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

Ilam Apartments 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.  The Ilam Apartments 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 catered contracts will have meals provided at Tupuānuku, located adjacent to Ilam Apartments.  Students will have access to academic tutorials and an active social programme.  Residential Advisors will provide support at a ratio of 1:25.

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Types of rooms available (NZ$)

Single Hīnau room (3-5 bedrooms)

$16,111 (41 weeks, fully-catered) - 2023 Fees
$10,822 (41 weeks, self-catered) - 2023 Fees

Single Kōwhai room (6 bedroom)

$16,644 (41 weeks, fully-catered) - 2023 Fees
$11,355 (41 weeks, self-catered) - 2023 Fees

Facilities

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

Internet

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

Contract dates

Saturday 11 February to Saturday 25 November 2023 (41 weeks) 

Your residential contract is directly between you and UniLodge.

Costs (NZ$)

Residential fee
$15,211 (Hīnau, fully-catered)
$9,922 (Hīnau, self-catered)
$15,744 (Kōwhai, fully-catered)
$10,455 (Kōwhai, self-catered)

Administration fee (non-refundable)
$300

Resident's association fee
$300

Contingency fee (refundable)
$300

Car parking (optional)
$500

Bed linen pack (optional)
Available to purchase.

Cutlery/crockery pack (optional)
Available to purchase

Laundry
Hīnau - $2.00 wash/dry
Kōwhai - included in fees

Payments and instalment dates (NZ$)

Payment 1 (on acceptance of place)
$900 ($300 administration fee, $300 residential life fee, $300 contingency fee)

Payment 2 (16 January)
$1,855 (5 week's rent) - Hīnau, fully-catered
$1,210 (5 week's rent) - Hīnau, self-catered
$1,920 (5 week's rent) - Kōwhai, fully-catered
$1,275 (5 week's rent) - Kōwhai, self-catered

Fortnightly thereafter
$742 - Hīnau, fully-catered
$484 - Hīnau, self-catered
$768 - Kōwhai, fully-catered
$510 - Kōwhaii, self-catered

Types of rooms available (NZ$)

Single Mānuka room (6 bedroom), self-catered

$8,720 (48 weeks) - 2023 Fees
$8,912 (52 weeks) - 2023 Fees

Facilities

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

Internet

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

Contract dates

Monday 16 January to Monday 18 December 2023 (48 weeks)
Monday 16 January 2023 to Monday 15 January 2024 (52 weeks) 

Your residential contract is directly between you and UniLodge.

Costs (NZ$)

Residential fee
$7,920 (48 weeks)
$8,112 (52 weeks)

Administration fee (non-refundable)
$300

Resident's association fee
$200

Contingency fee (refundable)
$300

Car parking (optional)
$500

Meal plan to dine at University Hall (optional)
Breakfast - $10.00
Lunch - $13.00
Dinner - $16.00
Weekly dinner plan - $95.00
Weekly meal plan - $177.00

Bed linen pack (optional)
Available to purchase

Cutlery/crockery pack (optional)
Available to purchase

Laundry
Included in fees

Payments and instalment dates (NZ$)

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

Payment 2 (16 January)
$825 (5 week's rent) - 48 weeks
$780 (5 week's rent) - 52 weeks

Fortnightly thereafter
$330 - 48 weeks
$312 - 52 weeks

Types of rooms available (NZ$)

Single Kōwhai room (6 bedroom), self-catered

$13,040 (48 weeks) - 2023 Fees
$13,280 (52 weeks) - 2023 Fees

Facilities

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

Internet

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

Contract dates

Monday 16 January to Monday 18 December 2023 (48 weeks)
Monday 16 January 2023 to Monday 15 January 2024 (52 weeks) 

Your residential contract is directly between you and UniLodge.

Costs (NZ$)

Residential fee
$12,240 (48 weeks)
$12,480 (52 weeks)

Administration fee (non-refundable)
$300

Resident's association fee
$200

Contingency fee (refundable)
$300

Car parking (optional)
$500

Meal plan to dine at University Hall (optional)
Breakfast - $10.00
Lunch - $13.00
Dinner - $16.00
Weekly dinner plan - $95.00
Weekly meal plan - $177.00

Bed linen pack (optional)
Available to purchase

Cutlery/crockery pack (optional)
Available to purchase

Laundry
Included in fees

Payments and instalment dates (NZ$)

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

Payment 2 (16 January)
$1,275 (5 week's rent) - 48 weeks
$1,200 (5 week's rent) - 52 weeks

Fortnightly thereafter
$510 - 48 weeks
$480 - 52 weeks

Types of rooms available (NZ$)

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

$12,416 (3-5 bedroom, 48 weeks) - 2023 Fees
$12,500 (3-5 bedroom, 52 weeks) - 2023 Fees
$16,256 (2 bedroom, 48 weeks) - 2023 Fees
$16,556 (2 bedroom, 52 weeks) - 2023 Fees

Facilities

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

Internet

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

Contract dates

Monday 16 January to Monday 18 December 2023 (48 weeks)
Monday 16 January 2023 to Monday 15 January 2024 (52 weeks)

Your residential contract is directly between you and UniLodge.

Costs (NZ$)

Residential fee
$11,616 (3-5 bedroom, 48 weeks)
$11,700 (3-5 bedroom, 52 weeks) 
$15,456 (2 bedroom, 48 weeks) 
$15,756 (2 bedroom, 52 weeks) 

Administration fee (non-refundable)
$300

Resident's association fee
$200

Contingency fee (refundable)
$300

Car parking (optional)
$500

Meal plan to dine at University Hall (optional)
Breakfast - $10.00
Lunch - $13.00
Dinner - $16.00
Weekly dinner plan - $95.00
Weekly meal plan - $177.00

Bed linen pack (optional)
Available to purchase

Cutlery/crockery pack (optional)
Available to purchase

Laundry
$2.00 wash/dry

Payments and instalment dates (NZ$)

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

Payment 2 (16 January)
$1,210 (5 week's rent - 3-5 bedroom, 48 weeks)
$1,125 (5 week's rent - 3-5 bedroom, 52 weeks)
$1,610 (5 week's rent - 2 bedroom, 48 weeks)
$1,515 (5 week's rent - 2 bedroom, 52 weeks)

Fortnightly thereafter
$484 (3-5 bedroom, 48 weeks)
$450 (3-5 bedroom, 52 weeks)
$644 (2 bedroom, 48 weeks)
$606 (2 bedroom, 52 weeks)

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Statement of Intent

"Live the UniLodge Life."

UniLodge has been providing pastoral care for students for over 20 years and our Residential Life Program 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.

Postal Address

UniLodge Ilam Apartments
2 Homestead Lane
Upper Riccarton, Christchurch 8041
T: +64 (03) 266 0400
E: ilam@unilodge.co.nz

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