National University of Ireland, Maynooth

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Residence Office

Guide for International Students

Semester 2 Accommodation Licence ends June 7th 2014

Welcome to NUI Maynooth.


Congratulations on receiving an offer to study at NUI Maynooth. We hope that you will enjoy your time here and we look forward to meeting with you in the near future.

International students with an offer of an academic place at NUI Maynooth are welcome to apply for on-campus accommodation. If you do not have an offer please contact the International Office ( for further information on how to apply for a place on one of our academic programmes.


Applying for Campus Accommodation for 2014-2015

Please read the following information carefully before completing your application.

Demand for places in on-campus accommodation far exceeds the number of places available. It is therefore important to make an early decision about your accommodation so that you don’t find yourself arriving at University in September without your accommodation arrangements in place. (Off campus accommodations lists will be available on this web site May to Oct. Landlords start to accept bookings as early as May for the following September (

Our on-campus rates are available on the On-Campus Rates tab of the Residence Office Web site along with room descriptions.

On-campus rooms are for 7 days per week for the 38 weeks of the academic year commencing 15th September 2014 to 5 June 2015.

1st Semester – Monday 15th September 2014- Saturday 24th January 2015

2nd Semester- Monday 26th January 2015 – Friday  5th June 2015


How to Apply for On Campus for International Students

 Completing the form is not a guarantee of campus accommodation but some accommodation is reserved for international students.

  • The email address to use in this form is the email address we will use to communicate with you about your application. Please check your email inbox regularly.
  • Additional Information may be left blank. But if you wish to express a request to live with a friend, if you have specific requirements such as mobility issues for example, or if there is something which you feel we should be made aware of, this is a good use of this space.
  • Student Numbers are a mandatory field. Please ensure that you include this number on your application form. Otherwise your application may not be processed.  You will find your student number on your offer letter from NUI Maynooth
  • Please also make sure to choose the correct booking period on the Expression of Interest Form. This is essential as it will ensure you are allocated the correct accommodation.

International Students please click here to apply. This will open on 9th April.  Applications will be accepted until Friday 4th July.  All applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application shortly after 4th July.

How to accept the Room Offer for International Students

You will receive an email to the email address you give on the application form. Once you are offered a room you will be asked to complete a room form for TCAS (which is the name of our room booking system) in order to accept this offer. Please make sure to check your inbox regularly.

Deposits & Rent

This information is ONLY for Students who are offered a room and are paying for themselves.  Some Students pay their own deposit and their University pays the rent.

Residents pay a €500 deposit for campus accommodation for 2014-15 which is paid prior to moving in. This is a security deposit which also covers utility bills; any unused part of the deposit is returned at the end of your stay.  

However, International Students are strongly advised to open an Irish Bank Account as soon as you arrive. Once opened enter the details of this account to your Student Residence Account via the Student Portal on TCAS

so that any refund can be paid into that account at the end of your stay.   


For Full Year students rent on campus is paid in two instalments; one prior to moving in, 29th August and the other before the 16th of January 2015. Rates for individual halls are listed on

Please Note: International Students who arrive for the second semester only will be asked to pay their deposit and rent before they arrive (latest date for both payments is 16th January 2015). Please ensure you have budgeted for this.




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Students in these halls live in apartments where each bedroom has an en-suite bathroom. A typical apartment has five bedrooms each with its own en-suite

bathroom. There are a limited number of twin rooms available which also have en-suite bathrooms. Residents with personal computers also have the

opportunity of internet access in their own room. In twin rooms both residents have internet access. There is a large kitchen, dining and lounge area.



 Rye Hall offers single rooms and shared rooms (bunks). Bunk rooms are ideal for

two friends sharing and offer excellent value for money while still being able

to live on-campus. These include one desk, one chair and one wardrobe.

Internet access is also available in each resident bedroom.

There are a range of three-bed, four and seven bed apartments. Each apartment has at least two shower rooms.  A select number of the bedrooms in Rye Hall are en-suite.



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All students in these halls have single rooms and internet access is also available. Each five bedroom apartment has two bathrooms.

Rent is paid per semester. It is possible to sign an agreement for one semester

only. Each semester is 19 weeks duration.


PRIVATE STUDENT HOUSES (Full year students / 12 month students only)

You can book a room in one of our privately owned student houses listed below that are within walking distance of the University. You will have a single study bedroom and will share living and cooking areas with other students. Many rooms will have their own en-suite bathroom and internet connections. Rates for single room is approx €105 per week based on a fixed term of the full academic year.

For full information on this please contact



11 Single rooms, all ensuite. (Minimum 12 Months Residency )



16 single rooms (4 apartments), and 1 shared bathroom per apartment.

(Minimum 12 Months Residency)



There is a wide range of properties available to students in Maynooth, which are advertised throughout the year.  Further details are available using the following link:

We strongly recommend that students book their accommodation before arriving in Ireland.


Host Family Type Accommodation (


Partial Board ("Digs") accommodation is readily available in Maynooth and

surrounding areas on either a 5 or 7 day basis. You will have either a single or shared room but be prepared to share a twin room as most single rooms are snapped up quickly.

Deposits will usually be the equivalent of 2 weeks rent. Again the first week will also be paid on arrival.


Self-Catering Students have the option of preparing their own meals in self-catering. Deposits will usually be the equivalent of 4 weeks rent. Again the first week will also be paid on arrival.

A lot of the rooms in family homes are only available 5 days a week so will NOT suit international students.


Houses & Housesharing (usually self catering)

The housing list for 2014/15 is updated regularly. The housing list for 2014-2015 will be available on the Residence Office Web Site from May 2015.

Deposit: Generally one month's rent is required as a deposit. The first month's rent is also usually paid in advance.


Please Note: Landlords do not rent rooms in houses for one term unless you specifically ask for this. Very few will agree. Therefore house shares are usually only an option for full year students. If you move into a house and leave before the end of the agreed term you will lose your deposit and may be perused for the full rent for the remainder of your agreement. Do not sign an agreement or undertake to rent a room for longer than you are going to stay in a house or apartment , unless you are prepared to pay for this full period.


Temporary Accommodation in Ireland

You may need to book into temporary accommodation in Maynooth or Dublin until your accommodation for the rest of the academic year is secured.

Remember that the Residence Office opens from Monday to Friday, so if you arrive at the weekend you may need to find temporary accommodation for a little longer.


In Maynooth:


Divine Word Missionaries  student accommodation is just outside the university and caters for male/female students. If you are interested please contact the hostel directly.

Ph: 086 8202827;


St Catherine's Hostel is on campus and caters for male students . If you are interested please contact the hostel directly. Ph: (01) 6286111.

For further information regarding hostels in Ireland please use the following links:


Our vibrant and beautiful campus is closely integrated with the historic and lively town of Maynooth, Co. Kildare, which is easily accessible by car, bus, bicycle and train

Campus Map

Town Map


Getting to Maynooth

 You can check the following website for public transport from the city centre to Maynooth.


Contact Details

 The staff of the Residence Office in NUI Maynooth will give every assistance that you may need to find accommodation.

The Residence Office is situated in the Student Services Centre, North Campus.

The office hours are 9am - 5pm Closed for lunch 1pm - 2 pm. 

Tel: +353-(1)-708 3322

Fax: + 353-(1)-708 3523




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Residence Office, NUI Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland.
Tel: +353 1 708 3322 | Fax: +353 1 708 3523 |