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.

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Halls of residence and villages

Halls and villages offer a supportive academic and social environment in a residential student community.  Late applications will be considered - Apply Here.  

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University-managed postgraduate housing

Head-leased houses offer a community environment for postgraduate students, interns or research assistants – Apply Here

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Accommodation Guide (PDF, 2MB)

An overview of all options for accommodation at UC 

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Homestay accommodation is when a student lives with a local family in the family’s home. All homestay families are carefully selected for their friendly, helpful attitudes and comfortable homes.

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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.  


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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.

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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 postgraduate students

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

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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.