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Official University of Otago Residential Colleges 

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The University of Otago and it’s affiliate organisations recognise the fifteen Residential Colleges as official University of Otago Residential Colleges. The University of Otago and its affiliates regard any other provider beyond this list as not associated with the University of Otago and therefore is not a University sanctioned Residential College.

Prospective students and families are invited to contact the Colleges directly to arrange a tour.  

Abbey College

Address: 900 Cumberland Street,  Phone 03 479 4890
Location: 5 minutes walk to campus
Full services available year round, fully catered with Halal meals available.
Accommodation specifically for Postgraduate and Graduate residents in 75 rooms.  Couples are also welcome, please enquire for pricing.
2015 fees vary and range from $354.00 per week in a standard single room to $423.00 per week in a large studio room. 
An academic referee is required for students applying to Abbey College.

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Aquinas College

Address: 74 Gladstone Road, Phone 03 479 5562
Location: 20 minutes walk to campus
Accommodation for 165 residents, most in single rooms. Fully catered with Halal meals available.
Suitable for international students under 18 at the start of Semester 1.
2015 Fees: $13,452.00, please contact the college for more information.

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Arana College

Address: 110 Clyde Street, Phone 03 479 5509
Location: Two minutes walk to campus
Accommodation for 398 residents in single rooms. Fully catered.
2015 Fees: $13,452.00, please contact the college for more information.

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Carrington College

Address: 57 Heriot Row, Dunedin, Phone 03 479 5533
Location: Five minutes walk to campus
Accommodation for 243 residents, in 239 single rooms and 2 shared rooms. Fully catered.
2015 Fees: $13,452.00, please contact the college for more information.

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City College

Address: 911 Cumberland Street, Phone 03 479 5590
Location: Five minutes walk to campus
Accommodation for 211 residents in 37, 5 and 6 bedroom apartments. Fully catered.
Applications welcomed from students intending to study at the University of Otago and Otago Polytechnic.
2014 Fees: $343.00 per week, (38 weeks, or the length of the course including holidays).
2015 Fees: TBA

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Cumberland College

Address: 250 Castle Street, Phone 03 479 5570
Location: Five minutes walk to campus
Accommodation for 328 residents, in single study bedrooms. Fully catered with Halal meals available.
2015 Fees: $13,452.00, please contact the college for more information.

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The Court

Address: 250 Castle St, Phone 03 479 5570
Location: On Campus
Accommodation for 102 residents in 2 to 6 bedroom units. Fully catered.

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Hayward College

Address: 110 Frederick Street, Phone 03 479 5520
Location: Five minutes walk to campus
Accommodation for 162 residents, in single rooms. Fully catered with Halal meals available.
2015 Fees: $13,452.00, please contact the college for more information.

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Knox College

Address: Arden Street, Dunedin, Phone 03 473 0107
Location: 10 – 15 minute walk to campus
Accommodation for 215 residents in single rooms. Fully catered
2014 Fees: $13,490.00 for 38 weeks ($355.00 per week) Single Room, $13,870.00 ($365.00 per week) Set of Rooms.
2015 Fees: TBA

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St Margaret's College

Address: 333 Leith Street, Dunedin, Phone 03 479 5540
Location: On campus
Accommodation for 224 residents in single rooms. Fully catered.
2014 Fees: $14,440.00 for 38 weeks.
2015 Fees: TBA

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Salmond College

Address: 19 Knox Street, Dunedin, Phone 03 473 0750
Location: 10 - 15 minute walk to campus
Accommodation for 238 residents in single study bedrooms. Fully catered.
Applications are accepted from University and Polytechnic students and should be made through the University of Otago Accommodation Office
2014 Fees: $13,330.00 for 38 weeks.
2015 Fees: TBA

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Selwyn College

Address: 560 Castle Street, Dunedin, Phone 03 477 3326
Location: On campus
Accommodation for 180 residents in single study bedrooms. Fully catered.
2014 Fees: $15,095.00 for 38 weeks ($397.24 per week).
2015 Fees: TBA

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Studholme College

Address: 127 Clyde Street, Dunedin, Phone 03 479 5504
Location: Three minutes walk to campus
Accommodation for 184 residents in single study bedrooms. Fully catered.
2015 Fees: $13,452.00, please contact the college for more information.

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Te Rangi Hiroa College

Te Rangi Hiroa is the University of Otago's newest undergraduate college  It was converted from a hotel into a Residential College opening in February 2014.  Superbly located very close to town and only 5 minutes' walk from the University campus.  Along with its great location it also features ensuite bathroom facilities in all rooms.
Address:  192 Castle Street, Phone 03 479 4330
Location:  Five minutes' walk to campus
Accommodation for 127 residents, in single rooms with ensuites.  Fully catered with Halal meals available.  If you wish to join this vibrant community and help develop its character, please select "Te Rangi Hiroa College" as your college preference in your online application.
2015 Fees: $14,402.00, please contact the college for more information.

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Toroa College

Address: 8 Regent Road, Dunedin, Phone 03 479 5500
Location: Five minutes walk to campus
Accommodation for 152 residents in 28 units.  Fully catered with Halal meals available.
2015 Fees: $13,452.00, please contact the college for more information.

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University College

Address: 315 Leith Street, Dunedin, Phone 03 479 5580
Location: On Campus
Accommodation for 518 residents in single study bedrooms. Fully catered
2015 Fees: $13,452.00, please contact the college for more information.

Information for students on the waitlist

The Residential Colleges are very popular and from the 8 October each year, the Student Accommodation Centre manages a General Waitlist for students that have applied for accommodation and have not received an offer of accommodation.  Please refer to FAQs about the general waitlist.

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For further information contact

Student Accommodation Centre
Tel 64 3 479 5100
Fax 64 3 479 8249
Email accommodation@otago.ac.nz