faqs

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Check out our FAQs for answers to some of the most common queries we get.
How far from Otago Polytechnic is the Village?

It’s just a two minute walk away – How easy is that!

What's student life like in Dunedin?

Dunedin plays host to a vibrant local student community and the Village is situated in the heart of Dunedin, you’ll never be short of something to do!

Can two people live in one room?

All rooms are single occupancy only.

Are pets allowed

Pets are not allowed at the Village.

Is there car parking?

There will be some parking spaces available to purchase.

Is smoking allowed?

The Village is smokefree in all areas, Otago Polytechnic is also smokefree.

Is it co-ed?

Yes – the Village is mixed.

When can I Move in?

The Village opens in 2018, arrival dates will be confirmed once you receive your contract.

Is my bond refundable if I am not accepted to Otago Polytechnic?

Yes, fees are refundable (excluding administration fees) as long as you withdraw before the withdrawal date on your contract.

Do I need my own insurance?

Yes – talk to your preferred provider to organise this.

What kind of programmes and events do you have?

Live, Learn, Grow is the program run by OPSV that supports residents to get the most out of their time studying. Our aim is to support our residents to succeed academically while making lifelong friends and experiencing personal growth.

Is catering available?

Our Dorm rooms are fully catered, apartment rooms and studios are self catered.

When can I apply?

Applications are open! Click on the apply now button to get started.

Can I ring my own bed and furniture?

No – all rooms and social spaces are fully furnished, all you need to bring is yourself and your personal items.

Is there car parking?

Yes, there will be a number of parking spaces available to purchase.

What are the payment options?

By Term only (10 weeks) totaling 4 payments per year. International Students pay by Semester in Advance.

Is my bond refundable?

Yes, fees are refundable (excluding administration fees) as long as you withdraw before the withdrawal date on your contract.

When will I know if my application is successful?

We will make contact with further info and offers of accommodation in early September.

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