Canterbury Christ Church University was established in 1962. It has grown into a popular and successful higher Education institution and this year has been awarded full university status. It counts with some 14,000 students studying undergraduate and postgraduate courses within the faculties of Health, Education, Business & Science and Arts and Humanities. The University welcomes international students and has a well-established English language teaching unit, International Office and Study and Welfare support services.
The University is located next to the famous Cathedral in the centre of the historic city of Canterbury. Canterbury is a good location for visiting London and mainland Europe. London is only 1 hour 30 minutes away and Paris 3 hours away by train. Because it is a city centre campus there is no need to pay for transportation within the city to get from your accommodation to your classes.
Canterbury is a lively town that attracts visitors to the cathedral and other historic buildings. It has a large student population and also serves as a major shopping centre for the whole of the region. It is located in ‘The Garden of England’ and offers easy access to the countryside and the coast. Canterbury is also a major cultural centre in Britain with its connections to Chaucer and Dickens and offers an international cultural festival in October. It offers a lively programme of cultural events.
In order to prepare for undergraduate entry Christ Church offers an International Foundation year programme for international students. This prepares you to have the correct English level and also subject knowledge to enter the majority of our undergraduate programmes. You can attend this course if you have a school leaving certificate, 4.5 IELTS or equivalent level of English and a minimum age of 17 years. You may also join the programme in January if you have 5.5 IELTS (or equivalent) in English.
If you want to prepare to undertake an MBA or an MSc. Masters in Business Administration you can undertake our Pre-Masters Business Administration programme from January to June to prepare for the October start of the Masters. You can enter the Pre-masters with a Diploma in Business or with substantial experience in Business and passing the Pre-masters gives you access to the Masters.
All international students on all courses form part of the university student body, with all the rights and privileges and access to facilities that that brings, e.g. sports facilities, use of a gym, free computer access, use of the library, language laboratories and free evening language classes (October – March), use of the college food court and student union with its recreation facilities and programme of social events. You are automatically a member of the C4 World, the international society which organises additional social events. You also have the full support of an international office which has staff dedicated to helping you with your stay, by offering you visa advice and organize excursions and visits, and provide welfare support. We also have an accommodation office which helps you with finding and organizing your accommodation and with dealing with any issues that arise concerning accommodation.
Students find that Canterbury Christ Church University is an enjoyable place to choose for their university studies.
More information on the university and the courses available can be found at:
Canterbury Christ Church University
Canterbury Christ Church University,
North Holmes Road,
Tel: + 44 01227782307