Accommodation Listing

A document outlining pre-booked accommodation options and venues is available electronically, on request. Email bse.course@otago.ac.nz

Various types of accommodation are available within walking distance of the Medical School and Hospital. Most of these are booked up from one year to another by the Course Coordinator (Jenny Hurley), and is offered at discounted prices to course participants.

Accommodation Booking

Please book all accommodation (if listed on accommodation document) through Jenny. Do not approach owners directly. Please indicate if you have any special accommodation needs, or dietary requirements.

Note: Once your accommodation has been confirmed, a cancellation fee will apply if candidates decide to secure other accommodation, before and during the course dates.

Some student hostels have apartments (accommodation for short-term guests), with hostel meals available to the occupants. (Standard student rooms at university hostels are seldom available, so we do not offer them as a regular option.) Below are some examples of accommodation.

Bed, Breakfast and Main Evening Meal

Available from $NZ65 – $NZ115 per night.

Private Accommodation

Some excellent accommodation is provided for each course in private homes, within walking distance of the course venue. These usually supply breakfast and evening meal and some have private facilities. Prices range from $NZ360-$NZ450 per week, depending on size of room and ensuite facilities.

Fully self-contained apartments, one-bedroom approximately $NZ550 per week and two-bedroom, $NZ625 per week. Other apartments up to $NZ875-$945 per week. Everything is provided except food and most of these units are within a ten-minute walk from the course venue.

Student Hostels

Accommodation at local hostels only becomes available if students withdraw during the academic year. The cost is approximately $650 per week, including all meals. Some hostels are up to a 20-minute walk from the course venue.

Other accommodation may become available during the year.

Meals

The Medical School and Hospital areas contain a number of restaurants and cafes offering local and international (mostly Asiatic) cuisine. There are two large supermarkets close to the Medical School.

Accommodation Deposit

A deposit of $350 is payable on registering for the course if Jenny arranges accommodation. This is credited towards the final cost of the accommodation. Those who arrange their own private accommodation in Dunedin should provide Jenny with the address and telephone number, so that they can be contacted during the course if necessary.

Internet Access at Accommodation Venues

Applicants should be aware that not all places of accommodation have free or unlimited access to the Internet. If bringing laptops, candidates can purchase a monthly internet package from a New Zealand Internet Server Provider for about $NZ40 per month. Even though unlimited access and use can be gained via a ‘free phone number’, hotels and motels will charge over this and charges can be up to $NZ60 per day. Some establishments provide wireless internet connection (about $NZ5 per day).

University Wireless Network

On arrival in Dunedin candidates can have their personal laptops/iPads registered and reconfigured for use within the University wireless network.
Those attending the Course are provided with Internet access via the University Computer Laboratories. Those on the Course are issued with a University network username and password. A security door swipe card for access after hours to the computer labs is also available.