The best college for you at the University of Otago is the one that suits your individual needs and preferences. Otago has 15 residential colleges on the Dunedin campus, each with their own community feeling and unique features. All colleges are:

  • Within 15-20 minutes' walking distance of the University campus
  • Well-heated
  • Secure
  • Fully catered

Some colleges have specific restrictions, for example Abbey College only accepts postgraduate students, and if you're an international student under the age of 18, you can only live in Aquinas, Salmond, or Toroa residential colleges.

The colleges are diverse and have different flavours and styles: traditional, modern, tranquil and academic, busy and social.

See the Colleges at a glance page for a comparison table of what is available at each college:

Future Students - Colleges at a glance

The Official University of Otago residential colleges page gives a summary of each college and shows their suitability for different student types. You can also follow the links to individual college websites to find out more:

Future Students - Official University of Otago residential colleges

If you would prefer to talk to someone about residential colleges and which one will be the best fit for you, contact the Student Accommodation Centre:

Tel +64 3 479 5100

Further information

Last updated 14/09/2020 03.15 PM

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