Student accommodation is provided on all three Massey campuses. To secure a place, you need to apply online.
Read through these steps carefully before you start your application, and submit your application as soon as possible when applications open, in order to have the best chance of securing a place.
Applications open on:
- 1 August for full year and semester one (of the following year)
- 1 April for semester two (of the current year).
You will find out the result of your application, and whether you have a place in accommodation, from:
- 30 September for full year and semester one (of the following year)
- 1 May for semester two (of the current year).
Make sure you apply early when applications open. Applications received later on will be considered if rooms are still available.
Prepare your application
Register with the Accommodation Portal
You need to register with the online Accommodation Portal before you can apply.
When completing the registration, make sure the email address you enter is your personal email. Your email address will be your login username and the address we use to communicate with you throughout the application process.
In the Accommodation Portal you can:
- save an application part way through and come back to it later
- check the status of your submitted application
- read the terms of your accommodation contract
- review and accept your Offer of Place.
What you will be asked
In the application, you’ll answer about your interests, hobbies, health and dietary requirements, and other living environment preferences. We ask these questions so we can learn a bit about you and place you in the accommodation that’s best for you. We will do our best to support you.
First-time students who are New Zealand citizens or residents should provide a reference. International and returning residents do not need to provide a reference.
School leavers should ask their school to complete the online Common Confidential Reference Form (CCRF).
Please note: although references are not mandatory for domestic applicants, applications supported by references, especially CCRFs for first-year students, will be prioritised. At our discretion, we may reach out to you to request a reference if you do not provide one.
Non-school leavers and mature students should ask a previous landlord or employer to complete the online Accommodation Character Reference for Non-School Leavers form.
Apply for Massey accommodation
Step 1: Submit your application online
Once you are logged into the Accommodation Portal, select the campus you will be studying at from the top menu, and work through the multi-stage process.
Rooms are allocated by the Residential Life Team. In the application, you rank your preferred accommodation options, and we try our best to give you the option you want.
Auckland accommodation options
When you apply for accommodation in Auckland you can select from three types of accommodation as follows:
- Halls of residence (catered) – Pūkeko, Tui and Weka halls.
- Apartments (self-catered) – Matipo, Titoki and Tānekaha apartments.
- Studio units (self-catered) – Tānekaha studio units.
Manawatū halls options
When you apply for accommodation in the Manawatū halls you can select from the Massey Halls below:
- First-year – Miro, Matai, Tawa, Totara, Colombo, Walter Dyer (catered) and Egmont Court (self-catered)
- International students – Egmont (self-catered) and City Court (catered)
- Senior students – Atawhai and Kairanga Court (independent, self-catered)
- Senior students and families – Tararua and Ruahine (fully independent living).
You will also be able to select Fergusson Hall (self-catered) if that is your preference.
Wellington halls options
When you apply for accommodation in the Wellington halls you can select from either first-year halls or second year+ and students from other tertiary institutes.
- First-year – Whanake Hall (studio, budget studio, or room in a shared apartment), Kāinga Rua (single room).
- Second-year and beyond/students from Massey and other tertiary institutes – The Cube (studio or room in a shared apartment).
Step 2: Accept your Offer of Place
If your application is successful, you will receive an email with your Offer of Place. If your application is unsuccessful, we will email you and let you know, you may be placed on a waitlist.
Follow the steps outlined in the email by the date stated to secure your place.
You're signing a legally binding fixed-term contract when you accept your Offer of Place. Before you accept it, make sure you:
- read and understand the Residential Agreement and Behaviour Agreement
- read the accommodation handbook
- can afford your accommodation fees.
Step 3: Complete the Residential Agreement and pay deposit
For the final step in securing your accommodation, make sure you:
- complete the Residential Agreement
- pay the deposit on time.
Before you move in, you will also need to pay the initial fees of your chosen payment plan.
Further information will be sent to you closer to arrival day.