On-Campus Accommodation

Our partner university, Institute of the Pacific United New Zealand (IPU), offers campus accommodation and homestays. You can indicate your preferred accommodation option in the application form.

Halls of Residence

Common room in the Halls of Residence

Local and international students live together in the on-campus Halls of Residence. There are 10 halls of residence on site, with the choice of a small or large room. Each hall has 45-50 rooms. All rooms are subject to availability. You cannot reserve a particular hall or room, but IPU New Zealand will try to allocate your choice wherever possible.

The residential fee includes three meals per day, seven days a week, provided in IPU’s dining hall. Use of common rooms, kitchen, laundry and recycling station is included as well as bike and car parking.

Living on campus is a great way to make friends. It’s convenient too, with a supermarket, pharmacy and restaurants only a five-minute walk away.  You can find a shop and a bar at the on-campus Junior Common Room. There’s overnight campus security.


  • Small private room (7 m2): approximately NZ$ 5000 per semester (four months)
  • Large private room (11 m2): approximately NZ$ 5330 per semester (four months)
  • Plus NZ$ 500 bond (refundable) and NZ$250 service fee
Private room on campus

Note: You should inform IPU of how long you plan to stay, so that you will be invoiced correctly. The accommodation invoice is due before arrival. Although it is not required to pay your accommodation before applying for your visa, it is up to the immigration officer to ask for the proof of payment. Therefore students often pay the accommodation and tuition fees at the same time, so that they can use the receipt to show the Immigration for the living cost requirement for visas.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: When can I move into my room at the campus?
A: Since IPU charges on a monthly basis, students can move in any day of the first week of a month (or later).

Q: Is there a homestay program?
A: Not at the moment. Currently the university is focussing on bringing international students together form around the world and they want the students to live together with students from other countries at the campus. There has been a homestay option in the past. The family provided two meals per day: Breakfast and dinner. Lunch was served at campus dining hall. The cost were NZ$ 5660 per semester. We will let you know when this option is available again.

Q: Can I find my own accommodation independently?
A: The goal of the university is to provide an international living environment at the campus. So far now you can’t live on your own.