YOUR 2 018 GUIDE TO ACCOMMODATION - Massey University

YOUR 2 018 GUIDE TO ACCOMMODATION - Massey University
YOUR 2 018 GUIDE TO ACCOMMODATION - Massey University
                                                                1 August               Applications open for 2018
                                                                1 October              Accommodation applications and
                                                                                       references due for first round of
                                                                Beginning of October   Campus Accommodation Services
                                                                                       respond to your application.
                                                                		                     Offers of accommodation made.

                                                                19 January             Final day for you to confirm your
                                                                                       accommodation choice at Auckland,
                                                                                       Manawatū or Wellington. If you change
                                                                                       your mind and advise the university on or

We hold Open Days at each campus. These give prospective        19 February onwards
                                                                                       before this date, you may receive a partial
                                                                                       refund of your deposit.
                                                                                       Campus and college pre-semester
students a real understanding of how the university works                              activities, including orientation and
and what each campus has to offer, including the halls of                              welcome sessions.
residence. It’s a good idea to make the most of them! To find                          Register for Orientation 2018 at
out details about these events call 0800 MASSEY or check out                  from                                                                   December 2017 onwards.
                                                                26 February            Semester one and double semester study
MANAWATŪ             2 AUGUST                                                          begins.
AUCKLAND             12 AUGUST
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LIVING AT MASSEY                      ABOUT OUR
TE NOHO KI KONEI                      CAMPUSES
                                      MŌ Ō MĀTOU

02 WELCOME TO MASSEY     06 AUCKLAND CAMPUS                                  16 QUESTIONS YOU
		 HE MIHI               10 MANAWATŪ CAMPUS                                  		 MAY HAVE
                         		 @PALMERSTON NORTH                                		 MĒNĀ HE PĀTAI ĀU
		   ACCOMMODATION       14 WELLINGTON / PUKEAHU                             17   APPLYING FOR
		   NGĀ MOMO WĀHI NOHO 		 CAMPUS                                            		   ACCOMMODATION
                                                                             		   TE TONO WĀHI
                                                                             18 BUDGETING
                                                                             		 TE TAHA PŪTEA
                                                                             19 SCHOLARSHIPS
                                                                             		 NGĀ KARAHIPI
Please note: The information contained in this publication is indicative of 2018 and subsequent years.
This information may be subject to change. While all reasonable efforts will be made to ensure the content is
correct, the University reserves the right to change the content or method of presentation.
For the most up to date information please go to
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    WELCOME TO MASSEY UNIVERSITY                                                  INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
    Studying at a tertiary level takes lots of time and commitment, so you        Students who do not hold New Zealand citizenship or permanent
    won't want to be worrying about your accommodation. Living on campus,         residency status are classified as international students.
    in a Massey Hall of Residence, gives you the opportunity to create            If you are an international student looking for accommodation, contact
    relationships that will last a lifetime. In our Halls you will find a safe,   your nearest International Support Office first of all. They will help you
    comfortable, and enjoyable place to live while you study. This guide will     understand a few special requirements that all international students
    help you understand our different Halls of Residence so you can make the      in New Zealand need to know about. The staff in the Accommodation
    right choice for your lifestyle!                                              Offices and at PaCE Homestay Accommodation & Welfare Advisers are
    Massey has specialised accommodation staff on each campus who can             able to assist you as well.
    help you with advice on the many options available. We can also help          If you are an international student under the age of 18, you MUST live
    with homestay, understanding your residential agreements, managing            in Massey approved homestay, designated caregiver accommodation, or
    your budget and even dispute resolution.                                      with your parents.
    Our Halls run welcome programmes to help you settle into life at Massey       To contact our International Support Offices:
    and feel at home in the Halls.                                                For Auckland Campus, go to page page 7.
    Applying for accommodation is easy, just visit accommodation.massey.          For Manawatū Campus, go to page page 11., and apply online.                                                      For Wellington Campus, go to page page 15.
    The information in this guide was correct at the time of printing. However,
    some details (including prices and services) may change.                      FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
                                                                                  Phone:   0800 MASSEY (627 739)
                                                                                  Text:    5222
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                                       TYPES OF
                NGĀ MOMO
                WĀHI NOHO              ACCOMMODATION
„„ “As an exchange student living      We know that after choosing your        APARTMENTS                             age of 18 must live in Massey
   in student accommodation, the       programme at Massey, your next          STUDIO UNITS                           approved homestay, designated
   support I was given helped me       most important choice is where          AND FAMILY UNITS                       caregiver accommodation, or
   settle into Massey in no time.      you’ll live. There are different        Depending which Campus you             with their parents. Massey
   I made tons of new friends and      accommodation options, all of           are on, we also offer apartments/      Homestay Accommodation &
   met people from all over the        which will allow you to meet other      units and studio units for those       Welfare Assistants will help
   world. Most importantly, the        people and be part of an exciting       who want a more independent            you find a homestay family that
   events and trips organized by the   and vibrant community.                  living style, where you will live      has similar interests to you so
   accommodation team helped                                                   in a flatting environment with up      you can feel at home. They will
   me explore my surrounds with        HALLS OF RESIDENCE                      to 5 other students (or in some        also support you throughout your
   ease and it definitely made my      In the halls of residence you’ll        cases with family in a family unit).   homestay experience. For more
   experience amazing and worth        get your own furnished bedroom          You will have all the amenities        information and for 2018 fees go to
   it!”                                and get to live in the heart of the     on campus and support from the
                                       campus amongst a community              accommodation team on hand as
                                       of other students. You’ll be just       well. These apartments/units are       PRIVATE ACCOMMODATION
                                       a few minutes’ walk away from           a great option if you’re interested    Living in Massey managed
                                       classes, the gym, and our students      in sharing a smaller and more          accommodation is a great option
                                       events (such as: sports days, movie     intimate living environment with       for any new student. However,
                                       nights, BBQs, and international         people your own age or if you wish     we understand that everyone has
                                       theme nights). There's no better        to live alone.                         different needs. Local students
                                       environment for connecting              All apartments/units have              may choose to live at home, and
                                       with others while meeting your          residential assistants that live       sometimes we have a shortage of
                                       academic goals.                         on-site, most have access to           places in the halls.
                                       Each of our halls is different,         computer/study areas, car parking      Our staff are able to advise
                                       offering a singular experience to       and are all fully furnished.           you in your search for other
                                       residents. We encourage you to                                                 accommodation, including if you're
                                       choose your Hall according to what      HOMESTAY                               moving into private accommodation
                                       you feel suits you best: some are       Homestay students have their           after your first year in university
                                       women only, some are alcohol            own fully furnished room in the        accommodation.
                                       free, catered/non-catered etc. All      home of a New Zealand family.
                                       Massey Halls have Pastoral Care         Some homestay families may have
                                       staff and social areas to foster        more than one student living in
                                       community building. Some Halls          their home so you can share the
                                       have computer/study areas and           homestay experience with another
                                       parking.                                student. The homestay option is
                                       You’ll share the experience of living   available to all Massey students.
                                       in a hall of residence with other       This option is particularly popular
                                       students and it’ll make settling into   with our international students,
                                       uni life much easier.                   as it provides them with a unique
                                                                               experience of New Zealand
                                                                               life, culture, and language. All
                                                                               international students under the
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                                                                   NOHO SUPPORT
                                                             TE TAUNAKI

