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Accommodation

Accommodation in Dublin is always a challenge, so it's best to start your search early. On campus accommodation is managed by DCU Rooms, but is in great demand. The International Office strongly recommends that all students look into off-campus accommodation options also as it can be very difficult to get a room on campus.

DCU Rooms is now open for applications from international students enrolling for 2022/3, semester 1 or full year. 

 

Are you enrolling in DCU in 2022/3 to study for a full degree (undergraduate or postgraduate), and wish to apply for accommodation on campus?

1. Go to dcuaccommodation.ie, create an account and make an application.

2. If you do not have a DCU student ID number, enter the title of your course code instead (e.g. MSc in Computing)

3. When choosing your Year of Study, choose "International Undergraduate" or "International Postgraduate" in the drop down menu. Ignore 1st year, 2nd year etc.

4. If you are asked to pay a €50 application fee, you have chosen the wrong student type. There should be NO application fee. Review your application and make sure to identify yourself as an international student at every step of the way.

5. Please note that as Campus Residences receive a larger number of student applications who are looking for accommodation than the number of rooms available, all rooms are assigned via a random lottery system.

6. After submission, your application automatically goes on file to be included in our bedroom lottery. The lottery date has not yet been set but this will be in June/July. Once the lottery has been run, you will be emailed with an update on your application status to inform you whether you have been successful or not.

7. When you receive an offer, you will be given five days to pay a deposit to reserve your room. If you do not pay this deposit by the deadline, your offer of a room will be rescinded and the room will be offered to another student.

8. Check the room offer from DCU Accommodation Ltd for details of the cancellation and deposit refund policy and all relevant terms & conditions 

 

Are you visiting DCU in 2022/3 to study for a semester or a full year, and wish to apply for accommodation on campus?

1. Go to dcuaccommodation.ie, create an account and make an application.

2. If you do not yet have a DCU student ID number, enter the title of your home university/institution instead.

3. For your contact email address, please use your home university email where possible. (If not, it's fine to use your personal email).

4. When choosing your Year of Study, choose "International Undergraduate" or "International Postgraduate" in the drop down menu. Ignore 1st year, 2nd year etc.

5. If you are asked to pay a €50 application fee, you have chosen the wrong student type. There should be NO application fee. Review your application and make sure to identify yourself as an international student at every step of the way.

6. Please note that as Campus Residences receive a larger number of student applications who are looking for accommodation than the number of rooms available, all rooms are assigned via a random lottery system.

7. After submission, your application automatically goes on file to be included in our bedroom lottery. The lottery date has not yet been set but this will be in June/July. Once the lottery has been run, you will be emailed with an update on your application status to inform you whether you have been successful or not.

8. When you receive an offer, you will be given five days to pay a deposit to reserve your room. If you do not pay this deposit by the deadline, your offer of a room will be rescinded and the room will be offered to another student.

9. Check the room offer from DCU Accommodation Ltd for details of the cancellation and deposit refund policy and all relevant terms & conditions 

 

 

 

Beware of scams. Because there is high demand for accommodation in Dublin, there is some risks that you may be defrauded while searching for accommodation. 

Threshold offers some advice on avoiding accommodation scams, as do the Guards (Irish police).