Postgraduate Students

Student Apartment Complexes

Privately Owned Student Apartment Complexes   

There are several privately owned student apartment complexes operating in Cork City and close to the University campus which house a significant number of our students. You should begin contacting them immediately to enquire about availability for the coming academic year. 

They vary in cost and their proximity to the campus so it is best to research all the available options before making a decision. 

Even if you are unable to book a room at this time, it is still a good idea to keep contacting these complexes to access any possible cancelations. 

You should familiarise yourself with the list of privately owned apartment complexes operating near UCC.

UCC Campus Accommodation 

The application window for Campus Accommodation closed on March 18th. If you did not apply before this date it will not be possible to access these rooms for the 2020/21 academic year. If you missed this application window there are many other options available to you.

House shares

House shares can be found through a number of sources, such as UCC StudentPad, the UCC Accommodation Search Facebook page and These properties become available throughout the year but mostly from April onwards. Once available, they will not last long. Be prepared to travel to Cork to secure accommodation at short notice. Do not pay a deposit or rent without seeing the property. Only rent the property if you feel that it is safe and affordable.

Digs (owner occupied rentals)

Owner occupied rentals, also known as digs, can be found throughout the year but, like most accommodation, they can be hard to find around the start of the academic year. If you are interested in this type of accommodaiton it is best to search during the summer months. Digs can be found through various websites such as UCC and

It is important to note that renting in owner occupied accommodation is a licensee arrangement and the normal tenancy rights do not apply. With that in mind, it is important that you set clearly defined terms in writing before entering into this kind of agreement. If you find something suitable it is very important that you view it in person and meet with the homeowner before making a financial commitment. You should take the time to familirise yourself with your rights and responsibilities in these agreements.

Short Term Accommodation

Should you be unable to secure accommodation in time for your arrival, there are a number of short term options you should consider. These include, hostels, guest houses and short term sublets.   

Please feel free to contact us on for further assistance.


Ireland is now aligned with the European Union traffic light system for travel between member nations. Travelers coming from Green regions are not required to restrict their movement upon arrival. Those coming from Orange regions do not need to restrict their movement, provided they have a negative PCR test up to three days before arrival. Anyone travelling from Red regions is advised to restrict their movement for 14 days once they arrive in Ireland. 

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control offers up to date inofrmation on the status of specific regions.

Regions outside the EU are currently classified as Red or Grey and traveers from these regions should restrict their movement for 14 days upon arrival.

The UCC Covid-19 information page offers further information and guidance on this.

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