Study in New Zealand – Accommodation Information
When you study at NZIE, you can choose the type of accommodation that best suits your needs.
We have our own in-house accommodation counsellors who will help you to choose the best living option to make the most of your experience.
The cost of accommodation will vary depending on how you want to live. The national median rent for a three bedroom house was NZ$340 per week in March 2013, just over NZ$110 a room per week.
The great thing about homestay accommodation is you get to experience living with a New Zealand family in a welcoming home environment. All meals (except weekday lunches) are included in your homestay cost. NZIE has it’s own homestay service that will match you with a pre-approved homestay family. We believe we have the best homestays in Auckland and our Homestay Co-ordinator had been running our own homestay service at NZIE for over 16 years so she knows a thing or two about picking the right homestay for the right person.
You may wish to rent your own accommodation in a house, flat or apartment. This is a great option for older students or those seeking more independence. Approximate market prices are NZ$150-$200 per room, excluding food and expenses. Our accommodation partners can place you in a room in a flat shared with other students. Let us know your plans when you apply and we can organise everything for you.
Hostels & Backpackers
There are many backpacker lodges and hostels in Central City(10 minutes bus ride from the school) where you can stay short or medium term. There is usually a choice of private rooms, shared rooms or dormitory. Prices range from approximately NZ$150-$220 per week. We only recommend this to students who have a good level of English and plan a short-term stay in NZ.