Couples, self-catered. Facility provided by the University of Canterbury, and operated by UniLodge.

Alongside Kirkwood Avenue Hall are two studio units and two 1-bedroom apartments. All four units are fully-furnished, self-contained but use laundry facilities within the hall. They are suitable for couples only.

Across the road are six one bedroom flats (pictured above) suitable for a couple or a couple with a very small child.

As these units are in high demand, contracts are not normally extended. Students must source accommodation in the private rental market beyond the contract end date. Accommodation is prioritised for international students new to New Zealand. 

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Types of rooms available (NZ$)

Kirkwood Flats (Couples and Families)Residential Fee (2021)Residential Fee (2022)Plus Deposit

Studio Unit 
1 Bedroom Unit
1 Bedroom Flat (can accommodate a young child)

$13,250 + power charged monthly

$13,400 + power charged monthly



  • © Restricted/University of Canterbury Double bed
  • © Restricted/University of Canterbury Wardrobe
  • © Restricted/University of Canterbury Desk
  • © Restricted/University of Canterbury Heating
  • © Restricted/University of Canterbury Kitchen equipped with basic essentials
  • © Restricted/University of Canterbury Living room and dining furniture
  • © Restricted/University of Canterbury Bathroom
  • © Restricted/University of Canterbury Washing machine (Kirkwood Flats) or Kirkwood
  • © Restricted/University of Canterbury Wifi throughout


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

Contract dates

Flexible start date (50 week contract)

Your residential contract is directly between you and UniLodge.

Costs (NZ$)

Residential fee
$13,550 - Studio Unit
$14,050 - 1 Bedroom Apartment
$13,400 - 1 Bedroom Flat (plus power charged monthly)

Administration fee (non-refundable)

Contingency fee (refundable)

Car parking (optional)
Studios/Apartments - $300
Flats included in fees

Meal plan (optional)
Breakfast - $9.40
Lunch - $12.50
Dinner - $15.60
Daily meal plan - $28.10
Weekly dinner plan - $91.50
Weekly meal plan - $161.20

Bed linen pack (optional)

Cutlery/crockery pack (optional)

Payments and instalment dates (NZ$)

Fortnightly, quarterly or semester (domestic students)
Semester only (international students)

More information

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 wider pastoral care of our Tertiary Partners, and the Education (Pastoral Care of Domestic Tertiary Students) Interim Code of Practice 2019 as well as the Education (Pastoral Care of International Students) Code of Practice 2016.  The Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of Domestic Tertiary and International Learners comes into effect on 1 January 2022.

Postal Address

Customer Services
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Upper Riccarton, Christchurch 8041
T: +64 3 266 0400