An international student in her accommodation

Your home away from home

Studying in a new country is an exciting experience. You'll meet lots of new friends, and living with other students is a great way to settle into life in Dublin. 

When you study at the International Study Centre you can benefit from living in either student residence, off-campus homestay, or arrange your own accommodation. 

University residences

Dublin International Study Centre students will have the benefit of living on the main UCD campus at which offers:

  • Close proximity to restaurants, shops, gym, sports centre and swimming pool
  • A choice of apartments with shared kitchen and living room
  • On-site launderette, bicycle storage, social spaces and 24-hour security
  • Events organised throughout the year by community-building experts ResLife.


ResidenceCost per week*
Blackrock Halls€180.96
Roebuck Castle€314.79
Roebuck Hall€251.79

*Limited accommodation available at the University residences. The cost shown is intended as a guide only and is subject to change. The cost of your room will be confirmed in the tenancy agreement.

Virtual tour

Discover the residences available at UCD with a virtual tour.

Under 18's accommodation

If you are younger than 18 at the start of your course, it is mandatory for you to stay in a homestay option that will be arranged through our approved third-party provider.

How to book your room

Applying for accommodation is easy.

  1. Request accommodation when you apply. Please read our Terms & Conditions and cancellation policy carefully.
  2. Confirm your place. The accommodation team will then invite you to apply for your accommodation online.
  3. Apply for accommodation using the University’s online system. Follow the application guidelines and pay a deposit.
  4. Secure your room by following the confirmation guidelines and making due payments.
  5. Pay the rent for your first semester before you move in.

Our Accommodation Commitment 

To provide assurance of accommodation availability, we have introduced an Accommodation Commitment.  So students can be sure of getting a room offer.

To be eligible for our Accommodation Commitment and secure a formal room offer, students need to complete the following simple steps:

Return your Acceptance Form to confirm your study offer, and make applicable payments, by 28th July 2023 (5pm UK time) to be eligible for a room offer and receive personalised instructions on how to apply.

You will then need to apply for their accommodation by 2nd of August 2023 (5pm UK time) using the instructions and process provided for their Centre. Students will then receive a formal room offer.

Once you have your room offer, you need to complete the application process within the specific time frames provided in order to secure your room.

We have good availability of accommodation for students starting programmes in September and October 2023. So if you miss these deadlines, accommodation may still be available, but please note it will be on a first-come-first served basis.

The Accommodation Commitment applies to courses starting in September and October 2023 only. Rooms are generally allocated on a first come first served basis however specific groups may be prioritised where appropriate, such as students with specific medical conditions or those aged under 18. Students under 18 years of age may be limited to specific accommodation types.

Arranging your own accommodation privately

If you are booking your own accommodation privately it is important that you let us know where you are staying.

Look out for fraud

Scammers may specifically target international students so it is important to be able to recognise common signs of fraudulent activity and know what to do if you come across it. Let us know at if you have any concerns about fraudulent activity when dealing with a private accommodation provider so that we can help to protect you and other international students in case they are targeted in the same way.

Shaikah, an international student, sat smiling at the camera

What our students say

"The campus has really beautiful landmarks. I really love the nature and the old buildings. The mix is very beautiful...I live in the residences on campus. I think it’s very convenient since I don’t have to travel around." 

Shaikah from Thailand/Saudi Arabia
Studied International Foundation Year
Progressed to Medicine at UCD

Arrange your room

We recommend contacting the student support team before sourcing your accommodation, please contact Dublin International Study Centre Central Student Support Team to enquire about our currently available accommodation options.

Campus map

Download the campus map (pdf) to help you find your way around.