Posted on August 23, 2017 at 2:00 PM

Ireland:Thousands of students are on university campus accommodation waiting lists

Cost of on-campus rooms has risen in recent years, with Dublin showing highest increase

The cost to students of on-campus accommodation has increased markedly in recent years across all seven universities, with students in Dublin universities seeing the largest rise.

Thousands of students are on waiting lists for campus rooms, with nearly all college accommodation fully booked up.

University College Dublin’s student rooms are the most expensive, with accommodation costing between €6,792 and €8,334 in September. UCD has raised the price of on-campus rent by an average of 38 per cent since 2014.

The college reserves 1,035 beds for first-year students, and there are currently 3,500 applicants for those rooms. Campus accommodation in DCU, University of Limerick, University College Cork, and NUI Galway is also almost fully booked.

Government rent caps limiting annual increases to 4 per cent do not apply to student residences, as they fall under “licence to reside” agreements and are not official tenancy leases.

"Ireland is emerging the best place to study nowadays...many students are selecting Ireland because the country offers many good reasons which no other country till now offers, says Mr. Deepak, Education Manager, Career XL Services..


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