    Living in student accommodation isn’t just about having a roof over your        ACCOMMODATION MANAGERS
    head while studying; it’s about uni life as a whole. Living in our student      Each campus has an Accommodation Manager or Head of Hall
    accommodation gives you a sense of belonging to a student community             who oversees the student community. They are responsible for the
    and gives you the opportunity to meet new people from all over the world.       pastoral care, wellbeing and behaviour of students living in student
    It also prepares you for independent living while having access to the          accommodation and for the Residential Assistants.
    support you need to be a successful student.
    Each campus offers the following to students living in student                  SAFETY AND SECURITY
    accommodation:                                                                  Your safety and security is very important to us, so all our accommodation
                                                                                    facilities have swipe card or key access and your room has a secure
    RESIDENTIAL ASSISTANTS                                                          lock. Each campus is supported by a security service which assists the
    Each campus has Residential Assistants who live in the student                  accommodation teams to ensure that the living environment is safe.
    accommodation. Residential Assistants are Massey students who are
    employed to provide pastoral support to residents out of office hours. They     „„ "Living at the accommodation has been a great experience for me. I have
    help to create a residential community by facilitating activities and events.      met many interesting people. The social events and support provided here
                                                                                       has helped me build friendships that I will treasure for a long time."
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                                     NGĀ RATONGA TAUTOKO                       CAMPUS LIFE
We know that life at uni is about balance, that’s why there’s always
something to get involved with. Whether you’re joining a club, society,
or students’ association, going along to campus events, getting together
at the Chaplaincy Centre or working out at the gym, there’s never a dull

