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

Nikau Apartments - Nelson campus

Live with other students in a secure, modern, and study-friendly apartment. Located right on the Nelson Campus, just a few minutes walk from Nelson city centre. With a total of 42 apartments in three blocks, you can choose to live in a single bedroom or share a two, three or four-bedroom apartment.

Visit the Nikau Apartments(external link) website for more information about pricing or to book.  To secure a room, make sure you complete an application and follow the process for long-term accommodation(external link).

Please enquire as early as possible, as rooms are in high demand and are allocated on a first-in, first-served basis. 

Homestay accommodation

Homestay boarding provides a unique opportunity for you to live with a New Zealand family in your own furnished room.  It is a great way to settle in a new city, new country, or simply a new environment.

Homestay is a popular choice for international students, especially for those who are interested in improving their English at home or getting to know a new culture.

Host Families NZ (external link)provides homestay placements with Kiwi families for young or mature students. They ensure students  (both domestic and international) live in a warm and comfortable family environment that is safe, enjoyable, and enriching.  Options include Full board, Half Board, or without meals.  Find out more about Host Families NZ(external link).

If you need advice or assistance, please contact our Wellbeing Team or talk to SANITI(external link), our student association.

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