A range of accommodation options
Because we cater for students of all ages, we offer a range of accommodation. Following the guidelines in the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students, students can choose between:
Experience real New Zealand life in a homestay
Living with a real family in homestay accommodation gives students the chance to experience what life in New Zealand is all about.
Learn more about the different kinds of housing available
Homestays are the best way for students to experience life in New Zealand, get to know local people and places, and practise speaking English.
Up Education recommends homestay accommodation for all our international students – and it’s required for students under the age of 18, unless they’re living in approved accommodation or with a caregiver.
Homestay students will live in a home with a local family and up to two other international students. They’ll have a bedroom with a study desk, and access to TV, Wi-Fi, meals and laundry. The host family will make sure students know how to get public transport to and from college before their first day with UP Education.
|Auckland Central suburbs||Fess Fees(NZD)|
|Students under 18 years of age||$335 per week|
|Students 18 years & over||$320 per week|
|Rest of Auckland (Hamilton, Rotorua to Christchurch):||Fess Fees(NZD)|
|Students under 18 years of age||$305 per week|
|Students 18 years & over||$290 per week|
|Students under 18 years of age||$350 per week|
|Students 18 years & over||$330 per week|
Student apartments give international students who are over 18 a chance to live independently, without having to sign a tenancy agreement. We have a range of apartments for different budgets, all within walking distance of our ACG Pathways campuses. Apartments are fully furnished, self-contained studios, with laundry and cooking facilities. Wireless internet and cleaning services are included, and students have access to a TV lounge, pool table and a quiet study area, as well as gym facilities, bike storage, and an outdoor area.
|Fees||Fess Approximate Price|
|single Room||Single Room $240 to $490 per week*|
|Security Bond||Security Bond $400 to 4 weeks’ rent**|
*Rates depend on the room available (minimum booking 4 weeks).
**The rate of the bond depends on the apartment complex. The security bond will be partially or fully refunded when a student leaves, as long as the apartment is left in an acceptable condition.
In Auckland, we also refer our international students to the Empire, Princeton and Columbia apartments, which offer standard facilities close to UP International College. The Unilodge student apartments are also nearby, and are newer, with better facilities and higher rates.
Our Wellington foundation students can access accommodation through Victoria University.
Find out more at Empire Apartment or YWCA Apartment.
Homestay or student accommodation is the best and easiest option for international students. Those who arrange their own accommodation should do their research and think carefully before entering into a tenancy agreement. We can provide pamphlets and advice if needed.
Following the Government announcement, New Zealand has now moved to Alert Level 4 in response to COVID-19. This means all UP Education campuses are closed for face to face delivery of education from Tuesday 24 March 2020 for four weeks minimum. While our campuses aren’t physically open, we will be continuing the education of our students via virtual/online modes of delivery. Our absolute priority is the safety of our students and staff during these challenging and unprecedented times. For further information head to our parent company, UP Education for further information