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
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