Uni Flats primarily provide accommodation for single semester international students. The Dunedin Campus Zone generally only provides for fixed term leases for 12 months (ie: 1 January to 31 December annually) making it very difficult for single semester students to find suitable accommodation in the private market.
In order to assist international students for the short duration they are in Dunedin University Flats also engage a number of New Zealand based students (normally one per flat) who will assist the international students in enjoying the “Otago” experience. These students normally reside in a University Flat for the full academic year. These students are referred to as Kiwi Hosts. University Flats will also consider full degree international students.
In order to fairly allocate rooms a Residential Selection Policy has been developed and can be read in the University Flats Handbook.