International Students

The Cube Hall welcomes International Students from a variety of countries every year. Living in an apartment with fellow students from New Zealand can be a great way to meet the locals, get to know the culture, and make life-long friends.

University accommodation in New Zealand might be quite different to what you are used to in your home country. The majority of students living in The Cube are young students in their first year of University, so the environment can be quite social and may not suit students studying at postgraduate level. Please consider whether this environment is right for you. International Students aged under 18 years old cannot stay in The Cube, and must instead stay in a Homestay.

There is a slightly different application process and arrival information for students coming to The Cube from overseas, so please refer to the information below and contact us if you have any questions regarding this. Different rental rates also apply to International Students who will stay for a single semester only.

The Application Process

To apply, you must submit an online application. As you go through the application process, you will see requests for a reference and payment of an application fee. These requests apply to domestic students only, international students are not required to provide a reference and their application fee of $75.00 is charged with the accommodation fees at a later stage. So all we need from international students is an application.  Once we receive your application, we will check that you have a confirmed offer from the university before we make you an offer.  We strongly urge you to get your application in as soon as possible to help us with room allocations. You may apply here

If we are able to offer you a room within The Cube, we will email you an Offer, along with additional information. To accept your Offer, you need to print it, sign it, and scan it back to us. You will then need to arrange payment of all of your rental rates and additional fees via international bank transfer.

Arriving and Departing

Arrival and Departure dates for International Students in 2017

Can arrive from

Can depart on or by

International tenant full year

12 February 2017

2 December 2017

International tenant semester 1

12 February 2017

1 July 2017

International tenant semester 2

9 July 2017

2 December 2017


International students staying in The Cube are eligible for a free taxi collection from the airport when they arrive in Wellington. To book this, please complete the online form here at least one week ahead of your arrival.


Please note that check outs need to occur between 8.30am and 8pm. Please remember this when you plan your departure from The Cube and flights home.


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