Offer process

If you miss the 1 October due date, you can still send in a late application for a hall.

Increase your chances

As applicants decline their offers between October and the beginning of Trimester One, offers are made to applicants in the application pool to fill the vacancies. To increase your chances of gaining a place, we recommend you expand your preferences to at least five halls at the time of joining the application pool.

Do not decline an offer and expect an offer from another hall. It is unlikely you will receive a second offer. Applicants who have yet to receive an offer will be considered before you.

Selection process

Every year the University receives twice as many hall applications as there are number of beds available, therefore it is simply not possible to offer everyone accommodation. After the selection process, applicants who do not receive an offer of a place will be asked whether they would like to join the application pool to be considered for late offers. Applicants who satisfy the guaranteed offer and equity criteria will be given priority within the pool.

Stay in touch

To ensure the application pool operates as efficiently as possible, applicants will be emailed occasionally to confirm whether they would like to remain in the pool. If we do not hear from you within an appropriate timeframe, then your application will become inactive and be removed from the pool. In addition, let us know if you are no longer coming to Victoria University of Wellington to study, so we can make offers to students who are still committed to enrolling at the University.

If you don't get an offer

Your application is important to us and we will endeavour to place as many of you in our halls as possible. However, if you do not receive an offer of a place in a hall by mid-February, you should start looking at alternative accommodation, such as private hostels or rooms in an established flat.


If you have any questions about the application pool or alternative accommodation, contact the Accommodation Service.