New Zealand will move to Alert Level 2 at 11.59pm on Wednesday 13 May -  The online application portal is open.  Applications for Semester 2 will be processed in the normal way. International students are recommended to check travel arrangements can be made before applying for accommodation.

If you have a question relating to an existing contract such as fees or instalment dates, or are concerned about the welfare of another student, please contact the relevant hall of residence directly in the first instance.

Deciding where to live in your first year is just as important as figuring out what to study. UC is here to help you find a hall, flat or homestay.  

Have a question or require accommodation advice?  Enquire here...

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Halls of residence and villages

View hall options, key dates, comparison charts and more...  
Applications for 2020 now open - 
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Accommodation Guide

Accommodation Guide 2021

An overview of all options for accommodation at UC.  View our 360 panoramas and videos.

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Stay on Campus in Semester 2 2020

Review options for accommodation in Semester 2 - July-December 2020 - 
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Live with a local Christchurch family. All homestay families are carefully selected for their friendly, helpful attitudes and comfortable homes.

Private Rental

Private rental

Flatting is popular with students, particularly in the second year and above. It offers an independent lifestyle and can be a great way to meet new people.  

Flatmates Wanted / Room to Rent Facebook Group

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Temporary accommodation

Temporary accommodation may be suitable if you and your family are visiting UC or while searching for permanent accommodation.


Accommodation for international students

Organising accommodation is one of the most important things to do before arriving in New Zealand.

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Accommodation for postgraduate students

Whether you are here for just a few semesters or a few years, your surroundings should support your goals. 

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Accommodation for couples or families

Accommodation may be harder to find for couples or families, so you should start exploring your options early.