Semester 2 Accommodation License ends June7th 2014
We hope that you will enjoy your time here. We look forward to meeting with you when you arrive. The following is a general guide to accommodation and to help you through your first week in Ireland.
The process for International students to apply for on-campus accommodation for 2014-2015 is under review at present and will be published on this page shortly. In the meantime please contact our International Office at firstname.lastname@example.org
On campus accommodation is booked up quickly so you may be looking for accommodation in the general Maynooth area.
You can apply for campus online at http://residence.nuim.ie. or by using this link (OPENING SOON) Completing the form is not a guarantee of campus accommodation but some accommodation is reserved for international students.
Residents pay a €500 deposit for campus accommodation for 2013-14 which is paid prior to moving in. This is a security deposit which also covers utility bills; the unused part of the deposit is returned at the end of yourr stay. International Students should open an Irish Bank Account as soon as you arrive and once opened key the details of this account to your Student Residence Account via the Student Portal so that your refund can be paid into that account at the end of your stay. Rent on campus is paid in two instalments; one prior to moving in and the other towards the end of January. Rates for individual halls are listed below.
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 this year is 18th January 2014). Please make sure you have budgeted for this.
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 also 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.
Twin room: €98 per week. Total : €3,724 to be paid in two instalments of €1,862
Single room: €120 per week. Total: €4,560 to be paid in two instalments of €2,280
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. 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.
Single room: €100 per week. Total: €3,800 to be paid in two instalments of €1,900
Bunk rooms: €60 per week. total €2,280 to be paid in two instalments of €1,140.
All students in these halls have single rooms and internet access is also available. Each five bedroom apartment has two bathrooms.
Single room: €95 per week. Total: €3,610 payable in two instalments of €1,805
Rent is paid per semester. It is possible to sgin an agreemen for one semester only. Each semester is 19 weeks duration.
DWM 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; http://www.dwm.ie
St Catherine's Hostel is on campus and caters for male students . If you are interested please contact the hostel directly. Ph: (01) 6286111.
Partial Board ("Digs") accommodation is readily available in Maynooth and surrounding areas on either a 5 or 7 day basis. 5 day accommodation suits all students who intend going home at weekends. Most digs accommodation is of this type. 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. The following are the weekly costs in family type accommodation for 2013-14:
Partial Board costs approx. €115-€120 Monday to Friday; €135-€142 Full Week. Deposits will usually be the equivalent of 2 weeks rent. Again the first week will also be paid on arrival.
Self-Catering costs approx. €80-€86 per week. Deposits will usually be the equivalent of 4 weeks rent. Again the first week will also be paid on arrival. Students cook for themselves in self-catering.
A lot of the rooms in family homes are only available 5 days a week so will NOT suit international students.
The housing list for 2013/14 is updated regularly. The housing list for 2013-2014 is available on the Residence Office Web Site.
Cost: The cost of renting a house varies. Rent can work out anywhere between €70 and €100 per week, depending on the property and the number of students in the house.
Deposit: Generally one month's rent is required as a deposit. The first month's rent is also usually paid in advance.
Telephone: (01) 708 3322. fax: 708 3523,
or call into the Student Services Building on the north Campus to the Information Point.
You may need to book into temporary accommodation, in Maynooth or Dublin (which is not too far away) until your accommodation for the rest of the academic year is secured.
In Maynooth there is temporary guest accommodation on campus. You could stay here while you are looking for housing in the area. Nightly guest accommodation rates apply.
The following is a list of good hostels in Dublin City Centre:
|Dublin Student Rooms||Abraham House|
81/82 Marlborough St.,
82 Lr Gardiner St.,
|Kinlay House Christchurch||Avalon House|
|2/12 Lord Edward St.,
Also in the city centre but across the river on the southside. Close to Temple Bar and restaurant area. Often booked up.
| 55 Aungier St.,
Ph: 475 0001
In the south city.
|Isaac's Dublin||Ashfield House|
|2-5 Frenchman's Lane,
Ph: 855 6215
Close to Connolly station.
|19-20 D'Olier St.,
Ph: 679 7734
City centre on the southside. Close to O' Connell bridge and the bus routes to Maynooth.
|The Brewery Hostel||Globetrotter's Tourist Hostel|
|22/23 Thomas St.,
South city but perhaps a 5 to 10 minutes walk further away from buses and trains than the other hostels.
46/48 Lr Gardiner St., Dublin 1.
|Jacob's Inn||Barnacle's Temple Bar House|
Ph: 855 5660
Close to the train station and not far from the bus terminus for Maynooth.
19 Temple Lane, Temple Bar,
|Prices vary so it is important to check rates with each hostel.|
We advise you to book into temporary accommodation for approximately 3-4 days. Remember that the Residence Office opens from Mondays to Fridays, so if you are coming to Ireland on a weekend day you may need to find temporary accommodation for a little longer. When you arrive in NUI Maynooth you can come to the Residence Office where we will provide you with a map of the Maynooth area and a list of available accommodation.
You will then view the accommodation and decide where exactly you are going to live.
We will give every assistance that you may need.
Maynooth is a small town so the university is not difficult to find. The Residence Office is situated in the Student Services Centre, North Campus. The office hours are 9.30 - 5p.m. Closed for lunch 1 - 2 pm. We will let you know of all available accommodation on your arrival. We will assist you in any way that we can.
REMEMBER THAT YOU MAY HAVE TO SHARE A ROOM.
Single rooms go quickly and are sometimes scarce. Be prepared to share.
If you have any other questions, do not hesitate to contact the Residence Office Ph: (01) 708 3322.
Looking forward to meeting you when you arrive.