Accommodation at UCA Canterbury

Canterbury accommodation video

Our halls of residence

There are two halls of residence for UCA Canterbury, both of our halls are self-catering. Each bedroom has a bed, a wardrobe, a desk and a chair. Bring your own bits and bobs to make the place feel more homely.

Ian Dury House is a purpose built development which includes:

  • On-campus location
  • Nine flats, each housing six students
  • One flat designed for disabled use
  • All bedrooms are en-suite
  • Shared kitchen facility in each flat.

Explore a 360 degree tour of typical rooms in Ian Dury House:


Hotham Court can accommodate up to 107 students, it offers:

  • Flats of two, four, five and six single study bedrooms
  • Mix of en-suite and shared facilities
  • Short walk to campus (30 minutes), city centre (20 minutes), and large supermarket (5 minutes).

View a 360 degree tour of typical rooms in Hotham Court:


Things to know:

  • There are student wardens living on site, if you need help out of hours
  • There are no parking facilities on-site
  • All bedrooms and shared areas are heated
  • We’ll provide a vacuum cleaner, broom, dustpan and brush, and mop and bucket in each flat
  • You’ll need to bring pots, pans, cutlery, crockery, kitchen utensils, tea towels, towels, sheets, pillow(s), and a duvet (and cover) or blankets
  • We operate a no-smoking policy in all our residences and buildings
  • Internet access is included in the residence fees.



For 2020-2021, prices range from around £134 - £148 per week.

The cost varies depending on your level of study and the location and/or type of accommodation you choose, for more details please see the full residence fees:

Residence fees and period of residence - Canterbury - 2020/21

Our Terms & Conditions tell you more about the accommodation agreement between us, including things like services provided, payment and responsibilities:

Terms & Conditions of Residence - 2020/21

How to apply

To apply for a place in University accommodation, please see our how to apply section.

Please note that accommodation is limited (164 rooms). We give priority to new students starting a full-time course, and whose home address is furthest away from the campus. Some rooms may become available during the year and we will operate a waiting list for these.

If you’re not successful, or you choose not to go into halls, we can help you look for private accommodation.

For new students joining us in September 2021, we are guaranteeing accommodation for your first year - see our dedicated page for details. 

Read through our accommodation FAQs and 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.

Our dedicated team are here to help make your move as smooth, comfortable and enjoyable as possible - so you can focus on getting stuck into student life.

Phone: +44 (0)1227 817 380

Policies & Terms and Conditions

Accommodation terms & conditions

Our terms and conditions of residence tell you more about the accommodation agreement between us, including things like services provided, payment and responsibilities.