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International Students 2023/24

About UCD Campus Residences 

Click here for an overview of existing residences and click here for a brief video on living in residences. 

For more information on UCD Residences click here and click here for virtual tour (Please note our Village accommodation is not currently included in the virtual tour). 

How to Book

Please follow the instructions in this guide to submit your accommodation preferences. Please note this is a temporary process and will take place on the new Residences Portal going forward.

Fees and Payment 

The residence fees for the 2023/24 academic year can be seen on our Residence Finance page.

EU Applicants - 2023/24

Booking Information

Stage 1/1st Year Undergraduates - Booking dates TBC

Single Trimester EU Exchange Students - Booking dates TBC

Two Trimester EU Exchange Students - Booking dates TBC

EU Graduate - Currently no accommodation application options available - Please see this page for off-campus options.

International Applicants (From Outside the EU) - 22/23

International Students (from outside the EU) 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.

Two Trimester (Full Year) - Stage 1(First year) Full Undergraduate Degree

Booking dates TBC

Two/Three Trimester (Full Year) - Postgraduate Taught Students - Belfield 

Booking dates TBC

Two/Three Trimester (Full Year) - Postgraduate Taught Students - Blackrock (Smurfit Graduate Business School) 

Booking dates TBC

International (Non-EU), Study Abroad & Exchange Students (EU) - 22/23

Full Degree - Stage 1 (1st Year) International (Non-EU) Undergraduates

Booking dates TBC


Autumn Single Trimester students

Booking dates TBC

Postgraduate students:

Booking dates TBC

Please see some FAQs regarding the Non-EU applications below:

Booking applications for the next academic year (2023/24) are expected to open in late April. We recommend regularly checking the UCD Residences website for updates regarding the booking process, as well as regularly checking your emails for any correspondence from UCD regarding this booking process.

International students can avail of a single trimester booking, a two trimester booking or a three trimester booking, subject to availability. Once the booking portal opens, international students will be able to choose accommodation type preferences ie. en-suite, shared bathroom or studio accommodation. 

Rooms will be allocated at a later date based on the preferences given in the booking application and subject to the availability of campus accommodation.

Applicants with a conditional offer can apply for accommodation, however they must first be provided with a student number from UCD. This is an 8 digit number starting with 23****** for 2023/24 applicants.

All residents will be given access to their own unique SISWeb account. From here you can view how much you owe, pay fees etc.

For more information on how to pay accommodation fees, please click here.

Accommodation fees vary depending on which residence you book. For a full breakdown of fees, visit theFinancesection of our website.

In order to book on-campus accommodation, you must pay a deposit. In line with RTB legislation, this deposit will be returned to you 28 days after you check-out of UCD Residences, provided that there is no damage to the room.

There are a lot of benefits to living on-campus. The location is extremely convenient, and you will be given access to a whole host of amenities in UCD Residences such as an on-site gym, restaurants, shops, as well as many free ResLife activities to help you settle in to life in Dublin. However, living on-campus is not essential to get the best out of your university experience. 

UCD Residences is open to all UCD students, mixed genders and ages. As the UCD Residences booking system permits students to select their own room it is possible for people who already know each other to select the same apartment if there is availability. However you can only select rooms that are available at the time you book. It is important to also note that students under 18 and over 18 will in all likelihood be sharing an apartment.

UCD Residences offers a variety of on-campus options. There are two campuses where students may choose to live: the main Belfield Campus where the majority of students will live, and the Blackrock Smurfit Campus which is recommended for students who will be attending classes in Smurfit. 

Students will be able to choose from a range of accommodation options such as catered or non-catered accommodation, shared bathroom or en-suite accommodation and there is also an option to book a studio apartment, either shared or individual.

For more information on the range of accommodation available, please see this section of the UCD Residences website.

Yes, once bookings applications are open, you will be asked to give your 3 preferences for accommodation ( i.e en-suite or non en-suite, catered or non -catered). After you have submitted your preferences, you will be allocated a room based on which 3 preferences you have provided. 

Unfortunately on-campus accommodation is not guaranteed for all international students as it operates on a first come first served basis. As well as making a booking application for on-campus, we would encourage all prospective students to also explore off-campus options to ensure they get accommodation.

In order to book accommodation, you will need your unique 8 digit student number. Prospective students will need to accept an offer from UCD in order to receive this student number.

Contact UCD Residences

UCD Village Welcome Desk, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.
T: +353 1 716 1031 / +353 1 716 1008 | E: residences@ucd.ie | Location Map

Residence Room Booking Email: residenceroombooking@ucd.ie