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You can apply online: http://online-accommodation-form.massey.ac.nz/NewApp.asp . Then you must make sure your reference is sent to us. Your application will be complete when your reference is received.
Between 1stAugust and 1st October, applications completed after Oct 1st may not be considered for the first rounds of offers.
Yes. The deadline is the 1st October, for your application to be considered in the first rounds of offers. If you miss the deadline you can still apply, but you may be put on a waitlist.
- Internationals students under 18 cannot stay in a Hall. They must stay at Homestay.
Internationals over 18 should apply online and then wait to be contacted. They do not need a reference and will hear from us as soon as their offer of study is confirmed. The application fee is charged alongside all other fees, so international students do not need to pay before they get an offer for the Halls.
The Pastoral Care staff go through each application and make rooming decisions looking at the following:
Students who are aged 17 to 19, are first year students at University, live well outside the greater-Wellington area, and/or have demonstrated a high level of contribution to their school and community will receive priority. We work towards building a diverse and strong community within our hall, by taking into consideration gender balance, cultural diversity, personal interests and study programme
Yes, you do have to sign a binding Residential Agreement. Our full year residential agreements are for 42 weeks. There are penalties for breaking this agreement.
Wellington Campus has the Open Day on Sept 1st 2017. At other times of the year we do try and help with tours but at least 48hours’ notice is required. If you would like to view the apartments, please contact us through email@example.com.
No. With high demand and a limited number of rooms we are not able to offer everyone their first option.
The full cost of your accommodation will depend on the Hall and type of accommodation you are offered. Some costs are the same across any Hall such as the $500 Bond and $120 Activity Fee. Other costs such as Chattels Fee and Accommodation Fees (rent) depend on the type of accommodation you are offered.
All applicants will pay a deposit of $1200 to secure their offers, the due date of your deposit will depend on the offer date. Then each applicant will choose how to pay the remaining Accommodation Fees, by choosing Option A, B or C in their contract and paying the correct amount on the due date. We encourage you to study the options carefully and choose the option that best suits your budget. For more information on the payment plans available, visit the Hall pages on our website.
The $1200 deposit covers the following:
|The Cube Hall||5 bed||3 Bed||Studio|
|Accommodation fee deposit||$425||$415||$360|
|Kāinga Rua Hall||Single||Twin share|
|Accommodation fee deposit||$360||$430|
For 2018 tenancies, the dates below reflect when the first 3 rounds of offers are sent out and subsequent payments are required to secure the offers. Not making payment by the due date will cause your offer to be withdrawn.
|Offer sent||Deposit payment deadline||Residential Fee Payment Deadline|
|Fri Oct 6th||Fri Oct 20th||Fri Dec 8th|
|Fri Oct 27th||Fri Nov 10th||Fri Dec 15th|
|Fri Nov 17th||Fri Dec 1st||Fri Dec 15th|
It is a deposit to cover any damages done to your apartment or the common areas of the Accommodation Hall while you were living there.
The application fee of $75.00 is non-refundable. All other amounts paid, such as the deposit and the first payment, as fully refundable if the withdrawal is received via email to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than January 19th 2018. After that date, penalties will apply.
To read our Withdrawal Guidelines, click here Release Forms (167 KB) .
Please look at the Hall pages for a chattels list.
Kāinga Rua Hall
Since residents may want to store a few frozen items, a communal freezer is available in each block of Kāinga Rua.
You are asked for your preference during the application stage. Due to the uneven numbers of males/females in our halls, fulfilling all requests is not possible.
Yes, feel free to personalize your room and make yourself comfortable. Make sure you do not use permanent fixtures to attach anything to the walls. We suggest the use of re-usable adhesive, such as “Blu Tack”.
A mattress protector is provided as part of the apartment chattels. A blanket is also a good idea since we sometimes do evening events.
No. You may move into your room after the start date of your agreement but not before. International students may get special permission depending on flight arrangements. But no other exceptions.
Our Pastoral Care Team has a lot of experience helping students settle in. They will liaise with you about your issues and help find a viable solution.
We do have a secured bike shed and if you wish to apply for it you will be issued a key; but we do not take responsibility for items stored in it. There are a small number of car parks available. Please contact us if you would like further details, as additional costs are involved.
Please note: In 2018, it is likely that our garage will undergo repairs/painting so parks will not be available for the whole 42 week period of your tenancy.
Kāinga Rua Hall
Limited parking spaces are available for rent. Our office will take requests from February 18th 2018.
The Chattels fee covers the cost of the chattel items you receive on arrival. Each apartment has a set of chattels which the tenants may take with them when they leave.
Kāinga Rua Hall
Each room will get a chattels pack which the tenants may take with them when they leave.
Note: Please see hall pages to see the full list of chattels included.
No. We do not have storage space and you are responsible for the furniture and fittings of your room for the duration of you stay.
No. The furniture in your apartment and room is standard.
You can shop online with major supermarkets. There is also Pak’ n’ Save , New World, and Countdown which are on a bus route from the Uni. The RAs will take you on a tour shortly after you arrive.
For the Cube Hall use:
Your name, Room number
The Cube 240-242 Taranaki Street
For Kāinga Rua Hall use:
TBA in late January 2018.
Yes. The office organises parcels daily and makes them available during RA duty. (4:00pm - 6:30pm). All parcels must have resident's name and room number clearly stated.
We strongly advise you to take out insurance for your personal belongings. Liability insurance is also a great idea in case you accidentally damage the building. Please read your agreement for liability information.
Yes, both the Cube Hall and Kāinga Rua have contracted internet services which you can access from the Halls. Each hall has their own internet packages available. Information on internet access is available on the Hall pages.
Between $80 to $100 on groceries. You will need to purchase an internet package – that can be done monthly for $45.00. There are cheaper packages for longer sign-ups.
Leaving the Halls at the end of the year when your studies are done or your tenancy ends is simple: contact the office and book your checkout. Do not leave without booking a checkout. Anyone wanting to leave the Halls before the end of their Residential Agreement must speak to the office before moving out. There are guidelines for withdrawal and early release from the agreement is only granted under specific circumstances. See below to read about the Early Release from Residential Agreement guidelines.
Please note: An Early Release of Residential Agreement will only be approved in certain circumstances and is at the discretion of the Student Life Services Manager. There are fees involved, and in most cases, you will need to pay until the end of the current semester.
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Last updated on Friday 17 November 2017