Check our new Student House Search service to see lists of vacancies, updated daily. Your housing options are outlined below. You will also get information on our other services including full details of our very active student societies on campus.
Postgraduate & Mature Students
Campus Accommodation and private student residences group post graduate and mature students in apartments. You can also request to live with other post graduate or mature students on your application form. Landlords tend to advertise separately for post graduate and mature students. Considered by landlords to be ?more responsible? tenants, Postgraduate and Mature Students tend to get access to higher quality houses at more reasonable rents. Postgraduate students also advertise through departments for vacancies in ?Post-grad houses?, so check with your department.
Private Student Apartment Complexes
These are privately owned self-catering, purpose-built student complexes off campus. Prices range from 110-85 per week based on a 38-41 week term. There is no reduction if you leave earlier . Payment is made in two instalments in September and again in December. Single and twin rooms are available.
Shared Student Housing
Here the standard varies widely. You will need to spend some time viewing properties. While some are excellent, others are very basic and some even substandard (please let us know if you consider any property to be sub-standard and we will be glad to inspect it and take appropriate action). Prices presently range from 70 -80 euro per week. A maximum rent has been set for 2004-2005 of 85 euro per week. Bills are extra. Payment is either by the week or by the month. Some landlords charge ?every four weeks? which works out more expensive than a monthly payment. (No private landlord advertising through the UCC Accommodation Office can charge more than one month in advance for rent. If a landlord demands more than one months rent in advance please report this to the Accommodation Affice at 6 Carrigside College Road, 021-4902475). Term is negotiable but be clear about what you agree. If you sign an agreement to stay for nine months, then you could end up paying the rent for the whole nine months even if you move out much earlier. Vacancies are advertised in the Accommodation office throughout the year. Updated lists of vacancies are available daily. Check our new Student House Search service.
Living with a Landlord
Some people who have bought their home choose to rent a room out to help pay the mortgage. Usually this provides more mature students with a high standard of accommodation at reasonable rents, usually a little below the market price. Vacancies are advertised in the Accommodation Office throughout the year.
Many landlords who deal with students do not accept rent allowance, so if you are receiving rent supplement it is important that you contact the Accommodation Office directly and we will assist you in finding accommodation.
Your accommodation plays a very significant role in ensuring the success of your college year. Please take the time to select the accommodation option most suitable to your needs. The staff of the Accommodation Office will be happy to speak with you and discuss any problems you may have.
This website is intended for general information purposes only and should not be relied upon as the basis for making any decision. No liability for any loss or damage suffered as a result of any reliance or non-reliance on any material in this website is accepted by UCC or any of its officers, servants or agents. Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this website, no liability is accepted for any errors or omissions.
Inclusion in our service is at the discretion of the Accommodation Office and we reserve the right to withdraw service from any individual.
Please note that UCC is not a regulatory body insofar as accommodation registered with the University is concerned.