Canterbury Christ Church University

Rank 119
Location Canterbury, England
Established 1966
International Students 5.2%
Famous Courses Teaching, Social Care, Policing
International Fees £11,000
Key Information
Location Canterbury, England
Established 1966
Famous Courses Teaching, Social Care, Policing
International Fees £11,000


For over 50 years, Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU) has been providing people from around the world with a rich academic and professional education. With 17,000 students from 100 different countries enrolled, CCCU has a passionate belief in the power of Higher Education to enrich and transform lives. Records for graduates in employment are some of the best in the UK, and the research community has an international reputation. In the latest National Student Survey, Canterbury Christ Church received its highest ever score for student satisfaction.

The University has three vibrant and exciting campuses. Each one is different, but all have the essence of the university at their heart. Over recent years, multi-million pound developments have ensured CCCU students enjoy the very best facilities. State-of-the-art libraries, study rooms and IT will provide you with all the academic resources you need, while the sports centre and fitness suite offer the opportunity to exercise and play a huge range of sports. The Centre for Music features top-quality performance, rehearsal and practice areas, and if you choose to study the visual arts or media, you’ll enjoy superb workshop and exhibition spaces.

Services for International Students

If you’re finding it difficult to adjust to leaving home and living in a new country, are struggling with your studies, or are having finance or accommodation issues, CCCU’s highly trained staff are ready to help. An International Student Welcome Guide is emailed to all new international students prior to arrival, while social media services offer helpful tips and information throughout the year to help students with any query or concern.


  • 119th in the Times University Guide 2022
  • 119th in the Guardian University Guide 2022

Following the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, nearly 90% Canterbury Christ Church University’s research was recognised as ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally significant’. It performed well in the following subjects:

  • Allied Health Professions
  • Politics and International Studies
  • Education
  • Sport and Exercise Sciences, Leisure and Tourism
  • English Language and Literature
  • History
  • Theology and Religious Studies
  • Music, Drama, Dance and Performing Arts
  • Communication, Cultural and Media Studies


There’s a fantastic mixture of accommodation to choose from, and because Canterbury is a small city it’s all within walking distance of the main campus, library, Students’ Union and Sports Centre. As a student in University accommodation you’ll enjoy:

  • Choice of en suite or shared accommodation
  • City or town centre living
  • 24 hour security
  • All utility bills included in the rent
  • Internet access in all rooms
  • Free personal contents insurance

As an international student you’ll be certain of a place in university accommodation so long as you:

  • Are a first year undergraduate
  • A postgraduate
  • Have firmly accepted an offer of a place to study with us
  • Have submitted a completed accommodation application form by the deadline


Canterbury’s accessibility (less than one hour from London!) and vast range of attractions make it an extremely popular destination for visitors from all around the world. This has resulted in the creation of a vibrant international community that offers plenty to do and see. So whatever part of the world you’re from, you’ll find lots of opportunities to make new friends and share new experiences.

Canterbury, home to the main campus, is famous throughout the world for its cathedral, its history and its beauty, and is one of the safest university cities in the country. The town of Broadstairs is the seaside creative centre, and students who study here can take inspiration from its beautiful beaches and stunning scenery. Finally, the Medway campus features award-winning buildings, brand new purpose-built facilities and is a 40 minute train ride away from London.


  • Kate Blewett – award winning producer and director with the BBC
  • Jonathan Holmes – writer, script editor and presenter
  • Geraldine McCaughrean – award-winning author
  • Jane Carter – Creative Director Music at BBC Worldwide
  • Joel Hopkins – BAFTA award-winning film writer–director

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