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Student Accommodation Belfast

Home to the prestigious Queen's University, Belfast is the historic capital of Northern Ireland and a thriving, student friendly city. Here you will find all types of student accommodation in Belfast including student houses, flats and halls.

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Not sure what type of accommodation is right for you?

AFS always has the widest choice of student accommodation available. To help you find the right place to live, read our brief guide to the different types of accommodation below.

University Hall
  • University residences which are generally full of first year undergraduates are a great way to adjust to living away from home and making new friends. Uni halls are usually located close to campus.

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Private Halls
  • Generally offer a higher level of amenities than University Halls, at higher rents. Will be home to a more diverse mix of students and normally located close to campus.

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House
  • A house share with a group of friends is often the lowest cost option and popular as the next step after living in Halls. Typically located in student friendly areas which require some travel to University.

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Flat
  • A flat or apartment is similar to a house share on a smaller scale and will normally have one or two bedrooms. Ideal for smaller groups or couples.

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Studio
  • Either a premium room in a Private Hall of Residence or a self-contained flat or apartment where all of the amenities are in one space. Typically the most expensive option.

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Homestay
  • A room in a house where the landlord or owner currently lives. A good option if you are not too concerned about living with other students and are budget conscious.

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Bedsit
  • A self-contained room, which includes most amenities but with shared bathroom facilities.

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Living in Belfast as a student

As the capital of Northern Ireland, Belfast is home to the 24,000 students from Queen’s University Belfast. The city of Belfast is the 12th largest in the UK and the second largest in Ireland. During the 19th century it became a major port, leading to its vital role in the Industrial Revolution.

Throughout Belfast, there are many student properties to house the growing student population. Queen’s University Belfast has 9 university managed halls, and 4 private halls. The University halls provide students with a range of packages, from en-suite to standard rooms and offers accommodation that is close to the university campus. There is also the option of double rooms, and most of the accommodation offered by the University is self-catered.

Private accommodation providers offer a perfect alternative to halls. Students have a range of options if they choose private accommodation, including halls with gym facilities and communal spaces such as common rooms.

However, many second and third-year students choose to move away from halls and move into house or flat shares with their peers. The city of Belfast has many student houses on offer, usually for groups of three or more residents. These properties are managed by landlords or letting agents who have years of experience within student properties and have supported the student community within Belfast throughout their career.

If you wish to find out more about the city of Belfast, head over to our city guides located on our website. If you wish to find a student property today, then head over to accommodationforstudents.com and begin to browse all our properties in the city of Belfast. With over 20 years of experience, accommodation for students has supported many students in finding their ideal student home. If you have a specific question, you can contact our team directly and they’ll get back to you with additional information.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are you going to live and study in Belfast? Here are the most frequent questions asked by other students.

Most students look for shared housing in Belfast from October, although there will be student accommodation available all year round. First year and international students generally start looking in January for halls of residence.

The amount you pay will depend on the type of student accommodation you choose. A shared house in Belfast will cost you £86 per week. A halls of residence will cost, on average £157 per week, but could cost more depending on what type of room you select.

Accommodation for Students has the widest range of student accommodation currently available in Belfast. This includes halls of residence, house shares, flats and apartments. You can enquire directly to your chosen accommodation or get more support through our live help team. AFS has accommodation across the whole city including Holylands and Whitehead.

In Belfast the standard length of contract is 46 weeks. However it is possible to have a longer or shorter agreement than this. Some halls of residence will only offer a 50 or 52 week tenancy agreement for example.

Yes, a selection of the student accommodation listed on AFS will offer short term stays. This is most often the case for halls of residence in Belfast. Look out for the properties which have the short term let badge or filter your search by ‘letting period’.

This will depend on the type of property you choose. The most anyone can legally charge is 5 weeks rent. Some accommodation in Belfast halls of residence will not require a deposit at all, while on average the deposit in a shared house in Belfast will be £344.

All landlords and property managers in Belfast are legally required to protect your deposit in a legally recognised tenancy deposit scheme. If you take care of your student accommodation you should have no problem getting your money back. You can check out some further information right here.

Belfast Universities

Belfast is Queen's University Belfast and Ulster University.