University Flats / Apartments are available as housing options for students studying at the University of Otago for one semester. Dunedin has a wide range of rental accommodations from historic houses to multi-unit, purpose built complexes. The University of Otago manages many flats as a primary accommodation option for international and study abroad students, and strives to place one host student within each flat to give students valuable information about student life in Dunedin and New Zealand life in general. The flats are located close to campus and shopping and contain a furnished kitchen, common room, and single bedrooms. You will be responsible for any additional costs associated with electricity consumption, if charges exceed the allotted expenditure set forth by the University of Otago.

There are additional housing options available only to students arriving in February who are staying for 2 semesters, or for students who are arriving in the July semester. If you are interested in these options, contact your Program Manager for more information about the application process. Placement is not guaranteed. 

The Residential Colleges at the University of Otago are usually close to campus, very social and offer a meal plan. Generally, students residing in the Residential Colleges are first-year students who are away from home for the first time. All students in residential colleges will be provided with a meal plan and additional fees do apply.

Toroa International House is a community of self-catering, fully furnished flats managed by a residential advisor which are available for students arriving in February and staying for a full year (Academic Year Southern Hemisphere). The flats are situated within walking distance of the University and provide the opportunity for you to enjoy independent living in a supervised environment, while choosing your own style of living. Most flats contain five bedrooms, and Toroa places students of different nationalities within each flat, so you will have the opportunity to live with students from around the world.

For more information, please see the general New Zealand accommodation page.