Founded in 1873, the University of Canterbury is the second oldest university in New Zealand. It is located in Christchurch, one of the bustling cities in the country. With around 16,000 students, the University of Canterbury is famous for its wide variety of courses across multiple disciplines. This public university has experienced a sharp rise in the international student intake in the past few years and is thus planning a huge expansion project with 50 landscape and building designs, with work to be underway from the current year.
The University of Canterbury provides a variety of accommodation options for the international students with the student affairs office helping them to find and arrange for suitable accommodation within their budget and as per their convenience. Among this wide range of options are the popular student halls of residence located within walking distance from the University of Canterbury campus. The ten halls of student residence have fully furnished rooms, shared laundry and kitchen facilities, and a plush lounge area along with other student facilities. The rooms in the student halls of residence are comfortable and come in a variety of options that one can choose from that offer luxury and privacy at the same time. The average rent of the student halls of residence for 41 weeks (minimum rent contract period) at the University of Canterbury is NZ$ 15,519.