University Of Canterbury Ilam

Ilam Apartments is an apartment-style complex that offers independent living on campus for 829 residents, whether you are in your first-year, or completing postgraduate study.

The secure, fully-equipped apartments are situated on campus next to the Ilam Homestead and Gardens and will enable you to discover a great community of like-minded students, just five minutes’ walk from lecture theatres and other campus facilities.  

The Ilam Apartments offers a diverse community with students of all ages, at all levels of study and from all over the world.  

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Types of rooms available (NZ$)

Single Manuka room (6 bedroom), self-catered

$10,016 (48 weeks) – 2021 Fees


  • Single bed
  • Bookshelves
  • Wardrobe
  • Desk
  • Heating
  • Shared kitchen with basic essentials
  • Living room and dining furniture
  • Television
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shared washing machine and dryer
  • Wifi throughout
  • 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

Monday 25 January to Monday 27 December 2021 (48 weeks) 

Your residential contract is directly between you and Campus Living Villages.

Costs (NZ$)

Residential fee

Administration fee (non-refundable)

Resident’s association fee

Contingency fee (refundable)

Car parking (optional)

Meal plan to dine at University Hall (optional)
Breakfast – $9.00
Lunch – $12.00
Dinner – $15.00
Daily meal plan – $27.00
Weekly dinner plan – $88.00
Weekly meal plan – $155.00

Bed linen pack (optional)

Cutlery/crockery pack (optional)

Payments and instalment dates (NZ$)

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

More information

Statement of Intent

“Living at CLV is more than a room.

Our residents are at the centre of all that we do. We are dedicated to creating safe, inclusive and supportive communities with a unique residential life programme designed to help students live, learn and grow.

Our goal is to provide market leading pastoral care that is aligned with our Tertiary Partners and the wider community. Embracing diversity and the culture of both our Māori and Pacific Island residents and our broader international customers, delivering equity to all.

Our processes are built on transparency and continuous improvement and we ensure regular student feedback and contribution.

Each resident is a unique individual and can expect from CLV, an environment that has clear, reasonable and effective practices, and that aligns with the wider pastoral care of our Tertiary Partners, and the Education (Pastoral Care of Domestic Tertiary Students) Interim Code of Practice 2019 as well as the Education (Pastoral Care of International Students) Code of Practice 2016”.

For more information email [email protected]

Postal Address:

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