To be eligible for an offer of accommodation you must apply online by the due date specified, pay the application fee and have a satisfactory confidential reference from your school.

The majority of accommodation offers are made approximately one week after the application due date. 

Victoria House accepts full-time Victoria University of Wellington (VUW) and Non-VUW students who typically stay for the full academic year. Priority is given to students whose homes are outside the greater Wellington region. Students are selected according to the University's guaranteed offer and equity criteria, to create a diverse hall community by considering gender balance, cultural diversity, degree type and geographical representation.

Because we accept both VUW and Non-VUW students, there is a slight difference in process. If you are going to be, or currently are, a VUW student, you will directed to the VUW Accommodation page. Follow instructions to apply for accommodation at Victoria House. 

If you are or applying to be a Non-VUW student, we ask that you email us directly with details of your course and start date. A staff member will be in touch with you to guide you through the rest of the process.

Due to the high number of applications we receive, we prioritise first year students. Applications from returning students are not guaranteed an offer. 

VUW Students

Non-VUW Students

Victoria House accommodates 184 residents:
140 residents in single rooms and
44 residents in twin share rooms.

We try our best to place you in your first preference, but this is not guaranteed.


Key Dates

October - March
Offers made to late applicants and those in the application pool as students withdraw and places become available

1 April 2017
Trimester 2 applications open for 2016

3 July 2017
Move-in day for Trimester 2

May - November 2017
Trimester 2 offers made to applicants as places become available

1 August 2017
2017 applications open and changes to our Schedule of Fees confirmed

15 September 2017
Last day to change hall preferences

1 October 2017
Halls start to review applications

Initial offers sent to applicants

October - March 2018
Offers made to late applicants and those in the application pool as students withdraw and places become available

25 February 2018
Move-in day for Halls of Residence


Remember to use a personal email address for your application, not your school one. We send out heaps of helpful information and we don't want you to miss out!