Accommodation for First Year Students
Making the best decision for your university student living experience
Now that you have chosen to study in Ireland's most vibrant campus, you need to select the best place to live. This is an exciting time in your life and we understand that finding the right place to live during your studies is extremely important to you. Residences at UL will be your home from home for the next few years - a place to live, eat, sleep and inevitably where your college social life will evolve.
Which Village is for you?
With 2,500 rooms on campus across six residential villages at University of Limerick, there is something to suit everyone. Each village has a distinctive character with a wide range of facilities suitable for first year students. Our six villages vary in price too; this means that there is accommodation on campus to suit all budgets.
If you want to live as part of a vibrant student community, minutes walk from lecture theatres, then campus accommodation at University of Limerick is a must for you.
Live with Friends
To make the best of your time with us if you have friends who are coming to UL, why not request to live with them. When you apply for a room, nominate a friend to live with you. We will endeavour to allocate your room close to a friend if it will help your transition to university life. That said, when you live on campus at UL, you will meet many people from all over the world where you could make friends for life.
At Campus Life Services, we have an allocation policy which we believe encourages vibrant communities. Our residents can expect to live with students in the same year. You will find that students may be completing different courses to you which creates diversity. Our houses are usually mixed sex with equal balance where possible.
We also try to allocate at least two international students in each student home which works well for all concerned.
What you can expect while living in residence
When you live in any one of our six residential villages, you can expect:
Professional management service whose primary focus is to deliver the best student living experience
Support during your journey at UL
Excellent facilities across six residential villages
Rental fees with no additional surprises. All bills are included in your rent
Campus Life Programme run each term which includes sporting, cultural and social events
How early can I apply for accommodation?
Prospective first year students planning to study at University of Limerick can apply online from February (pre September of year of study). When you apply online, you will be required to pay a non refundable €50.00 booking fee. If we are able to offer you a room you will receive a room offer from us. Room offers are made on a first come, first served basis and we do not guarantee that we will be able to offer all applicants a room on campus.
Can I apply for a room in a particular village?
When you apply for a room on campus you will be asked to rate your preference of village from one to six. As you can imagine, we receive a large number of applications in advance for accommodation for incoming first years so we cannot guarantee a place on campus .
Only when you have confirmed your room offer in August, will we allocate you to a specific village. Room offers will commence following CAO round one offers late August and our team will endeavour to allocate your first preference. In the event that your first preference is unavailable, we allocate your second preference and so on.
How do I accept or reject my room offer?
You will receive a room offer by email in August. The email will include instructions on how to accept or reject the room offer and you will have to do so before 12h00 noon the day after you have been offered a room. If you fail to accept or reject by 12h00, your room offer will be withdrawn automatically and booking deposit forfeited.
Irish speaking students
Please click here to view our accommodation brochure as Gaeilge. Should you wish to live in a house with other native Irish speakers please select this option as you make you application online at studentliving.ul.ie. We will do our best to allocate native Irish speakers together if they so request.
If you wish to contact a member of our team please email firstname.lastname@example.org.