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What to consider before you apply
Important factors to take into account when choosing your accommodation

It is important when applying for accommodation for the 2021-22 academic year that you have considered a variety of factors to ensure you have chosen what is right for you.

We would recommend that you consider the following factors:

  • Lifestyle Options: At Queen's we offer some accommodation which is single sex, quiet living and no alcohol. If you would like to be allocated one of these rooms please indicate this on your application.
  • Room Type: We have a number of room options: twin, standard, and en suite for you to chose from. You can view our images on our Facebook page and on the website.
  • Cost: Please be aware that our comprehensive, all-inclusive accommodation prices vary from £85 per week up to £175 for 2021-22, making us one of the cheapest places to stay in Belfast. Please ensure you consider your budget when applying for accommodation.
  • Special Requirements: If you have any specific disability needs, please contact us on for advice prior to your application.
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Lifestyle Options
Finding the accommodation that fits your lifestyle requirements

Accommodation for students wishing to make a specific 'lifestyle' choice is offered in some locations. Please ensure you check the accommodation details when selecting your preferences.

In addition to our en suite and standard rooms you can choose a specific block in Elms BT9 which offers a lifestyle option. There is a limited availability for:

No alcohol - consumption of alcohol is not permitted at any time.

Single-Sex - members of the opposite sex are not permitted at any time.

Quiet Living - you are living with students who have chosen a more study focused environment and noise must be kept to a minimum at all times, especially after 11.00pm.

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Special Requirements
Finding the accommodation that fits your requirements

Queen's Accommodation understands that some students may wish to make additional requests concerning their accommodation requirements. This section covers the most common requests we receive. However, if you have a requirement which is not included in this list, then please contact the reception office in Elms BT9 where staff will discuss your circumstances and offer help where possible.

Couples and Families


Please contact us before you arrive as we will be able to offer help and support. The University has a limited number of self-contained flats for students with partners and families and demand for these can be high.

Please contact us as soon as you accept a course and are definietly choosing to attend Queen's and your arrival date into Belfast we can then discuss your requirements for accommodation. If we do not have any suitable accommodation available we will support you in finding alternative accommodation in the private rental sector close to the University.

Alternatively, contact the International and Postgraduate Student Centre who can provide guidance and assistance prior to and after your arrival.


Queen's Accommodation
Queen's University Belfast
Elms BT9
78 Malone Road

T +44 (0) 28 9097 4323
F +44 (0) 28 9097 4524


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Application submitted - what happens next?
Find out what are the next steps in the application process

When you submit your accommodation application you will see an acknowledgement page confirming that your application has been successfully received.

You will also receive an email which you should keep for later reference. If you do not receive this email by the following day, please contact us on 028 9097 4403 or

Your Offer...

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

For Northern Ireland students, allocations will commence on 10 August 2021.

We have thousands of applications to deal with and have to send them out over a number of weeks. If you have not heard from the Accommodation team by 31 August 2021 regarding your application please contact us on 028 9097 4403.

Accepting a contract...

Once we have allocated your accommodation, we will send you an offer email to the address you provided on your application. Sometimes, our emails will automatically go into your junk mail or spam mail folders so make sure that you check these regularly. Do not use a school email address.

The email will contain a link which will take you to your offer and the Conditions of Occupancy. You should read this carefully as when you accept the offer online, this creates a legally binding contract for the time period stated (usually for the whole academic year from September to June).

You are also agreeing to live by the ethos of our accommodation and this is particularly important if you have been offered a room in a lifestyle block. In order to complete the contract you must pay a deposit of £300 within two days.


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Students with Disabilities
Find tailored rooms that fit your requirements

A number of tailored rooms are available for students with mobility difficulties and we will facilitate requests for ground floor or en suite rooms.

We will also try where we can to meet individual needs, for example, emergency alarms for hearing impaired students.

Should you require any specific arrangements for your accommodation as a result of your disability, please make sure that this is detailed in your application for accommodation, if you have any questions please contact Michelle Carson: Email Michelle.

We will also try where we can to meet individual needs, for example, emergency alarms for hearing impaired students.

Should you require any specific arrangements for your accommodation as a result of your disability, please make sure that this is detailed in your application for accommodation. 

It is also important that you contact Disability Services directly on:

T +44 (0) 28 9097 3225

For further information regarding the services available for students with disabilities, please visit

For academic support needs related to your disability or long-term condition, please contact the University’s Disability Service:

T +44 (0) 28 9097 3225


For further information regarding the services available for students with disabilities, please visit


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What To Bring With You
Things you will need when moving into Queen’s Accommodation

Read our handy student guide so you can make sure you're bringing everything you need with you and leaving the unnecessary items at home.

29 things you need when moving into Queen’s Accommodation

All Queen's Accommodation is furnished. 

We provide the following items in your bedroom:

  • Standard single or double bed with mattress; please note a single bed in BT1 and BT2 is a large single, 3ft 6inch wide and 6ft 3 inch long
  • Wardrobe with hanging rail and shelving
  • Desk and chair
  • Wastepaper bin
  • Curtains and or other window coverings
  • Desk lighting

We suggest you bring some items with you to help you settle in:

  • Washing detergent for laundry and dishes
  • Towels and dish drying towels
  • Clothes hangers
  • Crockery including plates, bowls and mugs
  • Cutlery and cooking utensils, including tin opener, bottle opener
  • Pans including a couple of saucepans, frying pan, baking tray
  • Bed linen, including sheets, pillows and duvets or blankets
  • Hairdryer and toiletries

If you do not want to bring bedding and kitchen items with you packs can be ordered before your arrival or purchased when you get here.

If you are bringing any electrical equipment with you please note the following: 

  • Ensure electrical equipment you are bringing is safe and has a rating of less than 1000 Watts
  • Plugs in UK have three pins
  • Adapters can be purchased in the airport or in the shop on the Elms Village site
  • Portable appliance testing (PAT) – we arrange times for you to bring your electrical equipment to be tested for safety
  • Rice cookers are provided in kitchens upon request
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Kitchen, Bedding and Towel Packs
Pre-order, or purchase upon arrival, essential items

Kitchen, Bedding and Towel Packs can be pre-ordered with your accommodation application or purchased upon arrival.

If you have already submitted your application form and would like to purchase a kitchen or bedding pack then please contact the Elms Reception team on +44 (0) 28 9097 4525 or email

The pack comes in a variety of colours and it includes, 1 x Face cloth, 1 x Hand towel, 1 x Bath towel.

The kitchen pack includes:

  • 1 x White Ceramic Dinner Plate
  • 1 x White Ceramic Side Plate
  • 1 x White Ceramic Cereal Bowl
  • 1 x White Ceramic Mug
  • 1 x Glass
  • 1 x Table Knife (Please note: knives will not be included in kitchen packs being sold to students under the age of 18)
  • 1 x Table Fork
  • 1 x Dessert Spoon
  • 1 x Teaspoon
  • 1 x Medium Saucepan and Lid
  • 1 x Small Frying Pan
  • 1 x Utensil Set
  • 1 x Can Opener
  • 1 x Vegetable Knife
  • 1 x Oven Tray
  • 1 x Tea Towel

A single bedding pack includes 1 pillow and pillow cover, a duvet and duvet cover, a sheet and a mattress protector. A double bedding pack has the same contents.

In Elms BT1 and Elms BT2, the single beds are large singles (3ft6 X 6ft3). We have a single sheet and mattress protector set available which fit this larger size bed, or you can buy a single bedding pack containing these. 


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