Applications open: 

  • 1 August 2017 for full year and first semester 2018
  • 1 April 2018 for second semester 2018
  • Phd applications for Abbey College are welcome year round.

To apply for accommodation:

To log into the Portal to access your accommodation application or make an account payment: 

  • Please log in with your email address and password. This is different to your University eVision login.
  • To access an accommodation application:
    • Select "Application"
    • Select the current application for the period that you have applied for. 
  • To make an account payment if you are in a university owned and managed residence:
    • Please log in with your email address and password.
    • Select accounts on the blue information bar at the top of the webpage.

If you have any questions, please contact accommodation@otago.ac.nz or phone 0800 80 80 98 (if you are in New Zealand) or  64 3 479 5100.  Our office hours are Monday - Friday 8.30am - 5.00pm

To ensure you receive important notifications from the University of Otago please add the University of Otago as a safe sender within your email account.

How to make the University of Otago a safe sender:

  • Log into your Hotmail/Outlook.com account
  • Click on the Settings cog at the top right of your screen
  • Select Options
  • Select Safe and blocked senders
  • Click on Safe senders
  • Enter @otago.ac.nz in the field provided
  • Click on Add to list
  • You will see @otago.ac.nz is now in your safe senders and domains list