If you are already studying, living or working in the UK and would like to study at Canterbury Christ Church University, we can guide you through the steps.

You will likely have many of the right things in place to make the switch as easy as possible. Ultimately, you must have a Student Route (Tier 4) visa in order to begin studying with us. All the information for Tier 4 visas can be found on the UK Home Office’s website.

What you need to know

There are several conditions you need to meet, information you will need to gather, and documents you will need to have in order to make a successful application to study with us from within the UK. We recommend that you use the resources available from the UK Home Office as a guide; these will include all the latest policies and the most up-to-date information.

If you are an existing student with us and need any support, please contact the Compliance Team on: ukvi.compliance@canterbury.ac.uk 

Visit us

We always encourage prospective students to visit our campuses at Canterbury and Medway and there are several options to enable you to do this. Student-led tours allow you to look around our locations and facilities with the guidance of a current student, whilst self-guided tours give you the freedom to look around when it is convenient for you.

We also hold regular open days. Unlike student and self-guided tours, these give you the opportunity to meet academic staff, view areas of the university that are otherwise unavailable to the public (such as accommodation), and learn more about specific courses and student life.

Tours take place on Mondays and Fridays and last approximately 1 hour, after which you are free to explore the campus on your own or visit Canterbury city centre.

It is not possible to arrange to meet staff from academic departments or view university accommodation during these visits. To do this, you will need to attend an open day or, once you have applied and been offered a place, you will be invited to an applicant day.

Book your place on a student-led tour.

To arrange a visit to the Medway Campus, please email the Medway Campus Events Co-ordinator

A self-guided tour allows you to visit our Canterbury Campus outside of normal campus tours and open days, at a time convenient to you. 

If you would like to take part in a self-guided tour, please make your way to the main reception in The Old Sessions House on the Canterbury Campus and collect a pack and self-guided tour brochure. 

We recommend visiting during weekday office hours (9am to 5pm). Outside of these hours you may be unable to access several areas of the University. 

Find out about self-guided tours. 

Our virtual tours enable you to look around both the Canterbury and Medway campuses using an online interactive website. Simply click here to visit. 

All of our locations are easy to get to by road or public transport. Visit our campus location pages to find out how.