Accommodation & Living costs


Living and studying in another country can seem a bit overwhelming at first but it's also an amazing and exciting experience and one which we are confident you will enjoy.  We hope that you benefit from your time in TU Dublin and have an opportunity to experience the culture of Dublin and Ireland.

Our campuses are currently located on both sides of the city and these are the TU Dublin - Dublin City Campuses, TU Dublin - Tallaght  and TU Dublin - Blanchardstown.

Host family accommodation is where homeowners let out a room in their home to students for the duration of their studies. This is usually a less expensive option and accommodation is available on a five or seven day basis. It is especially recommend for international students as you live with a family and get a chance to learn about our culture as well. TU Dublin's StudentPad database mainly advertises host family style accommodation; however, there are a limited number of private rental properties that are also made available.

Students wishing to access to Student Pad can do so by registering their details on the site.

- Current TU Dublin students can register with their student email address and gain access to the site straight away.

- Prospective students, if you have not ;received your TU Dublin email address yet you can register using your personal email.  Please note that using your personal email addresses requires approval, which may take some time.

See TU Dublin Student Pad Accommodation Service

If you require any further information, please contact our accommodation office. 

TU Dublin branded accommodation offering discounted single and twin rooms to TU Dublin students. Accommodation providing modern fully equipped rooms and social areas, in house exclusive events, all created to make your student life an experience to remember.

For more information , click here

  • Irish Host Families
  • Living Costs

Alternatively, if you are interested in living with an Irish Host Family please  contact for further information. 

Please note that TU Dublin can only provide advice and information on accommodation. We cannot source accommodation for individual students.  All accommodation contracts are between the accommodation provider and the student. 

Read the TU Dublin guide to the cost of living for a student in Ireland for 2019/20.