Homestay accommodation is where you live with a local family based in Canterbury. Homestay offers you the opportunity to practise your English and experience British culture, and is a useful option for short stays.

Every Homestay is different and so an allocation does not necessarily mean you will be staying with a conventional family of two parents with children. The family unit may include single parents or people living alone.

Accommodation options

Your accommodation will contain a comfortable bed and storage space for your clothes and personal belongings. Standard or twin rooms are available at various prices.

There are different bathroom arrangements; from en-suite to sharing with the family or other guests.

Use of kitchen during your stay varies. Light use of kitchen allows you to make yourself a sandwich, make drinks and possibly use the microwave, using provisions you have bought. Use of kitchen means you use facilities at times you agree with your host.

Board options

Half board includes an evening meal each day with your family at meal times. Bed & Breakfast offers a daily breakfast, such as fruit juice, toast or an egg with tea/coffee.


The majority of homes are within walking distance of the city centre. Due to demand at busy times, we may also offer places within a short bus journey to the main campus.

Length of stay

Minimum stay is two weeks.

Special requirements

If you have specific requirements such as sharing preferences, please include this when you apply, and we will try to accommodate these if possible.

Prices – 2022-23

  • Bed and breakfast
  • Use of kitchen

£125 per week


  • Half board (bed, breakfast and one main meal)
  • Light use of kitchen

£160 per week

Please note: Most accommodation fee payments for homestay are due in advance before you arrive. This will be confirmed at time of offer.