Halls of Residence
Most tertiary institutions, and some private secondary schools, have Halls of Residence.
Halls of Residence are generally located a short walk from campus.
Rooms are single or twin-share, with communal laundry, lounge room and dining hall. Meals are usually provided, and all dietary needs can be catered for.
A warden lives on site, and organised sporting and recreational activities are common.
In general, Halls of Residence are great for students who wish to meet new people, and live in a secure, safe environment.
Average cost: Around $200nzd per week.
A New Zealand Homestay means you live with a family in a residential house – usually with a room of your own. Your NZ Homestay family provides your meals and helps you with day-to-day life in New Zealand.
Homestay accommodation in NZ is an excellent way to meet New Zealanders, and interact with people in English.
As a guest in your host family’s home you are expected to contribute to normal family life, a great way to experience New Zealand.
Average cost: Around $180nzd per week.
"Going Flatting" is the New Zealand term for renting an apartment or house (flat).
Flatting gives you the flexibility to live with as many people as you like – males or females.
New Zealand flats range from one-bedroom apartments to 4 or 5 bedroom homes.
NZ Rental accommodation is generally clustered around colleges or universities, but flats can be found in most city suburbs.
Many rental properties in New Zealand come with a garden, and have car parking.
An oven is provided, with sometimes other larger appliances such as washing machines and dishwashers. Most New Zealand houses are stand-alone, and do not have central heating. Your landlord does not have to supply heat, so you pay for gas/electricity yourself.
Usually a "bond" (2 – 4 weeks rent) is paid to your landlord. This is returned to you when you move out – providing the house has not been damaged in any way.
For advice on rental properties in New Zealand contact Tenancy Services.
Average Cost: $70-$150nzd rent per week, plus expenses
(food, electricity, phone, water etc)
Reviews / Comments for Study Accommodation
No reviews have been written write a review now.