Canterbury Christ Church University

Canterbury Christ Church University is a dynamic and innovative university with a long history of welcoming international students. With students from over 80 different countries, there's a diverse and friendly community on campus. The university visits many countries throughout the year to meet and support its applicants, and has local representation in the majority of countries around the world.

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

TEF Silver is awarded to institutions that deliver high-quality teaching, learning and outcomes for their students, and consistently exceed "rigorous national quality requirements" for higher education in the UK. Find out more about TEF.

International Student Statistics

1,130 international students in 2016–17

Welcome Arrangements

  • All EU and overseas students receive a Welcome Guide, providing key information about Christ Church and settling into student life in the UK. The guide is issued to students in advance of their arrival and is also published on the university's social media pages. Additional information regarding registration and social and induction events is provided to students on arrival as part of the International Welcome Day.
  • The university's social media pages give tips and advice on coming to study at Christ Church, and staff are available to answer any queries or concerns students may have.
  • The university holds two days of International Welcome Events, including a Welcome Fair, workshops, orientation tours around the city and social activities, providing opportunities to make friends. In addition, there's the university's Welcome Week for all students.

English Language Requirements

  • All applicants for undergraduate courses will need a minimum English level of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent. Some courses require 6.5 or above.
  • For postgraduate entry, all applicants will need a minimum of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.
  • Applicants to an International Foundation Year (EU) will need a minimum of IELTS 5.0 or equivalent. The International Foundation Year is open to students who have enrolled on an undergraduate degree at the university with an additional Foundation Year in order to develop their English language skills and content knowledge to enable them to begin their degree in the following year.
  • Six- and 10-week pre-sessional courses in Academic English Skills are available for international students.
  • The Academic English Service offers in-sessional English language support to non-native English language speakers.

Accommodation for International Students

  • International students are guaranteed accommodation in their first year of study if they have firmly accepted an offer of a place and submit an application form by the relevant deadline.
  • All accommodation is self-catering. The St George's Centre and the North Holmes campus in Canterbury city centre are close to campus food outlets. The university also offers Homestay accommodation, where students can live with a local family. All Canterbury accommodation is within walking distance of the main university campus.
  • High-speed Wi-Fi and wired Internet access is provided and there are 24­-hour computer laboratories on the main campus in Canterbury. There is also an award-winning iBorrow service in the Augustine House library, where students can borrow laptops.
  • Leases for university accommodation run for the full academic year, so students do not need to move out during the Christmas and Easter vacations.
  • Accommodation is priced to suit a range of budgets according to the size, location and facilities available, and costs include the Internet, all utility bills and insurance.

International Tuition Fees

The following are the typical annual course fees for overseas students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2018–2019). Always confirm individual course fees with the university.

Type of Course Undergraduate (£) Taught Postgraduate (£)
Classroom 11,500 11,750–13,850
Mixed 11,500 11,750–13,850
Laboratory 11,500 11,750–13,850
Clinical 11,500 13,905–24,000
Teaching takes place in a classroom or ordinary lecture theatre. Subjects with classroom teaching might include history, maths and philosophy.
Subjects taught in classrooms and laboratories, such as languages.
Much of the teaching may take place in a laboratory and includes biology, chemistry and physics.
Clinical subjects can include dentistry, medicine and veterinary medicine.