The University offers two types of accommodation options: Halls of Residence or Homestay. Please find the costs for each below.
The Halls of Residence costs differ for fully catered or self-catered options.
Fully catered costs:
|College Hall||Student Village||Bryant Hall|
|Number of rooms||267||252||178|
|People per room||1||1||1|
|Cost per week||$365||$322||$322|
|Cost for 37 weeks||$13,505||$11,914||$11,914|
|Rent in advance (5 weeks)||$1825||$1610||$1610|
|Meals per week||21||21||21|
|Minimum residential period in weeks||37||37||37|
|Laundry||Coin operated laundry machines are available in each of our Halls.|
|Linen hire (all Halls)||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)|
|Internet||Free internet access is available in all of our Halls bedrooms|
|Smoking||The University of Waikato is a Smokefree Campus, no smoking is permitted on campus including at any of our Halls of Residence.|
|Other facilities||Library, TV rooms, leisure centre, bike & motorbike sheds||Library, games room, TV lounges, bike & motorbike sheds||Library, games room, TV lounges, projector room, bike & motorbike sheds|
Self catered costs:
|Student Village / College Hall||Bryant Hall||Orchard Park||Orchard Park Studio|
|Number of rooms|
42 x Student Village
27 x College Hall
|People per room||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|
|Minimum residential period in weeks||37||37||37||37|
|Laundry||Coin operated laundry machines are available to use in each of our Halls.|
|Linen hire (all Halls)||A bed and mattress protector is provided. 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)|
|Internet||Free internet access is available in all bedrooms|
|Smoking||The University of Waikato is a Smokefree Campus, no smoking is permitted on campus or at any of our Halls of Residence|
|Other facilities||Library, games room, TV lounges, bike & motorbike sheds||Library, games room, TV lounges, projector room, bike & motorbike sheds||Fully furnished, disability access cottage, recreation room, spa, bike & motorbike sheds||Fully furnished, recreation room, spa, bike and motorbike sheds|
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:
- Fully catered, full year
- Fully catered, Semester A only
- Self-catered, full year
- Self-catered, Semester A only
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
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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.
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|
All costs quoted are from 1 February 2018
How do I pay my Homestay fees
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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.