How to Apply for Accommodation in one of our Halls

Step One

Organising a Reference (Domestic Students ONLY)

Most students apply for a place in the halls while still at school. In this case, the first step is to let your school know you will be applying for Massey University, Wellington Campus. Please click here to submit your details to your school and they will then submit a reference to us. If your reference is sent to us after October the 1st, you may miss out on an offer.

If you are not in school, a landlord or employer can provide us with a reference. Make sure to give them our email address so they may email us directly:

Step Two

Apply Online via Online Portal

Applications open on August 1st 2017 and close on October 1st 2017 for the first three rounds of offers. Your application must be completed by Oct 1st, which means the fee must be paid, your CCRF received and your full application submitted to us by this date. All applications completed after October 1st will be eligible for offers in January and/or as vacancies come up.


  • You will need an email address to apply – make sure you choose an address that you can easily access and that will be active in the following year.
  • Provide us with accurate information about yourself. Carefully consider your answers to questions and provide us with detailed responses. This information will be used to select students who can build a strong community within our Halls, and helps us to place you with suitable room/flatmates. Make sure to include any medical or welfare information. The more you tell us about your habits, routine and lifestyle, the better we can match you with other applicants.

Step Three

Paying the Application Fee

The $75 application fee must be paid by 1 October 2017.  The application fee must be paid before your application is considered, and it is non-refundable. We suggest you pay on the same date you apply to ensure there are no delays in processing your application. The payment information is available during the application process.

Step Four

Receiving an Offer

Your offer will be emailed to you on the offer dates below. If we are unable to provide you with an offer in the first round, your application will be waitlisted. We will keep in touch with you via email and post general updates on Instagram: masseyhallswellington. If you are waitlisted, make sure to follow us!

Important Dates for 2018 Wellington Hall Offers

Applications open on August 1st and close October 1st for the offers below. All applications completed after October 1st will be eligible for offers in January and/or as vacancies come up.

Offer sent

Deposit payment deadline

Residential Fee Payment Deadline

Fri Oct 6th

Fri Oct 20th

Fri Dec 8th

Fri Oct 27th

Fri Nov 10th

Fri Dec 15th

Fri Nov 17th

Fri Dec 1st

Fri Dec 15th

An offer of accommodation does not equal acceptance into a University Programme. If you receive an offer of accommodation from one of our Halls and you do not get accepted into your programme of study, your offer will be withdrawn.

Historically, we have been able to send out a round of offers after NCEA results are released, however if you do not receive an offer from us at that stage, we encourage you to start looking at alternative accommodation, such as a room within a private flat.

Who gets an Offer?

Each of our Halls has different eligibility criteria – the Cube Hall accepts Massey WN first-year students and international students but Kāinga Rua will accept first and second year Massey WN students along with International students.  Generally, the Halls are suitable for students who are aged 17 to 22, live well outside the greater Wellington area, and/or have demonstrated a high level of contribution to their school and community. These students will receive priority.

We work to build a diverse and strong community within our Halls, by taking into consideration gender balance, cultural diversity, personal interests and study programmes. It is important to provide as much information as possible in your application, by listing any community involvement, leadership roles, sporting, cultural and musical abilities. You can also record any acknowledgement you have received from your school or community; like volunteer recognition, prizes or scholarships you have been awarded.

Submit an online application

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