Find your student accommodation in Belfast

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

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Spare room
  • A room available in a house share, where a group of existing housemates want to fill an empty room. A good way of getting the benefits of a house share without an established group of friends.

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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 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.

Belfast Universities

Belfast is Queen's University Belfast and Ulster University.