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Get advice on studying in Canterbury - from the students who live here

Canterbury is not just a great place to visit, it is also the perfect place to study.

Our city is home to three universities and welcomes thousands of new and returning students every year. People are drawn to both the outstanding choice of courses and subjects, and to the beauty of this historic city that ticks all the boxes for culture, nightlife, retail and adventure - all under one hour from London.

Both University of Kent and Canterbury Christ Church University compile helpful vlogs and blogs every year to help newcomers get to grips with the city and student life, so take a look on their websites.

Visit Kent has also compiled a useful guide to places to visit based around your chosen subjects. 


Canterbury Christ Church University

Canterbury Christ Church University offers a wide range of academic and professional study programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. From teacher training and nursing to engineering and the creative arts, Canterbury Christ Church is home to a diverse student group who form a vital part of the fabric of the city.   

Not only that, but it was recently rated the best university in the UK for graduates in employment.

Located close to the historic centre of Canterbury, students from around the world come to Canterbury Christ Church to experience our UNESCO World Heritage Site, inclusive culture and world-class education. The University also plays an active role in high-profile events each year, including Pride and the Canterbury Festival.  

With an ethos of creating opportunities for students, they are proud to have been a part of Canterbury’s heritage for more than 60 years.   

University of Kent

The University of Kent is one of the country’s leading academic institutions producing world-class research, delivering outstanding teaching and serving the communities it is proud to be a part of. The university has campuses in Canterbury, Medway and Europe.

The University of Kent’s Student Profile features advice direct from undergraduate and postgraduate students studying a range of different subjects about their journey to Kent, guidance on what to expect from your studies and how they settled at the Kent campus.

University of the Creative Arts

University of the Creative Arts believes that creativity makes global communities more vibrant, more innovative, more human which is why, for 160 years, they have been a passionate advocate for creative education and research.

Their Canterbury campus is located on the edge of the city and has a special focus on architecture, spatial and computer design, fine art and visual communications.

It's home to expert staff and extensive specialist facilities – everything you need to excel in your studies and inspire students to use creativity to drive change, overcome challenges and improve the lives of others.

International Language Schools

If you are looking to learn English as a second language, Canterbury is a superb base for your studies. 

Our city is home to a number of leading international language schools, including Concorde International and Stafford House. Outstanding teaching in one of England's most beautiful historic cities. 

Visit the schools' websites for more information on courses.