Please note that housing for the Fall 2020 semester is subject to change.

Accommodation Abroad Ireland students live in the Belgrove Student Residence Hall, which also houses Irish and other international students. Belgrove is within walking distance of University College Dublin’s campus, with easy access to Dublin’s city-center via public transportation. Students receive their roommate assignments once they arrive in Dublin. We are unable to accommodate roommate requests.

The services available to students at UCD, along with amenities such as sports facilities, a grocery store, and pharmacy, make Belfield an excellent place live and study. Cafes and shops are just a 15-minute walk away.

The Belgrove student residence includes:

  • Single rooms in a shared flat (apartment)
  • A single bed, desk, chair, and wardrobe in every bedroom
  • A quilt, pillow, and bed linens for each student
  • One bathroom per two single rooms
  • Fully-equipped kitchens with refrigerators/freezers, stoves, and microwaves (dishes and cookware is also included)
  • Common dining and lounge area with tables and dining areas
  • Laundry facilities – students have access to both washers and dryers located within the student residence for a per-load fee
  • Air conditioning
  • Wireless Internet
  • 24/7 security presence
    Printers are available in several buildings at UCD

Mail & Packages

Please use the following address when sending items to Ireland students:

Student Name
House Number, Apartment Number, Room Number
Belgrove Student Residence
UCD Belfield
Dublin 4, Ireland

Please note, items shipped internationally may require additional customs fees or time for processing.

Letters and small envelopes will be slipped under the student’s door. For packages, we suggest that all packages be shipped via a provider that does not require a signature (typically, UPS and DHL require signatures, and the USPS does not). The reason for this is that UCD cannot sign for a package on behalf of a student, so any packages requiring signatures are at the risk of being returned to the shipping facility.
Alternatively, students also have the option of registering with Parcel Motel, a third party service that acts as a storage locker for a fee for each package being delivered ( Parcel Motel lockers are located outside of Building 71. Once a package is delivered into a storage space, the student gets a text message informing them that the package is available for pickup. Another option for on-campus pick up is to have the item delivered to the DPD/Parcel Wizard pick-up location at the Centra on-campus.
For sensitive deliveries such as a new bank card or other important documentation, please contact [email protected] for an address that can be used for these sensitive items.

Meals Ireland students share a common kitchen and cook meals for themselves. While it may be an adjustment, cooking can become a bonding experience for students. There are also several grocery stores, cafes and restaurants close to the student residences. Find a list of all food outlets on campus here. 

To purchase anything at one of UCD’s food outlets, laundry, etc., students can add money to their UCARD, which can function like a debit card on campus. To manage your UCD UCARD, follow the instructions here.

Boston Housing

More information about the housing application for the spring semester can be found here.