The School recommends homestay accommodation for 1st Yr students and student apartment accommodation at 222 Willis Hall of Residence for 2nd and 3rd Yr students.

Homestay accommodation recommended for 1st Yr students

The New Zealand School of Dance has teamed-up with Host Families NZ to provide home-away-from-home accommodation to students – particularly those in their first year of study.

Choosing a homestay is a great option for students who are leaving home for the first time. You can feel safe and secure knowing all families are carefully interviewed and police screened. Students will be provided with meals and a warm and welcoming home environment.

To apply for a Homestay in 2021, please click here.

Host Families NZ pride themselves on carefully matching students and visitors to their ideal host families by providing each party with a detailed profile. Their dedicated and experienced team match you with your ideal host as best they we can.

What is provided for:

• Welcoming family environment
• Reference families with police checks
• Laundry availability
• Reasonable use of internet, water, and electricity
• Great value – affordable
• 24/7 emergency support
• Breakfast and dinner on weekdays
• Breakfast, lunch and dinner on weekends and public holidays

Accommodation recommended for 2nd and 3rd Yr students

222 Willis, to be managed by Massey University from January 2021, is one the newest student accommodation developments in Wellington, New Zealand. 

The shared apartment living offered at 222 Willis is ideally suited for NZSD students in their second and third years. The residence has dedicated an entire floor for NZSD students under 20 years old. Seven pastoral care staff members are on site to provide support and cater for the needs of younger students.

Spaces for NZSD students at 222 Willis are limited, and we recommend you apply for a place as early as possible. Please click here to apply, and ensure you indicate that you are a student at NZSD. All applicants need to provide a reference, but the School will liaise directly with the residence on your behalf.

Accommodation is configured into a mix of studios, 2 bedroom and 4 bedroom apartments, which are comfortably furnished and have their own bathrooms.

Bedrooms come complete with a bed, chair, desk, wardrobe, shelves, noticeboards and blinds.  Wi-Fi is available throughout the hall and power is included in the rental costs.

There is a full kitchen in the four bedroom apartments comprising of a over, cook top, fridge/freezer, microwave, sink, bench space and storage space. 

Studios and two bedroom apartments have a kitchenette comprising of a cook top, fridge, microwave, sink, and storage space.

The staff, policies and events at 222 Willis are all aimed at creating a proud and successful community of learners. 

Residents will enjoy regular activities held in the communal events lounge and outside courtyard area.  There is also a shared TV lounge (with Netflix, Neon, Disney & more) and group study space to enjoy.

The facility provides a secure and managed environment. The building has a number of security cameras and each floor has a senior student, called a Residential Assistant (RA), in residence. In addition, two senior staff also live in residence.

222 Willis Hall of Residence has staff dedicated to providing high quality care for students, with support staff helping residents manage the challenges of a new academic environment, their health and wellbeing, and to assist in the transition to independent living and self-reliance.


For assistance with accommodation or home-stay arrangements please contact us or phone +64 4 381 9252