One of the first issues for an incoming Trinity College student is finding somewhere to live. There is a large number of rooms available for non-EU full degree students at the university residence at Trinity Hall. Regrettably, there are limited rooms available for Visiting and Erasmus students.
Trinity Hall is a large, friendly complex with its own Junior Common Room which organises many social activities and outings. Trinity Hall accommodates over 1,000 students in shared single or twin apartments – read about the different room types. This well-equipped residence is 4 kms from the city centre with good public transport connections by LUAS (tram) and bus.
How to apply for Trinity College accommodation
Application for all Trinity College accommodation is made on line. In order to apply you must have your Trinity College Student ID number. Once you have been accepted you will receive an official letter of offer which will include this number. Please note that you may not apply on line until you have accepted your place.
Finding your own accommodation
If you have not secured housing in advance of your arrival, we strongly advise you to arrive as early in September as possible in order to maximise your chances of finding suitable and affordable accommodation. It is also worth pointing out that other universities in Dublin begin earlier than Trinity College. As a result, if you are seeking accommodation, the earlier you are able to arrive, the more choice you will get.
Accommodation Advisory Service
From August until the end of Freshers Week, the SU will be operating an Accommodation Advisory Service where you will be able to find accommodation listings as well as information on how to go about signing leases and other landlord tenant information. It will be located in House 6, in the Students’ Union Front Office.
If you are looking for somewhere to live for the year and need help finding it, please drop into the office between 9:30am and 5pm, Monday to Friday and 9.30am - 1pm on Saturday. Here, students can get access to lists of houses and apartments for rent and there is full internet access which students can use free of charge to contact prospective landlords.
The Accommodation Advisory Service staffed by students and the SU Welfare Officer will give advice on location and costs of accommodation, and will provide any other necessary information to help students new to Dublin orient themselves in the city. The service also has information on tenant's rights and other health and safety information. It provides a great opportunity to meet other students looking for housing and the possibility of joining together to share a house or apartment
Students who are not offered Trinity housing, can apply for up to two weeks temporary housing on campus while they search for long-term accommodation,. Temporary accommodation is provided from during September, subject to availability. Spaces are limited so it is advisable to reserve a place early. Linen is provided and there are facilities for light self-catering.
For rates, please see http://www.tcd.ie/accommodation/StudentsandStaff/Students/Campus/Rates/
Please note this temporary housing is only offered to students who have not secured accommodation in advance of arrival. If you are offered a room on campus, you cannot apply for temporary housing. If you arrive in Dublin before your room on campus is available, we suggest you book in to a hotel or hostel for the interim period.
Student accommodation in Dublin is in short supply so it is strongly recommended to start the search early.