Dovedale

(Images are artist's impressions only)

Dovedale is a new build of 16 two-storey townhouses to accommodate individual students and couples in their second year of study and beyond.

Although identical in appearance there are two proposed layouts. One layout will contain five double rooms on two floors. The second design will contain five double rooms plus a separate self-contained unit. A total of 90 rooms including 10 self-contained units. Three townhouses have wheelchair accessible rooms and facilities. Each house will offer shared kitchen, living, bathroom, and laundry facilities.  Each townhouse will be thermally insulated with energy efficient appliances.

Work on the site located next to the Sonoda Christchurch Campus has commenced using factory prefabrication technology with students moving into the new accommodation in early 2018.

Bed Size Bathroom options Rooms Rent per week (NZ$) Rent 50 weeks (NZ$)
King single Shared with one other room 15 $220 $11,000
Double Shared with one other room 3 $225 $11,250
King single Two bathrooms shared with 4 other rooms 30 $210 $10,500
Double Two bathrooms shared with 4 other rooms 20 $215 $10,750
Double Ensuite (own bathroom) 6 $230 $11,500
King single Accessible bathroom shared with one other room 6 $220 $11,000
Double Self-contained studio unit 10 $265 $13,250

Students apply for a single room or a self-contained studio unit (couples only).  Room options will be outlined for selection in the contract with preference for special requirements requested in the online application form, otherwise rooms will be allocated as completed contracts are received (first-in, first-served).

Types of rooms available

  • $10,500-$11,500 per year (50 weeks) – 2018 Fees

    Single room in a 5-bedroom apartment with shared kitchen, laundry and living area, self-catered.

Facilities

  • bed icon Single and double beds
  • bookshelf icon Bookshelves
  • Wardrobe icon Wardrobe
  • Desk icon Desk
  • Thermometer icon Heating
  • Sofa icon Living room and dining furniture
  • bathtub icon Shared bathroom (6 ensuites)
  • Cutlery icon Shared kitchen with basic essentials
  • Laundry icon Shared washing machine and dryer
  • Internet icon Wifi throughout
  • bicycle icon Secure bike storage

Internet

100GB provided per month for all students. An internet account will be activated on payment of tuition fees which can be topped up for $2.00 per GB.

Contract dates

13 January – 29 December 2018

Additional costs (NZ$)

Administration fee (non-refundable)
$300

Resident's association fee
$200

Contingency fee (refundable)
$300

Car parking
Student parking permit on-campus

Meal plan (optional)
$129.50 per week (3 meals per day)
$90.30 per week (dinners only) 

Bed linen pack (optional)
$125

Payments and instalment dates (NZ$)

Fortnightly, term or semester (domestic students)
Semester only (international students)

  • $13,250 per year (50 weeks) – 2018 Fees

    Self-contained studio unit, self-catered.

Facilities

  • bed icon Double bed
  • bookshelf icon Bookshelves
  • Wardrobe icon Wardrobe
  • Desk icon Desk
  • Thermometer icon Heating
  • Sofa icon Living room and dining furniture
  • bathtub icon Own bathroom
  • Cutlery icon Kitchen with basic essentials
  • Laundry icon Washing machine and dryer
  • Internet icon Wifi throughout
  • bicycle icon Secure bike storage

Internet

100GB provided per month for all students. An internet account will be activated on payment of tuition fees which can be topped up for $2.00 per GB.

Contract dates

13 January – 29 December 2018

Additional costs (NZ$)

Administration fee (non-refundable)
$300

Resident's association fee
$200

Contingency fee (refundable)
$300

Car parking
Student parking permit on-campus

Meal plan (optional)
$129.50 per week (3 meals per day)
$90.30 per week (dinners only) 

Bed linen pack (optional)
$125

Payments and instalment dates (NZ$)

Fortnightly, term or semester (domestic students)
Semester only (international students)

More information

For more information email accommodation@canterbury.ac.nz

Postal Address

Accommodation Services
University of Canterbury
Private Bag 4800
Christchurch 8140
T: +64 3 369 3569
E: accommodation@canterbury.ac.nz