Accommodation for visiting students: Study Abroad or Student Exchange

Accepted your offer to study at AUT in New Zealand on the Study Abroad or Student Exchange programme? AUT is about to be your ‘home away from home’ for a semester of your degree, so now it’s time to book your student accommodation for your time at AUT.

Stay on campus while you’re at AUT as a visiting student

AUT has three different on-campus accommodation options to make your life nice and easy for the semester you’re studying with us in Auckland, New Zealand.

AUT accommodation options

Mayoral Drive Accommodation building

Te Āhuru Mayoral Drive Student Accommodation

  • City Campus location: one-minute walk to campus
  • Single studio apartment living: bed, kitchenette, bathroom
  • Communal areas: kitchen and dining, lounge and study spaces


Wellesley street Accommodation building

Wellesley Student Apartments

  • City Campus location: 3-minute walk to campus
  • High-rise, inner city living
  • Shared apartments: 4-5 people, 2 bathrooms, kitchen/living areas


Akoranga Accommodation building

Akoranga Student Village

  • North Campus location: 5-minute walk to campus
  • 40 townhouse-style apartments in a village setting
  • Shared apartments: 5-6 people, 2 bathrooms, kitchen/living areas


Guaranteed accommodation at Wellesley Street Apartments: apply early

We guarantee a room to all of our students on the Study Abroad and Student Exchange programmes in our Wellesley Street Apartments if you apply for your accommodation by the deadlines below.

When to apply for your accommodation

To make sure we have a room available in our Wellesley Street Apartments as part of our guaranteed accommodation*, submit your application by the deadlines below on their accommodation portal. We’ve given them a heads-up to expect your application!

Applications submitted after the dates below will still be considered but rooms may be limited.

Semester 1 (February to June)

Apply by 30 November in the previous year

Semester 2 (July to November)

Apply by 31 May

*If you choose not to stay in the on-campus accommodation we have a guarantee in place with, AUT will provide suggestions to help you arrange alternative accommodation near campus. Because our campus is in the middle of the Auckland CBD, finding private rental accommodation for a short period of time can be very difficult. We encourage you to use the student accommodation if possible.

Useful links

Check out the links below to find out more about your accommodation options at AUT and how to apply:

Contact us

Not sure which accommodation you should apply for? Contact our team to find out more.

Study Abroad

Student Exchange