Incoming First Years (CAO)

Accommodation Options

If you have been offered a course in UCC for the 2020/21 academic year, and you have not yet secured accommodation, then you should consider all accommodation options. The link  for the First Year Placement Service will be available in August 2020 to coincide with the CAO results. This service will be open to students who have yet to secure accommodation by August for the 2020/21 academic year.


If you applied to Campus Accommodation within the application window (February 18th to March 18th 2020) you may still receive an offer of accommodation if future lottery rounds take place. Students are encouraged to focus on all other types of accommodation in the meantime as there is no guarantee you will be chosen in the lottery. If you did not apply within the application window, there is no chance to apply for Campus Accommodation at this late stage. 


Privately owned apartment complexes may accept bookings when other students cancel their spaces. We strongly recommend that students, proactively and persistently, focus their efforts on the privately owned complexes that fall within their budget. 


House shares can be found through a number of sources, such as StudentPad and More of these properties will become available in the coming days and weeks but they will not last long. Be prepared to travel to Cork to secure accommodation at short notice. Please do not pay a deposit or rent without seeing the property. Only rent the property if you feel safe and secure in that property.


Owner occupied rentals or digs can also be sourced online through a number of websites such as StudentPad and It is important to note that renting in owner occupied accommodation is a licencee arrangement and the normal tenancy rights do not apply. With that in mind, it is important that you set clearly defined terms before entering into this kind of agreement.



If you require further information, please review the FAQ section of our website. Feel free to contact us directly using the information at the bottom of this page if necessary.   

Accommodation & Community Life