University Hall - Te Kotahinga

Te Kotahinga consists of more than 40 self-contained houses located on Kelburn Campus. Priority is given to international students.

Operated by Victoria University of Wellington


  • Overview: Te Kotahinga houses are fully furnished, with bedding supplied. They range in size from three to 20 residents. Residents are responsible for cleaning their own rooms and share responsibility for communal areas.
  • Bedrooms: 190 residents in single study bedrooms and 34 residents in twinshare study bedrooms.
  • Distance: Five- to 15-minutes walk to Kelburn Campus. Ten- to 20-minutes walk to the city.
  • Eligibility: Applications are considered from senior full-time Victoria University students (not school leavers). Priority is given to international students. Residency is fixed term for the academic year (mid-February to mid-November). Single trimester residence may be available for those starting or finishing studies mid-year.


Room Type Weekly 38 Weeks
Single $240 $9,120
Twinshare $190 $7,220
Fees quoted are for 2017 and may change for 2018.
  • Fees include electricity and laundry charges. Additional charge for excessive use of electricity.
  • The accommodation fees are payable in advance in four instalments throughout the academic year. If you do not have a New Zealand financial guarantor then you are required to pay for each trimester upfront.


  • Residential Assistants and Kiwi Mates provide support and care.
  • Residents can participate in fun inter-hall events, as well as in-hall activities.
  • Two bedrooms available for students who are mobility-impaired.


  • Catering: Residents self-cater.
  • Telephone: Each house has a communal telephone for free local calls.
  • Internet: Wireless broadband internet connection is provided. Heavy usage of internet may attract an extra charge.
  • Furniture: Basic furniture and whiteware is provided by University Hall. For a list of chattels provided, please view their Resident Handbook. Items that are not provided by the hall will need to be supplied by the residents.
  • Laundry: Most flats provide laundry facilities. The remainder have access to communal laundry facilities.
  • Parking: Limited off-street parking available. Uncovered parking - $125 per trimester; covered parking - $250 per trimester. Street parking in high demand. Can apply for residents parking through the Wellington City Council.


Please note that items in the photos, other than what is provided by University Hall, are the students' own.



Email Website University Hall's website
Phone Fax
+64-4-463 4713 +64-4-463 4715
Postal Address Physical Location
University Hall
Victoria University of Wellington
PO Box 600
Wellington 6140
New Zealand
University Hall Office:
2 Waiteata Road
Kelburn Campus
Victoria University of Wellington