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New Zealand: Student Accommodation

'How can international students find accommodation in New Zealand?' [VIDEO]

Find out how international students can find accommodation in New Zealand


Learn how to find student accommodation when studying abroad in New Zealand. We spoke to Shannon from the University of Waikato, New Zealand, about where and how international students can find accommodation before arriving in New Zealand, and what support the university offers.

Watch the video below from our Google Hangout with the University of Waikato (there’s also a quick summary after the video).

  • On -campus, off-campus —Learn about university services that help students find accommodation both on and off campus
  • Homestay—Learn what a ‘homestay’ is, and how universities can help you in arranging one
  • Advocacy—Find out how universities can help students connect with renting agencies, understand residency laws and give property renting advice


Useful Links

Find out more about University of Waikato

Student living costs in New Zealand

Applying for a New Zealand student visa

Finding student accommodation in New Zealand

Applying to study in New Zealand

New Zealand's Education System....Simplified


Watch more clips from our Hangout with the University of Waikato:

'What accommodation options are there in New Zealand for students?'

'How to decide where to study in New Zealand?'

'Where to see the "real" New Zealand?'

'What is in the future for New Zealand education?'

'What is there to do for fun in New Zealand?'

'How difficult is it to get a New Zealand student visa?'

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Monica Karpinski received her BA (Media and Communications) and Diploma in Modern Languages (French) from the University of Melbourne, Australia. An art and culture aficionado, in her spare time Monica enjoys film, reading and writing about art.

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