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Te Pā Tauira
Otago Polytechnic Student Village


Purpose-built for students, our brand new, on-campus Student Village is the perfect home to enjoy student life to the full within an exciting and supportive community.

Te Pā Tauira is managed by global student accommodation specialist Campus Living Villages who operate in prominent locations around the world.

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New application

New to Te Pā Tauira and want to stay with us? This online registration form will take about 30 minutes to complete.


NZ school leavers

Finishing high school? Complete the application form and the reference form.


Returning residents

Returning to stay with us next year? Your application will take about 15 minutes to complete. Login with StarRez.


Short stays over summer

Whether you’re a student or not, we have some great short stay opportunities at great rates!




Want to find out more or ask about viewing the Village?


Benefits of our Student Village



  Fantastic location
  • At the heart of the Dunedin Campus – close to lectures, library and other campus facilities
  • An easy walk to the centre of town and close to supermarkets, restaurants, bars and shopping 
    Top class accommodation
  • 231 beds ranging from fully-catered single rooms (dorms) to self-catered studios (standard or deluxe) and four-bedroom apartments
  • Catering packages available
  • Constructed with the environment firmly in mind – sustainable materials used throughout such as the timber used for the unique structural frame
  • Free WiFI
  • Alcohol-free floor available 

Amazing lifestyle

  • Chance to meet new people and become part of a great community
  • Unique residential life programme and organised events
  • Easy to keep fit at nearby gyms and sports grounds 

Great support

  • Room Survey at time of application – enables you to specify the type of environment you’d like to be placed in, single gender/mixed gender or alcohol-free floor.
  • Safe and secure environment
    • Resident Advisors living onsite
    • Swipe card access
    • Day Manager and Night Manager
    • Secure bike storage
    • Optional study tutorials to help learners stay on top of coursework 



Tile Village AntonSchrode

“Living here has enabled me to meet so many new people from different parts of the country and to make many new friends.”  

Anton Schroder

Tile Village DyaniShepherd Oates

“Athletics is a big part of my life, so it’s important to me to be able to cook my own food – and the studio rooms at the Village have their own kitchen.”

Dyani Shepherd-Oates

Tile Village Patty

“I’m not sure if I will ever get a chance to be part of a vibrant residential community like this again. There is someone looking out for us all the time.”

Chartsiri Klinpibul (Patty)

Tile Village MollyE

“I’d advise anyone moving into the Village to branch out, make new friends, take as many opportunities as possible…and get involved in everything you can!”

Molly Ellis