                                                                               MĀORI STUDENTS
WELCOME PROGRAMMES                                                             Ko te kaupapa mā tātou katoa ko te whai i te mātauranga hei taonga
Each campus offers welcome programmes to new students and their                whakapakari i te tinana me te hinengaro. Kia uia koe, me ngā wawata kei
families. These programmes have been designed to help students                 roto i a koe.
transition to uni life and to give families an opportunity to see the campus   We have over 3,000 Māori students studying on-campus or by distance.
for themselves. There are a number of different welcome programmes,            There is a wide range of services available for Māori students, including
such as the Orientation Programme and a Parents’ Programme (an                 Māori Advisers, student groups, scholarships, grants and awards, Marae
introduction for parents and whānau/families).                                 (Wellington), Māori student counsellors (Albany and Manawatū), and
Students and their caregivers find these programmes very useful. They          Māori student associations at each campus.
can meet new people, share information with others, and ask our staff
questions.                                                                     PASIFIKA STUDENTS
                                                                               Fale Pasifika is a group that holds a culturally-appropriate community
HEALTH AND WELLBEING                                                           located on each campus. It is manned by staff who assist Pasifika students
We have medical, counselling, budgeting, childcare, residential, and           in making informed decisions on their study journey. Students can access
disability services to help you to be at the top of your game at all times.    Pasifika Advisers who will help them transition at the start of their studies
Making appointments is easy and our staff are only too happy to help.          and continue to provide guidance over the study years to understand the
                                                                               academic conventions involved at tertiary level.
We’re passionate about working with you to support your academic               INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
success. That’s why there are services to help you reach your academic         The International Student Support Office (ISSO) on each campus provides
goals. We have learning support staff and other resources available at         comprehensive advice and welfare services to all international students,
the library, as well as online tools and IT support. Staff at the Centre       and is also a resource centre for students and their families. International
for Teaching and Learning are there to help you with all aspects of your       Student Support staff can help you work through any difficulties you may
academic writing. For more information see:                                    experience while living and studying in New Zealand.
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Home to around 1.4 million people, Auckland is a fast-paced
international city known for its diverse cultural communities.
Built around a beautiful harbour and many beautiful beaches,
         the city is well connected to the North Shore,
                 home of our Auckland campus.
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                                                   LOCATED ON THE              AUCKLAND
                                                   NORTH SHORE OF
                                                   NEW ZEALAND’S
                                                      LARGEST CITY,

               The first and only 5 star Qualmark Accredited                   In February 2015, Te Ohanga Village, the first stage of our on-campus
               student accommodation in New Zealand.                           student accommodation, was opened. The Village is located in the heart of
                                                                               the campus, very close to student central where students socialise, make
                                                                               friends and use the dining hall.
THE INNOVATION CAMPUS                                                          Also very close at hand is the recreation centre, cafés and food outlets
The Auckland campus is located in Albany which is a short drive from the       and the popular student bar, The Ferguson.
city lights and downtown lifestyle of central Auckland, New Zealand’s          Within Te Ohanga Village, there is Te Rito, a social room for all residents
largest and most exciting city. The campus is surrounded by a wide             to use, which includes a study room, games room, lots of open space for
range of amenities, including numerous cafés, shopping centres, cinema         social gatherings, Sky TV, a music room, a large outside patio area with
complexes, art galleries, libraries, a performing arts facility, extensive     barbeques and a 24 hour laundry.
leisure and sport facilities including the QBE Sports Stadium. The region      The Accommodation team offers a range of activities to support our
covers 120km of coastline and includes more than 30 sandy swimming             students including an orientation programme, regular activities on and
beaches.                                                                       off campus, such as movie nights, activities nights, academic support
                                                                               workshops inter hall competitions, horse riding, and beach days. There is
                                                                               always something exciting on offer!

                                                     Full or part    Private     Single
COMMUNITY                                   Car                                              Broadband     Access to       Number              Age
                                                      catered       lockable     gender
                                           parks                                              internet      Te Rito        of beds            range
                                                       options       rooms       options
Halls of         Individual rooms in a
Residence        halls environment                                                                                  70 per hall         17-23

                 4/5 bedroom flat
Apartments       shares                                                                                                  70               21+
                 Single occupancy
Studio Units     en suite units                                                                                          12               25+

Note: Additional charges apply for car parking and broadband. Details available at
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    TE OHANGA HALLS OF RESIDENCE                         TE OHANGA APARTMENTS                                   TE OHANGA STUDIO UNITS
    (TUI, PUKEKO, WEKA)                                  (TĪTOKI, MATIPO, TĀNEKAHA)                             (TĀNEKAHA)
    Living in the Halls of Residence means you’ll be     Our 4 and 5 bedroom apartments are generally           These units are fully equipped with a small
    living amongst a student community in the heart      offered to more mature students, who want to           kitchenette and are available to mature
    of the campus.                                       live independently, cooking and cleaning for           students over the age of 25 who wish to live
    The dining hall is only a very short walk from       themselves, however, they are still very much          more independently yet still be part of the
    your room, and is also very closely located to       a part of the Village community. All that is on        Village community. All that is on offer in Te
    the gym, library and other key facilities. Your      offer in Te Ohanga village is also available to        Ohanga village is also available to those living
    fully furnished room will contain everything you     those living in an apartment.                          in a studio unit.
    need to study and relax. There is a competitive
    spirit amongst the Halls at the many events on
    offer so life will never be dull living in a hall

                                                                                                                TE RITO
                                                                                                                (STUDENT COMMUNAL SOCIAL AREA)
                                                                                                                This is the communal social area where all
                                                                                                                residents can gather to study, watch TV, play
                                                                                                                games, organise social events or simply get a
                                                                                                                group of friends together to enjoy a barbecue on
                                                                                                                the large patio area. The laundry area attached
                                                                                                                to Te Rito is open 24 hours for residents to wash
                                                                                                                and dry their clothes, and linen.

