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Accommodation Options

Christchurch is a university city and has a ready supply of well priced good quality accommodation within easy commuting distance of the Academy.

Accommodation in Christchurch

The cost of living in Christchurch is cheaper than in Auckland, especially accommodation as it’s an easy city to live and study in as everything is close and conveniently located. However, you will need a car, bike or a ride share to study at IAANZ as the public transport system ends at Christchurch International Airport and we are located on the other side of the runway. The plus side is everything in Christchurch is close and the city is easy to get around and you have fantastic views from the Academy.tance of the Academy.

Halls of Residence and Villages

The University of Canterbury (UC) offers accommodation in a supportive academic and social environment in a residential student community. Anyone can apply for a place for a University of Canterbury Hall of Residence or Village, typically the places that are available are filled by UC students then places are offered to other students, We recommend the Ilam Apartments. Places are offered to non UC students in mid December. The price for a single room is $210 per week. Please let us know if you would like to apply so we can support your application.
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Homestay is a good option while you settle into the city and your study. The cost is around $250 per week for room, power, internet and three meals per day. For more information go to:

Private Rental

Flatting is the most popular type of accommodation for our students. It offers an independent lifestyle and is a great option if you know a few people who will be in your intake or know someone with a spare bedroom to rent. The price per room varies depending on location from $150 to $200 per week and power is around $30 per week.

If you intend to go flatting, you will need independent living skills such as cooking and cleaning. Your flat will be checked on average every three months by a landlord to ensure a clean standard is maintained.

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Renting a house or apartment on your own can cost more compared to flatting. A 3 bedroom house, with a single garage can cost approx. $450—$550 or more per week depending on the area, the age of the house and other facilities offered, i.e white ware. A good website to use for a rental property is:

Shared Living

Co-Live33 offers co-living accommodation with 57-rooms, situated in an expansive, newly renovated building next to a reserve in the leafy suburb of Papanui, only 1km to Northlands Mall and 4km to the city centre and well served by the Papanui parallel cycleway and nearby walking tracks.

All bedrooms are fully furnished with excellent quality beds, drawers, wardrobe and a fridge/freezer. All bedrooms have a built-in vanity unit or sink and many have ensuite bathrooms for exclusive use. Rooms come in a range of sizes. Single rooms from $170.00 – $220 per week and single ensuited rooms start from $210.00. Your rent includes power, water, heating and unlimited wi-fi internet.

The property has generous communal spaces including spacious lounges and dining room, separate TV room, brand-new kitchen with nine stovetops and four double sinks, additional kitchenette and a co-working office space

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