Whether you want to live in student residences or a private rental, there’s a student accommodation option for you in Dublin. This guide will help you find the best space for you.

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Dublin is a thriving city with a growing student population. Due to NCI’s central location, there is a range of student accommodation options for anyone moving to Dublin. 

Full-time students, whether joining NCI through the CAO or as an international student, have many options when it comes to their living arrangements including: 

  • Student accommodation 
  • Private rentals 
  • Home stays 

This student accommodation guide will share some useful tips for securing the right option in the best location for you. 

You can visit our international section for further information and advice on accommodation for international students.

Point Campus

Point Campus is the biggest student accommodation in Ireland accommodating 966 students. Based just a 5-minute walk away from NCI in the Dublin Docklands area, you have the choice between a Cluster (shared) or a Studio Apartment. Cluster Apartments feature 4-8 individual bedrooms centred around a spacious shared living space and kitchen while a Studio Apartments offers more space and privacy.

Each room includes:

  • En-suite
  • Double bed
  • Built-in wardrobe
  • Storage area
  • Fitted desk

Free WiFi is available for all residents and bills are included. Residents also have free access to on-site cinemas, gym, laundry and study areas.

Visit the Point Campus website to book your room for September.

Tips and Advice

Joining college may be the first time many students are living away from home. Your experience searching for suitable accommodation may be limited but following the simple tips below will help you make the best decision for you. 

Work out your budget

Be clear on how much you can afford before you start your accommodation search. Dublin can be an expensive city to live in so make sure you’re informed of the financial supports, grants and scholarships that could help you along the way. 

Start looking early

Once your college place is secured, we would recommend confirming your preferred accommodation as soon as possible to beat the competition. Before then, you can start the research process, shortlist your top options and request any information you need. 

Check public transport

As NCI is based in the heart of Dublin, there are many student accommodation residences within walking distance of the college. Don’t worry if you decide to live outside the city centre as our campus can also be easily accessed by public transport via bus, rail, or tram.

Plan a visit or virtual tour

Going to college is a huge milestone for any student so you might want to visit some student living spaces in person or virtually before you commit to a decision. This will give you a chance to ask about the facilities, bookings process and cancellation policy. 

Finding Student Accommodation in Dublin

There are a number of websites dedicated to helping students search for accommodation:

Student residences close to NCI are:

If you would prefer to privately rent a home during your studies, you may find the below websites useful:

Another alternative is a home stay or student digs:

Other Useful Resources

Don't feel like you have to make this decision on your own. There are a number of resources that can help you and your parents make the right choice for you. 

We've listed the most valuable accommodation resources below: