Accommodation and Hospitality
Queen’s University Belfast
78 Malone Road
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Postgraduate students at Queen's have a choice of the following accommodation options:
Willow Walk (opened September 2012) - offers a mix of studio and 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom apartments.
Willow Walk is available for 38 and 51 week contracts.
Details of what it is like to live in these types of accommodation can be found in the Accommodation section.
Postgraduate students apply for either a 38 week or 51 week contract depending on their needs. If you need to stay longer than this please contact us to confirm dates.
38 week contract: 21 September 2013 – 14 June 2014
51 week contract: 28 September 2013 – 20 September 2014
You can complete an application online, please see the How to Apply section. As of 1 June 2013, if you come for a tour, you can apply online from the computer terminals at Elms Village. To be eligible for a place in university accommodation you will need to have met the following criteria:
Applied for accommodation and paid the £300 deposit* before 1 August 2013.
Be accepted onto a course at Queen's at the time of allocation i.e. you must have accepted an unconditional offer and your academic status is (UA)
Students coming from outside Northern Ireland are guaranteed a place in accommodation. Please read the Allocation Policy 2013-14 for further details.
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. If you have paid a deposit it will be refunded.
The University encourages first year students to apply for accommodation owned and managed by Queen's.
For private sector accommodation, the University recommends 'SU Lets'.
SU Lets is the ethical lettings agency, which the Students' Union runs in association with local estate agent Morton Pinpoint. It provides high-quality accommodation from good landlords. It is the only place that the Students' Union and the University recommend to students for housing in the private rental sector. The properties on offer have to meet a high-quality 'Accommodation Code' decided by the Union. Simple and fair tenancy agreements are provided and deposits are protected. The SU Lets office is in the Students' Union foyer. For further information please visit www.sulets.net
Advice is available in the Students' Union regarding all aspects of renting accommodation in the private sector http://www.qubsu.org/adv-accommodation.asp
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 Returning Students.