Looking for accommodation? NMIT does not book your accommodation for you, but we can recommend the following options for you to make your own arrangements.

Nikau Apartments - Nelson campus

Located on the NMIT Nelson Campus, just a few minutes walk from the city center, these serviced apartments are ideal for independent living alongside other students in a secure, modern, and study-friendly apartment.

With 42 apartments spread across three blocks, you have the option to choose a single bedroom or share a two, three, or four-bedroom apartment. It's a great way to live alongside fellow students while enjoying the convenience of on-campus living.

For more details about pricing or to make a booking, visit the Nikau Apartments(external link) website. We recommend enquiring as early as possible, as rooms are in high demand and allocated on a first-in, first-served basis.

Please note: Bookings must be made directly with Nikau Apartments. While it is located on-campus, bookings cannot be made by NMIT. 

Homestay Accommodation with Host Families NZ

Looking for a unique way to experience life in New Zealand? Host Families NZ offers homestay boarding with local Kiwi families in Nelson or Marlborough. It's the perfect way to settle into a new city, country, or environment—especially if it’s your first time living away from home.

Homestays are a popular choice for international students wanting to improve their English and immerse themselves in a new culture.

Host Families NZ ensures that both young and mature students (domestic and international) enjoy a warm, safe, and enriching family environment. You can choose from full-board, half-board, or accommodation without meals, depending on your needs.

Why Choose Homestay?

  • Cultural Immersion: Live with a local family and get to know New Zealand culture firsthand.
  • Language Practice: Improve your English in a supportive home environment.
  • Comfort and Safety: Enjoy a furnished room in a welcoming and secure home.

If you need advice or assistance, please contact our Wellbeing Team or talk to SANITI, the student association.

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