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Second semester contracts are available for both undergraduate and postgraduate students in standard rooms at Elms BT9 from January to June 2024.  Further information can be obtained by contacting our Allocations Team

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When choosing accommodation it's important to consider your options to find what best suits you.  Think about the room type, cost, lifestyle options and if you have any additional needs - find out more on the options page.

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  • Accommodation Bursary

    A bursary scheme is available to provide financial help to Northern Ireland students attending Queen’s who are from lower income backgrounds.

    The scheme will support approximately 450 students in the next academic year, providing financial assistance towards the cost of university accommodation. Any student from a lower income family who is eligible for Student Loans Company (SLC) funding will automatically receive the bursary support if allocated Queen’s accommodation.  A review of household income thresholds to determine eligible students is currently taking place and will be communicated when confirmed.

    The bursary is part of a wider University programme of assistance including the Student Support Fund and the University Financial Assistance Fund, both of which support to students facing financial difficulties whilst studying.  

Important / Key Dates 2024-25

Accommodation portfolio and prices published on website Jan 2024
Online Application opens 6 Feb 2024
International/GB/ROI students to be guaranteed accommodation
Application to be submitted by 30 Jun 2024
A-Level Results Day 15 Aug 2024
Allocations commence 15 Aug 2024
Exchange students and Study Abroad students to be guaranteed accommodation
Sept 2024 Arrival, applications submitted by 1 Aug 2024
Jan 2024 Arrival, applications submitted by Applications still open

40 and 48-week contract start date

8 Sept 2024

44 and 51-week contract start date(Student Roost properties only)

7 Sept 2024
51-week contract start date 15 Sept 2024

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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.  Allocations will commence on 15 August 2024.  We have many applications to process, and we would appreciate your patience during this time. 


Once you have been accepted onto your course, you qualify to be sent an offer. You will have 48 hours to respond to your offer and pay a £300 deposit. The deposit covers any damage to your accommodation, loss or non-return of fobs / keys and any missing items. It can also be used to offset any unpaid rent. Your apartment is inspected when you depart, and the deposit is returned in full provided your room and kitchen passes inspection.

Accepting a contract...

Once we have allocated your accommodation, we will send you an offer to the email address you provided on your online accommodation 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 as you will no longer have access to it in August 2024.

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).  In order to complete the contract, you must pay a deposit of £300 when accepting the contract.


Students who have not accepted their offer within the specified timeframe, or who decline the offer of accommodation, will forfeit the guarantee and the offer of accommodation will be withdrawn. If accommodation is subsequently required, a new application must be made, a subsequent offer is not guaranteed.

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