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Your home away from home.

Your home away from home.

When you’re living in a foreign country you still need a place to call home. The Waikato has the perfect accommodation options to make everyone feel safe and welcome. The University and Wintec offer excellent on campus accommodation, while some of the schools include boarding options and there are many homestay opportunities where you can live with a local family.

Wherever you live, you will be in a truly safe and inclusive place, while you enjoy the welcoming community and all the good things our beautiful region has to offer. All of our international education providers adhere to the New Zealand Government’s Pastoral Care Code of Practice to ensure international students are well cared for.

You can also enjoy a great social life, meet new friends and visit the huge range of cafes, restaurants, shops and bars.

You can get around your new home and its surrounding suburbs on public transport. Hamilton is a great city for walking and cycling. Or, if you prefer the bus your student ID might help you save money on fares. There is also a regular train service between Hamilton and Auckland to make it easy for you to explore New Zealand’s biggest city.

Watch how the Mighty Waikato has ‘All the best of New Zealand Aotearoa.’