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Accommodation costs

The University offers two types of accommodation options: Halls of Residence or Homestay. Please find the costs for each below.

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Halls of Residence fully catered facilities and costs

College Hall Student Village Bryant Hall
Number of rooms 267 252 178
People per room 1 1 1
Meals per week 21 21 21
Cost per week $365 $322 $322
Cost for 37 weeks $13,505 $11,914 $11,914
Rent in advance (5 weeks) $1825 $1610 $1610
Full Academic Year residential period in weeks* 37 37 37
*Any student who is enrolled at the University of Waikato for 1 semester will be contracted for 18 weeks

Additional Costs

 FeeDetail
Deposit $400 To secure your place in the Halls you will need to accept your offer online and pay the deposit and admin fee.
Administration fee  $150
Activity Fee $100 Will need to be paid prior to moving in.
Linen Hire (optional) $105 A bed and mattress protector are provided in all Halls bedrooms. Students can either choose to bring their own linen (king single) or purchase a linen pack for $105.00 (includes duvet inner, pillow, sheet set, duvet cover set and towels)
Parking Permit (optional) $60 per semester Parking permits can be purchased for $60 a semester. Casual parking is $2 a day.

Facilities

Residents at Bryant Hall, College Hall and the Student Village have access to the following facilities:

  • Meals - all residents are provided with 3 meals a day, 7 days a week
  • Internet - free Wi-Fi is available in all rooms
  • TV lounges
  • Computer room
  • Games room
  • Leisure centre
  • Laundry - Coin operated laundry machines are available
  • Library
  • Bike and motorbike sheds
  • Projector room (Bryant Hall only)

Smoke-free campus

The University of Waikato is a Smoke-free Campus, no smoking is permitted on campus including at any of our Halls of Residence.


Our Halls

At Waikato we have four Halls of Residence on campus in Hamilton, these include Bryant Hall, College Hall, Student Village and Orchard Park. Find out which Hall of Residence best suits your living requirements.


Disclaimer

Contracts are for 37 weeks unless other arrangements have been made. All costs quoted are for Halls of Residence 2019.

Halls of Residence self catered facilities and costs

Student Village / College Hall Bryant Hall Orchard Park Orchard Park Studio
Number of rooms

42 x Student Village

27 x College Hall

20 110 40
People per flat/cottage 4, 6 or 7 5 4 or 6 5
Cost per week $185 $170 $170 $225
Cost for 37 weeks $6,845 $6,290 $6,290 $8,325
Rent in advance (5 weeks) $925 $850 $850 $1125
Power Included in weekly costs Additional Additional Included in weekly costs
Full Academic Year residential period in weeks* 37 37 37 37
*Any student who is enrolled at the University of Waikato for 1 semester will be contracted for 18 weeks

Additional Costs

FeeDetail
Deposit $400 To secure your place in the Halls you will need to accept your offer online and pay the deposit and admin fee.
Administration fee  $150
Activity Fee $100 Will need to be paid prior to moving in.
Linen Hire (optional) $105 A bed and mattress protector are provided in all Halls bedrooms. Students can either choose to bring their own linen (king single) or purchase a linen pack for $105.00 (includes duvet inner, pillow, sheet set, duvet cover set and towels)
Parking Permit (optional) $60 per semester Parking permits can be purchased for $60 a semester. Casual parking is $2 a day.

Facilities

Self catering residents at Bryant Hall, College Hall, Student Village and Orchard Park/Orchard Park Studio have access to the following facilities:

  • Internet - free Wi-Fi is available in all rooms
  • TV lounges
  • Computer room
  • Games room
  • Leisure centre
  • Laundry - Coin operated laundry machines are available
  • Library
  • Bike and motorbike sheds
  • Projector room (Bryant Hall only)
  • Fully furnished accommodation, recreational room and spa (Orchard Park/Orchard Park Studio only)

Smoke-free campus

The University of Waikato is a Smoke-free Campus, no smoking is permitted on campus including at any of our Halls of Residence.


Our Halls

At Waikato we have four Halls of Residence on campus in Hamilton, these include Bryant Hall, College Hall, Student Village and Orchard Park. Find out which Hall of Residence best suits your living requirements.


Disclaimer

Contracts are for 37 weeks unless other arrangements have been made. All costs quoted are for Halls of Residence 2019.

How do I pay my Halls of Residence fees?

To secure your place in the Halls, you are required to accept your contract online and pay a bond/contingency deposit of  $400 and an administration fee of $100.

In January, you will receive an invoice for the full years accommodation along with a Payment Agreement.

  • You can choose to pay your accommodation in full or in weekly installments by direct debit or monthly installments by direct debit or credit card.
  • You are required to pay approximately five weeks rent, an activity fee of $100 and any optional extras (linen service, car parking etc) you may require before you move in.

When does the payment come out of my bank account?

If you are paying weekly, payments are every Thursday (evening). If you are paying by monthly installments, payments are due on the 2nd of each month.

How does StudyLink work? (NZ students only)

Students apply directly to StudyLink for assistance with their accommodation costs. StudyLink will pay your loan/allowance directly into your bank account each week. You will then need to set up a direct debit for the money to come out from your bank account on a weekly basis.


Fees, costs and facilities

Please read and print off if required, a copy of the fees, costs and facilities for the Halls of Residence you have been offered or are interested in applying for:

Disclaimer

Contracts are for 37 weeks unless other arrangements have been made. All costs quoted are for Halls of Residence 2019.

Homestay costs

Homestay fees are inclusive of food, power and laundry but exclusive of telephone, internet and transport expenses.

Homestay administration fee $330
First four weeks Homestay fee $1,064
Total Homestay fee (4 weeks) $1,394
Additional week $266

How to pay your homestay fees

A non-refundable deposit and the first four weeks of your Homestay fees need to be paid at the time of application.

  • Credit card
  • International bank draft made out to ‘The University of Waikato'.

Payment details can be found on the International Homestay Application Form.


Disclaimer

All costs quoted are from 1 February 2018