Starting a new course can be a bit daunting, particularly if you’re moving away from home for the first time.

However, from the moment you arrive here, you’ll be part of a diverse and tight-knit creative community. And remember, every single student is beginning their own journey here, so it's very likely that they’ll be feeling the same mix of emotions as you. 

It's really important that you find the right accommodation for you, so that it suits your needs in every way. Choose from campus halls of residence, privately rented flats and houses or lodgings with local families.

Campus halls of residence

Imagine a number of flats, each with several bedrooms, a communal kitchen and a shared living space. That’s what it’s like in halls. Needless to say, you'll get to know your fellow students pretty quickly in this kind of environment - a fun and easy way to make new friends.

You can apply for halls if it’s your first year of study and if you’re studying on a full-time course. If it’s not your first year, or you’re studying part-time, you can’t apply unless you have a disability or significant vulnerability.

Find out more about how to apply and how we allocate places.

We have halls of residence at each of our campuses – some located on-campus, some close by. Check out what each has to offer.

Private accommodation

If you’re a returning student, or a new student who didn't manage to get a room in halls, you can search for private rented accommodation. You may also prefer this option, if you feel that halls just aren’t for you.

You may want to rent a flat or house with a group of friends, or search for a room in a family home. Whatever you choose, renting privately means managing your bills and dealing with a landlord or letting agent – but it also means greater independence.

Find out more about renting private accommodation.

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Get in touch

If you still can't find what you're looking for, or you’d prefer to chat something through, please get in touch with our accommodation team.

UCA Canterbury
Phone: +44 (0)1227 817380

UCA Epsom
Phone: +44 (0)1372 202448

UCA Farnham
Phone: +44 (0)1252 892974

UCA Rochester
Phone: +44 (0)1634 888723

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