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Application Timelines

Continuing students
Late applications to open March 20th 2024

New entrants
(CAO, direct Non-EU and deferred students)
Applications open 20th March & close 16th May 2024

Postgraduate students
Applications will re-open March 20th 2024

Before you apply

Take our quick ‘Where can I live’ quiz below to help guide your application. Kindly note students applying for Trinity College Dublin accommodation should first create an account on our Accommodation Portal.

Where can I live?

If you are nominated or applying under Special Consideration please click here to find out what location you can apply for.

How to apply

Follow these steps

All students

  • All students except CAO students should create their account with their Trinity ID (application number).
  • After you have accepted the unconditional offer, the portal may take up to 2 weeks to recognise your Trinity ID.
  • If you receive a ‘User Not Recognised’ error message, we recommend you try the portal again later. It’s important not to register a CAO account as your application will not be accepted or reviewed.

CAO Applicants

  • CAO students should create their account with their CAO number.
  • Your full name and your CAO number should match your CAO application. Any discrepancies in your name and CAO number may lead to your application not being reviewed.
  • Please ensure that you use your CAO application number and not your Leaving Certificate exam number.
  • Please take a note of your password. If you forget it or need to reset it please email

Deferred 1st Year Students

  • Deferred Students can create an account using their Trinity ID number.


You are all set to go. You can now create your account here.

Check your inbox for an email from ‘’ or ‘’. Then click on the link in the email to complete your registration.

  • Log-in to the portal using your ID/CAO number and password.
  • Make sure you know the location you are eligible for and your preferred room type. To learn more about this take the ‘Where can I live’ quiz or explore the Find your location section below.
  • Please fill out all required fields.
  • If you have a disability, medical condition, or other similar special considerations, you should submit a Additional Needs Application in addition to this room application, and you should note in the room application that you will be looking for Special Consideration.
  • You will receive an email confirmation when your application is submitted.
  • You are all set! Wait for an email from us with a decision.

Keep an eye out for an email from ‘’ or ‘’ with an update on your application decision. Trinity Hall provisional offers will be made in late June 2023. Campus offers will be made at the end of June 2023. Offers for Kavanagh Court/3rd Party Student Accommodation are on a rolling basis throughout the year.


Answer to your questions

  • Simply follow the step by step guide on this page.

  • Please check the spam folder of your email.

  • Please go to ‘Forgot my Password’ on the accommodation portal. CAO applicants should email: with their CAO number.

  • This means that your ID isn’t recognised by the system yet. Please wait another couple of days and try again.
  • In case the above does not work, please ensure you have confirmed your registration. Once your registration is confirmed, you can return to the accommodation portal.
  • If you still can’t log-in, please use the ‘Forgot my Password’ in the accommodation portal.

  • Please clear all browsing history, cookies, cache or try a different browser. We recommend using a desktop/laptop when registering an account and making an application.

  • Yes, but please note there is no guarantee that your application will be reviewed outside of the application timelines.

Know your eligibility