How to apply

2020 Applications

Applications for 2020 open on 1 August 2019. Applications for membership of St Margaret's College is open to students intending on studying an undergraduate course at the University of Otago for the 2020 academic year. Please note that we do not accept applications from post-graduate students, foundation year and/or Language Centre students, or students of other tertiary institutions.

All applications for St Margaret's must be made online via eVision when enrolling for the University. As part of this application process you will need to arrange for a confidential reference to be submitted by your school. Please see the Student Accommodation page on the University of Otago website for further details. Please be sure that you choose St Margaret's as your first College of preference, as we receive many more applications than available rooms.

As St Margaret's is an independent college, in addition to the application process described above, 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. Note that you must have already submitted an official University accommodation application before you can complete our additional information form.

As most places are offered during October, you should try and submit both your application and the additional information form by the end of September. If you miss this deadline you are still encouraged to submit an application, however offers will only be made as space allows. Your application must be for the full academic year as we do not accept applications for only the 1st or 2nd semester. Sometimes, however, rooms become available for the 2nd semester; please contact us in this regard.

Please do not post or email any items directly to St Margaret's, such as certificates or a curriculum vitae, unless we contact you to request such information.