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For many students, the first year of University study will be the first time they live away from home. Choosing the right accommodation option is an important part of undertaking University study, and there are a wide range of accommodation options available for Waikato students.

You can choose to live on campus in one of our Halls of Residence, or you can choose to live off campus in private accommodation. Work out which option is right for you, to help you get the most out of your student experience here at Waikato.

We've put this section together to get you thinking about what each option for accommodation entails. If you seek further advice, call Accommodation Services Reception on +64 7 838 4084.

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10 Reasons to Live on Campus
This will probably be your first time living away from home. You'll have to manage your time, your money and your priorities carefully and you'll learn more about yourself than you ever thought there was to know. But because most of the residents in the halls are first-year students you're all in the same boat. The residential staff in the halls are students too, so they know the sort of issues you're likely to encounter and how to figure them out.

On-Campus Accommodation
Accommodation on campus offers you a great place to live, study and make new friends. Waikato has four Halls of Residence which offer a friendly, safe atmosphere and a home away from home.

On-Campus Accommodation Costs
Table of fees and costs for the University of Waikato's four Halls of Residence.

Off-Campus Accommodation
Information about the wide range of off-campus accommodation options for students intending to study at the University of Waikato.

Homestay Accommodation
Homestay is when a student lives with a New Zealand family in their home. If you are an international student, under the age of 18, you are required to stay in homestay accommodation.

Accommodation for Couples and Families
Information about private accommodation close to the University for couples and families.


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