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Ilam Student Accommodation

11 July 2023

All students, self-catered. Facility provided by Cedar Pacific and operated by UniLodge.

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Ilam is an apartment-style complex that offers independent living on campus for 847 residents, whether you are in your first-year, or completing postgraduate study.

The secure, fully-equipped apartments are situated on campus next to the Ilam Homestead and Gardens and will enable you to discover a great community of like-minded students, just five minutes’ walk from lecture theatres and other campus facilities.

Ilam offers a diverse community with students of all ages, at all levels of study and from all over the world. Depending on demand, alcohol-free and/or single-gender apartments are available.

Apartment types are Mānuka 6-bedroom, Hīnau 2-bedroom, Hīnau 3-5 bedroom or Kōwhai 6-bedroom.

First year students can apply for a Hīnau 3-5 bedroom or Kōwhai 6-bedroom apartment on a 41-week contract. First year students can self-cater or choose from two catering options of either 14 meals per week on-site, or 19 meals per week at Tupuānuku, located adjacent to Ilam.

Students have access to academic tutorials and an active social programme. Taurima provide support at a ratio of 1:25.

Ilam Student Accommodation virtual tour

Types of rooms available (NZ$)

Types of rooms available
 

Single Hīnau room (3-5 bedrooms)

$11,578 (41 weeks) - 2024 Fees
Optional 14 week (rate TBC) or 19 week meal plan ($194)

 

Single Kōwhai room (6 bedroom)

$12,152 (41 weeks) - 2024 Fees
Optional 14 week (rate TBC) or 19 week meal plan ($194)

 

Facilities
  • King single bed
  • Bookshelves
  • Wardrobe
  • Desk
  • Heating
  • Shared kitchen with basic essentials
  • Living room and dining furniture
  • Shared bathroom
  • Communal washing machines and dryers
  • Wifi throughout
  • Secure bike storage

 

Internet

Unlimited for UC students - an internet account is activated on acceptance of formal enrolment offer.

 

Contract dates

Saturday 10 February to Saturday 23 November 2024 (41 weeks) 

Your residential contract is directly between you and UniLodge.

 

Costs (NZ$)

Residential fee
$10,578 (Hīnau, self-catered)
$11,152 (Kōwhai, self-catered)
Optional 14 week (rate TBC) or 19 week meal plan ($194)

Contingency Fee (refundable)
$400

Administration fee (non-refundable)
$300

Resident's association fee
$300

Car parking (optional)
$600 per year

Bed linen pack (optional)
Available to purchase online

Cutlery/crockery pack (optional)
Available to purchase online

Laundry
Free

 

Payments and instalment dates (NZ$)

Payment 1 (on acceptance of place)
$1,000 ($400 contingency fee, $300 administration fee, $300 residential life fee)

Payment 2 (15 January)
$1,290 (5 week's rent) - Hīnau, self-catered
$1,360 (5 week's rent) - Kōwhai, self-catered

Fortnightly thereafter
$516 - Hīnau, self-catered
$544 - Kōwhai, self-catered

Types of rooms available


Single Mānuka room (6 bedroom), self-catered

$9,248 (48 weeks) - 2024 Fees
$9,432 (52 weeks) - 2024 Fees

 

Facilities

  • Single bed
  • Bookshelves
  • Wardrobe
  • Desk
  • Heating
  • Shared kitchen with basic essentials
  • Living room and dining furniture
  • Television
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shared washing machine and dryer
  • Wifi throughout
  • Secure bike storage

 

Internet

Unlimited for UC students - an internet account is activated on acceptance of formal enrolment offer.

 

Contract dates

Monday 15 January to Monday 16 December 2024 (48 weeks)
Monday 15 January 2024 to Monday 13 January 2025 (52 weeks) 

Your residential contract is directly between you and UniLodge.

 

Costs (NZ$)

Residential fee
$8,448 (48 weeks)
$8,632 (52 weeks)

Contingency fee (refundable)
$300

Administration fee (non-refundable)
$300 ($200 returner)

Resident's association fee
$200

Car parking (optional)
$600 per year

Bed linen pack (optional)
Available to purchase online

Cutlery/crockery pack (optional)
Available to purchase online

Laundry
Free

 

Payments and instalment dates (NZ$)

Payment 1 (on acceptance of place)
$800 ($300 contingency fee, $300 administration fee, $200 residential life fee)
$700 returner ($300 contingency fee, $200 administration fee, $200 residential life fee)

Payment 2 (15 January)
$704 (4 week's rent) - 48 weeks
$664 (4 week's rent) - 52 weeks

Fortnightly thereafter
$352 - 48 weeks
$332 - 52 weeks

Types of rooms available


Single Kōwhai room (6 bedroom), self-catered

$13,856 (48 weeks) - 2024 Fees
$14,112 (52 weeks) - 2024 Fees

 

Facilities

  • Single bed
  • Bookshelves
  • Wardrobe
  • Desk
  • Heating
  • Shared kitchen with basic essentials
  • Living room and dining furniture
  • Television
  • Two shared bathrooms
  • Shared washing machine and dryer
  • Wifi throughout
  • Secure bike storage

 

Internet

Unlimited for UC students - an internet account is activated on acceptance of formal enrolment offer.

