Canterbury College welcomes students from across the EU and international students who are already residing in the UK. We hope the information here gives you an idea of what college life is like in Canterbury. We fully understand that by joining us you'll be starting a new adventure a long way from home. If you have any concerns or questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Studying with us

Students regularly tell us that the high quality of teaching and our lecturers’ subject knowledge are the main strengths of Canterbury College. They also enjoy the friendly and supportive atmosphere we offer. UK qualifications are internationally recognised, giving you an excellent chance of having a successful career. Canterbury College has hundreds of courses for you to choose from. At Canterbury College, you will be studying in a friendly, supportive, adult environment where you can gain confidence, develop your interests and find your future.

About Canterbury

Canterbury is a great place to learn. It’s one of the best known cities in Britain - a perfect mix of city, history, coast and countryside. One of the great things about studying at Canterbury College is that we are just a short walk from the town centre. Medieval buildings sit alongside modern shops, and the city has bars, clubs, a cinema, a theatre, sports centres and more. There are 30,000 students in Canterbury, meaning you will you will certainly not be alone. The city is also visited by 2 million tourists every year.

Shopping, eating out and entertainment

The Whitefriars shopping centre is just 5 minutes’ walk from Canterbury College. You can shop there fashion, food and gifts – there are stores for all your needs. There are plenty of other shops and boutiques along the High Street and cobbled side streets. You can also travel to Westwood Cross (via train and bus) which has major high street stores, a cinema, a casino, supermarkets and a range of restaurants.


It takes 1 hour to get to London and 30 minutes to reach the sea. France, Belgium and the rest of mainland Europe is just a short trip across the English Channel. Buses and trains run regularly. More travel information can be found at the following websites: