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Student accommodation in Auckland
A stunning harbour city filled with sandy beaches, an abundance of wildlife, amazing views and tons of events, restaurants, and bars, New Zealand’s biggest and busiest city is all yours to enjoy.
You can also enjoy choosing between some great student accommodation in Auckland with Student.com. With our website, you can compare the wide variety of student housing options available based on budget and other preferences such as room type, property type and even cancellation policies.
Our intuitive and robust search functions will allow you to make an informed decision about the best student accommodation in Auckland. All of our listed properties, from shared student apartments to fully private student flats, are from trusted landlords and come fully-functional with modern amenities.
If you need help with choosing or need further information, don’t hesitate to give us a call. Our booking consultants are there to help you.
Get to know Auckland
Regarded as New Zealand’s gateway to the world, Auckland is a sophisticated, cosmopolitan city that combines big-city attractions with a stunning natural environment that includes beautiful beaches, lush forests, islands, and volcanoes.
Auckland combines the energy of city life with spectacular natural beauty. A thriving arts and culture scene with world-class food, wine, coffee, and designer shopping is matched with beautiful harbours, islands, beaches, forests and volcanic cones offering countless adventure activities.
A global hub that is home to more than 200 ethnic groups, Auckland is rich in diverse cultures. None of those stand out more than the traditional Māori.
Discover Māoritanga (Māori culture)
The spirit of manaakitanga (hospitality and generosity) is very much alive and thriving today. Arrive in Auckland and you’ll instantly notice the city’s vibrant indigenous Māori culture.
It can be seen, heard and felt wherever you go in the city - from the schools and parks to the communities, language and way of life. So when you travel to Auckland expect the city to welcome you with open arms. You’ll discover a certain warmth and Aroha (affection) that permeates throughout the city.
Known as Tāmaki Makaurau in Māori, Auckland is a lot more than its welcoming culture though. There’s something for everyone in this unique city.
A growing economic powerhouse
As New Zealand’s largest city and the most densely populated urban area, Auckland is home to a third of the Kiwi population and is one of the country’s fastest-growing cities.
The country’s largest commercial hub and economic powerhouse, Auckland provides easy access to key international markets, especially the Asia Pacific region. With numerous large-scale projects underway, the city is experiencing rapid growth across the construction and technology sectors. Innovation hubs are also expanding across the city, creating job opportunities in most industries for students and graduates.
A liveable city
Auckland’s safety record and balanced lifestyle are just two of the many reasons that draw many foreigners to the city. It consistently ranks as one of the best places to live. The 2019 Mercer Quality of Living Survey rated it the third most liveable city in the world.
Student life in Auckland
Named one of the world’s top student cities, Auckland attracts a large volume of domestic and international students every year. The city is an adventurous student’s dream with a huge range of attractions and things to do. Where else can you go sailing, horse riding, hiking or surfing, have up-close encounters with penguins and sharks, bungee jump from the tallest free-standing building in the Southern Hemisphere (Sky Tower), or explore a volcanic island, all within an hour of the city centre?
A plethora of beaches close to the city
One of the few cities in the world that sits between two harbours, Auckland is blessed with 3,700 kilometres of coastline. This means many of Auckland’s beaches, from idyllic white-sand beaches to wild black-sand surf spots, are within easy reach.
If you want to make the most of Auckland’s seaside setting without going too far, check out Mission Bay, St Heliers, Devonport, North Shore or Takapuna Beach – these beautiful beaches that are just a stone’s throw from downtown Auckland.
Kayak to a volcanic island
Volcanoes or maunga, are one of the natural attractions that make New Zealand’s landscape so unique. Students can escape from the heart of the city to one of the 48 volcanic cones dotted across Auckland. Hire a kayak and paddle out to the dormant volcano on Rangitoto Island, not far from downtown Auckland. These volcanic islands hold huge historical, spiritual and cultural significance to Auckland Māori. Just don’t forget to travel with some comfortable shoes.
Concerts and local events
If you’re more into a fun and exciting experience on the grid, Auckland is host to many large festivals, concerts, and cultural events.
From concerts by some of the world’s biggest music artists to international sporting events, and from theatre and comedy to cultural festivals, there’s something happening every night of the week in Auckland.
Some of these are amongst the many free events students can enjoy in the city right throughout the year including the Tāmaki Herenga Waka Festival (a celebration of the city’s unique Māori culture), the Auckland Lantern Festival and the vibrant Pasifika Festival. At Pasifika you can explore authentic Polynesian villages representing different Pacific Island nations. Plus enjoy the food and art stalls as well as catch some live music.
Dinner at the night markets
Auckland’s lively night markets provide a great opportunity to mingle with the friendly locals. Once you’ve worked up an appetite you can join them and sample some of Auckland’s world-class food, plus shop for arts, crafts, jewellery etc. It’s a great atmosphere and with over 200 stalls you’ll be spoilt for choice.
Universities in Auckland
As New Zealand’s most popular destination for international students, the city of Auckland provides a great opportunity for students to kickstart their career by enrolling at one of the city’s universities.
University of Auckland – New Zealand’s leading research university.
- It’s ranked inside the top 100 universities (#81) in the 2021 QS World University Rankings.
- Gets a 5-star plus rating for excellence in Research, Employability, Teaching, Facilities, Internationalism, Innovation and Inclusiveness by QS Stars.
- Times Higher Education ranks it in the top 150 leading universities for graduate employability in its 2019 Global University Employability Ranking.
Auckland University of Technology – now New Zealand's second-largest and fastest-growing university.
- #1 in New Zealand for Global Research Impact (Times Higher Education).
- Its School of Business is ranked in the top 5 percent of business schools worldwide by the Association to Advance Collegiate School of Business.
- It’s listed in the top 500 universities globally in the QS World University rankings for 2021.
Massey University – distinctive for its programmes and research in applied areas such as veterinary medicine, food technology, agriculture, information sciences, engineering technology, finance, marketing, and accountancy.
Frequently asked questions about student apartments in Auckland
How do I apply for student housing in Auckland on Student.com?
After choosing your student apartment from our many options, click “Book Now.” You’ll be asked to leave your contact details so that one of our booking consultants can take you through the next steps.
Do I need a visa to study in New Zealand?
Yes, you'll need a student visa if you’re planning to study in NZ full time or for longer than three months.
Read more about visa requirements here.
What are the different room types you offer?
We offer three different types of student accommodation in Auckland.
Shared Rooms allow more than one person to live in the same bedroom. Other living facilities are shared with inhabitants of other rooms.
Private Rooms offer a private bedroom and in some cases, a private bathroom as well. Additional living spaces will be shared with inhabitants of other rooms.
Entire Place is a fully self-contained property (a studio) with a private bedroom, bathroom and typically a kitchenette.
Can you arrange a viewing for me?
If you don’t feel comfortable booking one of our student properties without a viewing first, our booking consultants will be happy to arrange one for you.
Do I need to pay a deposit?
To secure your booking, you’ll need to pay a deposit. Your booking consultant will provide more information about this.