We've put together some of the most important information that you need to know. We encourage you to explore our website and see what else we have to offer.

Choosing the right place

We understand that deciding which university to study at is often a family decision – you want to make sure that the person you are supporting is going to the best place to learn, be safe, and enjoy their time studying abroad.

We are confident that, at Canterbury Christ Church University, the person you are supporting will have a fantastic experience as they learn, see, and experience new things in a supportive environment.

At Canterbury Christ Church University, our teaching is consistently rated highly, and we have a silver award in the Teaching Excellence Framework.

Our locations in Canterbury and Medway are also close to London and Europe, making our campuses interesting, diverse, and vibrant, with students arriving from over 80 countries.

Canterbury has also long been regarded as a safe place to go to university and is the 9th safest city in the UK. 


million pounds being invested in our campuses


Your child can either apply through UCAS or directly to us. 

UCAS is split into seven sections which can be completed in any order. It must be completed before they submit the application. Your child can apply to up to five universities at once. Direct application is very similar, with the only difference being that they will only be applying to us.

They will need to get a reference as part of their application. We recommend that this comes from a teacher(s), tutor, or other individual who has played a role in their education. We do not recommend that you or another relative complete the personal statement. Our admissions team can help if you wish to know more. We have a helpful guide to applying for parents.


Tuition fees are due on the first day of the academic year and you, the person you're supporting, or a sponsor must pay in full or have an arrangement to pay before commencing study at the University.

As an international student, the person you are supporting must pay a deposit of 50% of their annual tuition fee before starting each year of their course. If your child’s fees are paid in full before starting the course, they are eligible for a 5% discount.

As a parent you are not regarded as a sponsor, but you may pay tuition fees to the University with agreement from the person you're supporting. You can find full details on our fees and funding section


We guarantee the person you are supporting will get university-approved accommodation for their first year of study if they formally accept a place with us and apply for accommodation by 31 July*.

If they are applying via UCAS Clearing, this guarantee runs until early September. Upon acceptance of an offer of accommodation, fees are due and can either be paid in full, or after a prepayment, paid in three instalments. These instalments are typically due in:

  • mid-September (35% of total fee),
  • early January (35% of total fee) and
  • mid-April (30% of total fee).

You can find out details of how to pay for accommodation over on our dedicated accommodation webpage

To find out about the accommodation guarantee from an international student perspective, read Virginia's experience with student accommodation. 

*T&Cs apply


We know that the goal of studying abroad for your child is not just to gain a degree and new experiences in life – it is also to give them the best chance of a good post-university career.

Many of our courses include placement opportunities and many more have direct links with local businesses. As an institution, we are heavily involved in regional business too, meaning that there's a lot of opportunity for your child to gain real-world work experience during their studies.

We are currently 1st in the UK for graduates in employment. We offer a variety of opportunities for your child to engage with to enhance their career prospects and experience so they're ready for work upon graduation. 


percent of our graduates were in employment 15 months after completing their studies (with the national average being 87%).