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Information regarding campus accommodation, off-campus accommodation and contact details for UCD International students.

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Campus Accommodation


UCD has on-campus accommodation available for over 3,000 students in halls of residence, catered and self-catering apartments. Accommodation consists of a single bedroom with options of both private and shared bathrooms. Places are limited and we regret that we are unable to guarantee accommodation to all international students.

International Students (Non–EU and Erasmus)

There are 1,397 bed spaces allocated to International (Non-EU and Erasmus) students. For an overview of UCD's room distribution, see the allocation policy. 


First Year International Undergraduate Students (Non-EU)

UCD seeks to guarantee first year Undergraduate Non-EU international students a room in UCD Residences. Information on the booking process will be sent to students in advance. 

 Graduate International Students (Non-EU)

International graduates will have received information from the International office on booking accommodation. Graduate students should refer to the email that they received from UCD International. If you have any queries, please contact the International office (


Visiting Students

International Study Abroad, Erasmus and non-Exchange students will be contacted by members of UCD International with details of the accommodation application procedures.


All eligible students will be contacted via email in advance of bookings opening with details on how to apply and a step-by-step guide on the booking procedure.


Contact details: 

For information on UCD residences facilities, fees and services please visit the UCD Residences website

For information on allocation or eligibility please contact 














Off-Campus Accommodation

If you have not 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 Student Union Accommodation Services for advice on off-campus options. Check out the UCD student accommodation search engine website also.

Off-Campus Accommodation Office*  Student Union Accommodation services 
Merville Residence Reception Office
University College Dublin,
Belfield, Dublin 4
Student Union Centre
University College Dublin, 
Belfield, Dublin 4
Tel: +353 1 716 3164/3112
Email:  or

*The Off-Campus Accommodation Office is open all year round (Monday - Friday 09:30 – 13:00 and 14:00 – 17:00) in the Merville Reception Office.

You should view private accommodation in advance to make sure it suits your requirements.

The staff of UCD International cannot make reservations on your behalf.

The following websites have advertisements for available accommodation in Dublin:

University College Dublin is a partner of, the international student-to-student housing platform. Students who are coming from abroad to Dublin can find & book a student room on The rooms on this platform are offered by our students that go abroad for a study abroad semester, exchange, Erasmus or internship. Using the platform itself is completely free for you as a student; when you make a concrete booking an administrative fee will be charged as a part of Housing Anywhere’s secure booking system.

To read more about accommodation and useful addresses and tips, please check out the UCD Off Campus Accommodation Tips booklet.