Find your student accommodation in Cork

Student Accommodation Cork

Ireland's 3rd major city is home to over 20,000 students at University College Cork. Here you will find all types of student accommodation in Cork including student houses, flats and halls.

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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 Cork as a student

The 2nd largest city in Ireland and host to over 37,000 students from various universities and colleges, such as University College Cork, Cork Institute of Technology, National Maritime College of Ireland, Griffith College Cork, Cork College of Commerce and other smaller colleges, Cork welcomes students from all around the world. Originally a monastic settlement, Cork was expanded by Viking invaders.

Student numbers being high, naturally the accommodation provision is particularly healthy, with most universities offering uni hall rooms of various sizes and standards, from non-en-suite twin rooms to single en-suite ones. Private sector successfully operates in Cork, with 22 halls from variety of major providers.

Private halls thanks to their great numbers offer a wide choice of rooms. As in university accommodation, students can expect cheaper, shared bathroom single rooms, but also superior self-contained studios. Most accommodations have an attractive range of amenities, with various distances to the different campuses. Other accommodation options are also available, students being able to choose from a wide array of options. Sharing a house or a large apartment with a group of friends is especially popular with students of Cork’s universities. Renting like that can help drive down individual costs, while giving flexibility in location and furnishing of the property. Flats and smaller apartments are always very popular too and are especially suited for those hoping to move in with their partner, a smaller number of friends, or simply prefer a more central location. This type of properties, most commonly chosen by students hoping to move on from life in halls, is typically managed by landlords and estate agents who often specialise in renting for students and have an excellent reputation for knowing the needs and wants of students.

For more information about Cork or other university cities, read our comprehensive online guides. They contain useful information about transport, city’s history, but also the best food and entertainment venues! If you are ready to find your new student home, try our fantastic search tool at We have over 20 years of experience and pride ourselves on helping students find the right student accommodation. We currently list a good selection of properties on our site, so you are sure to find something just for you. Using our search tool is easy and you can enquire directly with the accommodation of your choice without the needless intermediaries. Alternatively, you can always reach out to our team for additional support.

Cork Student Guide

Cork is home to unique towns and vintage villages around every corner. The city is full of many student-friendly establishments to cater to every need with a wide range of prices.

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Cork Universities