Selwyn College is keen to attract enthusiastic and talented students who are committed to achieving academic excellence and participating fully in college life. Selwyn College also strives to develop leaders that intend to make a difference for good in the world.

Each year we have approximately two-thirds of available places at Selwyn offered to first year residents. Like other popular colleges at Otago, Selwyn receives a large number of applications. Selection criteria include academic results, participation in school or community activities, demonstrated leadership ability and sound character references.

Whilst enquiries regarding admissions may be made at any time, formal admissions for places in 2018 will open 1 August 2017 and close 30 September 2017. All formal applications need to be made through the University’s Accommodation Office listing Selwyn College as your first preference. A small number of places may become available for the second semester 2017 as some of our residents accept scholarships to study at universities in the United States where the academic year begins in August/September. The 2017 Members Handbook provides further information and outlines College regulations.