Applying for a Hall
These milestones are for students applying to stay in a hall of residence.
- Register before you apply
- 1 August: hall applications open
- 15 September: final day to change hall preferences
- 1 October: complete applications sent to halls for consideration
- Mid-October: first round of offers sent out
- October-June: offers will continue to be made as vacancies arise in the hall.
Please visit the Trimester 2 Vacancies page for accommodation from July-Nov.
Using the application form
To access the form, you need to register choose a username and password.
You don't need to fill in the whole form at once—you can save your progress and come back to it.
If your application is incomplete after 1 October, it won't be submitted. Your application can only be processed if it's complete and we've received any other documents we need.
Only apply once as multiple applications from the same person will cause delays.
Some students are entitled to a guaranteed offer of a place in one of our halls.
The first time you apply, you must pay a non-refundable application fee of $75. This can be paid online when you complete your application. Find out more about fees.
If you are part of a study programme, check if your agent has paid this on your behalf.
How we choose residents
Heads of Hall choose applicants according to the University's guaranteed offer and equity criteria. They work towards creating a diverse hall community by considering gender balance, cultural diversity, degree type and geographical representation.
We can't guarantee you'll get exactly what you want—eg. your first choice hall or a single room. We do, however, take your requests into account when we make our decisions so put some time into your application and read our application advice.
NZ Applicants under 20
If you're under 20, attended a New Zealand based school, and attending university for the first time in 2016, you need to have someone fill out a Common Confidential Reference Form and submit it to us.
You can fill out an online request form at the end of our application or you can ask your school for help with this.
Late applications and offers
We do accept late applications, but they won't be considered in our first selection round. Read more about late offers.
One trimester stays
Tenancy contracts for halls of residence usually span the academic year, beginning at the start of Trimester One (February) and finishing at the end of Trimester Two (November). You can arrange for a shorter stay in some circumstances.
If you will finish your studies in Trimester One (February to June) you can apply to stay in a hall for a shorter time. Apply between 1 August and 1 October.
You'll be charged an extra 10 percent on top of your accommodation fees to cover the cost of finding someone to take your room when you leave.
Some halls will have vacancies for Trimester Two (July to November). You can apply between 1 April and 1 May.
These vacancies usually occur in self-catered halls. Limited places will be available in catered halls. If you need a catered hall for a specific reason, note this on your application.
Trimester Three and summer
Some halls offer summer accommodation for Trimester Three (November to February).
Please see our summer page for more information.
Current and prospective students are welcome to apply. Getting a place for Trimester Three doesn't guarantee you a place for the next academic year.