Application for 2018 open on 1 August 2017. All applications for accommodation must be made online via the University of Otago Student Accommodation Centre website. Make sure that you choose St Margaret's as your College of first preference. We do not accept applications for the 1st semester only (i.e. your application must be for the full year), however we do sometimes have spaces become available during semester 1, and may be able to accept 2nd semester only applications after 1 April 2018.
As St Margaret's is an independent college, we require that all applicants also complete an additional information form to assist us in the selection process. Please click on this link to open the form in a new window. Please note that you need to have first submitted an official application before you can complete our online form.
Please do not post any items directly to St Margaret's, such as certificates or a curriculum vitae, unless we contact you to request such information. If you do post something then want it returned then you will have to pay the postage costs.
We get many more applications than available rooms, so it pays to make sure you have submitted your additional information as soon as possible so that you don't miss out on a chance. The majority of places are offered in mid-October, however you can still apply afterward but may need to be added to a waitlist for an available room.
Welfare Staff (Residential Assistant) Applications
Please note that St Margaret's only accepts applications for Welfare Staff positions from current College members.