A deposit of NZ$500.00 is required to hold your room until your arrival. It will need to be paid within 10 days after your offer. The deposit is only applicable for semester 1 each year and will be credited to your rent account.

If you have accepted your formal offer of accommodation but decide that you will not be studying at Otago or no longer wish to take up the accommodation offer, you must communicate directly with the Head, University Flats as soon as possible. Non-payment of the deposit will not release you from your financial obligations should your room not be reallocated.

If your home university or sending institution pays your accommodation costs directly to the University Flats, you won't need to pay a deposit. The following universities/sending institutions currently pay accommodation costs on behalf of their students:

  • Arcadia University
  • Academic Programs International (API)
  • Brethren College Abroad (BCA)
  • Berea College
  • Brunei
  • Butler (IFSA)
  • Cornell University
  • Dickinson College
  • Gordon College
  • ISA (International Studies Abroad)
  • Plymouth
  • Point Loma Nazarene
  • Smith’s College
  • St. Lawrence University
  • St. Norbert
  • St. Olaf College
  • Sultanate of Oman
  • Swarthmore College
  • TEAN
  • University of Denver
  • University of Scranton
  • Whitman College
Last updated 21/10/2021 03.12 PM

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