and co-living spaces. 

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What are the different available room types?

The available room types in Canterbury student accommodations range from single rooms, double rooms, triple rooms, and en-suite rooms to private flats, apartments, self-contained studios, and penthouses. 

15.

Can I get a furnished student room in Canterbury?


Using Casita’s services, you can easily find fully-furnished rooms in Canterbury that are fitted with the essentials of a bed, a wardrobe, a study area with a desk and air, a bathroom, and a fully-equipped kitchen.

16.

Can I see the property before moving in?

Almost all Canterbury student accommodation options allow students to see the property either through online viewings through Skype or Zoom or virtual tours of the property so you can take a look at your new home before moving in.

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What’s the best mode of transportation in Canterbury?

When booking student accommodation in Canterbury, you can get around the city through its various transport links. You either use the train, take the bus, hail a cab, cycle, or walk from one place to another.

18.

What is dual occupancy student accommodation?

Typically, dual occupancy refers to accommodations that are generally one or two-bedroom properties, where more than one person is allowed to stay at either the same price or a slightly higher fee.

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What anti-COVID measures are in place at student accommodations in Canterbury?

Most Canterbury student accommodation providers have now intensified their cleaning and sanitising measures of student apartments and communal areas; some providers offer weekly cleanings free of charge. Ask your accommodation expert for further details on the COVID measures implemented in your building of choice.

20.

Is it safe to rent private student accommodation in Canterbury?

Landlords are carefully and thoroughly vetted before being posted to our websites. Canterbury student accommodation providers are always the safest and most trustworthy student options. 

21.

Are these Canterbury student accommodations secure?

Most of our available options for Canterbury student accommodation, specifically PBSAs (Purpose-Built Student Accommodation), are safe and secure, with additional safety measures, like CCTV and a security team being used and with students’ safety being taken into account. 

22.

Can only students book with Casita?

Yes, only students can book with Casita. Students over the age of 18 can easily find suitable student accommodation in Canterbury, while students under the age of 18 can also book with Casita but might require guidance from accommodation experts to find a fitting accommodation. 

23.

Can my parents or guardian stay in my student accommodation in Canterbury for the first few days when I arrive?


While some Canterbury student flats may allow parents or guardians to stay over, every student accommodation in Canterbury has its own set of rules and regulations regarding hosting outsiders. We recommend you either check with the provider or contact an accommodation expert to get all the necessary information. 

24.

Can I stay with a friend at the same student accommodation in Canterbury? 

This mostly depends on the provider and the specific accommodation you choose. In most cases, you can rent an apartment with your friends. You may, however, be charged a small fee to do so, or you can rent a dual occupancy unit.

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What if I don’t like my accommodation after moving in?

At Casita, we try our best to find student accommodation that meets all your priorities and preferences. If you do not like your accommodation due to unforeseen or unexpected circumstances, referring back to the provider is recommended, as cancellation policies vary from one provider to another.

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