Wellesley Student Apartments (City Campus accommodation)

Wellesley Student Apartments offers shared, apartment-style accommodation in central Auckland, just a 3-minute walk to the City Campus. Close to public transport links, Wellesley Student Apartments provides a convenient, safe and social lifestyle.

Inside Wellesley Student Apartments

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Apartment style living on campus

Wellesley Student Apartments (WSA) offers self-catered accommodation for 496 students. Each of the 102 apartments is fully furnished and self-contained, and you can also use shared facilities like the common room, courtyard and kitchen to meet and socialise with students from other apartments.

WSA is managed and operated by AUT. AUT has a commercial sublease agreement for the building with Townscape Drummond Ltd.

Rooms, facilities and services


Each apartment is fully furnished and has 4 or 5 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, a kitchen and a lounge.

There are 102 apartments (496 students). Electricity, water, gas and unlimited wifi are included in your accommodation fee.


There are 3 bedroom sizes to choose from:

  • Small (2.6m x 2.5m)
  • Standard (3.2m x 2.5)
  • Large (4m x 3.4m)

Every bedroom has a king single bed, wardrobe, desk, chair, bookshelf and heated towel rail.

You need to bring your own bedding and linen, or you can buy a linen pack from our accommodation services team.

There are 13 bedrooms for students which are accessible.

Who you'll live with

Apartment groups are chosen based on age and course of study, but we will do our best to accommodate any special requests. When you apply, you can tell us if you would prefer to live in a single or mixed gender group and add any comments like rainbow friendly or no alcohol.

You can make use of the shared areas at WSA, including:

  • Common room
  • Laundry
  • Kitchen
  • TV room
  • Courtyard with volleyball court and basketball hoop
  • Bike storage

Wellesley Student Apartments (WSA) is a safe and secure place to live – with help and support nearby whenever you need it.

  • 24-hour onsite security (AUT staff are on site during the day and security staff are on site overnight)
  • 24-hour onsite pastoral care (Night Duty Officer, live-in residential assistants (RAs are student staff members who provide support to residents))

WSA provides a Residential Life programme during the year, so you can get to know other people and participate in social events. The Residential Life Manager lives on site.

Life in student accommodation

Fees and contract periods

Find out about costs for accommodation, how and when to pay, and what our contract periods are.

Fees for accommodation

Applying for accommodation

Our online application portals open at certain times before semesters begin.

More about applying

Other 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
  • more

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


Contact and location

Wellesley Student Apartments (City Campus)
8 Mount Street, Auckland

Phone: +64 9 921 9478
Email: residential.services@aut.ac.nz
Hours: Mon to Fri 9am to 9pm, Sat & Sun 9am to 5pm

Book a tour

Come and have a look around Wellesley Student Apartments – contact us to organise a look inside an apartment.

Handbook and policies

Accommodation handbook cover page showing accommodation building

Browse and download our handbook, house rules and other policies for residents of AUT's Wellesley Student Apartments (City Campus) and Akoranga Student Village (North Campus).

Policies, rules and handbooks