University Accommodation

Residential Services will help you find a place to live, where you can both study and relax whilst at University. Residential Services offices are located on all campuses where staff are available to provide advice and assistance on all aspects of your housing needs throughout your time at Ulster University.

If you are a first year applicant, you can avail of an accommodation guarantee. If Ulster University is your Conditional Firm (CF) choice through UCAS (this also applies to Unconditional Firm (UF)) by the 30 April and apply by the 7 July, you will be guaranteed an offer of a room.

To be eligible for the guarantee you must apply online from 1 May. You will also be able to view accommodation and prices on offer.

Accommodation designated for first year students is allocated on a first come first served basis for which there is a high demand.

If you are from outside the British Isles, you are are guaranteed a place providing your completed application is received by the 1 August.

You must apply online in order to receive an accommodation offer, which will be made directly to the email address listed on your initial application. You can confirm your room by accepting the room offer and making the first payment electronically.

Although we accommodate the majority of first year students there may be some students who will not be accommodated within Residences initially. In these circumstances you will be placed on our waiting list and given advice and assistance on your housing options.

University Accommodation

All University accommodation is self-catering and offers an independent lifestyle where you can retain your privacy but still have the company of other students.

Most accommodation is provided in centrally heated en-suite study bedrooms which provide the highest quality in student accommodation. They combine higher degrees of privacy with a communal feel in five and six bedroom apartments.

All accommodation includes a broadband connection for educational use and in a number of locations WiFi connectivity is available.

Standard study bedrooms have their own wash hand basin and shared use of communal kitchen and bathroom facilities. All bedrooms have a bed, wardrobe, desk and chair etc.

The emphasis is on independent living although if you find it difficult to settle into University accommodation our Resident Assistants and Night Support Assistants are available for advice and peer support.


The University has over 1,800 bed spaces on its campuses at Coleraine, Magee and Jordanstown. The accommodation is provided in five and six bedroom apartment/house style and traditional Halls of Residences. Features are:

  • Ensuite Facilities
  • Single & Twin Room Availability
  • Onsite security and CCTV
  • Onsite Housekeeping & Maintenance
  • “Residents Life” programme
  • Student Support Services
  • Special Needs Apartments
  • Pastoral Support
  • Broadband connections with IPTV
  • Secure car parking (provided at additional cost)


The University manages 575 bed spaces at locations within the catchments areas of the Coleraine and Jordanstown Campuses. These are self-contained complexes with accommodation ranging from two bedroom apartments to six bedroom houses. Features are:

  • Independent Living
  • Proximity to Campus
  • High Quality Accommodation
  • Secure Complexes with CCTV
  • “Residents Life” Programme
  • Pastoral Support
  • Broadband connections with IPTV
  • Free car parking

Residents Life

A ”Residents Life” programme operates on-campus. These programmes access funding through the social fund to organise events such as bowling nights, historical and tourist trips, formal evenings, paint-balling, barbeques and wrestling nights.

These events are fun activities that encourage you to integrate and get to know one another particularly at the beginning of the year. These activities continue to provide an exciting timetable of student orientated events throughout the year that are a welcome change from the study and routine!

Private Rented Accommodation

If you are not successful in securing University owned or managed accommodation, professional staff are available in each Residential Services office to provide advice and assistance on finding appropriate accommodation.