How to apply

2019 Applications

Applications for 2019 are now open. Applications for membership of St Margaret's College are is open to students intending on studying an undergraduate course at the University of Otago for the 2019 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 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 as we receive many more applications than available rooms.

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.

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 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.

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.