One of the biggest decisions you will have to make is where you would like to live in Dublin. We highly recommend booking Student Residences and to apply early and to multiple locations.

International Student Accommodation at NCI Information for students considering living in student residence accommodation

Student Residence accommodation is purpose built student accommodation and is the only long-term accommodation you can book in advance of your arrival to Dublin. This saves you valuable time, as you don't need to search for accommodation when you arrive. Most of the residential options are fairly new and purpose-built properties all around Dublin city. Some options are within walking distance of NCI, others are well connected by public transport.

What to Consider


  • Advance booking from your home country 
  • Time-saving as no need for accommodation search in Dublin
  • Secure living
  • New, purpose-built & stylish properties with great facilities
  • Sociable environment 
  • On-site maintenance


  • You may need to book for the academic year
  • Can sell out quickly
  • Can be expensive
  • House rules may not suit your lifestyle
  • You do not get to choose who you live with
  • Difficult to cancel contract you have committed for

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