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Postgraduate accommodation

Queen’s offers a range of accommodation for our postgraduate students, in a secure,sociable location that is also a suitable study environment. 

Accommodation is offered on a self-catering basis, and is within a short walk of university facilities including the sports centre, library and most key campus buildings, with plenty of local bars, shops and cafes nearby.

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Our student accommodation in the heart of Belfast city centre is very affordable compared to private renting.

Conveniently located in the centre of Belfast and just 15 minutes from Queen’s main campus, you can be neighbours with the famous Crown bar and the majestic Grand Opera House.

All our new apartments include bathrooms, a desk with lamp, use of a full kitchen, dining table and chairs, television and high-speed internet, as well as including all bills. You will also have free off-peak membership of Queen's Sport.

Student Accommodation

Accommodation Options summary:

  • Single or mixed gender accommodation
  • Residences suitable for couples, families and dependants
  • Private or shared bathrooms
  • Studio, one-, two-, three-, and four bedroom apartments
  • Twin, standard, premium standard, en suite and premium en suite room options 
What we offer
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Contemporary apartments

Located a short walk from the main campus, our purpose-built postgraduate accommodation, Willow Walk, offers a mix of studio, one-, two-, three-, and four-bedroom apartments

Each apartment has a modern contemporary design, tailored to Postgraduate and International students, and each study bedroom has a double bed and shared bathroom facilities.

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Options to suit all budgets and lifestyles

Students can choose to benefit from the University managing and supporting their living needs including a residential life programme, safety and security and regular maintenance

Or, for more independent living, Mount Charles is located just off Botanic Avenue, two minutes from the main campus and right in the heart of one of Belfast’s most vibrant areas.

Room types and costs

In Mount Charles we have a number of room options including; standard, premium standard, en suite and premium en suite for you to choose from.

As a guide, our accommodation prices in 2022/23 range from £85.00 per week for a Small Standard (non-ensuite) in Mount Charles through to £165.00 per week for a Willow Walk studio. 

This makes us one of the cheapest places to rent in Belfast. We also have a variety of payment plans to help you decide which best suits your situation.

Added extras included in your rent

Our all-inclusive residential fees include rent, all utility bills (electricity,heating and hot water), contents insurance, maintenance repairs, TV licence for communal areas, weekly clean of communal areas and high-speed broadband with high-speed Wi-Fi throughout all accommodation.

Our Residential Life Co-ordinators also offer support, help and guidance on settling into student life in Belfast.


We have the lowest accommodation costs of any Russell Group University


Our friendly staff are on call 24 hours a day

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International Students – accommodation

For International students coming to Queen’s for the first time on a postgraduate programme, accommodation will be guaranteed for those who have applied by the 30th June.

Please see the Queen’s Accommodation Allocation Policy for full details.

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Couples and families

We have a wide range of accommodation options that are suitable for students travelling with family members or dependants

Please contact us to discuss requirements for suitable housing prior to applying for accommodation.

How to apply for accommodation

Register online and complete an application form as soon as you have received a conditional or unconditional offer to study at Queen’s

Information on how to apply will be sent automatically to all offer holders, and you are advised to apply even if Queen’s is your insurance choice.

Applications are now open.

Student Accommodation in Belfast
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Private accommodation

Private rent in Belfast is lower than in other UK cities and there is plenty of accommodation in the Queen’s Quarter, within a ten minute walk of the campus.

The website is recommended by the Students’ Union to help students search forprivate rental accommodation.

To assess the location of private sector accommodation in relation to the University, you can enter the University postcode (BT7 1NF) into an online map search.

Further information and tips on private accommodation can be found here.

Returning Postgraduate Students

There are some limited spaces available in Willow Walk for returning students. A returning student is a student who has completed at least one year of study at Queen’s University either as an undergraduate student or a postgraduate student, including those who have changed courses.

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