After being accepted for an exchange by the PGIO in Stellenbosch, I then had to do an online application for my host university. This was very straight forward and after waiting a couple of weeks, the University of Kent notified me that I had been accepted for short term studies at their institution. After accepting my offer, I then had to apply for accommodation separately; this can be done through the university’s student accommodation website. At the University of Kent only first years and international students stay on campus, because of a lack of space. I would recommend applying to stay at Parkwood, which is self-catered accommodation, as you will probably share a house with a mixture of international and British students which creates a great atmosphere. You also have the opportunity to pre-order a bedding pack, which includes a duvet, pillow, pillow case, duvet cover and sheet. I would recommend ordering the bedding pack, as you may not have time to buy bedding shortly after arriving as your first day is quite busy and the city centre of Canterbury is quite far from campus.