Before you arrive
A very limited number of student rooms will be available to one year Erasmus students at Trinity Hall. Unfortunately it will not be possible to provide university housing for all applicants. To apply for university accommodation, you must apply on-line. You will not be able to apply on line until you have received your Trinity College Student ID number. which will be included in the letter of acceptance. If you have any questions when completing the application form, or about housing in general, please contact the Accommodation Office at email@example.com.
Accommodation Advisory Service
If you do not secure Trinity housing, or wish to find your own accommodation, an Accommodation Advisory Service (See the last section of the page) will operate from the beginning of September to the end of Freshers' Week. It will be located in the Arts Building and open from Monday to Saturday.
Here, students can get access to lists of houses and apartments for rent and there are two telephones which students can use free of charge to contact prospective landlords.
The staff of the Accommodation Advisory Service 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
We strongly advise you to arrive in Dublin at least 2-3 weeks before teaching begins in order to secure suitable and affordable accommodation.
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. The rooms are available from during September, at a rate a competitive rate. The rooms must be vacated the last weekend in September. Spaces are limited so it is advisable to reserve a place early. Linen is provided and there are facilities for light self-catering.
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.
It is very important that you have adequate insurance before coming to Dublin. Please bring your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) with you. This card is available through the Health Board in your home country. Please see the EHIC website for information on how to get the card in your country:
German students please note that you can obtain the EHIC from your relevant health insurance company (Krankenkasse).
If you have not included your EHIC number on your application form, please email this number to the International Admissions desk: firstname.lastname@example.org.
All full-time registered students are eligible to use the College Health Service throughout the year. Detailed information regarding services can be accessed from their website. Essentially, the service offers on campus primary health and psychiatric care, between 10.30 a.m. and 4.40 p.m. weekdays excluding lunchtime. The Health Centre is located in House 47.
Other pre-arrival information
We have provided additional pre-arrival information elsewhere on the International Office website which we encourage you to view:
- Departments and Erasmus Coordinators
- How to get to Trinity College
- Opening a Bank Account in Dublin
- Cost of Living
You will also find some helpful information at Dublin Life.