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Applying for accommodation

Applications for accommodation open on 1 August each year. We recommend applying in advance to ensure a smooth application process

Apply for Halls of Residence

All applications for the Hamilton Halls of Residence are made online. You can apply for accommodation even if you don’t know whether you have gained admission to the University. There is no application fee.

Key application dates

Before starting your application, please read the information and table below which outlines the accommodation options available.

Accommodation Types

  • Fully catered accommodation - all meals provided (breakfast, lunch and dinner),
  • Self catered accommodation - buy and cook your own food.

Self catered accommodation is not usually offered to school leavers. Individual applications may be considered where a student has a severe dietary, disability or medical need. You will be required to provide evidence to support this application, and acceptance is also subject to availability.

Catering to dietary requirements

We can provide catering to cover a wide range of dietary requirements including vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, dairy free, and Halal.

General information

  • The Silverdale Apartments (new) will be offered to postgraduate/mature students only.
  • Contracts for the Bleakley Place Units will be for 50 weeks.
  • All halls are smoke-free.
  • All halls are multi-cultural.
  • Wi-Fi is included in all facilities.
Accommodation TypeWeekly CostContract DurationMeals IncludedElectricity IncludedAvailable to School Leavers
College Hall Fully Catered$370.0037 WeeksYesYesYes
Bryant Hall Fully Catered$322.0037 WeeksYesYesYes
Student Village Fully Catered$322.0037 WeeksYesYesYes
Bryant Hall Cottages$180.0037 WeeksNoNoNo
College Hall Flats$195.0037 WeeksNoYesNo
Student Village Flats$185.0037 WeeksNoYesNo
Orchard Park Cottages$180.0037 WeeksNoNoNo
Orchard Park Studios$235.0037 WeeksNoYesNo
Silverdale Apartments$255.00 37 WeeksNoYesNo
Bleakley Units - Ensuite$225.0050 WeeksNoYesNo
Bleakley Units - No Ensuite$210.0050 WeeksNoYesNo
Mayfair Court - Tauranga$220.00 NoYesNo

International Study Abroad/Exchange students who are only enrolled for one trimester will be contracted for approximately 18 weeks.


New Zealand citizens and permanent residents

Apply online

Please complete the online application form by the specified date to be considered for placement.


New international students

Apply online

Please complete the online application form by the specified date.

  • Fill out the Arrival Form - see accepting your offer below.

Returning students

Apply online

Please complete the online application form by the specified date. Placement priority will be given to students enrolling for the full academic year (March – November).


Apply for Hamilton on campus accommodation

All applications for the Hamilton on campus accommodation are made online. You can apply for accommodation even if you don’t know whether you have gained admission to the University. There is no application fee.

Before starting your application, please read the information and table below which outlines the accommodation options available:

  • Fully Catered Accommodation - All meals provided (breakfast, lunch and dinner).
  • Self-Catered Accommodation - Buy and cook your own food.
  • Self-Catered accommodation is not usually offered to school leavers. However individual applications may be considered where a student has a severe dietary, disability or medical need. You will be required to provide evidence to support this application and is subject to availability.
  • We can provide catering to cover a wide range of dietary requirements including vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, dairy free, Halal.
  • The Silverdale Apartments (new) will be offered to Post Graduate / mature students only.
  • Contracts for the Bleakley Place Units are for 50 weeks.
  • All Halls are smoke-free.
  • All Halls are multi-cultural.
  • Wi-Fi is included in all facilities.

Accommodation Type

Weekly Cost

Contract Duration

Meals Included

Electricity    

Available to
School Leavers

College Hall Fully Catered

$370

37 weeks

Yes

Included

Yes

Bryant Hall Fully Catered

$322

37 weeks

Yes

Included

Yes

Student Village Fully Catered

$322

37 weeks

Yes

Included

Yes

Bryant Hall Cottages

$180

37 weeks

No

Additional

No

College Hall Flats

$195

37 weeks

No

Included

No

Student Village Flats

$185

37 weeks

No

Included

No

Orchard Park Cottages

$180

37 weeks

No

Additional

No

Orchard Park Studios

$235

37 weeks

No

Included

No

Silverdale Apartments

$255

37 weeks

No

Included

No

Bleakley Units - Ensuite

$225

50 weeks

No

Included

No

Bleakley Units - No Ensuite

$210

50 Weeks

No

Included

No

Mayfair Court - Tauranga

$220

43 weeks

No

Included

No

International Study Abroad / Exchange students who are only enrolled for 1 Semester will be contracted for approx 18 weeks.

Key application dates


New Zealand citizens and permanent residents

Apply online

Please complete the online application form by the specified date to be considered for placement.


New international students

Apply online

Please complete the online application form by the specified date.

  • Fill out the Arrival Form - see accepting your offer below.

Returning students

Apply online

Please complete the online application form by the specified date. Placement priority will be given to students enrolling for the full academic year (March – November).


Apply for Tauranga apartment accommodation

The University of Waikato manages an accommodation complex in Tauranga called and Mayfair Court Apartments. Applications are made online.

Apply now

If you need help or advice with your accommodation options in the Bay of Plenty region, please contact our Tauranga Accommodation Coordinator Iris Beemster -  iris.beemster@waikato.ac.nz

Read our Operational Rules for Tauranga accommodation.

Apply for Homestay accommodation

Homestay accommodation is compulsory for international students under 18 years at the time they plan to start their studies.

How to apply

  1. Complete and return the Off-Campus Accommodation Form by the specified date
  2. Ensure the accommodation fees are received by the university
  3. Fill out the Arrival Form to let us know when you are arriving in New Zealand and whether you would like to be collected from the airport. We will need to receive the arrival form at least four days before you arrive in New Zealand.

Living with a designated caregiver

Students aged Under 18 years wishing to live with a ‘Designated Caregiver’ (family member or close family friend) located in Hamilton will need to ask their parent/guardian to complete the Indemnity Section of the Off-Campus Accommodation Form.


Education (Pastoral Care of International Students) Code of Practice

Under the Ministry of Education Code of Practice, the University is required to visit the home to determine that a safe physical and emotional environment will be provided that meets the requirements of the Code.


Please note: If the University of Waikato deems the accommodation to be unsuitable, the University retains the right to refuse enrolment to the student until suitable replacement accommodation can be found.  A non-refundable fee is payable for this assessment.

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