University Flats are houses and apartments dotted around the University of Otago campus that provide a lively, social atmosphere. Each flat is fully furnished and you will occupy a single bedroom with access to a shared kitchen, bathroom, and living area.
Arcadia students reside with other international and study abroad students. Uni Flats (as they are known on campus) also strives to have a Kiwi Host (a local New Zealand student) placed in each location to provide valuable information and insight into student life in Dunedin and New Zealand in general. All flats are a 5-20 minute walk from the center of the campus and within walking distance of shops, grocery stores, cafes, and restaurants. Meal plans are not available, so you will be responsible for sourcing and/or cooking your own meals. You might want share cooking responsibilities with other students and eat your meals together, or you may opt to do this individually.
While we ensure all housing satisfies Arcadia standards, there is no way to guarantee uniformity of apartment and room sizes, distance from Otago University, or the furnishings or facilities included. Prices provided on the University Flats website may vary from the Arcadia housing fees depending on the current exchange rate, additional charges for items/services included (eg a linen pack) and the exact number of weeks our students are housed in NZ on the Arcadia program.
Except in very rare circumstances, we are not able to accommodate any roommate requests in New Zealand.
For more information, please see the general New Zealand housing page.