Welcome

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.

Residential College offers for 2018 will be emailed 6 October 2017.

The following colleges will not be making offers via this online portal, Knox College, Salmond College, Selwyn College and St Margaret's College.  The offer status from these colleges will show as "Offered Position".  Please check your emails for instructions if your application status is this. 

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.

To apply for accommodation:

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