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If you wish to apply for College accommodation you must make an application by completing the online application form.

Before you apply for accommodation, we recommend that you do the following :

  • Read the information below and find out what is the most appropriate accommodation option for your circumstances. Allocation quotas for 2017/18 (PDF)
  • Visit the Accommodation web pages to find details of the types of rooms and facilities that are available and to see the rental rates that apply.
  • Follow the links to the web pages of the Warden of Trinity Hall who allocates rooms at Trinity Hall.
  • If your application is on the basis of a significant medical disability or other similar special circumstance, please see below.

New First Year Undergraduate Students

Most new entrants will have applied for a course in College through the Irish Central Applications Office (CAO). Those resident outside a reasonable commuting distance of Dublin are invited to apply for accommodation in College Residences at Trinity Hall. Applications may only be made after an offer of a place in the College has been received. Applicants who wish to be allocated a room within an apartment where the residents do not consume alcohol should indicate this wish within their personal statement when making their online application.

Undergraduate - Continuing Students

Applications for rooms at Trinity Hall and on campus for continuing students can be made for a four week period commencing in early February as per the College Calendar.


Continuing postgraduate students may apply for accommodation for the following academic year during a four week period commencing in early February each year, as per the College Calendar. New postgraduates should apply as soon as they have been fully accepted by College. Priority is given to those students registered for higher degrees by research only.

Part Time and Diploma Students

Students who are registered to do a part-time or diploma course are not eligible to apply for accommodation. The Advisory Service helps students find accommodation in the private rental market by providing them with advice and access to house-hunting resources. During August and September a fully staffed service is run from the Students' Union office in House 6. For the rest of the year the Students' Union Welfare Officer handles students' accommodation queries.

New Entrants for 2017/18 - seeking special consideration

Applicants with a disability, who have applied to Trinity College for entry to an undergraduate or postgraduate course in 2017/18, can indicate their intention to apply for a room in Trinity Hall or campus through a brief online form - link to be supplied for 2018/19

Continuing Students - seeking special consideration

A registered student may seek to have special consideration for his or her application for rooms on campus or at Trinity Hall. There are a limited number of rooms available to offer in those circumstances and it is not possible to respond to all such applications by providing College accommodation. Full details can be found on our Student with special needs page.