Trinity Student Accomodation
Students with disabilities seeking consideration for their application for rooms
Trinity has limited accommodation on two main sites (the Trinity main campus and Trinity Hall). A number of rooms on campus and Trinity Hall are accessible. Rooms are not fully supervised but they do have 24 hour security staff and residential wardens on site.
The accommodation offered encourages independent living. This can create a lively environment but it is not always suited to students who need a very quiet living space. Campus accommodation is mostly for final year students or graduate students. Trinity Hall is ideal for first and continuing students but spaces are limited too.
New Student Applying via CAO/UCAS
Students applying for a place in Trinity via CAO or UCAS may apply for residential accommodation when they receive an unconditional offer of a place on a course at Trinity.
Only students on full degree courses may apply for residential accommodation. Students studying part-time or diploma courses are not eligible for accommodation. Further information is available on this link.
Continuing students – applications for the next academic year
To apply for a room, complete the online accommodation application form by clicking on this link.
For students with disabilities applying as new entrants or continuing, you can have your application considered under special consideration due to the impact of a disability. Students must be registered with the Trinity Disability Service to avail of this support.
The Disability Service will review medical evidence supplied to the service at registration and will take into account the following criteria when prioritising applications for accommodation:
- The nature and impact of disability – as stated by the applicant and documented with appropriate evidence. Priority will be given to applicants with the most significant needs based on mobility, balance, stamina and strength.
- The nature and impact of the disability on travelling to and from Trinity including transport options and distance to Trinity from home. Priority will be given to applicants with difficulties in accessing public transport and those living furthest from campus.
Based on the criteria above, the Disability Service will review all the applications and will make recommendations to the Accommodations Office. As part of your application, you must indicate that you are registered with the Disability Service and provide consent for the Disability Service to review and support your application. In turn, based on the availability of rooms on campus and the priority given to applications, the Accommodations Office will inform applicants of any room offers. In some cases, applicants may be advised that accommodation in Trinity Hall better suits their individual needs.
Further information and advice on student accommodation can be found at - http://www.tcdsuaccommodation.org/
Out of Hours and Non-Academic Personal Care
Trinity funding does not cover expenditure for personal care, medical treatment/supplies, or other supports required outside study/ course contact hours or the academic year, including those that can reasonably be expected to be provided by another agency such as the local health service where you are ordinarily resident. Please follow this link for further information on out of hours and non-academic personal care: http://www.tcd.ie/disability/services/out-of-hours.php