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.

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

In 2018 Sonoda is providing a fully-catered 41-week contract to over 70 first year students at the same rate as a University Hall Ritz room - $15,047 NZD plus a deposit of $900 NZD.

Type of room available

Single room

  • Sonoda 5 bedroom apartment dorm student studying bed landscape

    $9,700 per year (50 weeks) - 2018 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 Shared kitchen with basic essentials
  • 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 UC 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 (50 weeks) 

Additional costs (NZ$)

Administration fee (non-refundable)

Resident's association fee

Contingency fee (refundable)

Car parking

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

Bed linen pack (optional)

Payments and instalment dates (NZ$)

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

More information

For more information email

Postal Address:

UC Accommodation Student Village
Customer Services Team
C/- Ilam Apartments, 2 Homestead Lane,
Upper Riccarton, Christchurch 8041
T: +64 3 266 0400

Taylah Mawson

Taylah Mawson

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

Olivia Scott Dahrouge

Olivia Scott Dahrouge

'Everyone is just so nice and genuine, I feel that people really want you to succeed...'