Full of brilliant design ideas, but not a clue where to live?

Let us know during the enrollment process and we’ll help you find a place to call home.

Here are a few options.



Experience the local way of life by becoming part of a New Zealand family. Homestay accommodation generally includes:

  • Your own room
  • A bed, blankets, sheets, quilt and pillow
  • A wardrobe for clothing and storage
  • A wardrobe for clothing and storage
  • A set of drawers
  • A study desk and reading lamp
  • Three square meals a day
  • Use of laundry, phone and internet

It may not be within walking distance of campus though.


Kiwi hostels are a popular and cheap option. Linen is included (sheets, quilts and pillows) and most hostels have Internet access.

You can choose a shared or private room. Hostels are a great place to meet people – plus staff are usually a mine of information about local transport, activities and entertainment. Here are a few picks:





Rather live with a group of friends or classmates? Renting a house or an apartment with others gives you a more independent lifestyle. But it comes with more responsibility too. You’ll have to do your own shopping, cooking and cleaning, and you may have to take out a lease, pay a refundable bond in advance and be responsible for paying rent, electricity, phone and Internet.

Don’t want to invest in furniture? Apartments can be rented fully furnished!

There are also websites to help you find a flat.