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Applying for accommodation at Otago

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Click here to make an application for 2016

Are you eligible to apply?

  • Current or future student of the University of Otago.
  • Prospective students from other institutions may apply for limited places in City College & Salmond College.
  • For helpful information please check out our flowchart about the application process.

When to apply

Full Year and Semester One

  • Applications open 1 August for full academic year accommodation.
  • Study Abroad/Exchange students may apply from the 1 August for Semester 1
  • Postgraduate students are welcome to apply at any time for accommodation at Abbey College.

Semester Two

  • Applications open 1 April each year.

Closing dates

  • Full academic year accommodation in the Residential Colleges should be made before the end of September.
  • International Students eligible for Semester One accommodation should apply before 1 December each year.
  • Applications received after these dates may be considered as places become available.

How to apply

  • The University of Otago requires applications to be made online. 
  • If you attended a secondary school in 2014 or 2015 and are applying for a school leaver/undergraduate college, please arrange the completion of the Common Confidential Reference Form.  Students that attended a New Zealand Secondary School may start this process online and it will be forwarded to your school electronically for completion.  Please use this link:  www.ccrf.ac.nz/students