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Couples and families

Take the stress out of relocating your family for your studies with a fully furnished, contemporary style accommodation at Queen’s University.

We offer a limited number of two-, three- and four-bedroom apartments across two locations. Demand for partner and family accommodation is extremely high.  We would recommend that you submit an online accommodation application (once applications open in early 2023) ensuring you provide us with all relevant family information including the number and age of all children. We will contact you once you submit your application to discuss your requirements and accommodation options.

Parents and children

Location is everything

Accommodation suitable for couple and families are in two locations, namely Willow Walk, located on the boundary of Elms BT9 and at 105-107 University Street, which is located 5 mins from the main University campus. Willow Walk is an enclosed development, approx. 15-minute walk to the main University campus, which is accessed from Elms BT9 – it is situated in a leafy, quiet environment with outdoor seating areas and a BBQ area.  There is a common room with open access PCs for internet use and where residents can meet for group study.

The Treehouse, the hub of Elms BT9, refurbished during summer 2022, has a vibrant and welcoming atmosphere. There are indoor and outdoor spaces which allows everyone to come and chat and get a free cup of tea/coffee throughout the day at the Coffee Bar.   Laundry facilities are located on the lower ground floor.

Click here for further information on Willow Walk or take a look at the virtual tour.

Local schools and bus routes are within walking distance of Elms BT9 – further information in relation to both can be found at: for local bus timetables and Search Schools | Education Authority Northern Ireland ( to view schools in the University area. If you have a child above day care age, state education is free, and you are expected to enrol your child preferably in a school nearest to you.

KEY FACTS – Willow Walk

☑ Furnished apartments; fitted kitchens with appliances 
☑ All bedrooms have double beds with storage below 
☑ Heating and electricity 
☑ High speed WIFI
☑ Contents insurance

☑ TV included in apartment lounge
☑ Pay as you go laundry in the Treehouse (additional charge to student)
☑ Secure bicycle store 
☑ Free off-peak membership of Queen's Sport
☑ 15-minute walk to campus

☑ On-call Safety Team
☑ Secure controlled entry and CCTV
☑ 24/7 security

There is a washing machine included in the kitchen of 4-bedroom apartments.

Students and their families can stay for the duration of their course.

Available family apartments

3 + 4 Bed Family Apartment

2023- 2024 – Prices to be confirmed

2 Bed Family Apartment

2023- 2024 – Prices to be confirmed

105-107 University Street offers secure, spacious accommodation for couples or families close to the University campus, approx. 5-minute walk.  With eight self-contained apartments available, access through a communal front door with access to upper floors via stairs or lift.

Couple making food

KEY FACTS – 105-107 University Street

  • Furnished apartments; Fitted kitchens with appliances (includes a dishwasher and washing machine)
  • Main bedroom has double bed
  • Electric and gas – additional charge – top-up cards are provided for you to purchase credit
  • Television in living room
  • Free-off peak membership of Queen’s Sport
  • 5-minute walk to campus
  • On-call Safety Team

Available family apartment sizes

3 Bed Family Apartment

2023-2024 – £230 per week

2 Bed Family Apartment

 2023-2024 – £195 per week

Hear from a parent in the blog: Tips for International Students with families

Private sector accommodation

If we do not have suitable accommodation available, we will provide details of local estate agents in the University area.   Other useful websites for local rental properties in the University area are Property News and Property Pal.

Students can also contact the Students’ Union for support when considering accommodation in the private sector – visit Advice SU for great support and guidance.

Father and two children

Affordable Childcare

Students with children can avail of childcare services in a lovely environment located  close to the main university site and within walking distance of the accommodation for student with families.

The day care provides healthy and nutritious meals taking into consideration food intolerance, allergies, parental/religious preferences and has indoor/outdoor play facilities. The cost of childcare in the United Kingdom is a major concern for parents but compared to private day care providers, childcare at Queen’s is one of the most affordable especially for the standard they offer.

Like with accommodation, you are advised to contact Childcare at Queen's as soon as you accept your offer in order to reserve a place for your child.

Register with a Doctor

As soon as you settle in your accommodation, contact the University Health Centre to arrange an appointment and register your family. If you have a child within immunisation age, come along with your immunisation card.

How to Apply

Details on the accommodation allocation policy can be found here.

Due to the high demand of applications each year from students with dependants, for example, a spouse, partner, children or chaperone, and with limited accommodation available we cannot guarantee you accommodation. Early submission of applications is recommended.

Please note that all relevant information regarding personal circumstances including details of family/group members (including the number of adults and children) must be provided on the online accommodation application form.

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