Accommodation for International House students

AUT International House is a signatory to the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students. This means we have a responsibility to make sure you are safe and well cared for while you are here. As part of this, we make sure that our student apartment  and homestay accommodation meets the requirements of the code.

Homestay (living with a family)

Living in a homestay is great way to experience New Zealand culture and improve your English. You live with a family in their home, so you can expect to take part in Kiwi life and speak English every day.

We visit all homestays and choose them carefully, so you can become part of the family.

What's included

Homestay accommodation includes:

  • Your own room
  • Breakfast and evening meals on weekdays (Monday to Friday)
  • All meals at weekends and public holidays
  • Transport from the airport (when you arrive at Auckland International Airport, someone will meet you and take you to your homestay. We’ll give you more information when you pay your homestay fees.)

Length of stay

You can book a homestay for a minimum of 4 weeks, unless you are enrolling for a 2 week course. We recommend you arrive on the weekend before your course starting date.

Homestay fees and bookings

You need to book your homestay when you enrol for your course – or at least two weeks before you arrive in New Zealand. We will confirm your booking once you have paid for it.

  • Placement fee: NZ $270
  • Homestay fee (per week): NZ $305
  • Extra night: NZ $45

AUT student apartments

Another option is AUT’s City Campus student accommodation, the Wellesley Student Apartments. These apartments are safe and modern and just a few minutes’ walk from International House.

What's included

Your fee includes

  • Weekly cleaning
  • Internet access
  • Regular in-house welfare checks
  • Pastoral care

Things you need to bring or buy

You must buy a linen package (bedding) from us. We add the cost to your fees, and give you the package when you arrive.

Bring your own towels.

Length of stay

You can book for a minimum of 4 weeks, unless you are enrolling for a 2 week course. You check in on the Sunday before your course start date, and you check out on the Saturday after your course finishes.

Fees and bookings

We recommend you book accommodation as soon as possible to make sure you get a room.

We will confirm your booking once you have paid for it.

  • Placement fee: NZ $190
  • Bond fee: NZ $400
  • Accommodation fee (per week): NZ $330
  • Linen package: NZ $130
  • Check-out cleaning fee: NZ $35
  • Airport transport (one way, optional): NZ $90

Other apartment options

International House can arrange other student apartment options just a short walk from International House. The accommodation is fully furnished and can be a good way to meet other students.

Contact International House for more information.

Mayoral Drive Student Accommodation

AUT’s Mayoral Drive Student Accommodation is a new, purpose-built complex across the road from the City Campus buildings. Each room has its own kitchenette and bathroom, bed and furniture. For more information, fees and how to apply for accommodation, check the UniLodge website.

Mayoral Drive Student Accommodation on UniLodge website

Students in AUT's accommodation
Shared apartment living at AUT is a good way to make friends and live close to your classes
Shared facilities for resident students at AUT
AUT's shared apartments are fully furnished and have two bathrooms, a kitchen and a lounge/dining area.

International House - Auckland

Book accommodation

If you want International House to arrange a homestay or student apartment for you, complete the accommodation section in the online application form or download the separate accommodation form.

How to apply

Contact us

Contact us if you need help or have a question:

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Phone: +64 9 921 9630

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AUT International House
Level 2, AUT TOWER
Corner Rutland & Wakefield Streets
New Zealand

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AUT International House
Private Bag 92006
Auckland 1020
New Zealand

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