An offer of place is guaranteed providing your application is received by 1 December for a February start or 1 May for a July start. This is the easiest option as accommodation can be arranged before you arrive. Applications received after the due dates will depend on availability.
If you are coming to UC through a Study Abroad Programme, please check with your Programme Coordinator if you are required to complete an online application form or whether your application is covered by a group contract.
By applying through the "Study Abroad/Exchange Accommodation Package" you will be offered a room in either:
- Hayashi (5 Bed Townhouses)
- Ilam Student Accommodation (Hinau 3-5 Bed Apartments)
- Sonoda Christchurch Campus (5 Bed Apartments)
- or University Campus Houses, which will come online in February 2024. These houses are located on the perimeter of campus and offer 2-4 bedrooms.
UC affiliated accommodation offers you independent living with the bonus of living on-campus in a supportive community and are ideal for individual students over 18 years of age. You will have your own fully-furnished room and share kitchen, living, bathroom, and laundry facilities. These options are home to students of all ages, at all levels of study, and from all over the world.
To apply, please complete the online application form for accommodation. A non-refundable application fee of NZ$100 (including GST) will be payable to UC as part of the application process. A reference is not required.
Please indicate on the "Study Abroad or Exchange Student" page in the application portal the programme you are coming on, and select the "Study Abroad/Exchange Accommodation Package". You will then be allocated a location and an offer will be made once you have been accepted into your programme by the International Relationships Office.