The Wintec International Centre has an accommodation placement service on offer to International Students. This makes finding accommodation in Hamilton easier, especially if it's your first time in New Zealand.
*Accommodation placement fee is $225.00. This is non-refundable and payable with your fees.
Under 18 Accommodation
Under the NZQA Code of Practice for the Care of International Students, Wintec requires all students who are under the age of 18 to be housed in the Wintec approved Student Village.
Wintec Student Village
Only a 5 minute walk from the Wintec City Campus and downtown Hamilton, the Wintec Student Village offers a relaxed atmosphere, a pastoral care environment and a range of social and cultural activities through the year. Bedrooms include a bed, study desk, cupboards and a wardrobe, with access to a phone, internet, kitchenette (excluding oven), separate toilet and shower. There is a shared full kitchen, TV lounge, games room and laundry. 3 main meals are provided on week days and 2 main meals on the weekend.
Wintec Apartments offer a modern, self-catered style of accommodation situated in a three-level apartment complex building located on the Wintec City Campus. Wintec Apartments include four apartments per level, each containing 5 or 6 rooms, separate shower and toilet facilities, plus full kitchen and dining facilities. Each level of the building offers a large common room/ study area, with shared laundry facilities and storage for bicycles and other large items available on the lower ground floor. Services include telephone for local calls and full access to Wintec’s high speed wireless internet available free to students staying in the apartments. Security features include - swipe card access into your own apartment and into your individual room, sitewide CCTV and Wintec security patrols.
Homestay is where you stay with New Zealand families, in their homes. Our Homestay hosts are carefully selected for their kind and caring nature. You will get to improve your English by talking to them; you will also be able to enjoy family activities, celebrations, religious practices and sporting events. A Homestay can be a retired couple, a single-parent family, a single, divorced or widowed individual, as well as a traditional family. They can be young or older, with or without children. Many of the families have travelled, lived abroad or have hosted students before so they can know the challenges you face while in New Zealand.
Cost (approx. NZD)
Homestay (includes 3 meals a day, 7 days a week)
$230** - $250** per week
Wintec Apartments (includes all outgoings, not including meals)
$200 per week**
Wintec Student Village (includes 3 main meals per week day, 2 main meals on the weekend)
|$290 - 340 per week**|
YWCA Hostel (Single room/Double Room)*
$140 - $155 per week**
Accommodation Placement Fee
|Airport Pick-up (one way)||$85|
|Insurance (for 24 weeks approx)||$16.67** per week|
* Bond additional.** Applies to Semester 1 2017. Placement is subject to availability and minimum stay conditions apply to each accommodation option.