Parent and Caregiver

How do we support students?

We understand that the move to University can be a stressful transition time for both you and your child/dependent, particularly if this is their first time away from home. Our office is an advisory service for all students looking to access accommodation. We can advise you on all the various types of accommodation available, including important application dates, prior to your child starting their journey at UCC.

We can also support students if they have issues with landlords by advising them on their rights and obligations as a tenant. If a student finds themselves without accommodation we are also here to help and to provide the most up to date information on available accommodation

Seeking Accommodation for a student

We are here to guide you and your child/dependent to choose the best accommodation option to study at UCC. There are different options to choose from detailed in our Searching for Accommodation section. You can choose between Campus Accommodation, the privately owned student apartment complexes, house shares and digs

If you are worried that you have left your accommodation search too late then our Late searching for accommodation section will provide you with helpful information on your next steps.

Student Budget and Finance

SUSI grant

The Higher Education Grant Scheme provides means-tested grants to eligible students who are pursuing approved courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Students should apply to SUSI for a grant. Applicants who are not eligible for either the State Grant or a Higher Education Grant are liable to pay full tuition, the student contribution charge, and the capitation fee.

Student Assistance Fund

All full-time registered students are eligible to apply for the Student Assistance Fund, however resources will be targeted at those disadvantaged students most in need. Application forms are available (normally in October) from the Student Assistance Fund Office.

Student Budgeting Advice Service

The Student Budgeting Advice Service is there to support students in managing their finances. They also deliver budgeting workshops, assist students in the completion of  grant, scholarship and Student Assistance Fund applications and provide "one to one" advice and guidance on managing money.

Student Welfare and Supports

It is important for a student to look after their health and wellbeing. Below are links to a variety of UCC Student supports that you can avail of to support you during your time at UCC.

Contact us

We are always available to speak with parents or students about sourcing accommodation. If you would like to speak to a member of our team, you can contact us using the details below or feel free to call into our office at the South Lodge, College Road, Cork T12 RXA9.

T: +353 (0)21 490 3849 / +353 (0)21 490 3091


Accommodation and Community Life