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Student accommodation in Northgate, Canterbury

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Universities close to Northgate


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Canterbury Christ Church University


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The Penny Theatre






Canterbury Christ Church University


University of Kent


About student living in Northgate


Northgate is a well-connected and conveniently located area, just a short walk away from Canterbury city centre. Student accommodation in Northgate is just a ten-minute walk away from Canterbury Christ Church University and a thirty-minute walk from the University of Kent. You can also get to Canterbury West train station in less than fifteen minutes.


Student houses in Northgate are close to the Great Stour, so it’s easy to go for a relaxing stroll along the riverside. You’ll also be just a short walk away from Kingsmead Playing Field, which is the perfect place to play some sports or hang out with friends in the summer term.

Food and Drink

There are lots of pubs, restaurants, and bars close to student houses in Northgate. Enjoy delicious Japanese food at Tamago, tuck into Turkish cuisine at A La Turka, or savour brisket and burgers at The Korean Cowgirl. Grab a hot drink after lectures at Fringe + Ginge Coffee or go for a pint with friends at The Thomas Tallis Alehouse. You’ll never be short of options living in Northgate student housing.


You’ll never be bored when you live in student accommodation in Northgate, as there’s loads to get stuck into. Head to The Penny Theatre to watch live DJ sets and bands, or take part in their pool and ping pong competitions. Get competitive with friends while enjoying drinks at Boom Battle Bar, or catch the latest film releases at Curzon Riverside.


There is a large Sainsbury’s near Northgate student housing where you can pick up all your essentials and groceries. If you need to grab anything extra, head to Northgate Market or the convenience stores. You can also browse for bargains at the local charity shops or explore the interesting independent stores nearby.

Student Housing

The wide range of student accommodation Northgate has to offer means there is something for everyone. There are student lets in Northgate to suit every taste and budget, from shared houses to purpose-built apartments. Have a browse of our student housing in Northgate and find your next home, today.

FAQs about student accommodation in Northgate

Is Northgate a student area?

As Northgate student houses are within walking distance of both Canterbury Christ Church University and the city centre, the area is very popular with students.

Where is Northgate in Canterbury?

Northgate is an area slightly to the northeast of Canterbury city centre, next to Kingsmead.

Is Northgate, Canterbury, a nice place to live?

Northgate is a fun place to live, with lots of restaurants, bars, and pubs to enjoy. As a result, student accommodation in Northgate is usually in high demand.

How far is Northgate from Canterbury Christ Church University?

Northgate is about half a kilometre from Canterbury Christ Church University. You can walk to the university from student houses in Northgate in ten minutes.

Does Canterbury Christ Church University provide accommodation?

Canterbury Christ Church University provides halls of residence and university houses in both Canterbury and Medway. Typically, students will live in halls in their first year before moving into private student accommodation in Northgate and the surrounding areas for the rest of their time at university.

Where do students live in Canterbury?

As there are two universities in Canterbury, students tend to live all over the city. Generally, they will live in student houses in Northgate, Hales Place, Canterbury city centre, Barton, St Dunstan’s, and Wincheap.

Are bills included in the cost?

Many student houses in Northgate are now advertised with bills included in the price. Where this is the case, your rental price could include electricity, gas, internet, TV licence and water bills and this is clearly stated on the listing. Properties without bills included are also available, giving you the flexibility to choose your own energy and water suppliers and internet service provider.

Do I need to pay a deposit?

It is normal for property managers to require you to pay a security deposit at the time of booking or before you move in. Where a deposit is required and you are signing a tenancy agreement, your property manager must protect your deposit in a legally recognised tenancy deposit scheme. As long as you look after the property and have no deductions for damage or unpaid rent, your deposit will be returned to you after your tenancy agreement ends. Whilst tenancy deposits are legally capped at five weeks' rent per person, it is more common for student deposits to be in the lower £100-250 range.

How long does a tenancy agreement last for?

The majority of student accommodation in Northgate can be rented for fixed contract lengths. For purpose built student accommodation, 43 and 51-week fixed-term contracts are the most common. For shared houses, 52-week contracts are the most common and generally start in July to September.

Do you offer student accommodation for short-term stays?

Short-term student rentals in Northgate are becoming more popular every year. As a result, property managers are increasingly offering shorter tenancy lengths, whether for the summer period or for individual semesters and terms. This is more common in the purpose-built student accommodation sector than in shared student rental houses across Canterbury.

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