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    Find Your Student Accommodation in Cork

    Situated on the banks of the River Lee, in the south-west of Ireland, Cork is the second-largest city in the country. It is smaller, more affordable, more laid back than Dublin and often referred to as the "Real Capital" by Corkonians(people of Cork). The city is also known as the Rebel city due to its opposition to British rule throughout its history and has always been an important seaport. To know more about its history, you must visit famous sites like the Military Museum and the Cork City Gaol, where revolutionary nationalists and other rebels were once jailed. The city has a huge student population as well due to the presence of some world-class institutions of higher education.

    University Living, an AI-based student housing platform helps students find the best student housing in the city near the university campuses and the city centre. Although the universities offer student hall, they are limited in capacity and due increase in the number of students each year. This has created a demand for private student homes which offer campus-like facilities and are available at budget-friendly prices.

    What sets Cork apart?
    You can find some of the prettiest seaside towns in West Cork, Ireland. Kinsale is one of the most popular seaside towns amongst them, famous throughout Ireland for its seafood and award- winning restaurants. The city itself is considered as Ireland’s food capital, thanks to an excellent combination of abundant high-quality local produce and a profusion of passionate and creative chefs. The city hosts several festivals including well-known Jazz Festival, the Cork Midsummer Festiva, the World Book Fest, and Indie Cork, which attract visitors from all over the world. The people of Cork have a unique accent, a lilting brand of Hiberno‐English that is often described as musical.

    Student Life in Cork
    Students coming to study in Cork can stay either in university halls or private accommodations which offer a wide range of student room types. These include student studio, student apartments, en-suite and shared rooms in a flat, and more. All the rooms are fully-furnished and come with a wide selection of modern amenities. Students can also enjoy their social-life to the fullest as the city is jam-packed with buzzing pubs, fantastic galleries, thought-provoking museums, and plenty more. Enjoy the Cork Jazz Festival with friends; it draws tens of thousands of music fans to the city every October and is one of the most successful festivals of its kind. Travel lovers will be glad to know that Cork is the perfect starting point if they’re planning to follow Ireland’s spectacular Wild Atlantic route.

    Universities in Cork
    Cork City is home to some world-class institutions such as University College Cork (UCC) and Cork Institute of Technology (CIT). Over ten per cent of the city’s population are students from these two institutions of higher education. The University College Cork is a constituent university of the National University of Ireland and was founded in 1845 as one of three Queen’s Colleges located in Belfast, Cork, and Galway. The university is one of Ireland’s leading research institutes and was ranked in the top 3% of universities worldwide for research. UCC provides a full range of internationally recognised programmes across all disciplines. There are several student home located within walking distance of these universities, so you can save both time and money on daily travel.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    How can I rent student accommodation in Cork?
    You can book your home away from home in 3 easy steps: 1. Select your favourite accommodation 2. Pay the security deposit if required 3. Booking confirmed In all these steps you will be provided free guidance from our experienced team.

    What are the different types of student accommodation in Cork?
    University Living offers purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) close to various universities with fewer restrictions and more options, so the students can enjoy a comfortable duration of stay. You can pick from shared and private rooms, studios, and apartments. We also provide short-term stays for students in summer school and exchange programmes.

    What are the different types of student rooms in Cork?
    The major room types are: Sharing: This is where 2 or more students share a single room, washroom, kitchen, and other communal spaces. En-suite/Private: This includes a private bedroom and bathroom, while the kitchen and living areas are shared. Studios: This is a self-contained unit with a bedroom and cooking space along with a private washroom. Two students may book a single studio together, subject to the policies of the accommodation provider.

    Are the bills included in the rent?
    This depends on the accommodation you choose, but most of our student properties in Cork have bills included, so you don’t have to worry about paying for anything else. The bills include Wi-Fi, water, gas, electricity, and other facilities such as a fitness centre, games room, outdoor courtyard, laundry room, and other communal spaces.

    Can I view my student apartment in Cork before booking?
    Yes. If you want to view your accommodation before booking it, get in touch with our accommodation experts, and we will arrange a virtual tour for you.

    What are the best areas for students to live in Cork?
    Student life in Cork has everything a student needs, no matter where you live, you will always be able to enjoy everything this city has to offer. Victoria cross, Glasheen, City Centre, Wilton, etc. are some of the most popular, affordable, and culturally diverse places in Cork.

    What if I don’t like my accommodation after moving in?
    We try our best to find accommodation that meets all your needs and preferences. If you still don’t like your accommodation due to unforeseen circumstances, we will try our best to replace your room within 30 days for a one-time fee of £250.

    Where can I stay during my placement year?
    Students who are working during their placement year but are a full-time student at a university can stay in the student homes listed on University Living website. As long as you’re a student at a university you can choose to stay at any student accommodation.