Off Campus Accommodation
If you haven’t been allocated a room in the student residences on-campus, or if you would rather live off-campus, you can contact the UCD Residences Off-Campus Office or the Students’ Union Accommodation Services for advice on off-campus options. You can also explore the UCD student accommodation website.
UCD advises that you should never hand over money for accommodation, in the private rented sector, without viewing a property in person and receiving a signed lease. For further details see guidelines by Threshold, the Housing Association.
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 @ucdconnect.ie 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 email@example.com 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.
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.
- www.daft.ie (Go to ‘Student accommodation’ for the option to look at near-campus or transport route accommodation)
Short-term options are available at:
For more information on renting off-campus accommodation, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Off-Campus Accommodation Office can be contacted at email@example.com, or visit them in person in the Merville Reception Office at Belfield.
The UCD Students’ Union Accommodation Services website has information and full contact details for their support.
The website contains a listing of available accommodation around UCD and provides general advice. You will be asked for a @ucdconnect.ie 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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. The website contains a listing of available accommodation around UCD and provides general advice.
UCD is a partner of HousingAnywhere.com, an international student-to-student housing platform. Students coming from abroad to Dublin can find & book a student room on this site. Rooms are offered by students who go abroad for a semester including on Exchange, Erasmus or for Internships. Using the platform itself is free for you as a student; when you make a booking an administrative fee will be charged as a part of Housing Anywhere’s secure booking system.
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
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