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Accommodation and Living Costs

Finding the right accommodation, in the right location at the right price is one of the biggest challenges that all students have to face at the start of the academic year. Students from Ireland and International Students all arrive in Dublin at the same time looking for accommodation and it is difficult for everyone.

There are a number of options available for Long Term and Short Term accommodation.  Full information on the options available and how to search and book your accommodation is detailed in the Accommodation and Living Expenses Booklet.

Accommodation Options Long Term/ Short Term Important Information
NCI On Campus Accommodation Long Term
  • Can be booked in advance of your arrival (subject to availability).
  • Must be booked for the full academic year for Semester 1 and 2 (from September to May).
Rented Accommodation Off Campus Long Term
  • Can view apartments/ rooms to rent online but can only go to see them and sign the lease when you arrive in Ireland.
  • Must sign a lease for a minimum period which is usually 1 year.
Host Family Short Term or Long Term
  • Must be booked in advance of your arrival.
  • Minimum stay of 2 weeks on a half board basis (breakfast and dinner usually included).
  • Option to negotiate long term stay directly with the family.
Hostels Short Term
  • Must be booked in advance of your arrival.
  • If staying in a Hostel while seeking rented accommodation we recommend that you book for a minimum of 2 weeks.
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