Nursing Students

Applications 2014-15.

Nursing students in their first year of study at Queen’s normally spend the first 6–8 weeks of their course at Queen’s, then go on work placement for 6–8 weeks before returning to Queen's for another 6–8 weeks. Whether you are moving home for your placement, or staying in Belfast, we can offer the following options:

Option 1:

              • Short-term (6–8 weeks) accommodation  
              • Guthrie House 
              • Single standard study bedrooms in Guthrie House
              • Price £89.00 per week, inclusive of heating, electricity and internet access.
              • No deposit is necessary and payment for the stay must be made in full at check-in.

Option 2:

              • Full Year accommodation (38 week contract)
              • This is offered on the same basis as to a first year undergraduate student. Please read the  Allocation Policy 2013-14  for further information.
              • Elms Village (en suite and standard rooms)
              • Queen’s Houses (76 Malone Road)
              • Grant House (No Alcohol)

Lifestyle available to choose from:

              • Single Sex accommodation (Elms Village)
              • Quiet Living accommodation (Elms Village)
              • No Alcohol accommodation (Elms Village and Grant House)

You also have the option of living with other students who have similar interests to you.

A contract for the full residential year (38 weeks) can be arranged, but please note that the contract is binding and you will not be released from it even if any of your work placements are closer to home. Details of what it is like to live in these types of accommodation can be found in the Accommodation section. 


Students coming from outside Northern Ireland are guaranteed a place in Queen's Accommodation. Please read the  Allocation Policy 2013-14 for further information.

Where do I go to apply?

You can complete an application online, please see the How to Apply section. If you visit us for a tour of accommodation, computer terminals to apply online are available at Elms Village from 1 June 2014. To be eligible for a place in Queen's Accommodation you will need to have met the following criteria:

              • Applied for accommodation before 1 August 2013 if coming from Northern Ireland
              • Be accepted onto a course at Queen’s at the time of allocation (i.e. once exam results have been published your academic status must be 'Unconditional Firm' (UF).

What if I do not get offered a place?

If you have applied for a place in Queen’s Accommodation, met all the deadlines and criteria, but we are unable to offer you a room, you will need to look for a place to live in the private sector.

Looking in the Private Sector

The University encourages first year students to apply for accommodation owned and managed by Queen's.

        Advice is available in the Students' Union regarding all aspects of renting accommodation in the private sector.  For further information please visit           the Students' Union website

       You can search all available private sector student accommodation at

Other Key Considerations

The University's residential year commences on Saturday 20 September 2014. If you are commencing your Nursing or Midwifery course in September 2014 teaching will begin before this date with the School's inductions taking place from early September 2014. If you intend to check-in early to meet these dates then you may not initially be able to gain access to the particular room that you have been allocated for the term of your contract.  Should that be the case as alternative room will be provided until your allocated room becomes available.  If arriving early you will be required to pay for any additional nights.

If your final offer is for the February/March 2015 intake, you can apply for accommodation between 1-30 November 2014.

*Please note that students who have already completed either their first year of an undergraduate degree at Queen’s University or are returning to complete a second undergraduate or postgraduate degree are classed as ‘returning students' and not as students in their first year of study. For information regarding returning students please see the Returning Students section.

Nursing accommodation at a glance:
Options to suit everyone
Great facilities
Live-in support
Convenient location
Value for money
Short term contracts available