Prospective Students

Undergraduate Accommodation at University of Limerick

Kilmurry Living Room 

The University of Limerick offers accommodation to over 2,800 students in seven attractive village residences all within walking distance of lecture theatres and facilities. Living in residence offers you the opportunity to enjoy your time at university to the full and in the heart of it all.

Flexible accommodation - APPLICATIONS CLOSED

Following the announcement by University of Limerick of a new time table for the upcoming autumn semester, Campus Life Services are pleased to advise that we will offer rooms on a flexible basis to returning undergraduate (UG) 2nd, 3rd 4th and postgraduate (PG) students. Returning UG and PG students who have a current accommodation application in one of the villages on campus for next semester will have the option to retain their current accommodation offer and live in their accommodation for the full term or apply for one of the flexible accommodation packages subject to availability. All other returning 2nd, 3rd, 4th and Post Graduate students will be able to book full semester accommodation or apply for flexible accommodation via a lottery applications process.


Flexible accommodation will be available for 2nd, 3rd, 4th and post graduate cohorts in an ensuite room in Thomond village, Sunday – Thursday nights inclusive, for the three weeks that your cohort will be on campus (Table 1 below). The cost for a package of 3 weeks is €750.00 which includes accommodation in a private ensuite study bedroom, all utility costs, WIFI, full linen and access to UL Sport facilities (During the week on campus only). Packages must be pre-paid in full by 28 August.




Year of Study

Week 1  

Week 2  

Week 3   



Package 1

Undergraduate Year 2








Package 2 Undergraduate Year 3 19-Oct





Package 3 Undergraduate Year 4    






Package 4

Taught Postgraduate /Undergraduate Year 5









The applications process for flexible accommodation option will be implemented as follows:


  • Returning students with an existing booking: Returning UG and PG students (2nd, 3rd, 4th & Post Graduates) who have currently booked campus accommodation will be requested if they wish to amend their existing booking to avail of a flexible package. Students will receive an email on Wednesday 05 August outlining how to amend existing bookings. Students will have until Friday 21 August to amend if they wish to do so. 
  • All other returning students: An application lottery for all other returning UG and PG students (2nd, 3rd, 4th & Post Graduates) will open on Wednesday 05 August. The accommodation lottery will be open until Friday 21 August and successful room lottery applicants will expect communication confirming their flexible accommodation application in the week of the 24th of August 2020. For those who are unsuccessful, full semester accommodation will still be available.


IMPORTANT NOTE: Flexible accommodation packages are only available for the autumn semester.Prior to selecting a flexible accommodation option you should note that the University has not finalised its academic delivery plan for spring 2021. Should this revert to a traditional on campus delivery model we will not be in a position to meet the incremental request for accommodation and the 400 rooms will either continue to be allocated on a one in for week cycle basis or allocated by lottery. This would mean that only 1 in 4 students availing of the flexible option can be accommodated on campus for semester two.


If students have any queries on flexible accommodation option for returning UG and PG students, please see our frequently asked question section here. Alternatively please email your query to


Why live in residence?

When you live in residence at UL you will have  free access to high speed internet via the UL wireless network. You can apply for your own ensuite in our apartment style residences which affords you greater privacy while you still enjoy the camaraderie of sharing with others. 

Having overcome the busy transition of first year, we recognise that as a senior student, one of your priorities will be to live with your friends. When you apply for a room in any of the student villages, you can nominate friends to share with you. Please note we cannot guarantee share requests.

 Our senior students return year after year for:

  • Location -  a variety of locations; both on and off campus
  • No hidden extras - rental fees include everything from light, heat and refuse to your TV licence. It also includes gym membership.
  • Range of prices - we have a range of accommodation options to suit all budgets
  • Village Management team on site means that there is support around the clock
  • Late reception service - all Village Receptions are open until 10.30pm
  • Quality of accommodation - Full inventory supplied so that you do not have to go to additional expense
  • Regular security patrols to keep our communities safe
  • A professional maintenance service committed to resolving issues within a day
Our Village Management Team are committed to delivering the best student living experience for the student community at UL. If you have specific requirements for your accommodation needs, speak to our staff and we will do what we can to make your stay with us worthwhile.

Rental Fees

Rental fees are paid in advance. We will send a reminder 1 month prior to the due date of rent to all incoming or inhouse students. For a full list of rental fees click here.


Damage Deposit

The €50.00 applicaition fee you pay at the time of application is deemed part of your damage deposit, this together with the €300.00 deposit balance which is paid with the first instalment of rental fee fees, shall be held until the end of the term. Any damage or missing items will be assessed by Campus Life Services and the cost of same will be deducted from the damage deposit. 


How to apply

Students can apply on our home page once applications are open and there is availability.

As we only offer rooms to students of the University all students will need to have a valid student ID to apply for one of our 7 student residences. 

Rooms after offered on a 1st come 1st served basis, once we are full applications will be waitlisted.

The application process for the Academic Year 2020/21 and rates will be displayed on our website before applications open at the end of February / beginning of March 2020.


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Campus Security Service

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