Accommodation for postgraduate students

Whether you are here for just a few weeks or a few years, UC has accommodation options to meet your needs.

Halls of residence

We recognise that postgraduate study comes with different demands to undergraduate study and a postgraduate living environment can help support you and others at the same level of study.  We also understand the differing needs with start and end dates not always fitting into standard semester contracts (February-June or July-December). 

To meet these needs, a Postgraduate Flexi contract is on offer with a 16-week minimum stay.  You are able to extend your contract after your initial 16-week stay to the end of a semester contract (June or December).  Alternatively, discuss your departure date directly with your hall at the time your contract is due to be extended. 

Please Note: If your programme of study is for less than 16 weeks, please email Accommodation Services and we will contact the hall to organise a contract to meet your programme needs.  

Catered - 2022 only (breakfast and dinner)
Hayashi - a new build in 2018, Hayashi comprises 16 two-storey townhouses for students in their second year of study and beyond. 
Sonoda - a group of 3-bedroom apartments set in Japanese-inspired grounds for students in their second year of study and beyond.  A dedicated study space will be available in each apartment (this layout is specific to the Postgraduate Flexi contract).

Self-Catered (or optional meal plan at University Hall)
Ilam Apartments - a large hall for students of all ages and at all levels of study, and a short 5 minute walk to campus.

The availability of rooms will depend on the time of year you plan to arrive.  Room rates range from $245 per week including power and linen.  All rooms are fully-furnished providing a shared kitchen equipped with basic essentials.  Common spaces are cleaned fortnightly.  Free parking is available on site for Sonoda and Hayashi residents - numbers are limited.

Postgraduate Flexi ContractContract LengthResidential Fee 2022Plus Deposit

Sonoda (3:1 bathroom ratio)
Hayashi (5:2 bathroom ratio)
Double room (single occupancy)

16 weeks (minimum)

$245 per week
$262 per week


Ilam Apartments (Hinau)
King single room (self-catered)

16 weeks (minimum)

$245 per week


*The deposit consists of a $300 administration fee, $200 residential life fee and $300 refundable contingency fee. Fees are paid on a fortnightly basis.

To apply, please complete an online application form. Click on "Registration" to begin your application and select the term "Postgraduate Flexi" indicating a preferred location. 

Couples or families apply for a 50 week contract with the term "Couples/Family Accommodation" and apply for a room type rather than a location.  

For any questions, please email Accommodation Services.