    QUOTES FROM PREVIOUS RESIDENTS                       „„ "Choosing to live at Te Ohanga village was the      „„ "The experience of living on campus is an
    „„ "Massey has not just given me a quality              best decision I have ever made. I can truly say        opportunity that is not to be passed up lightly.
       education, it has given me friendships that          I have made friends for life. The support I have       By staying on campus you are truly able to gain
       will last a lifetime and a place I'm proud to        received has been excellent and I wouldn’t             an understanding of what it is like to live and
       call home. I have thrived within this social         hesitate to recommend it to anyone."                   breathe the 'student life'. "
       environment so much as an individual."               Quinn Moffat                                           Isaac Fa'alogo
       Charlotte Hood                                    „„ "I have really enjoyed staying at Weka hall,
    „„ "So much fun! A great step to take if you're         with all the activities and I love how supportive
       wanting to move out of home! Awesome                 and friendly my RAs were. Here's to the nights
       people, and they really look after you. "            that turned into mornings with the friends that
       Sally Franks                                         turned into family. "
                                                            Darshna Singh

                                              Kelly Manning,                         STUDENT OFFICE                          EDUCATION (PaCE) HOMESTAY
                                              Accommodation Manager,                 Vivien Cheah,                           ACCOMMODATION
                                              Massey University,                     International and                       Accommodation and
                                              Private Bag 102 904,                   Migrant Support Office,                 Welfare Adviser
                                              North Shore Mail Centre,               Massey University,                      Private Bag 102 904,
                                              Auckland 0745                          Private Bag 102 904,                    North Shore Mail Centre,
                                              Direct Line: +64 9 414 0838            North Shore Mail Centre,                Auckland 0745
                                              Email: accommodation.albany@           Auckland 0745                           Phone: +64 9 414 0800 ext 43487,
                                                               Phone: +64 9 414 0800 ext 43214         43488 and 43158
                                                                                     Email:             Email:
 The Manawatū Campus in Palmerston North is where it all began
over 80 years ago. “Palmy” is a young person’s city with nearly half
                    of the population under 25!

There’s heaps to do from cycling on and off road, visiting cafés and
  taking part in sports or arts and cultural activities. While you're
 here try kayaking, rafting, skiing or tramping. Getting around on
                   the free bus is a big added plus.

                                              THE MANAWATŪ
                                       CAMPUS IS KNOWN FOR
                                       ITS CLUBS, ON-CAMPUS
                                              STUDENT CENTRE

                                          WITH FOOD HALL IN A
                                         BEAUTIFUL PARK-LIKE
                                          SETTING WITH TREES
                                                AND GARDENS

                                                                              RAs (Residential Assistants) live in halls to help arrange activities such as
                                                                              the residents’ ball, social leagues, crazy sports day, quiz and theme nights
                                                                              and barbeques. They’ll also provide help and guidance if you need it.
                                                                              The dining hall is a great place to meet people from across the campus or
We have a range of Qualmark accredited accommodation options to               to enjoy a coffee, made by one of the friendly baristas. You can also get a
suit your style and budget. We are proud that our Halls hold a Qualmark       meal swap if you can’t make a meal-time – very popular once you get into
Silver Enviro Award for environmental and sustainability practices.           labs and other activities.
                                                                              “Palmy” / Manawatū is home to more young people than most places in
GET CONNECTED                                                                 New Zealand and it shows, with plenty on offer, such as walking or cycling
Living on the Manawatū campus gives you easy access to the gym,               along the river, tramping, going to the nearby beaches, eating at great
Sport and Rugby Institute, equestrian centre for your horse, community        affordable ethnic eateries, chilling at the Esplanade, getting involved in
athletics track, computer labs, cafés and, of course, the library - a         the local music scene or taking part in Summer Shakespeare – there’s
popular place to meet for coffee and/or study.                                something for everyone.
Massey Manawatū is home to four Halls communities, each with its
own flavour and feel, so you’re sure to find the perfect fit for you and
your study needs.

COMMUNITY                                   Car       Catering     Computer    Alcohol-     Broadband        Linen          Number           Ideal age
                                           parks      provided       lab         free        internet       provided        of beds            range
Turitea          Tōtara/Matai                                                                                        50 per hall          18-23

                 McHardy Hall                                                                                           46               18-23

                 Colombo Hall                                                                                           66               18-23
                 Kiwitea Hall                                                                                            19           international
                 Walter Dyer Hall                                                                                       94               18-23
                 Ruahine and                                                                                             8 six-roomed         Mature
                 Tararua Units                                                                                           units           students
                 Craiglockhart and
                 Bindaloe Halls                                                                                          23               18-23
                 City and Egmont                                                                                          90 rooms
The Courts       Courts                                                                                               per court           18-23
                 Kairanga and                                                                                             60 rooms
                 Rotary Courts                                                                                         per court           18-25
                                                                                                            Single      9 family units    Postgraduate/
Atawhai          Atawhai                                                                                units only   13 single units      mature
Fergusson Hall                                                                                                             87               18-23

