International student accommodation

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. All buildings are located right on campus, allowing easy access to the classrooms, cafeteria, library, computer labs, gymnasium and campus store. 

Apply for campus housing

Campus Housing fees* 
All fees are in Canadian dollars.

Application - $30
Damage deposit - Between $250 - $900

Individual occupancy - $2100-$2500/term
Couple occupancy - $3000-$4400/term
Occupancy with children - $4800-$5800/term

Note: Utilities are included. WiFi is included with the student technology fee. Cable is not included.

* Please visit our Campus Housing page for full details on accommodation options and fees


Campus Housing application deadline

                                Opening Date   Closing Date   Reviews Start

Fall Term Intake        Apr 1               Oct 15            May 15

Winter Term Intake   Aug 1               Feb 15            Sep 15

Summer Term Intake Dec 1              Jun 15             Jan 15


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, as well as the rental section on Kijiji and on Facebook Marketplace.  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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