Stufy Abroad at Victoria University of Wellington with Arcadia University

Victoria University of Wellington
Housing Information

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Victoria University of Wellington offers several different accommodation options. Refer to the information below to guide you in selecting your preferences.

Student Apartments

Everton Hall
Housing Type: Self-catered, fully-furnished apartments
Location: Mid-way between the main campus (Kelburn) and downtown Wellington; a short walk to each
Student Make-up: Almost 200 students, mostly Kiwi (New Zealanders) and Australian. This is your best chance to live with local students!
Additional Information: Residents enjoy a large common room with table tennis, pool table and basketball hoops, and social events are held regularly throughout the semester.

Stafford House
Housing Type:
Self-catered, full-furnished 2-3 bedroom apartments in a high-rise building
Location: Downtown Wellington (about 15 minutes from the Kelburn campus)
Student Make-up: Over 300 students, mostly international
Additional Information: Residents often gather for social and sporting events in the large common room. With on-site staff, fewer bedrooms per apartment, and policies limiting visitors and monitoring apartment cleanliness, Stafford is a good option for students who are looking for a quieter, more structured living environment.

Te Kotahinga
Housing Type:
Self-catered, fully-furnished houses
Location: Dotted around the outer edges of the Kelburn campus
Student Make-up: International students
Additional Information: Most houses have a Kiwi host, who will be able to provide you with valuable information about student life in Wellington and New Zealand life in general. Preference is given to international students and offers mostly single rooms with some twin-shared places.

Housing Type:
Self-catered, fully-furnished 4-5 bedroom apartments
Location: Close to the Kelburn campus
Student Make-up: International students
Additional Information: Due to a lack of common areas, organized social activities for the community at Wai-te-ata are generally impromptu events and do not occur regularly.

Important Notes

Please refer to the Arcadia Fees & Financial Information for housing fees.

You may notice that power/electricity is listed as an additional expense in some housing options. In that case, Arcadia will provide you with a set stipend for you to use to pay for electricity. The amount set is based on average usage of electricity and is included in your Arcadia program fee. You will be responsible for covering any electricity charges you incur beyond the stipend amount.

Most rooms are singles (with a few twin-shares as exceptions) across all housing options. It is common practice in New Zealand to put males and females in a flat (apartment or house) with shared common space (kitchen, living room and bathroom). Any twin bedrooms are same-gender. If you require the entire flat to be all-male or all-female, please indicate this on your housing form and we will do our best to accommodate your request. Please note that single-sex flats may require you to be more flexible with your accommodation options and location.