Note: Parking and broadband attract charges in most halls. Details available at See also

                                                                                                                             „„ "I spent my first term in Tararua
                                                                                                                                hall. I loved my private room and
                                                                                                                                all the facilities inside the hall. It
                                                                                                                                has been one of my extraordinary
                                                                                                                                experiences here at Massey
                                                                                                                                Palmy. I’ve met some of my best
                                                                                                                                friends here and have been
                                                                                                                                able to interact with peers who
                                                                                                                                have a similar drive towards
                                                                                                                                their studies like I do, as well as
                                                                                                                                able to hang out with peers from
                                                                                                                                various cultural backgrounds!
                                                                                                                                Yurika Arianti

     TURITEA COMMUNITY                       ATAWHAI COMMUNITY                      students and is also alcohol free.       FERGUSSON HALL
     Living in the Turitea community         Atawhai is situated in a quiet         Tararua and Ruahine units provide        Fergusson Hall offers self-catered
     means you’ll enjoy living with other    cul-de-sac, and is just a short,       self-catered accommodation for           accommodation on spacious
     new students in the heart of the        but steep, (5 to 10 minute) walk       mature (mostly undergraduate)            grounds, with a volleyball court,
     campus. These halls are very close      from campus. Atawhai is offered        students. At Moginie, you’ll pay         a sports field, garden areas, and
     to the bus stop, beach volleyball       specifically to mature (mostly         around $157-$347 per week (2017),        inspiring views. 'Ferg' is known for
     court, the dining hall, and lecture     postgraduate) students (both           depending on which hall and which        the community and family spirit
     theatres. There are seven separate      international and domestic)            catering package you choose. Our         that develops in the hall each year.
     halls, each with its own special        and their families. All units are      Monro Commons is a great place to        The beautiful homestead offers
     character. Some are alcohol-free,       completely self-contained. Family      socialise and relax with friends.        44 uniquely-shaped bedrooms,
     while others specifically cater for     units are two bedroomed homes.         For more information, 2018 fees,         with five twin-shared rooms and
     mature international students.          Individual mature students have a      contact details, photos, application     39 single rooms. The Cottages
     Miro, Tōtara, Tawa, and Matai are       single bedroom in a five bedroom       details, video tours, and to apply go    are smaller communities within
     state-of-the art, while majestic        unit, shared with four other           to            the larger hall (there are 10 fully
     McHardy overlooks the picturesque       students. Students and families                                                 furnished bedrooms in each of
     Oval at the heart of campus.            who live at Atawhai receive the        „„ "The best way to truly experience     the four Cottages). There are two
     Depending on your catering              same level of residential support as      and appreciate Massey                 large communal cooking areas,
     package, you can expect to pay          those who live on-campus. Living          University's diverse community of     shared dining and common rooms,
     about $279-$385 per week (2017).        at Atawhai will give you a fantastic      people and cultures."                 a games room, large computer lab,
     For more information, 2018 fees,        opportunity to be part of a strong        Loresio Tefau                         and communal study area. Living at
     contact details, photos, application    community. Families can expect to                                               Ferg will cost around $130-$185 per
     details, video tours, and to apply go   pay around $215 per week (2017),       „„ "A good environment to live, learn    week (2017), depending on room
     to           plus electricity costs. Rooms in a        and enjoy university life with easy   size. See
                                             single unit will cost around $157         access to most available study        for photos and more information.
     THE COURTS COMMUNITY                    per week (2017).                          resources."
     The Courts are known for their                                                    Ricardo William
     competitive spirit at halls             MOGINIE COMMUNITY
     events and are popular for their        Situated on Monro Hill, Moginie
     centralised courtyards. Just a          has a fabulous view over the
     short walk to the heart of campus       entire city. On a clear day, you
     and next to the sports fields, they     can see Mounts Taranaki and
     make it easier for those who like to    Ruapehu. This community is just
     keep fit! The Courts offer catered      a five minute walk from campus
     and self-catered options, are fully     (through an underpass) and offers
     furnished, and have lots of places      five Halls. These halls cater for
     to socialise. Each court has 60 or      a range of needs and include
     90 single rooms, but you’ll live in     the smallest and largest halls
     a four or six person pod within         on campus. Craiglockhart and
     the larger hall. Depending on your      Bindaloe are female-only halls
     catering package, you can expect        and Walter-Dyer (“Wally-D”)
     to pay around $157-$320 per week        is our newly refurbished and
     (2017).                                 largest hall, with capacity for 95

  Due to demand, our halls may be oversubscribed and we may not be able to offer you a place,
  or you may have already decided to find private accommodation. If this is the case, you’ll still
  be able to take part in the vibrant residential community through Palmy People. This allows
  students living off-campus to be part of events on-campus and connect with the Palmerston
  North community. It provides a point of contact to help you fit into uni life.

