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Live on campus at Ilam Apartments!

stay in the heart of it...

Just a short walk to the main University of Canterbury campus, University Hall, Ilam Apartments and Sonoda Village are ideally situated. Located next to the picturesque campus, all three UCA sites take advantage of the vast Ilam Fields, and are just a short drive away from the heart of the growing and innovative city of Christchurch.

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university hall

University Hall offers a supportive and fun environment that is ideal if you are in the first year of your studies. With up to 550 residents at any one time, you are bound to meet other residents who are studying the same courses as you, or have similar interests be it sport, cultural activities or computer gaming.

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ilam apartments

Ilam Apartments is a modern apartment-style complex that offers independent living on campus for first-year through to postgraduate students from throughout New Zealand and the world. Our secure, fully equipped, modern apartments, situated on campus next to the Ilam Gardens, offer a great community of like-minded students just five minutes’ walk from lecture theatres and other campus facilities.

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sonoda village

Small and friendly, with only up to 110 residents at any one time, Sonoda Christchurch Campus is a hidden treasure. The modern accommodation facilities and beautiful Japanese-inspired landscaped grounds offer a peaceful atmosphere in which students can live and study. Sonoda is well suited to students of all ages and disciplines.

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waitakiri village

Waitakiri Village is the perfect home for those that love to get into the outdoors, with adventure and exploration nearby, plenty of social spaces and handy to local shopping centres, you'll never be short of something to do. The Village is fully catered and conveniently set well back from the road giving added privacy, and with only 72 students staying at a time Waitakiri provides a great close-knit community for you to live, learn and grow.

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short stays

Short stay, conference or temporary accommodation may be available within UC Accommodation. Casual accommodation is offered throughout the year and a full summer program outside of term time.

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have an awesome year!

Welcome to our Uni Hall, Ilam and Sonoda 1st year students. We can't wait to take you on your V1 experience! Be part of it and check out our events calendar for O-Week.

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meet our residents

“It’s so convenient living here, it takes me 6 minutes to get to class, and that’s if I walk slow!”


UCA Student Village

“Living here is really convenient. The rooms are really big and warm. It is so much better than I expected!”


UCA Student Village

“I love that they provide food at Uni Hall. Sometimes I just don't have time to cook, so it's great.”


UCA Student Village

“I love being able to meet people from different parts of the world. There is so much culture in one spot.”


UCA Student Village

“My favourite part of living here is the convenience. I couldn't be closer to my classes.”


UCA Student Village

“Going to the Hub and meeting new people is the best part of living here. You can't avoid making friends!”


UCA Student Village

“My room is so spacious and warm, it's so comfortable to live in.”


UCA Student Village

“Our rooms are really close to the uni and so convenient. The apartments are warm and perfect during winter.”


UCA Student Village

“The community here is great, it's so social!”


UCA Student Village