Canterbury

Student accommodation, flats and rooms for rent in Canterbury

This south-eastern England city is located in the county of Kent, on the River Stour. It is a historic city, famous mainly for its Cathedral that was declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco a few years ago.

Canterbury is only 70 kilometres away from London, so you will be able to reach it in about an hour by train. Thanks to this, many of the students who move to Canterbury to live their Erasmus experience also take the opportunity to enjoy everything that the British capital has to offer. It will be very difficult for you to get bored!

Are you looking for student accommodation in Canterbury? This can be a difficult task, as many owners are often looking for young people to rent their accommodation for a long period. However, from Erasmus Play we make it easier for you: in our search engine, you will be able to analyze all the conditions of each floor or room to see if it is convenient for you. You will also be able to make the reservation online in a secure way since all the accommodations are verified.

Student apartments for rent in Canterbury

If you want to rent a flat for students in Canterbury, we tell you that the option most chosen by young people is to rent an apartment to share between several students. In this way, you will not only be able to save on monthly rental expenses and utility bills, but you will also be able to share the experience more closely with other students, who will surely become your family.

As a reference, here estimates that the price of a flat to share between several students is around 5000 pounds per month, for one with five rooms.

Student room for rent in Canterbury

As a city with a high cost of living, renting a room in a shared flat is often the most popular option among international students, especially those who are relocating for a short time. Make sure to pay attention to both the characteristics of the room and the floor it is in, as some may have access to facilities such as a terrace or garden.

The price of student rooms in Canterbury usually ranges from 390 pounds onwards and can go up to 1090 pounds, depending on the characteristics. The average price of a room to rent in Canterbury is around 600 pounds per month.

Student accommodation in Canterbury

Here are some of the areas most chosen by Erasmus students who move to live in Canterbury for a season.

Northgate Apartments for Rent

This neighbourhood is adjacent to the city centre and has easy access to Christ Church University and the University for the Creative Arts. Being close to the city centre the location is ideal, as it is close to many of the most popular entertainment venues for young people.

Apartments in St Dunstans 

St Dunstans is located west of the river from the city centre. It is a convenient area to live for students going to the University of Kent campus, as it is located between the two areas. Here there are also several bars and restaurants.

Room for rent in the centre of Canterbury

This neighbourhood is one of the most convenient for students since most of the entertainment and attractions frequented by young people are concentrated here, both during the day and in the evening. In addition, from the centre of Canterbury, you will have a good connection with the different universities.

Erasmus accommodation near the universities of Canterbury

The following are the three most recognized institutions in this English city, the ones that receive the greatest influx of Erasmus students every year:

University of Kent

This prestigious institution has a main campus in Canterbury which has all the university facilities including bars and shops. It is located northwest of downtown Canterbury, about a 25-minute walk from it. To find accommodation near the University of Kent you can choose neighbourhoods like St Stephen's and St Dunstans.

University of Canterbury Christ Church

The main campus of this university is located very close to the centre of Canterbury, next to the historic St Augustine Abbey. If you want to live close to this university, some of the most convenient neighbourhoods are Northgate, downtown Canterbury, and St Martin's.

University for Creative Arts

This university has its campus less than 15 minutes walk from the city centre to the east of it. If you want to live close to the University of Creative Arts you can consider South Canterbury and Longport.

University residence in Canterbury

Each university in this English city offers different residences for its students. However, many of them do not have the best location for students, they are usually far from the campus of the institution and the centre. This is why many young people prefer to rent apartments or private rooms on their own.

Frequently asked questions about studying in Canterbury

How much does a student room cost in Canterbury?
The average cost of this type of accommodation is approximately 600 pounds per month, although it can vary between 390 and 1090 pounds per month, depending on the details of the room and the apartment in which it is located.
How to find cheap student accommodation in Canterbury?
We recommend starting looking for it as soon as possible in the Erasmus Play comparator. There is usually a lot of demand, both from local students and international students, so we suggest that you decide quickly if you find one that meets all the characteristics that are important to you.
What are the best areas to live in Canterbury as a student?
In general, young internationals choose the centre and surrounding neighbourhoods to live in. In this way, both universities and entertainment venues are close by. Some of the neighbourhoods to consider, in addition to downtown, are Northgate, St Dunstans, St Stephen's, Longport South Canterbury, and St Martin's.
What is the approximate monthly expense for a student in Canterbury?
The cost of living in Canterbury is usually high, as it is in most of England. Estimate that you have to have around £ 1,000 per month, assuming you rent an average-cost accommodation, such as a room in a shared flat.
Why study in Canterbury?
If delving into English culture, living near London and being able to improve your English is not enough reasons for you, we tell you that Canterbury is a city full of students that offers many activities for young people. Here you will be able to share the experience with other students from all over the world. Another advantage? This English city usually has many sunny days a year, so you will be able to enjoy outdoor activities.

 

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