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University College, your gateway to Otago

Big, bold and lively! University College is the largest residential college at the University of Otago. Since 1969, UniCol has provided a fantastic living-learning experience for thousands of Otago students. We blend academic support, accommodation, recreation and social activities into a vibrant and dynamic community of students and staff.

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The central campus location puts you in the middle of the university and all student services. North Dunedin's exciting student quarter is right on our doorstep with easy access to theatres, clubs, cafes, restaurants and sporting facilities. UniPol and the Dunedin Stadium are a short walk away.

Our fantastic facilities include extensive, well-equipped common rooms, and amazing dining room, outside gardens, computing and study facilities, a fitness centre and small library. Every resident at UniCol has and individual, warm, fully-furnished bedroom.

Our friendly staff are dedicated accommodation professionals and are committed to encouraging positive academic and social success.

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Download a copy of the Resident Handbook (PDF)

Mark Parker Scholarship

The Mark Parker Memorial Trust was formed to provide scholarships to further the education of young New Zealanders who have demonstrated potential to enhance the quality of New Zealand society, through leadership in areas of interest including but not limited to Business, Sport, Art, Music, Education, Law, Accounting, Politics or Community Services.

The Mark Parker Memorial Trust and University College are pleased to be able to offer this scholarship to assist past residents of University College with further academic study while at the University of Otago.

Mark Parker Scholarship application form (PDF)