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Allocation Policy

Allocation Policy for University Accommodation 2014-15

Applications are welcomed from Undergraduate and Postgraduate students studying on a full time basis at Queen’s University.


New Students


The Application Process

Applications for accommodation are available to be made online from May 2014 for the 2014-15 intake.

Students from Northern Ireland must apply for accommodation by 1 August 2014 for their application to be considered. Applications received after this date will automatically be waitlisted and will be considered on a postcode basis.

The Allocation Process

Students from outside of Northern Ireland who make Queen’s their firm choice (UF and CF) by 25 July 2014 will be sent a room offer as soon as they apply for accommodation.

All other students will be allocated accommodation when they have been accepted onto a course at Queen’s University Belfast, for example, your status at the time of allocation must be unconditional firm (UF).

All rooms are allocated on the basis of distance – those living furthest away will be offered a place first. For Northern Ireland, distance is determined by postcodes, a ranking is available from the Accommodation Office.  Allocations will commence from Monday 18 August 2014.

Any student who is allocated a room based on their application to Queen’s and who subsequently declines or moves to another educational institution, will forfeit their room even if the student has entered into a contract.


The following students are guaranteed a place in University accommodation. 

i)       Disabled Students - A guarantee is given to any Queen’s studentwith a *registered disability whose application is received by 1 August 2014 (*registered with Queen’s University means a student who has made the University aware of their disability and it has subsequently been determined that the disability is such that it requires priority accommodation by Occupational Health).  

ii)              Applications from students living outside Northern Ireland.

iii)             Queen’s Scholars – A guarantee is given to any student who has been offered a Queen’s Scholarship.

iv)             Elite Athlete Programme (EAP) – A guarantee is given to any student who has been offered the EAP award.


Nursing Students

Nursing and Midwifery students are required to spend time out on placement throughout their degree course. To facilitate this, a limited number of rooms are available on a short term rental basis (7-8 weeks). Priority for the allocation of these rooms will be given to first year students and on a distance (postcode) basis.

Nursing and Midwifery students are welcome to apply for a room on a 38 or 51 week contract and will be allocated in line with the policy for all other students.


Returners (Undergraduates and Postgraduates)

The University welcomes applications from returning students who wish to live in University managed accommodation on a 38 or 51 week basis.  As there are a limited number of rooms available students who apply will be allocated on a first come first serve basis. Applications for accommodation can be made from 1 March 2014 and disabled students will have priority for available places on the date of their application.  In the case of over demand, students who have not been successful in obtaining accommodation will be placed on a waiting list until suitable accommodation becomes available.

Returning students can apply for accommodation as a group to be allocated together – more information can be found by contacting the accommodation office.


Accommodation for Students with Partner or Family

The University has a wide range of accommodation suitable for students with a partner or with family. 

This accommodation is subject to availability at the time of booking and applications should be made directly with the Accommodation Office, due to demand for this type of accommodation, early applications are advised.