Accommodation

Accommodation options include homestay with a New Zealand family or flatting at the Student Village right across the road from EIT’s Taradale Campus.

  • Student Village

    The Student Village (SV) is a self-catering complex of 12 villas housing six students in each. Both New Zealand and international students live together (mixed gender), and although each student has their own furnished bedroom, students share lounge, kitchen and bathroom facilities in each villa.

    The SV is a multi-cultural communal environment better suited to more independent students. It is a great environment to meet other students, study and relax together. The SV managers also organize a BBQ in summer and resident sports activities at the start of the semester.

    The SV is located on campus and is next to the Sports Centre and bus stop. Managers live on site so there is 24-hour support for resident students.

    The SV is $145 per week (plus a $200 deposit) and includes:

    • Single furnished bedroom
    • Furnished kitchen and lounge
    • Electricity
    • Internet

    The SV does not include:

    • Bed linen, pillows or towels
    • Crockery and cutlery
    • Food

    Students who do not wish to bring their own bedding may purchase a bedding pack for $120. This includes a pillow, duvet, duvet cover and sheets. Please indicate whether you require a bedding pack on your accommodation request form.

    Students may contract for two semesters (40 weeks) or one semester (20 weeks). Where the programme is shorter than one semester, the student may contract for the length of their enrolled programme (based on room availability). Contract termination or refunds will only be considered where there are substantial medical or personal grounds. Preference will be given to students requiring accommodation for the year (two semesters), and full details are included in the SV application for entry.

    Rooms fill fast so EIT can only secure rooms for students who have paid and returned their SV contract forms.

    Download the 2014 Student Village information and application form here

  • Private Accommodation

    Students are welcome to arrange their own private accommodation. Rent ranges from $100 – $200 per week depending on location and utilities included. Where utilities are not included in the rent, students can expect to pay per week:

    • Internet $10
    • Power $10-$20

    Students who organize their own private accommodation will also have to arrange their own airport pickup. The International Centre can provide information on transport options.

  • Home Stays

    If you are an English language student, we strongly recommend you apply for homestay accommodation. Homestay provides a warm family environment with your own room and meals provided. It gives you the opportunity to assimilate into Napier and the New Zealand way of life by becoming part of a New Zealand family.

    All of our homestay families are carefully selected and supervised. They have been vetted by police and inspected by EIT staff. The cost of homestay in 2013 is NZ$200 per week, and includes:

    • Your own furnished bedroom with study area
    • Clean bed linens and towels
    • Three meals per day (please note that students may be expected to prepare their own breakfast and lunch)
    • Internet connection (please note as internet is capped in New Zealand this is a limited service within your homestay’s internet plan)
    • Located in the Taradale or Greenmeadows area. This is considered a close proximity to EIT, where students may walk, bicycle or take the bus.
    • Pickup from Napier airport

    Please note that the homestay fee does not cover personal items such as phone calls, toiletries, excessive internet use or entrance fees to any activities with your host family. Students who prefer to take the bus to EIT (rather than walk or bicycle) will be responsible for their own bus fare.

    A homestay request form is required to understand what type of family would best suit you. It is important to be honest about your personality and lifestyle so we can best match you to a family. EIT endeavours to match students with a family

    based on the information on the homestay request form. However, some requests may not be met due to homestay family availability at the time. Once you have secured a minimum of one month homestay in advance we will forward your homestay details to you.

    Please note:

    • Students should commit to the first month in homestay. EIT does not change homestay placements in the first month as it takes some time for students to settle into their new lifestyle, and for the family and student to adjust to each other.
    • Students should give one week notice to EIT to vacate a homestay placement.
    • All payments for continuing homestay should be made through the EIT.
    • A $150 fee will be charged to request a change of homestay.

    Students who go on holiday during their homestay period pay $95 per week for the first week, and $45 per week for the second week and consecutive weeks.

    Download the homestay application form here

     

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