Canterbury Christ Church University
Canterbury Christ Church University


Canterbury Christ Church University Ranking



Canterbury Christ Church University Location

South England

Canterbury Christ Church University


University Ranking




South England


Canterbury Christ Church University

Key Information
Location Canterbury, England
Established 1966
Percent International Students 5.2%
Famous For Teaching, Social Care, Policing
International Fees £15,500
Key Information
Location Canterbury, England
Established 1966
Percent International Students 5.2%
Famous For Teaching, Social Care, Policing
International Fees £15,500


For over 50 years, Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU) has provided people worldwide with a rich academic and professional education. With 17,000 students from 100 different countries enrolled, CCCU passionately believes in the power of higher education to enrich and transform lives. Graduate employment records 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 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 have finance or accommodation issues, CCCU’s highly trained staff are ready to help. Before arrival, an International Student Welcome Guide is emailed to all new international students. At the same time, social media services offer helpful tips and information throughout the year to help students with any query or concern.


  • 114th in the Times University Guide 2024
  • 120th in the Guardian University Guide 2024
  • 1001-1200th in QS World University Rankings 2025

REF 2021's results show how Canterbury Christ Church University is delivering tangible changes and solving real problems via its world leading research that is relevant to the communities in Kent and Medway, as well as across the UK and around the world.

The assessment showed that more than 60% of the University’s research and almost 85% of its impact was judged to be in the top two categories of world-leading (4*) and internationally excellent (3*). The volume of work also increased, with 50% more staff submitting research for assessment than in 2014.


There’s a fantastic mixture of accommodation to choose from. 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 attractions make it an extremely popular destination for visitors worldwide. This has created a vibrant international community with 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 worldwide for its cathedral, history and 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 and 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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