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 $155 per week (plus a $200 deposit) and includes:
The SV includes a ‘Welcome pack': Cutlery, plate, bowl, glass,cup and two instant meal.
It does not include:
Students who do not wish to bring their own bedding may purchase a bedding pack for $120. This includes a pillow, sheets, duvet, and duvet cover. 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.
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:
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.
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 is NZ$215 per week, and includes:
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.
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.