 

Contract dates

Monday 15 January to Monday 16 December 2024 (48 weeks)
Monday 15 January 2024 to Monday 13 January 2025 (52 weeks) 

Your residential contract is directly between you and UniLodge.

 

Costs (NZ$)

Residential fee
$13,056 (48 weeks)
$13,312 (52 weeks)

Contingency fee (refundable)
$300

Administration fee (non-refundable)
$300 ($200 returner)

Resident's association fee
$200

Car parking (optional)
$600 per year

Bed linen pack (optional)
Available to purchase online

Cutlery/crockery pack (optional)
Available to purchase online

Laundry
Free

 

Payments and instalment dates (NZ$)

Payment 1 (on acceptance of place)
$800 ($300 contingency fee, $300 administration fee, $200 residential life fee)
$700 returner ($300 contingency fee, $200 administration fee, $200 residential life fee)

Payment 2 (15 January)
$1,088 (4 week's rent) - 48 weeks
$1,024 (4 week's rent) - 52 weeks

Fortnightly thereafter
$544 - 48 weeks
$512 - 52 weeks

Types of rooms available


Single Hīnau room (2-5 bedroom), self-catered

$13,184 (3-5 bedroom, 48 weeks) - 2024 Fees
$13,436 (3-5 bedroom, 52 weeks) - 2024 Fees
$17,312 (2 bedroom, 48 weeks) - 2024 Fees
$17,700 (2 bedroom, 52 weeks) - 2024 Fees

 

Facilities

  • King single bed
  • Bookshelves
  • Wardrobe
  • Desk
  • Heating
  • Shared kitchen with basic essentials
  • Living room and dining furniture
  • Shared bathroom
  • Communal washing machines and dryers
  • Wifi throughout
  • Secure bike storage

 

Internet

Unlimited for UC students - an internet account is activated on acceptance of formal enrolment offer.

 

Contract dates

Monday 15 January to Monday 16 December 2024 (48 weeks)
Monday 15 January 2024 to Monday 13 January 2025 (52 weeks)

Your residential contract is directly between you and UniLodge.

 

Costs (NZ$)

Residential fee
$12,384 (3-5 bedroom, 48 weeks)
$12,636 (3-5 bedroom, 52 weeks) 
$16,512 (2 bedroom, 48 weeks) 
$16,900 (2 bedroom, 52 weeks) 

Contingency fee (refundable)
$300

Administration fee (non-refundable)
$300 ($200 returner)

Resident's association fee
$200

Car parking (optional)
$600 per year

Bed linen pack (optional)
Available to purchase online

Cutlery/crockery pack (optional)
Available to purchase online

Laundry
Free

 

Payments and instalment dates (NZ$)

Payment 1 (on acceptance of place)
$800 ($300 contingency fee, $300 administration fee, $200 residential life fee)
$700 returner ($300 contingency fee, $200 administration fee, $200 residential life fee)

Payment 2 (15 January)
$1,032 (4 week's rent - 3-5 bedroom, 48 weeks)
$972 (4 week's rent - 3-5 bedroom, 52 weeks)
$1,376 (4 week's rent - 2 bedroom, 48 weeks)
$1,300 (4 week's rent - 2 bedroom, 52 weeks)

 

Fortnightly thereafter
$516 (3-5 bedroom, 48 weeks)
$486 (3-5 bedroom, 52 weeks)
$688 (2 bedroom, 48 weeks)
$650 (2 bedroom, 52 weeks)

Residents relax in Ilam Apartments living room
Ilam Apartments
Studying in bedroom at Ilam Apartments
Studying at Ilam Apartments

More information

Contact us

UniLodge Ilam Student Accommodation
2 Homestead Lane
Upper Riccarton
Christchurch 8041
T: +64 3 266 0400
Email

Statement of Intent

"Live the UniLodge Life."

UniLodge has been providing pastoral care for students for over 20 years and our Residential Life Programme aims to foster inclusive communities through a diverse range of events and initiatives to support residents to achieve academic success.

We understand that university is a transformative time in a student’s life, and we build our program around this to inspire development, build lifelong friendships, and support students through any challenges they may encounter.

All of our staff receive training and resources to be able to assist students to access the right support for them, ranging from helping residents adapt to living away from home, accessing financial support, or helping them find a counsellor to talk things through.

UniLodge has strong industry partnerships with universities and other institutions to help students navigate their options, as well as inform them of community-based resources.

Each resident is a unique individual and can expect from UniLodge, an environment that has clear, reasonable and effective practices, and that aligns with the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of Domestic Tertiary and International Learners.

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