Accommodation in Canterbury

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Chaucer College offers a limited amount of single-gender, self-catering, accommodation to Canterbury students.

Accommodation is available for the whole academic year and residents may remain in their accommodation throughout the Christmas and Easter holidays.

academic year 2020/2021 & 2021/2022

We will be offering accommodation for the academic year 2020/2021 & 2021/2022 on a fixed-term licence agreement for the period: 

Sunday 13th September 2020 – Saturday 12th June 2021.

Sunday 12th September 2021 – Saturday 11th June 2022

Fees 2021 -2022 (price Freeze)

We have two types of room available:

  • Standard Rooms: £115.00 per week (£4,485.00 total)
  • Small Balcony Rooms: £120.00 per week (£4,680.00 total)
  • Balcony Rooms: £130.00 per week (£5,070.00 total)

Please indicate your preferred room type on application. 

A non-refundable booking fee of £120.00 is payable upon signing of the accommodation licence agreement.


Payment for your accommodation is due at the start of each of the three academic terms. Payment dates and amounts are as follows:

Standard Rooms

  • Payment 1 due by 04/10/2021: £1,725.00
  • Payment 2 due by 17/01/2022: £1,495.00
  • Payment 3 due by 16/05/2022: £1,265.00

Small Balcony Rooms

  • Payment 1 due by 04/10/2021: £1,800.00
  • Payment 2 due by 17/01/2022: £1,560.00
  • Payment 3 due by 16/05/2022: £1,320.00

Balcony Rooms

  • Payment 1 due by 04/10/2021: £1,950.00
  • Payment 2 due by 17/01/2022: £1,690.00
  • Payment 3 due by 16/05/2022: £1,430.00
All payments can be made by flywire, credit/debit card, online bank transfer, cash or cheque. Full details will be provided with an offer of accommodation. 

rules & regulations

The rules and regulations for students’ resident at Chaucer College are based upon the same rules as University on-campus accommodation with some amendments owing to the need to conform to the Colleges’ own policies. The Accommodation Handbook and Terms & Conditions are available if you click on the link in your Licence Agreement.  Hard copies can be obtained on request.  Please take the time to review the rules and regulations before accepting accommodation at Chaucer College.

The accommodation offered is strictly single gender, one ‘golden rule’ is that under NO circumstances should the opposite gender (resident or visitor) enter another genders accommodation.  Failure to observe this regulation will result in the immediate cancellation of your accommodation agreement and you will be required to leave the College.

Please click here to view our Equality & Diversity policy. 

Please also see our policy regarding Self Isolation Accommodation for students needing to self-isolate on arrival in the UK.

accommodation office contact details & opening hours

Accommodation Manager: Cathy Clark

Telephone: +44 (0) 1227 787800     


Address: Chaucer College, University Road, Canterbury, Kent CT2 7LJ

Office opening hours for accommodation enquiries: 

Monday – Friday: 9.00 – 16.00


Is it possible to view the accommodation?

To make an appointment, please email with the time that is most convenient for you. We will then confirm the appointment. You will not be able to access the College without an appointment. 

Are bed linen and towels included?​

Pillows and a mattress protector are provided. Other bed linen can be hired for the duration of your stay for a total of £30.00 for the academic year. An optional bed linen laundry service is also available, subject to additional charge. 

How far are you from the University of Kent?​

Chaucer College is on University Road and is located on the University campus. It is only 10 minutes’ walk to the centre of campus. For further directions, please click here.

Are any of the rooms ensuite?

Unfortunately not but there is 1 shower room, 1 bathroom and 2 toilets on each floor. In each bedroom, you have your own washstand, washbasin and mirror. 

Who will I be sharing the communal facilities with?

The accommodation offered to students is separate from the accommodation allocated to students studying at Chaucer College. You will be sharing with other Univeristy students of the same gender. There are 9 bedrooms on each floor with the exception of the top floors which have only 7. 

Are laundry facilities available in the accommodation?​

In each block there is a washing machine and dryer in the ground floor laundry room. The washing machine costs £3.00 per wash and the tumble dryers are free. In addition, an iron and an ironing board are provided on each floor of every block.

Is insurance provided?

No, we recommend that all residents have their own insurance cover arranged prior to arrival.

Are utility bills and internet included?​​

Yes. All utility bills and internet are included in the fees. Wi-Fi is available throughout the accommodation block. 

What cooking facilities are available?

On each floor of every block there is a kitchen for residents to use. These kitchens have a gas hob with 4 burners, a halogen hob, a double oven and grill, a combination microwave oven and grill, large shared fridge freezer, small under-counter fridge and kettle. Each resident has a separate cupboard for storing dry foods. In each resident’s room there is a plate, bowl, cup, knife, fork and spoon. No other cutlery, crockery or cooking utensils are provided.

When can I move in to my room at Chaucer College?

Residents may arrive from 12 noon on Sunday 12th September 2021. We will be on hand to welcome you to the college and show you to your room.

Is there security protecting the campus?

Yes. There is 24-hour security provided by a friendly team of staff and extensive CCTV coverage to ensure your safety.

How many rooms are available?​​​

There are 16 bedrooms available of which 6 are balcony rooms.