Halls/College of Residence and Student Accommodation
From 1st August students should be applying for a Hall/College of Residence. They can apply for a Hall at more than one University if you are still unsure of where you are going.
The application is done online and there are two parts to it:
- The student’s personal application
- The school’s Common Confidential Reference (CCRF) which must be requested by the student electronically at the end of their application.
To help in decision making students are urged:
- to look online at the Halls in the different Universities
- or read about them in a prospectus
- or go and visit the University on an Open Day or by private arrangement.
Students should have a prior look at the online application format so that they are ready to answer questions about themselves, and to rank the Halls of their preference.
Note the process of collating the information to be used in the CCRF starts in June.
Shown below in alphabetical order are the links to universities in New Zealand along with some helpful guidelines for each university regarding accommodation, FAQ’s, costs, and information in general:
Comprehensive PDF files are also available for Accommodation Fees. Lincoln have no cut-off-date for applying to study. They take applications right up until the first Friday of the first week of the first Semester.
If you plan to apply online you will need to make a MyLinc account.
UNIVERSITY OF OTAGO:
Halls of Residence. An overview of the residential colleges.
Another video to look at is A Flock of Students which is a documentary capturing footage of young university students who have migrated to Dunedin to attend Otago Uni. It covers nesting, university pie-eating contents and social gatherings
VICTORIA UNIVERSITY OF WELLINGTON:
For information about the Halls of Residence you will find most of the information you require in their latest Accommodation E-Guide. Homestay and units/apartments are covered under their Private Accommodation site. Although most people from Wellington will not need this information, some who live in the area still prefer to ‘live in’ so they feel the entire student experience at university.