                                                                                                                „„ “Before I moved into the Halls
                                                                                                                   I was really nervous because I
                                                                                                                   was unsure I would make many
                                                                                                                   friends, but when I got there
                                                                                                                   everyone was pretty much in
                                                                                                                   the same boat and it made it a
                                                                                                                   lot easier to make friends. I have
                                                                                                                   made a lot of lifelong friends from
                                                                                                                   my year in the Halls and gained
                                                                                                                   some awesome memories and
                                                                                                                   would definitely recommend the

                                      SUPPORT OFFICE                          EDUCATION (PaCE) HOMESTAY         Head of Hall
ACCOMMODATION SERVICES                Tian Tian                               ACCOMMODATION                     150 Atawhai Road
Amy Lavini                            International Student                   Accommodation and                 Palmerston North 4410
Head of Halls                         Support Office                          Welfare Adviser                   New Zealand
Massey University                     Massey University                       Private Bag 11 222                Phone: +64 6 354 0113
Private Bag 11 222 (PN522)            Private Bag 11 222                      Palmerston North 4442             Mobile: 027 570 1415
Palmerston North 4442                 Palmerston North 4442                   New Zealand                       Email:
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Fax: +64 6 350 5760                   Email:               Email:
Email: accommodation.manawatu@
                PUKEAHU CAMPUS
   Wellington is New Zealand’s capital city. As well as being the
 centre of government, it’s renowned for its active arts and cultural
focus. There’s always something going on, from international shows
 and festivals to sporting events. Alternatively, you can soak up the
        vibrant café culture at the heart of this dynamic city.
     For a big city, it has a remarkably compact downtown area
    with a village atmosphere, where everything is within easy
                            walking distance.

                                       THE CITY LIES BETWEEN
                                              A MAGNIFICENT
                                                HARBOUR AND
                                        ROLLING GREEN HILLS.
                                       WELLINGTON CONTAINS

                                       MANY SHOPS, EXCITING
                                       GALLERIES, AS WELL AS
                                         GREAT RESTAURANTS
                                                   AND CAFÉS

THE CREATIVE CAMPUS                                 terminals, and the railway station are all just a     OUR PARTNER
Wellington is New Zealand’s capital city. As well   15 minute drive away.                                 We have a memorandum of understanding
as being the centre of government, it’s renowned    Key student services and facilities include           with Weltec Student Accommodation Ltd for
for its active arts and cultural focus. There’s     a gym, the student centre, a bookshop, the            places for first-year Massey students in 222
always something going on, from international       Tussock café and bar, and whānau and Pasifika         Willis hall. Applications are made through
shows and festivals to sporting events.             rooms.                                                the Massey application portal. 222 Willis has
Alternatively, you can soak up the vibrant café     Massey manages an apartment complex,                  live-in residential staff and complies with
culture at the heart of this dynamic city.          The Cube, for first-year students. Other              the Education (Pastoral Care of International
For a big city, it has a remarkably compact         accommodation options in Wellington include           Students) Code of Practice 2016. Like The Cube,
downtown area with a village atmosphere,            student flats and homestays.                          it has shared self-catered apartments and
where everything is within easy walking                                                                   studios. Whether you receive a place in The
distance. The city lies between a magnificent       THE CUBE                                              Cube or 222 Willis you can be certain you will
harbour and rolling green hills. Wellington         The Cube is situated just across from the             enjoy living in vibrant Wellington.
contains many shops, exciting galleries, as well    campus, so it's literally a case of roll out of bed
as great restaurants and cafés.                     and into class! At The Cube, you will live in one     „„ "You can make friendships all over the world,
Massey University Wellington is centrally           of sixty three shared self-catered apartments            I can now couch hop globally."
located, so you can easily take advantage           with two or four other Massey students, or in            Kristen
of everything on offer in the city. Student         one of seventeen single studio apartments. For
accommodation at The Cube is next to the            more information go to and search        „„ "The Cube is one big family."
campus. It's just a short walk to the famous        for 'Wellington accommodation'.                          Eve
Cuba Street, Courtenay Place and Lambton Quay       The fully furnished units contain everything you
entertainment and shopping areas, as well as        will need to study, relax, and cook. With lots        „„ "I just feel like floor 8 is one big family,
the city’s central business district.               of other Massey students in the same building,           it is really cute."
Like the city, the campus has a compact and         there are study groups, weekend activities, and          Bridget
friendly atmosphere. The campus includes the        the opportunity for friends to be made. Students
heritage Museum Building, Tokomaru, the state-      living in The Cube can also take advantage of         „„ "The Cube events give me something to
of-the-art creative arts building, Te Ara Hihiko,   the academic support and social events offered           look forward to."
and the newly redesigned library. Wellington        by our dedicated residential staff.                      Hannah
International Airport, the inter-island ferry

