Accommodation offer for study abroad or exchange students

Study Abroad Accommodation

The UC Accommodation Student Village offers accommodation specifically tailored to your needs. 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 usually the easiest option as accommodation can be arranged before you arrive.

The self-catered 4 or 5 bedroom 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 2019 (NZ$)

  • $5,800 for one semester (plus optional bed linen pack of NZ$125).
  • $TBC for the February to November academic year (plus optional bed linen pack of NZ$125).

Included in the offer:

  • $5,000 Accommodation Fee for one semester or $TBC 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
  • Opportunity to make up for any unused time in your contract at another participating Campus Living Village in Australia, the UK or US as part of Go Explore*.

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

Apply for the study abroad or exchange accommodation package

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.  If you indicate in the "International students section" that you are applying for the Study Abroad/Exchange Accommodation Offer" you will skip the "Accommodation choice" page. Accommodation is guaranteed for applications received before 1 December for first semester (February start) or by 1 May for second semester (July start). Applications received after the due dates will depend on availability.

If you are coming for UC's Semester 2 2018 and also Semester 1 2019, you can apply for Semester 2, then contact your hall office to extend your stay for a further semester. A further application is not required.

Semester 1 (February start)

  • Arrival - Friday 25 January 2019 (an earlier arrival date is subject to availability)
  • Departure - no later than Friday 28 June 2019

International Welcome will be held on Monday 11 February 2019, 9.00am - 3.00pm.

Semester 2 (July start)

  • Arrival - Friday 5 July 2019 (an earlier arrival date is subject to availability)
  • Departure - no later than Friday 6 December 2019

Mid-Year Welcome will be held on Monday 8 July 2019, 9.00am - 3.00pm.

Whole Academic Year (February start)

  • Arrival - TBC (an earlier arrival date is subject to availability)
  • Departure - no later than TBC

International Welcome will be held on Monday 11 February 2019, 9.00am - 3.00pm.

*Free accommodation with Go Explore

Campus Living Villages offer free accommodation in one of 36 cities around the globe. You can stay for up to 2 weeks in one other Campus Living Village at either the start or end of your stay.

UC Accommodation Student Village is managed by Campus Living Villages which is a global company with student villages across Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States. You must be within your contract at the time of your Go Expore booking and can apply any time during your stay by emailing  If you have any questions about Go Explore, contact UC Accommodation Student Village.

Get picked up at the airport

If you are arriving in New Zealand for the first time and are intending to study for at least one semester, you are eligible for a free airport pickup service. You will be picked up on arrival at Christchurch International Airport and delivered to your pre-arranged accommodation.

Complete the airport pickup form at less 5 working days before you are due to arrive to request this service.

More information

Contact Accommodation Services for more information and advice.