Your Home Away From Home

Studying in a new country is an exciting experience. You'll meet lots of new friends, and living with other students is a great way to settle into life in Dublin. 

When you study at the International Study Centre you can choose to live in student residences or arrange your own accommodation. 

Why choose UCD residences?

The UCD halls of residence offer apartments and catered accommodation. You'll find them in several locations on campus and in the nearby village of Blackrock. There's something for all tastes and budgets!

Self-catered (Merville, Belgrove, Glenomena, Roebuck Hall)

  • Located on UCD’s main Belfield campus, close to restaurants, shops, gym, sports centre and swimming pool
  • Choice of apartments with shared kitchen and living room
  • On-site launderette, bicycle storage, social spaces and 24-hour security
  • Events organised throughout the year with the ResLife programme

Catered (Roebuck Castle)

  • Award winning, environmentally friendly apartment building with shared kitchen and living room
  • Meals provided in the apartment restaurant (rent includes cooked breakfast and evening meal Monday to Friday and a brunch on Saturday and lunch on Sunday)
  • On-site fitness room and 24-hour security 

Self-catered (Blackrock & Proby)

  • Located two miles from UCD’s main campus and within walking distance of the thriving seaside town of Blackrock
  • Regular bus service connecting you to the main campus
  • Blackrock Residence is a dormitory style residence with spacious bedrooms and shared kitchen and living areas
  • Proby Residence offers comfortable apartments for three to six students
  • On-site launderette and bicycle storage

If you are younger than 18 at the start of your course, it is mandatory for you to stay in a homestay option that will be arranged through our approved third-party provider.


Residence  Cost per week* 
Blackrock Halls of Residence €159.35 
Merville €178.57 
Belgrove €178.57 
Glenomena €219.03 
Roebuck Hall €219.03 
Proby House Residences €219.03 
Roebuck Castle (catered) €283.24 

*Accommodation is subject to availability. The cost shown is intended as a guide only and is subject to change. The cost of your room will be confirmed in the tenancy agreement.

How to book your room

Applying for accommodation is easy.

  1. Request accommodation when you apply. Please read our Terms & Conditions and cancellation policy carefully.*
  2. Confirm your place. The accommodation team will then invite you to apply for your accommodation online.
  3. Apply for accommodation using the University’s online system. Follow the application guidelines and pay a deposit.
  4. Secure your room by following the confirmation guidelines and making due payments.
  5. Pay the rent for your first semester before you move in.