Accommodation for Canterbury University Students

Chaucer College offers a limited amount of single-sex, 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.

Chaucer College is a member of the ANUK Code of Practice and we are committed to managing our accommodation in accordance with the code. For more information, please visit

academic year 2019 - 2020

We will be offering accommodation for the academic year 2019-2020 on a fixed-term licence agreement for the period: 

Sunday 15th September 2019 – Saturday 13th June 2020.

2019 - 2020 FEES

We have two types of room available:

  • Standard Rooms: £115.00 per week (£4,485.00 total)
  • Balcony Rooms: £140.00 per week (£5,460.00 total)

Please indicate your preferred room type on application. 

A non-refundable booking deposit of £150.00 is payable upon signing of the accommodation licence agreement.

A further £350.00 damage deposit is payable on or before arrival. Please note that you will not be permitted access to the accommodation unless the deposit has been paid. The full damage deposit will be refunded at the end of the academic year assuming all fees have been paid, you have vacated the property and your room has been checked again the inventory. 




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

  • Period 1 (due by 04/10/2019): £1,725.00
  • Period 2 (due by 17/01/2020): £1,495.00
  • Period 3 (due by 08/05/2020): £1,265.00

Balcony Rooms

  • Period 1 (due by 04/10/2019): £2,100.00
  • Period 2 (due by 17/01/2020): £1,820.00
  • Period 3 (due by 08/05/2020): £1,540.00
All payments can be made by 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 ammendments owing to the need to conform to Japanese, rather than Western, norms. You will be sent a copy of the Accommodation Handbook and the Terms & Conditions with your licence agreement. Please take the time to review the rules and regulations before accepting accommodation at Chaucer College.

As the accommodation offered is strictly single-sex, one ‘golden rule’ is that under NO circumstances should a male resident or male visitor enter a female student’s dormitory, or vice versa. Failure to observce 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. 

Frequently asked questions

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 seperate from the accommodation allocated to students studying at Chaucer College. You will be shaing with other Univeristy students of the same sex. 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 15th September 2019. 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 41 bedrooms available of which 12 are balcony rooms. 

accommodation office contact details & opening hours

Accommodation Manager: Cathy Clark

Telephone: +44 (0) 1227 819033     


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

Office opening hours for accommodation enquiries: 

Monday – Friday: 9.00 – 16.00