Choosing your accommodation is an exciting part of your new adventure.

Choose where to live

We can help you to choose the student accommodation option that suits you best. We offer student residences, homestays and private living, and we’ll help you settle in when you arrive. If you are under the age of 18 you must live in a homestay, with an adult relative, or a close family friend. For more information about accommodation costs see our Fees page.

Student residences

Living with other students is a great way to make friends and enjoy student life. Each apartment has three bedrooms and a shared living area for cooking and relaxing.

Student Residence housing is located at Empire Apartments. It has excellent facilities and is within walking distance of Taylors College Auckland.


At a homestay you live in a private home as a paying guest. Your host provides you with meals, and you will have your own private bedroom. Homestay students tend to improve their English more quickly because they speak it daily with their hosts.

All our Auckland homestay hosts have been police checked and are carefully chosen to provide a warm, caring and safe atmosphere.

Homestay is available to everyone and is compulsory if you are under the age of 18.

Independent housing

If you are over the age of 18 you can choose to live in independent housing with friends or on your own. Living in independent housing with friends can be a fun way to save money as you will be sharing the cost of a house or apartment, and enjoying your studies alongside people your own age.

You can view available houses and apartments to rent by visiting Please contact Taylors College Auckland if you need help arranging independent accommodation.

Please be aware that utilities (electricity, water, gas, internet) are usually added as an extra cost, in addition to the rental fee.

Student residences

Features and facilities:

  • Centrally located in the heart of Auckland City
  • 10 minutes' walk to Taylors College Auckland
  • Choice of shared or studio apartments
  • Fully furnished
  • Weekly cleaning
  • Laundry facilities
  • High speed Wi-Fi internet
  • 24/7 on-site management and security monitoring
  • See accommodation options on the Empire Apartments website


Features and facilities:

  • Experience New Zealand culture and lifestyle
  • Your own fully furnished room
  • A clean non-smoking home environment
  • Breakfast and dinner provided during the week
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner provided on weekends and public holidays
  • Laundry facilities
  • Access to telephone (phone card needed)
  • A welcoming family environment

Independent housing

Features and facilities:

  • Available for students aged 18 years and older
  • Rent a private house or apartment
  • Share with friends to save on costs
  • Wide range of housing options in and around Auckland 
  • Utilities (electricity, water, gas, internet) are usually added as an extra cost
  • To view a selection of private rental accommodation, visit
  • Taylors College Auckland staff can help you arrange this accommodation

Student life

A group of Auckland Foundation Year students at Wynyard Quarter

Discover student life at Taylors College Auckland and the academic and personal support you’ll receive throughout your studies.

Campus and facilities

Yi, a student at Auckland Foundation Year

Study on our Taylors College campus in Auckland. Here, you will benefit from a high level of student support and state-of-the-art college facilities.

Gain career skills

Three AFY students in Auckland

The Auckland Foundation Year include our integrated CareerAhead service. This helps you to plan for your future and develop important employability skills.