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Willis Street Halls—Education House

Centrally located, Education House offers self-catered studio accommodation which may appeal to independent, mature students.

Self-catered hall

Students make their own meals.

Walking time to campuses

Kelburn—15 minutes
Pipitea—20 minutes
Te Aro—5 minutes

Housing style

108 single studios

Located near the Te Aro campus, Education House is best suited to students who wish to have the comfort and privacy of their own studio apartment.

There is also the added bonus of being able to catch up with other students and use the facilities at nearby Cumberland House.

About the hall

  • Education House is operated by Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington.
  • May appeal to independent, mature students.
  • Single studio rooms are furnished and heated, each with a private bathroom and basic cooking facilities. Residents can choose to bring their own linen or purchase a bedding pack. See the list of items provided in the Student Hall handbook pdf1.5MB
  • There is a television lounge and meeting space on the ground floor. Nearby, Cumberland House offers a spacious communal lounge with couches and vending machines. There is also a games area (pool tables and table tennis tables), Sky TV room, study rooms, an exercise area, a music room, and a messy projects room.
  • You can request to live on an alcohol-free floor.
  • 24/7 camera surveillance and swipe card access is required to enter the building.
  • Wi-Fi  is available.
  • A communal laundry is available with eftpos-operated washing machines and dryers.
  • Some facilities are suitable for residents with disabilities.


  Per academic year (38 weeks) Per week

Single room



The 2022 fee quoted for Education House includes electricity, heating, and internet, and is subject to change. The rate will be confirmed when you receive your offer.

Trimester 1 only contracts will incur an additional fee of 10 percent to cover the cost of finding someone to take your room when you leave.

Find out when you need to pay accommodation fees and other charges.

Hall photos


Get involved and meet lots of people at the many inter-hall events. Throughout the year there are sports events, a quiz night, talent quest, film festival screening, and hall formals as well as in-hall activities.


Our dedicated team of hall staff are always there to support you, and contribute to creating a friendly and safe hall whānau culture.

Residential advisers (RAs) are senior students employed and trained by the University to support hall residents. You’ll be assigned to one of them and they are often your first point of contact if you need help. RAs are very approachable and enjoy having a chat anytime. They organise hall events and can arrange study groups.

Student support coordinators are registered health professionals who are assigned to each hall, giving you easy access to counselling support. They also work closely with hall staff to ensure health and wellbeing goals are understood and being met.

Support services

We want you to have a happy and successful time at university and get all the support you may need. Make use of our study skills advice and resources as well as health, counselling, and recreation services. There are mentoring programmes and support networks available within our diverse communities.

Addressing conflict

Living with others can be hard at times. Our halls use a restorative justice process to address conflict and rule breaking. This process requires everyone affected to work together to reach an agreement about what must be done to restore relationships.

The Student Hall Handbook pdf1.5MB outlines our behaviour and conduct rules.

For residents of the hall who are not enrolled as students at the University, read our misconduct process schedule pdf212KB

Visit our halls

Contact the hall directly to make an appointment to visit. If you wish to see more than one hall on the same day, make sure you allow at least 30–40 minutes to cover the tour and the time to travel to the next hall.