College House

Live, Study, Achieve: at College House, our job is to set you on your path to becoming everything you aspire to be.

We provide a superb home away from home, we support your academic success and we involve you in a supportive community of exceptional people like you. While UC is expanding your mind, we’ll be extending you personally.

If you are accepted to College House, it will be because we can see you have the potential to be a future leader. 

You will enjoy College House’s large and spacious grounds for its 159 residents. The property is bound by two streams and borders the University gardens. College House is New Zealand's oldest and most traditional university college. It retains its traditions with formal dining three nights a week during term when students wear formal dress and academic gowns.

The essence of College House is its unique community spirit, assisted by the many returning students who maintain the traditions and help organise much of College House’s social, cultural and sporting programme.  View our 360° panoramas.

Type of room available

Single room

  • College house students in bedroom

    $19,400 NZD per year - 2018 Fees

    Single room, fully-catered, 3 meals a day, 7 days a week (excluding holidays)


  • bed icon King single bed
  • bookshelf icon Bookshelves
  • Wardrobe icon Wardrobe
  • Desk icon Desk
  • Thermometer icon Heating
  • Dining Hall icon Dining hall
  • bathtub icon Shared bathroom
  • Cutlery icon Shared kitchenette
  • Laundry icon Shared washing machine and dryer
  • Internet icon Wifi
  • 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

11 February 2018 - 24 hours after your final university commitment

Additional costs (NZ$)

Administration fee (non-refundable)

Resident's association fee

Contingency fee (refundable)

Car parking

Payments and instalment dates (NZ$)

Payment 1 (on acceptance of place)
$935 ($330 administration fee, $330 contingency fee, $275 resident's association fee)

Payment 2 (12 January)

Payment 3 (4 May)

Payment 4 (1 September)

More information

For more information, see the College House website.

Postal Address:

College House
100 Waimairi Road, Ilam
Christchurch 8041

T: +64 3 364 2001

Winnie Whyte

Winnie Whyte

'Living with a large group of people your age will help you learn more about yourself...'

Tori McNoe

Tori McNoe

'By coming here there is nothing to lose and everything to gain...'