University of Canterbury Halls of Residence applications are open now!

Posted on August 12, 2021


Please refer to UC’s Covid-19 webpage for up-to-date information and advice. Contact halls directly for individual policies and procedures.

Deciding where to live in your first year is just as important as figuring out what to study. UC is here to help you find a hall, flat or homestay.

Have a question or require accommodation advice?  Enquire here…

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Halls of Residence

View hall options, key dates, comparison charts and more… Applications for 2022 open now – Apply Here!

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Accommodation Guide 2022

An overview of all options for accommodation at UC.  View our 360 panoramas and videos or Book a Tour.

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Rā Tōmene | Open Day – 9 September 2021

Explore the campus and halls of residence at Open Day 2021:
Accommodation Tours
Stay on Campus for Open Day

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Stay on Campus in Semester 2 2021

Review options for Semester 2 – July-December 2021 –
Apply Here!

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Summer Accommodation 2021/2022

Summer accommodation is available on campus November-February.

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Accommodation for postgraduate students

Whether you are here for just a few semesters or a few years, your surroundings should support your goals.


Accommodation for international students

Organising accommodation is one of the most important things to do before arriving in New Zealand.

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Accommodation for couples or families

Accommodation may be harder to find for couples or families, so you should start exploring your options early.



Live with a local Christchurch family. All homestay families are carefully selected for their friendly, helpful attitudes and comfortable homes.

Private Rental

Private rental

Flatting is popular with students, particularly in the second year and above. It offers an independent lifestyle and can be a great way to meet new people.

Flatmates Wanted / Room to Rent Facebook Group

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Temporary accommodation

Temporary accommodation may be suitable if you and your family are visiting UC or while searching for permanent accommodation.