International Student Accommodation Dublin

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Student Accommodation Off-Campus

If you have not been allocated a room at UCD residences on campus, or if you would prefer to live off-campus, you can contact:

  1. UCD Residences Off-Campus Accommodation
  2. UCD Students’ Union Accommodation Services
  3. You can also explore the UCD Accommodation Pad (below)

UCD advises that you should NEVER hand over money for student accommodation in the private rental sector, without viewing a property in person and receiving a signed lease. For further details see guidelines by Threshold, the Housing Association.

For further information, you can also contact 

UCD Accommodation Pad

The UCD Accommodation Pad website contains a listing of available accommodation around UCD and provides general advice. You will be asked for a email address when you register, but you can do so with your personal email address. If you are doing this, take the following steps:

  • Email and send a copy of your offer letter
  • Register on the site with your university/personal email
  • Verify it and the team will grant you access.


(Picture of Temple Bar by UCD student Jim Bum Kim.)

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Accommodation Websites

Many websites offer properties and rooms to let. Some of these are listed below. These are all external sites, and UCD is not responsible for their content, nor does this sharing denote endorsement. We urge all students to research accommodation options thoroughly, and never hand over a deposit without seeing a place in person first.

Short-term options are available at:


(Picture of Howth, Dublin by UCD student Susmita Bhowmik.) 


Visiting Students

International Study Abroad, Erasmus and Exchange students from outside the EU will be contacted by members of UCD Global with details of the accommodation application procedures. All eligible students will be emailed in advance of bookings opening with details on how to apply and a step-by-step guide on the booking procedure.


(Picture of Phoenix Park, Dublin by UCD student Sarah Boulgoura.)

Contact the Team

Elahe Saki

I didn't go for on campus accommodation because I prefer to be in the city and just have the experience of touring around Dublin, meeting people and there are many tourists here so you can have a broad range of experiences.

Elahe Saki, Iran, Regional and Urban Planning