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Do your research before you apply

Once you've had a good look around our website, checked out our entry in the University of Otago prospectus, and possibly even pay us a visit.

Tours of Cumberland College can be arranged by email to or phone Reception on 03 479 5570


How much does it costs to live at Cumby? You'll find that here.

Applying to live at Cumberland

Apply online

To apply for Cumberland fill out the online application for University of Otago Residential Colleges. Don't forget to select Cumberland College as your preferred choice.

When to apply

Applications for full year accommodation at Cumberland are accepted from 1 August each year and it is a good idea to have this completed by 30 September. You can apply through the University of Otago Student Accommodation Centre

Selection of students

Cumberland does not place limitations on the number of applicants accepted from any particular school or institution.

Selections are made based on the information applicants provide in their application. Decisions on entry into Cumberland are made by the Head of College in early October.

Contact the Accommodation Office for more information

The Accommodation Office
University of Otago
PO Box 56

Tel 64 3 479 8950
Fax 64 3 479 8249

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