University for the Creative Arts

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Student Accommodation

  • Priority is given to new students starting a full-time course whose home address is furthest away from the campus.
  • Accommodation ranges from on-campus halls of residence to managed flats and houses. All accommodation is self-catering and the majority is in single study bedrooms.
  • Student safety and welfare is extremely important: out-of-hours cover is provided by teams of student wardens.

Accommodation Costs

Self-Catered from £4,600 to £6,000 per year

The costs above are for the academic year 2018/19

Student Life

The four campus towns are all within an hour's train journey of central London. Their locations are:
  • Canterbury: a world-famous cosmopolitan city, widely regarded as being a regional capital of culture and a gateway to Europe.
  • Epsom: a lively and sociable historic market town located at the edge of the Surrey Hills and only a short distance from the capital, ideal for those studying at UCA's Business School for the Creative Industries.
  • Farnham: a vibrant and picturesque market town which enjoys a long-standing association with the creative industries, including the Craft Town movement.
  • Rochester: a historic university town with a rich literary heritage offering a range of inspiring arts and cultural experiences.

Nightlife and Culture

  • Canterbury: highlights include two theatres and the annual Canterbury Festival; by night there's an eclectic mix of laid-back pubs, live venues and popular bars to appeal to all tastes.
  • Epsom: the town has an established arts scene which works hard to promote new talent; it also has a theatre, a flourishing high street and a great mix of shops. Nightlife includes a choice of bars and nightclubs and a multiplex cinema, as well as easy access to London.
  • Farnham: offers a number of independent bars, restaurants and quirky shops and over 40 pubs. Farnham is also home to the renowned arts venue, the Farnham Maltings.
  • Rochester: by day, enjoy the town's many quirky streets lined with boutique shops, an indoor market and an annual Fuse Medway Festival. By night, the town boasts an impressive selection of bars, clubs and restaurants, as well as concerts at the magnificent Norman castle.


  • Canterbury campus: located a short walk from the city centre, close to the city's two mainline train stations with good bus and rail links to London, seaside destinations, nearby towns of Ashford, Maidstone and Rochester, and to the Channel Tunnel in Folkestone.
  • Epsom campus: In a town centre location, within a 10-minute walk of the train station, which is a stone's throw from London Waterloo. There are also excellent public transport links to Guildford, Kingston-upon-Thames, Sutton and Wimbledon.
  • Farnham campus: A town centre location within a 10-minute walk of the train station, which is less than an hour from London Waterloo. Nearby towns include Guildford and Woking.
  • Rochester campus: a 10-minute walk from the town centre and only 20 minutes by car from Ebbsfleet International Eurostar station for travel to the continent. There are regular trains to London St Pancras and Victoria.