Accommodation offer for study abroad or exchange students

If you are planning to study at UC for one semester only, an offer of place is guaranteed providing your application is received by the due dates. This is the easiest option as accommodation can be arranged before you arrive.

The self-catered Ilam Apartments offer you independent living with the bonus of living on-campus in a secure and supportive study environment and are ideal for individual students over 18 years of age.

Individual Study Abroad Costs for 2022 (NZ$)

  • $6,200 for one semester 
  • $10,925 for the February to November academic year 

Included in the offer:

  • $5,400 Accommodation Fee for one semester.
  • $10,125 Accommodation Fee for the February to November academic year.
  • $300 Contingency Fee (this will be refunded at the end of your stay, less any deductions for damage, loss, unpaid accommodation fees or fines etc)
  • $300 Administration Fee
  • $200 Residents' Association Fee
  • A Study Abroad and Exchange Welcome Pack

Optional:

  • Bed linen pack for $144
  • Crockery/cutlery pack for $26

Payments must be made by semester unless other arrangements are made with the hall.

Apply for the study abroad or exchange guaranteed offer

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.

To apply, please complete the online application form for accommodation.  

Accommodation is guaranteed for applications received by:

  • 1 December for first semester (February start)
  • 1 May for second semester (July start).

Applications received after the due dates will depend on availability.  A reference is not required.

A non-refundable application fee of NZ$100 (including GST) will be payable to UC as part of the application process. 

If you are coming for UC's Semester 2 2022 and also Semester 1 2023, you can apply for Semester 2, then contact your hall office on arrival to extend your stay for a further semester. A further application is not required.

Semester 1 (February start)

  • Arrival - Monday 24 January 2022 (an earlier arrival date is subject to availability)
  • Departure - no later than Monday 27 June 2022

International Welcome will be held (date to be confirmed)

Semester 2 (July start) 

  • Arrival - Monday 4 July 2022 (an earlier arrival date is subject to availability)
  • Departure - no later than Monday 5 December 2022

Mid-Year Welcome will be held (date to be confirmed)

Whole Academic Year (February start)

  • Arrival - Monday 24 January 2022 (an earlier arrival date is subject to availability)
  • Departure - no later than Monday 5 December 2022.

International Welcome will be held (date to be confirmed)

Arriving in Christchurch

The UC campus is approximately 10 minutes' drive from Christchurch International Airport.  Options for transport to campus include the Purple Line BusNZ Look Shuttles, or Taxis and Shuttles

The halls of residence are located 2-15 minutes' walk away from campus facilities.  

Check-in 

Ensure your accommodation provider is expecting you.  Each hall of residence will have specific check-in times.  Temporary accommodation may be required depending on your flight arrival time.

More information

Contact Accommodation Services/Te Ratonga Nohonga for more information and advice.