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CATS Canterbury – an award winning college and campus

The award-winning CATS College Canterbury prepares students aged 14-18 for university success.

Consistently voted as the safest university city in the UK, Canterbury welcomes over 30,000 students from around the world to its three universities.  It’s a vibrant city offering a range entertainment and cultural opportunities such as theatres, shopping centres, museums. It’s also only a 50-minute train journey to London.


Inspection results

Rated ‘excellent’ in all areas by inspectors

The UK’s safest city

Canterbury has often been voted the UK’s safest university city

50 minutes from London

The blend of city, coast and countryside means that there is plenty for you to enjoy and explore, with direct links to London.


Best for International Students

Unlike traditional boarding schools in the UK, everyone in a CATS class is in the same situation - away from home, needing help to acclimatise, wanting to make new friends and committed to improving their English rapidly. Everything we do is aimed at helping you achieve this, from teachers who know how to adapt lessons to build confidence in English to house parents who provide care and concern during your stay.

Best for boarding

Our campuses offer single and double bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms in purpose built accommodation, because we know if you are comfortable and relaxed in your surroundings you will flourish academically, socially and emotionally. Throughout your time with us, you will be treated as a young adult.  Our houseparents are available 24 hours per day to provide the support and nurturing you need to thrive.

Best for University Preparation

Whatever your aspirations are, we offer a wide range of programmes and subjects that will help you progress. You will receive one-on-one guidance on applying to university. You will visit a range of campuses, attend workshops to help you perfect your personal statement and receive individual support such as interview practice.

In addition, you will have access to a range of activities through our Key Professions Programme to help you get a head start in a competitive career.

Available courses at CATS Canterbury

  • GCSE
  • Pre-programme
  • A level
  • University Foundation Programme
  • International Baccalaureate
  • High School Term
  • Academic Summer Programmes

cife Scholarships

Our scholarships are for 20% of tuition and there is also an opportunity for a very small number of 40% scholarships for truly outstanding candidates.

Scholarships are assessed individually, but applicants should expect to have:

  • English proficiency (to course entry requirements)
  • Excellent school reports with a track record of academic success
  • Strong aptitude and interest in their chosen academic field
  • A successful interview with senior College staff based on the student's chosen area of interest, for those candidates applying for a 40% scholarship

For more information, please contact Central Admissions at or +44 (0)1227 866540