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All CAO students who are planning on coming to study in UCD can apply for accommodation by joining our waitlist. However only students that receive a CAO offer for UCD and have joined the waitlist will receive a room offer from UCD Residences.

For more information on how CAO/first year students can apply, please see here.

*Please note: only full-time, active students can apply for a room*

All existing/continuing students can apply for a room on campus, regardless of whether they have lived in UCD Residences previously. While we are not able to accommodate all continuing students due to limited availability, more rooms may become available to book throughout the academic year, subject to cancellations.

For more information on how continuing students can apply, please see here.

*Please note: only full-time, active students can apply for a room*

International Students, who are applying directly to UCD, have a different application process compared to the categories above. Students will receive detailed information, via email, on how to apply for UCD on-campus housing, in advance of bookings opening.

As there is a limited supply of rooms available and a large demand for them, we cannot guarantee that all students will be offered a place on campus. It is important that all students apply and complete the online process in a timely fashion once the relevant booking opens, in order to have the best chance of securing on campus accommodation.

For more information on how international students can apply, please click here.

Early Application Process for Graduate Students

UCD has introduced an Early Accommodation Payment which allows International Non-Eu Graduate students to secure a room on campus. Graduate students, with an accept/conditional accept who have paid their course deposit, will be able to apply for a place on campus by paying an “early accommodation apply” fee. Please note that there is a limited number of rooms available – places will be offered on a first come first served basis. 

Depending on your specific programme, there are 38 and 50 week housing packages available for Graduate students on both the Belfield and Blackrock campuses.

For more information, see the UCD Global website.

UCD offers a set number of beds to PhD students at a subsidised rate. PhD students will have the option of booking either a two or three trimester stay.

For more information on how PhD students can apply, please see here.

*Please note: only full-time, active students can apply for a room*

On-Campus Accommodation for Incoming Students who have entered through the HEAR Pathway

UCD Residences offers a variety of room options across several residence villages on the Belfield and Blackrock campuses.

Prices vary depending on the facilities offered in each of the residences, for example private bathroom or shared bathroom options, but all bedrooms are single occupancy, i.e. one person per bedroom.

"Apartment - Shared Bathroom" accommodation options are available on the Belfield campus and are priced at the starting point of room rates. These apartments consist of four bedrooms and two bathrooms.

Students entering UCD through the HEAR pathway are offered these "Apartment - Shared Bathroom" rooms as a first option. Priority is given to first year students.

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Please note there is no discounted rate for students entering through the HEAR pathway so students and families should be aware of the fees before accepting a room.

For more information please contact residences@ucd.ie

On-Campus Accommodation for Students with Physical or Sensory Disabilities 

UCD Residences have a number of wheelchair accessible rooms available for booking across the campus. Priority for accessible rooms are given to students with a physical disability (for instance, students with mobility disabilities) or sensory disability (students who are blind/visually impaired or students who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing), who require the adapted features of the room. Students with temporary injuries are not eligible for an accessible room.

Accessible rooms are available to incoming, continuing, postgraduate students and single trimester students. If you are an international student who requires a wheelchair accessible room please contact UCD Global and the residence room booking team at (opens in a new window)residences@ucd.ie

Please note, if you require a full time Personal Assistant (PA) who needs to stay in Residences overnight, the student you book a separate room for your PA. Please email the residence room booking team ((opens in a new window)residences@ucd.ie) who will assist you to book a wheelchair accessible room and an adjoining room for your PA.

If you use a Service Dog, there are some single occupancy studio apartments that students with Service Dogs can book. Students who wish to attend University College Dublin accompanied by their Service Dog must contact UCD Access & Lifelong Learning, prior to accepting their offer, to discuss their individual needs and to ensure that any necessary supports can be made available to them and their Service Dog. For more information on having a service dog on campus please contact (opens in a new window)disability@ucd.ie. Further information can also be found in the (opens in a new window)UCD Animals on Campus Policy.

Please note that students residing in accessible rooms are not offered any reduction in fees and do not receive any additional supervision or support from UCD Residences.

Click here for information on each of the available apartment types.

General queries about student residences and rooms should be directed to residences@ucd.ie

If you require an Accessible Room please contact residences@ucd.ie to book.

Residence Scholarship Scheme Students

UCD Residences provides accommodation for residence scholarship schemes across all locations consisting of self-catering apartments, halls of residence and catered accommodation which includes meals in the price. Specially adapted facilities are provided for students with disabilities.

UCD Residence Scholarship Schemes are run by UCD Residences for several categories including Sports, Ad Astra and Gaeltacht UCD (UCD Global Centre for Irish Language and Culture). If you have applied to any of the residence scholarship schemes successfully you will be marked on the student information system accordingly and offered the relevant accommodation options subject to availability.

  • Students will be able to choose available accommodation in a wider range of locations than in previous years allowing for a wider range of price and facilities.
  • The room booking system allows students to choose which room they want and will provide basic information on the profile of students already booked into an apartment (e.g. undergraduate, postgraduate, male, female). 
  • Some schemes such as the Gaeltacht UCD have specific rooms reserved for their scholars.
  • Please use our virtual tours to view our residences.

Further information on joining a scholarship scheme can be found by clicking on the following links:

Further information regarding the room booking procedure can be found on our Booking Process and FAQs pages. If you are having problems or technical difficulties making an online booking please contact us on 01 716 1008 / 01 716 7000 or at residences@ucd.ie.

Contact UCD Residences

UCD Village Welcome Desk, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.
T: +353 1 716 7000 / +353 1 716 1008 | E: residences@ucd.ie | Location Map(opens in a new window)