There are several options for student accommodation in New Zealand. Linguis Institute may be able to assist you in finding accommodation when you apply to study.



With a homestay you live with a New Zealand family in their home, usually in a fully furnished room of your own. They’ll provide you with meals and help you to settle in to day-to-day life in New Zealand. A homestay is a great way to get to know some friendly New Zealanders, develop your English skills and get a close-up look at New Zealand’s way of life and culture. Linguis’ Accommodation Agent will welcome you at the airport. Just in case you cannot find your representative, wait beside the car rental shop in the Arrival Hall until they find you. If you need help at the airport or anywhere else while you are studying at Linguis you can call our Pastoral Care Officers for help. The Accommodation Agent will also help you set up your own local bank account, a telephone account, show you how to use the local transport system, and so on.


Living Cost at Homestay

  • > Homestay per week: NZ$ 260
  • > Placement Fee: NZ$ 300
  • > Airport Pick-up per time: NZ$ 100


Flatting /Independent Accommodation

Flats range from one-bedroom apartments to four or five bedroom homes, and can be found just about anywhere – close to cities and campuses or further out in the surrounding suburbs, where you’re more likely to find gardens and car-parking space.


Most flats include basic equipment such as an oven, dishwasher, washing machine and clothes dryer. You and your flatmates will share the cost of rent and usually the phone and energy bills.


Average Cost for flatting (Guideline only)

  • > Private Bedroom: from NZ$ 200 to NZ$ 300
  • > Shared Bedroom: from NZ$ 120 to NZ$ 180 per person



This is a good place to stay as a short term options while looking for a flat/more permanent accommodation. As a not for profit organisation they provide budget accommodation, yet maintain a high standard of quality.