Incoming First Years (CAO)

Accommodation Options

If you are considering enrolling in UCC for the 2019/20 academic year then you should consider accommodation options from January 2019 onwards. There are several accommodation options open to incoming students at this time. 


Campus Accommodation will accept applications from February 6th to March 6th. Students can apply online through the Campus Accommodation website. Applications will not be accepted after March 6th. Rooms are allocated via a lottery shortly after the application window closes. Further offers are made in the run up to the start of the academic year. As rooms are offered via lottery, there is no guarantee that your application will be successful. With that in mind you should look at other options in addition to Campus Accommodation.


Privately owned apartment complexes will accept applications at various dates from now on. The type of accommodation offered by these complexes is typically quite similar to what is available through Campus Accommodation but prices can vary considerably. Applications are generally accepted on a first come first served basis and places will fill quickly. With that in mind, it is important to check application dates as soon as possible.


House shares can be found through a number of sources, such as StudentPad and These properties will generally become available as we approach the end of the current academic year and over the summer. It is a good idea to check the above sources early to get an idea of what is available and how much you are likely to pay.


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 licence arrangement and the normal landlord and tenant laws do not. The only rights and obligations in this case are those that are agreed between the parties. 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.   

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