Blackrock Campus Accommodation

Proby House Residences, located on the UCD Smurfit School campus in Blackrock, consists mostly of fully-furnished, six-bedroom apartments with individual ensuite facilities, modern kitchens, on-site launderette and study areas.

Particularly suited to students undertaking postgraduate courses at the UCD Smurfit School, Blackrock village is a 5-minute walk away with fantastic facilities including restaurants, pubs, shopping centres, and direct access to the city by DART.

2 Semester or 3 Semester Stay options are available and the friendly atmosphere makes it a particularly warm and inviting accommodation option.

Please contact the UCD Global for more information on eligibility and booking procedures.

Belfield Campus Accommodation

Located on or close to the main Belfield Campus, approximately two miles from Blackrock, on campus accommodation consists of six residences; Ashfield, Belgrove, Glenomena, Roebuck CastleMerville and Roebuck Hall. All residences have single bedrooms in either three, four or six bedroom apartments and offer a range of on-site facilities. Click here to browse the full range of accommodation types.

Please contact the UCD Global for more information on eligibility and booking procedures.


Off-Campus Accommodation

Supply of off-campus, accommodation in Ireland tends to surpass the growing demand – especially in the summer months.

Our advice is to ensure you have sufficient budget to cover cost of living, including accommodation.  You can view cost of living estimates here. It is important to keep in mind that postgraduate students will have budgets closer to the high model. There is little, if any, room for maneuver to find accommodation at the lower of median level. 

Rented accommodation is usually furnished, with typical rent costs of €1,300 per month. An advance deposit equal to one month’s rent, along with payment of one month’s rent, is usually required to secure your letting. It is advised against transferring any money before visiting the property and meeting the landlord.

A UCD off-campus accommodation search engine shows listings of houses, flats, apartments, lodgings and general self-catering accommodation. To use the site, you need to register with your @ucdconnect email address. If you do not have a UCD email address yet, please email referencing your application number (Applicant ID/Application ID). This website has also some valuable housing advice relating to contract signing, tenant’s rights, deposit, inventory etc. 

There is some advice on finding off-campus accommodation on UCD Residences and their Guide on living off campus is a good place to start. Throughout the summer UCD Smurfit School offers information webinars for new incoming students on variety of topics, accommodation being one of them.  Incoming students will receive details on these webinars by email in advance.

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