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.

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Halls of residence and villages

A supportive study environment in a residential student community - Key Dates, Comparison Charts and general information.  Applications for 2019 now open - Apply Here!

Semester 2 Accommodation

Summer Accommodation 2018/19

Stay over Summer (Nov-Feb) in a UC Hall of Residence

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Accommodation Guide 2019 (2020 out early March)

An overview of all options for accommodation at UC.  Update‌ - Sonoda will be a fully-catered, first year hall in 2019.  View our 360 panoramas and videos.

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Live with a local Christchurch family. All homestay families are carefully selected for their friendly, helpful attitudes and comfortable homes.

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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.

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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.