Accommodation to suit you
The ESO attracts applicants from all over the world and from all walks of life, each with their own accommodation requirements
There is a range of affordable housing in Maidstone – from student halls to shared houses to individual apartments and family homes. Most students opt to share houses in and around the town, which is fairly compact, making it easy to get around. To support students, the ESO appoints 2 members of staff each summer, who from early July produce a comprehensive lists of available housing, which is updated throughout the summer. The accommodation list can be viewed online via the ESO Learning Zone. The Learning Zone is made available to students once they have accepted a place on the course, also enabling them to get in touch with others before the start of the course.
Please note that properties are not vetted by the ESO and we strongly recommend viewing to ensure suitability; many of the local landlords are known to us and we are happy to offer advice should you need it.
Student Accommodation at Bower Terrace
Student rooms are available at Bower Terrace. This is often the preferred choice for younger students, who are leaving home for the first time. Bower Terrace offers in excess of 100 rooms, each with its own desk and shower. Students are allocated a kitchen and lounge which they share with other students. Please contact Bower Terrace directly to find out more and to arrange a viewing: http://bowerterrace.com/
New Starter Day
In mid to late July, the ESO hosts a summer get-together for new starters at Boxley House – this enables students to meet and get to know each other face-to-face. There are quite a few properties available to let by that time and students are encouraged to view some of them together after the event (from around 2.00 pm). Student Ambassadors are also on hand, as well as members of the Admissions Team who can help with any queries about starting on the course.