Apply for Massey accommodation , Tono whare noho ki Massey

Apply online for Massey student accommodation on the Auckland campus (in the suburb of Albany), Manawatū campus in Palmerston North, and Wellington through the Accommodation Gateway.

Register with the Accommodation Gateway to start your application.

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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.

Application dates

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:

  • 1 October for full year and semester one (of the following year)
  • 1 May for semester two (of the current year).

Make you sure you apply early, when applications open. Applications received later on will only be considered if rooms are still available.

Prepare your application

Register with the Accommodation Gateway

You need to register with the online Accommodation Gateway 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 Gateway 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 (if you applied for Wellington)
  • review and accept your offer of place (if you applied for Wellington)

Register with the Accommodation Gateway

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. 

References

First-time students who are New Zealand citizens or residents need to provide a reference. International and returning residents do not need to provide a reference. 

School leavers need to ask their school to complete the online Common Confidential Reference Form (CCRF). 

Common Confidential Reference Form (CCRF) for school leavers

Non-school leavers and mature students need to ask a previous landlord or employer to complete the online Accommodation Character Reference for Non-School Leavers form. 

Accommodation Character Reference for Non-School Leavers

Apply for Massey accommodation

Step 1: Submit your application online

Once you are logged into the Accommodation Gateway, select the campus you will be studying at from the top menu, and work through the multi-stage process.

Rooms are allocated by the Student Accommodation 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 (selft-catered) - Tānekaha studio units.

Manawatū halls options

When you apply for accommodation in the Manawatū halls you can select from four types of halls. These types and associated halls are as follows:

  • Catered-comfort - Matai, Miro, Tawa, Totara, Colombo, McHardy, Walter Dyer, Bindaloe and Craiglockhart halls.
  • Catered-relaxed - City Court, Egmont Court, Moginie Hall, Bindaloe Hall, Craiglockhart Hall, Kiwitea Hall.
  • Self-catered-relaxed - Ruahine Hall, Tararua Hall, Kairanga Court, Rotary Court, Atawhai community.
  • Private - Fergusson Hall.

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 or twin room).
  • Second-year and beyond/students from 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. 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 Code
  • 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.

Accommodation scholarships

Five scholarships are available to first-year, undergraduate students studying full time and living in a Massey hall on Auckland campus or Manawatū campus. Check the deadlines on the scholarships page.

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Halls of residence, apartments & studio units

Auckland, Manawatū, and Wellington campuses have catered and self-catered student accommodation options.

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Accommodation scholarships

School leavers who intend to study at our Auckland or Manawatū (Palmerston North) campus, and live at a Massey Hall of Residence, can apply for a scholarship.

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