                                       Massey University                       SUPPORT OFFICE                              EDUCATION (PaCE) HOMESTAY
                                       PO Box 756                              Cherie Wu                                   ACCOMMODATION
                                       Wellington 6140                         International Student Support               Accommodation and
                                       New Zealand                             Office                                      Welfare Adviser
                                       Phone: +64 4 801 5799 ext 63322         Massey University                           PO Box 756, Wellington 6140
                                       Email: accommodation.wellington@        PO Box 756                                  New Zealand
                                                         Wellington 6140                             Phone: +64 4 801 5799 ext 63187
                                                                               New Zealand                                 Email: homestaywgtn@massey.
                                                                               Phone: +64 4 801 5799 ext 63622   

                                                                         QUESTIONS YOU
                                                                PĀTAI ĀU MAY HAVE
                                                                MĒNĀ HE

     INTERNATIONAL STUDENT:                                                        would advise you to choose an apartment or studio unit. On our Manawatū
     WHAT ELSE DO I NEED TO KNOW?                                                  campus, take a look at Atawhai, Tararua and Ruahine units, Rotary and
     All international students under the age of 18 must live in Massey            Kairanga Courts, and, if you’re an international student, Kiwitea Hall. In
     approved homestay, designated caregiver accommodation or with their           Wellington, staff can advise you about the local rental market.
     parents. New Zealand law requires that all international students attend
     International Student pre-commencement which is part of the campus            POSTGRADUATE STUDENT:
     Orientation. Watch out for emails about this from the International support   WILL I BE ABLE TO LIVE WITH OTHERS AT A
     office to ensure you are on campus in plenty of time, or keep an eye on       SIMILAR STAGE IN THEIR STUDY? for updates.                                                If you’re in Manawatū, that’s a yes! We highly recommend Atawhai,
                                                                                   Tararua and Ruahine, or Kiwitea Hall. The Post-Grad Club is a great club
     CAN I SMOKE IN MY ROOM?                                                       to be involved with as it connects you to other students of similar study
     Smoking is not common in New Zealand and the country is moving to             programmes, interests and ethnic groups. At Auckland we do advise
     being completely smoke free in 2025. Massey University is committed to        you to choose an apartment or studio unit. On the Wellington Campus,
     being smoke free across all its campuses, including all University student    Accommodation Services can help you by providing some insight into the
     accommodation. We work alongside students to encourage them to be             Wellington rental market.
     smoke free too. If smoking is a problem for you we can offer assistance to
     quit through our Medical Centres.                                             LIVING WITH A DISABILITY:
                                                                                   WILL YOU BE ABLE TO CATER FOR ME?
     MATURE STUDENT:                                                               Yes, all of our campuses offer accommodation for students living with
     WILL I BE THE OLDEST STUDENT IN MY HALL?                                      disabilities. To discuss your particular requirements and to help ensure you
     Unlikely! There are more mature students at Massey than you’d think. For      apply for the correct accommodation, please contact the disability officer
     those who are over 23 there are different options, depending on which         at your chosen campus as soon as you can.
     campus you plan to study at. For those of you going to Auckland, we

                           APPLYING FOR
                   TE TONO

APPLICATION PROCESS:                       only considered complete once         bond and non-refundable homestay      year, hence students whose
                                           this has happened.                    administration fee. Please refer to   completed applications are
1. Complete the online application      Priority is given to applicants who:     PaCE Homestay Accommodation           received by this date will have
   form, available from 1 August at     >> Are school leavers                    and Welfare Advisers at your          the best chance of getting their           >> Have come from a distance             campus for more information as        preferred choice. Students whose
   Don’t be shy to share                >> Have specific additional support      these vary by campus.                 applications are received later
   information with us as it helps         needs                                                                       than this date may not receive
   us to ensure we provide the          >> Can demonstrate how they will         INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS                their first accommodation choice
   best service and support for            contribute to the community.          Students who do not hold New          and may only have off-campus
   your needs during your stay with     Should we not be able to place           Zealand citizenship or permanent      accommodation options.
   us. We will not disclose your        you in the halls, you’ll need to start   residency status are classified as    All international students under
   information to any other party       looking at other options and we can      international students.               the age of 18 must live in Massey
   without your permission.             help you with that. Refer to "Types      Accommodation is guaranteed           approved homestay, designated
2. Arrange for the confidential         of Accommodation" on page 3 of           for all international students        caregiver accommodation or with
   reference form (CRF) to be           this guide for further information.      regardless of application date        their parents. Refer to "Types of
   completed by your Principal,                                                  provided that the university has      Accommodation" on page 3 of this
   Dean, or Careers Adviser.            CANCELLATIONS                            received a completed application      guide for further information.
   Give them plenty of time to          In the case of cancellations,            for accommodation. However,
   do so (around a month). You          students need to advise the              later applicants may receive          HOW TO FIND OUT MORE
   can download the form at             relevant Accommodation Services          limited options or off campus         If you need more information           in writing by 19 January.                accommodation. Refer to page          about our campuses or the
   Applications and completed                                                    3 for more details or call us on      accommodation options at each
   reference forms should be            HOMESTAY APPLICATION                     0800 MASSEY or +64 6 350 5599.        one, give us a call on 0800 MASSEY
   received by 1 October to be          PROCESS:                                 University accommodation is           or visit
   considered in the first round of     Submit the homestay                      managed and regularly assessed by
   offers. Late applications will be    accommodation booking form               Massey University.
   considered if there are places       which is a printed form available        You must apply if you would like
   available.                           online at accommodation.massey.          accommodation on-campus. The
   Reference requirements are a                                    university’s undertaking to assist
   bit different if it’s been a while   Applications for homestay can            with accommodation is stated in
   since you have left school or if     be sent in at any time. However,         the Confirmation of Place letter.
   you have been living overseas.       accommodation and welfare                When submitting your
   It’s a good idea to get in touch     staff require a minimum of two           accommodation application, you
   with Accommodation Services          weeks to find suitable homestay          will be contacted and advised
   to talk about appropriate            accommodation. To find out more          of the result of your application.
   referees.                            about homestay accommodation,            Please make sure you follow
3. Secure your place - Once you         contact Professional and Continuing      the procedures explained by
   receive an offer of a place,         Education (PaCE) - contact details       Accommodation Services once they
   you must pay the deposit             (see page 8 for Albany, page 13          contact you.
   immediately to secure your           for Manawatū, and page 15 for            Please note that the
   booking as your application is       Wellington).                             accommodation allocation
                                        Students need to pay a refundable        process starts on 1 October each

