The Accommodation Office provides a register of lodgings (digs), shared housing and student apartments for the academic year. This register is updated throughout the year and students should contact the office regularly. There are three main types of accommodation to choose from.
1. Lodgings/Self Catering Lodgings (Living in a family home)
During official holiday time students do not have to pay rent. 2 weeks rent is taken as a deposit and if a student leaves before the end of the Academic year he/she will usually lose the deposit.
Includes breakfast, evening meal and light supper. Prices for this year are approximately:
Single 5 day: €120
Twin 5 day: €90
Single 7 day: €140
Twin 7 day: €110
Self Catering Lodgings:
Where a student lives with a family but has use of the kitchen to cook meals. It is advisable to come to a clear agreement as to times you can use the kitchen, use of telephone, bills etc. Prices per week for this year are approximately:
Single room: €85
Twin room: €70
- It can be a home away from home.
- All bills are included in the price.
- You will have two good meals a day.
- Privacy can be a problem.
- Friends are usually not allowed to stay or call.
2. Shared Houses/Flats
As there is a high demand for this type of accommodation, it is advisable to contact the Accommodation Office regularly for an updated list either by phone, email or call into the office. One months rent is usually taken as a deposit. Prices for this year are approximately:
Single room: €85
Twin room: €70
- You can eat when/what you like.
- More freedom.
- Friends can stay over.
- Bills for ESB, telephone, heating, refuse etc
- Sharing with strangers.
- Cleaning and cooking for yourself
3. Student Apartments/Hostels
There are a large number of student apartments available to students within walking distance. It is advisable to look into this option early in the intended Academic Year. Bookings are made directly to the apartments and payment is made in two instalments. The approximate price range per academic year is from €2,700 – €4,500. The cost depends on what type of room you choose (Standard Single, Single Ensuite, Double Ensuite, Twin Standard, Twin Ensuite etc). The average number of rooms per apartment is 3, 5 or 7. Students are advised to look at apartments before booking and to read leases carefully before signing.
- Normally near college and bus routes.
- Designed to accommodate study.
- Good way of making friends.
- Can be expensive for the average student (payment upfront)
- Noise can also be a problem in apartment complexes.
- Fixed 9-month lease and rent is non-refundable.
Student Apartment Listing
Bishopstown Campus Area
Model Farm Road
T: 021 4545 200
Edenhall (The Village)
Model Farm Road
T: 021 4342 727
Model Farm Road
T: 021 4346 346
T: 021 4819 500
Student Village Apartments
T: 021 4345 344
T: 021 4344 032
(Suit CCAD | CSM)
T: 021 4312623
T: 086 2998022
Fullers Lodge Apartments,
12 College Road.
T: 021 4525997
North Quay Place,
Popes Quay Apartments.
T: 087 8168064
Lower Glanmire Road.
(Opposite the train station)
Seven North Mall,
7 North Mall.
T: 086 4076890
Monastery Hill Apartments,
T: 087 8168064
Little Hanover Street.
T: 021 4275 500 / 087 9515566
(Suitable for NMCI Students)
T: 021 4370799 / 086 8230655
Short to Medium Term Accommodation
• Suitable for International & Erasmus students
• Also suitable for FÁS students
• Minimum Stay is 2 weeks
• All-inclusive rent – no extras
• Properties are based mostly in the City Centre
112 Oliver Plunkett Street, Cork
T: 021 4222243
There are some student hostels in the city centre. Many students use them as a stop gap until they find permanent accommodation.
Kinlay House Hostel
T: 021 4508 966
4 Belgrave Place,
T: 021 4505 562
Lower Glanmire Road
T: 021 2418380
An Óige Hostel
T: 021 4543289
Checklist when renting private property:
If you are signing a lease please ask someone reliable to check it out first and always ask for a copy. Never sign a twelve month lease if you are only staying for the academic year (9 months) as you are liable for the remaining rent. Always ask for a receipt or get the landlord to sign a rent book when paying your deposit and rent. Never sign a lease for other students. Always make an inventory of the contents and their condition before taking the house. Take photos if necessary to show wear & tear.
Students may forfeit some or all of their deposit:
- If they do not give proper notice or leave before the end of the tenancy agreement.
- For damage to the landlords property over and above normal wear and tear.
- For unpaid bills or rent owed.
- For antisocial behaviour
A tenant is obliged not to engage in, or to allow, any behaviour that may be deemed as ‘anti-social’ behaviour in the property. The tenancy may be lawfully terminated by the landlord by giving a valid Notice of Termination to an offending tenant. Under the Residential Tenancies Act 2004 ‘anti-social’ means to engage in behaviour:
- which is reasonably likely to affect directly the well-being or welfare of others.
- which causes or could cause fear, danger injury, damage or loss to any person living, working or otherwise lawfully in the dwelling concerned or its obstruction of, or threats to any such person. (under the above sections, a valid seven day Notice of Termination may be issued)engage, persistently, in behavior that prevents or interferes with the peaceful occupation.
- by any other person residing in the dwelling concerned, of that dwelling.
- by any person residing in any other dwelling contained in the property.
- by any person residing in a dwelling in the (‘neighbourhood dwelling’) vicinity ... ( under above sections, a valid twenty eight day Notice of Termination may be issued).
If co-tenants or neighbours are being affected in any way it will only be a matter of time before the landlord is contacted or Gardai are asked to intervene. Under the Residential tenancies Act 2004 a third party can also take a case to the Private Residential Tenancies Board (PRTB) against the offending party. The PRTB provides a dispute resolution where a tenant, landlord or third party is unable to resolve the matter themselves. The service provided includes Mediation, Adjudication and/or a Tribunal.
Housing Regulations 2008
From 1st February 2009 all new properties for rent where a tenancy exists or will exist must meet the new minimum standards as outlined in the Housing (Standards for Rented Houses). Regulations 2008. Properties rented previous to 1st February 2009 will have until 1st February 2013 to meet the new standards. Some of the new standards address:
- Structural condition
- Heating Facilities
- Fire safety
- Sanitary facilities
- Refuse facilities
A Building Energy Rating Certificate (BER) is compulsory for all rented properties. This outlines the energy rating of the property (with A-G-A rated homes being the most energy efficient and G being the least efficient). You are entitled to request a BER on renting a property.
Threshold gives free information and advice on housing issues can help solve your housing problems and, if necessary they can act on your behalf with the PRTB. You can telephone, email or drop in to the centre nearest you and one of their advice workers will help you.
Threshold Advice Offices
T: 021 4278848
Information Leaflets on Tenants Rights, Student Possession Insurance & Fire Safety in Rented Accommodation are available from the Accommodation Office or from your local Threshold Office.
While every effort is made to facilitate students seeking accommodation, the Institute is not involved in any agreement/contracts entered into between students, student apartment and landlords. We are happy to discuss any problems students may have in their accommodation and try to help resolve them in a reasonable manner.
Student Centre, 1st Floor
T: 021 4335750
F: 021 4335751