Accommodations

International students at Yukon University can choose to live on-campus, or off-campus in a homestay or in an independently rented apartment or house. Students attending the School of Fine Arts in Dawson City will need to make separate arrangements.

Campus housing

Yukon University offers secure and attractive non-smoking accommodations for students.  Fully furnished single rooms and family apartments are available.  The single's residence is connected to the main university building, allowing easy access to the classrooms, cafeteria, library, computer labs, gymnasium and campus store. The mature single's residence and family units are located close to the main university building. 

Single rooms have a wardrobe, desk, chair, bookshelves and small refrigerator.  Shared washroom facilities are located on each floor, designated for male and female use.  Lounges are equipped with TVs and VCRs plus other recreational equipment.  Communal kitchens are available for residents to cook their own meals.  All kitchen supplies - pots and dishes - as well as towels and bedding are provided. A telephone is located in each residence.

The apartments were built in 2007, and are designed to provide students and their families with a comfortable environment for living and studying. 

Apply for campus housing

Campus Housing fees 
Application - $25.00
Security deposit - $500 (single residence) and up
Single Room - $2,000 (16 weeks)
2 Bedroom Unit - $1,050 to $1,250 (monthly)
3 Bedroom Unit - $1,400 to $1,500 (monthly)

All fees are in Canadian dollars. 

Campus Housing application deadline
There is no specific deadline for applying to live in residence.  To avoid disappointment however, apply early.

Campus Housing life
Our residences are managed by a team made up of a residence life manager, residence mentor and assistants.  Activities and social gatherings are planned for residents to learn about Canadian culture and to meet new friends.

Homestay

The Homestay Facilitator finds homes for international students.  Located in the International Office, the Homestay Facilitator looks for dedicated families who can provide a safe and friendly home environment for students during their stay at Yukon University.  The Homestay Facilitator visits each family in their home and each adult in the house must have a police background check done before being approved as a host family.

All homes are located on city bus routes.  Host families enjoy introducing students to Whitehorse and Canadian culture.

Apply for a homestay

Homestay fees
Application Fee - $200.00
Security Deposit (refundable) - $800.00
Monthly accommodation - $800.00 (includes a private furnished room, three meals a day, bedding and towels)

All fees are in Canadian dollars

Independent rentals

Options for students who prefer to find their own living arrangements include:  rooms or suites in private homes, an independent apartment or a house.  Most rentals include a kitchen and bathroom.  Rent is paid on the first of every month and utilities (heat, lights, etc) may be extra.

The average cost of monthly rent ranges between:

  • $600.00 - $1,200.00 CAD for rooms or suites
  • $1,000.00 - $1,800.00 CAD for apartments or homes

The rentals are usually found in the classified advertisement section of the newspaper.  Please check the Yukon News or the Whitehorse Star newspapers for rental listings or look on bulletin boards around town.

Visiting relatives

Friends and family of students may wish to visit Whitehorse.  Visitors may choose from the many hotels, bed & breakfast (B&B) accommodations or youth hostels that are located in Whitehorse.  Visitors may not stay in the residence or the homestay. 

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