Applying for a Hall

For Trimester 2 applications (July-November), please visit our Trimester 2 page here

Applied with us before?

If you have lived in a hall during the 2018 academic year you will need to reset your password for 2019. Visit the portal via the Apply Now link above and enter your username (email) and select ‘reset password’. You can then log in with your new password and apply for the 2019 term. 

The form will preload your existing responses so it should only take between 5-10 minutes. If you have previously paid our $100 application fee, you do not need to pay it again.

Feel free to call or email our office if you are unsure if you have applied before, or if you would like any advice prior to applying.

Please do not register again as this will cause delays.

New applicants

To access the form, you need to register and 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 will not be reviewed in the initial selection round. We recommend submitting your application before 15 September as halls will begin reviewing application from this date.

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.

Application fee

The first time you apply, you must pay a non-refundable application fee of $100. 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 2019, 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.

Trimester One
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.

Trimester Two
Some halls will have vacancies for Trimester Two (July to November). You can apply between 1 April and 1 May.

Please visit the Trimester 2 vacancies page for accommodation from July to Nov.

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.