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Temporary accommodation

20 September 2023

Temporary accommodation at UC is usually a private fully-furnished room that you pay for on a daily or weekly basis. Find out about temporary accommodation at UC.


Please note:  The links and contacts listed on this site have not been vetted by the University of Canterbury's Accommodation Services team.


Temporary accommodation options

Options in Christchurch include hotels and motels, hostels and backpackers, bed and breakfast, or privately rented rooms, houses and apartments.  Temporary accommodation may be required if you are visiting UC, if you are travelling with a partner or family while searching for permanent accommodation, or if your hall of residence is not able to check you in when you arrive in Christchurch ie you arrive outside office hours or at weekends.

Sonoda Christchurch Campus offers temporary accommodation for individual students.  Rooms are fully-furnished in shared apartments.  The cost for a single room is $NZ427 (2024 rate) per week (minumum stay two weeks).  

Check availability by contacting the hall directly
T: +64 3 266 0400

Graduate House offers short to long term accommodation for postgraduate individuals and couples. Located at 23 Creyke Road, they are right on the perimeter of the campus. Contact Graduate House directly.

Kahu Apartments offers short to long term accommodation (preferably 3 months or longer) for postgraduate individuals and couples. Located at 17 Newnham Terrace, they are a short 10 minute walk to campus.  Contact Kahu Apartments directly

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