Sonoda Christchurch Campus

Small and friendly, with a maximum of 114 full-time residents, Sonoda Christchurch Campus is a modern accommodation facility with Japanese-inspired landscaped grounds. Sonoda will be well suited to you, regardless of your age or discipline. Depending on demand, alcohol-free and/or single-gender options are available.  View our 360° panoramas.

Due to demand for places, a higher number of first-year students have been offered rooms for 2017.  Offering a smaller close-knit community, Sonoda will be providing pastoral care, events and activities suited to a younger more vibrant and lively community.  University Hall is a convenient stop half way between Sonoda and the main Ilam campus, for breakfast or dinner. 

Sonoda is the winner of the Student Volunteer Army inter-hall competition in 2016.

Type of room available

Single room

  • Sonoda 5 bedroom apartment dorm student studying bed landscape

    $9,700 per year (50 weeks) - 2017 Fees

    Single room in a 5-bedroom apartment with a shared living area, self-catered. Meal plans additional at University Hall.


  • bed icon Single bed
  • bookshelf icon Bookshelves
  • Wardrobe icon Wardrobe
  • Desk icon Desk
  • Thermometer icon Heating
  • Sofa icon Living room and dining furniture
  • bathtub icon Shared bathroom with bath
  • Cutlery icon Kitchen
  • Laundry icon Shared washing machine and dryer
  • Sink icon Wash basin in bedroom
  • Internet icon Wifi throughout
  • Television icon Television
  • bicycle icon Secure bike storage


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

14 January - 30 December 2017 (50 weeks)

Additional costs

Administration fee
$300 NZD

Residents association fee
$200 NZD

Contingency fee
$300 NZD

Car parking
$189 NZD per year

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

Bed linen pack (optional)
$119 NZD

More information

For more information see the UC Accommodation Student Village website.

Postal Address:

Sonoda Christchurch Campus
Dovedale Avenue
Private Bag 1834
Christchurch 8140

T: +64 3 364 3444

Taylah Mawson

Taylah Mawson

'Sonoda is a hall suited for everyone’s needs, all ages, cultures and desires - it's awesome...'

Ellen mckee

Ellen McKee

'I enjoy meeting people from different countries and cultural backgrounds...'