                                                        TE TAHA PŪTEA                BUDGETING
     Whether you are living in university accommodation, renting in town, or
     living at home you will need to budget carefully.
     Accommodation fees are payable in advance. You may need between
     $2,700 and $9,200 to pay the first instalment of your accommodation,
     and international students will need to pay a full semester at a time (at
     Wellington, students wanting accommodation for two semesters are
     required to pay for the full year). For New Zealand students, your student
     loan or allowance is not received in time to make this payment and will
     not cover the full cost of remaining instalments. It's therefore important to
     start planning and saving now.
     For information about budgeting for your accommodation or assistance
     with calculating an individual budget, check out our website
     and search for 'budgeting and financial' or contact the budget advisers
     available on each campus.

     CONTACT                                 AUCKLAND CAMPUS                         MANAWATŪ CAMPUS                   WELLINGTON CAMPUS
                                             Penny Lyall                             Pauline Frings                    Advocate and Budget Adviser
                                             Advocacy Coordinator                    Campus Information Services       Student Services Trust Building
                                             ASA Advocacy Office                     Registry Level 2                  Level 2
                                             Level 2                                 Turitea Campus                    Wellington Campus
                                             Student Amenities Centre                Phone: +64 6 356 9099 ext 84786   Phone: +64 4 801 5799 ext 63762
                                             Phone: +64 9 414 0800 ext 41630         Fax: +64 6 350 5867               Email:
                                             Email:               Email:

            NGĀ KARAHIPI               SCHOLARSHIPS
A HELPING HAND WHILE                   HIGH ACHIEVER                        ACCOMMODATION
YOU STUDY                              SCHOLARSHIPS                         SCHOLARSHIPS
With over 350 scholarships worth       If you’re excelling academically,    There are also specific
more than $3 million available         or you’re out there making a         accommodation scholarships
every year, there’s a good chance      contribution to the arts or in the   supported by Massey University
there’s a scholarship with your        sporting arena, you could receive    and Campus Living Villages.
name on it. Scholarships are           a significant amount of money        CLV proudly supports Massey
available at all levels of study and   towards your study costs with our    University at the Manawatū and
for a variety of subjects.             scholarships.                        Auckland campuses and aspires to
Most scholarships are awarded          We can’t list them all here, so      set the global standard in student
for academic achievement, while        to find out if you qualify for a     accommodation. CLV goes beyond
others are available for excellence    scholarship or award check out       providing quality buildings and
in areas such as sport and the arts. or just give     facilities, working to create exciting
                                       us a call on 0800 MASSEY (0800       communities, learning opportunities
                                       627 739).                            and memories for residents that
                                       Our top school leaver scholarships   last a lifetime. In conjunction with
                                       include:                             CLV, we are delighted to be able
                                       Massey University Vice-              to offer a number of scholarships
                                       Chancellor’s High Achiever           to deserving students staying
                                       Scholarship (Academic)               in Massey accommodation on
                                       $3000                                either the Auckland or Manawatū
                                       Massey University Vice-              campus. To find out more go to:
                                       Chancellor’s High Achiever 
                                       Scholarship (Art)                    Plus there are over 100
                                       $3000                                scholarships listed on our website
                                       Massey Business School Future        offered by a range of organisations,
                                       Leaders Scholarship                  including a wide range of
                                       $5000                                Agriculture and Food scholarships.
                                       Encouraging Kiwis into
                                       Engineering Massey University
                                       Full-Fees Scholarship
                                       Massey University Albany Vice-
                                       Chancellor’s Natural Sciences
                                       Excellence Award
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