Accommodation and arrival in New Zealand

Is homestay accommodation available?

Our International team can arrange a homestay for you if you request this or tick 'yes' for homestay on your application form. 
The cost is $270NZD per week for students staying in the Manukau area, or $295NZD per week for those staying in the Auckland city centre.  Students must stay a minimum of six weeks in a homestay before choosing other accommodation.

How do I pay the homestay?

Homestay payments can be paid directly to Manukau Institute of Technology, six weeks in advance. 

Do you have a hostel at Manukau Institute of Technology?

Yes, it is called Manukau Institute of Technology, Student Village. It costs NZ$145 per week, excluding meals, plus an amenities fee of $80 per semester ($160 full year). For further information, visit the Student Village page.

What happens when I arrive at Auckland International Airport? Will someone meet me?

If you are staying at Manukau Institute of Technology Student Village, or a homestay through us, you will be met by one of our staff at Auckland International Airport.  The staff will be holding a sign with Manukau Institute of Technology and your name.  If you have arranged your own accommodation, most students choose not to use this service as a fee does apply.

Can I drive in New Zealand?

If you have an up-to-date drivers licence, you can drive for up to 12 months on your foreign licence. After that, you must sit for a New Zealand licence. For more information, contact the New Zealand Transport Agency.