Tauranga accommodation

There are various options available to students looking for affordable accommodation in the Bay of Plenty region.

Durham Mews Apartments

Located on Durham Street, Durham Mews Apartments are a two-minute walk to the University campus.

University of Waikato Tauranga Campus Residential Scholarship

The University of Waikato Tauranga Campus Residential Scholarship is valued at up to $8000.

Applications have closed for 2021. Keep checking back for the next round of applications.

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Alternative accommodation options


Homestay (living with a local family in a private home) is the preferred option for international students under the age of 18 years. All homestay families have been screened and approved by the University. The University is currently establishing a Tauranga Homestay Service if you have any enquiries or wish to make an application, please contact Iris Beemster.

Private rentals

In the Bay of Plenty region a large number of students flat or board in privately owned accommodation. Listings are posted regularly on the below sites:


The Accommodation Services team can help you find the right accommodation.

In the Bay of Plenty, our Tauranga accommodation coordinator Iris Beemster can assist with University apartment accommodation and off-campus accommodation, including flatting, boarding and homestay.

Iris can be contacted by email - [email protected]