The Accommodation Office assists students in finding a suitable place to live. The service provides information and guidance to students on the accommodation most appropriate to their needs. Students can phone, call into the office or email for up to date lists and information.
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 8.30am - 4.30pm
- Choosing a Place to Stay
- Lodgings/Self Catering Lodgings
- Student Apartments/Hostels
- Student Apartment Listing
Choosing a Place to Stay
The most popular ways of finding accommodation are:
- CIT Accommodation Office
- Word of mouth
- Notice boards
- Shop windows
- Flat finding agencies
While every effort is made to facilitate students seeking accommodation, the Institute is not involved in any agreement/contracts entered into between students and landlords. We are happy to discuss any problems students may have in their accommodation and try to help resolve them in a reasonable manner. Information Leaflets on Tenants Rights, Student Possession Insurance & Fire Safety in Rented Accommodation are available from the Accommodation Office which is located on the first floor of the CIT Student Centre, Bishopstown Campus.
Please note that our phones are extremely busy during peak times. Please leave a message and we will respond to your query in strict rotation. If you would like any information on the student apartments you can also contact them directly. The shared housing/lodgings list is available to students in early May and they are updated regularly.
Types of Accommodation
There are three main types of accommodation to choose from:
1. Lodgings/Self Catering Lodgings
2. Shared Houses/Flats
3. Student Apartments/Hostels
Lodgings/Self Catering Lodgings
(Living in a family home)
The Accommodation Office provides a register of lodgings for the academic year. This register is updated throughout the year. Many houses are within walking distance of the college.
Where a student receives breakfast, evening meal and light supper.
Prices for this year are approximately:
- Single 5 day: €140
- Twin 5 day: €100
- Single 7 day: €180
- Twin 7 day: €120
- It can be a home away from home
- All bills are included in the price
- You will have two good meals a day.
- Privacy can be a problem
- Friends are usually not allowed to stay or call
- Lack of freedom.
Self Catering Lodgings
Where a student lives with a family but has use of the kitchen to cook meals.
Prices per week for this year are approximately:
- Single room: €120
- Twin room: €90
A list of houses/rooms in houses is available throughout the year and this updated regularly and especially during the summer months. As there is a high demand for this type of accommodation, it is advisable to contact the Accommodation Office regularly for an updated list.
The approximate price per week for this year is:
- Single room: €100
- Twin room: €80
- You can eat when/what you like.
- More freedom.
- Friends can stay over.
- Bills for ESB, telephone, tv licence, heating, refuse etc.
- Sharing with strangers.
- Doing your own cooking/cleaning/shopping.
There are a large number of student apartments in close proximity to the Institute. It is advisable to look into this option early in the intended Academic Year. Bookings should be made directly to the apartments. Payment is normally made in two instalments. The approximate price range per academic year is €3,500 to €6,000. The cost depends on what type of room you choose (Standard Single, Single Ensuite, Double Ensuite, Twin Standard, Twin Ensuite etc). The average number of rooms per apartment is 3, 5 or 7. Students are advised to look at apartments before booking and to read leases carefully before signing them.
- Normally situated near the college or on the bus routes
- Bedrooms are designed to accommodate study
- Good way of making friends.
- Can be expensive for the average student (payment upfront)
- Noise can also be a problem in apartment complexes
- Fixed 9-month lease and rent is non-refundable.
Student Apartment Listing
Bishopstown Campus Area
Edenhall (The Village)
Student Village Apartments
T: 021 4344 032
Courtville Student Apartments
(Suit CCAD | CSM )
South Mall Court, Island House,
Fullers Lodge Apartments,
North Quay Place,
Seven North Mall,
51 Bandon Road, Cork City
T: 021 4525952
Barrack Street, Cork
T: 021 4345497
|Monastery Hill Apartments,
T: 087 8168064
(Suit NMCI Students )
Short to Medium Term Accommodation
- Suitable for International & Erasmus students
- Also suitable for FÁS students
- Minimum Stay is 2 weeks
- All-inclusive rent – no extras
- Properties are based mostly in the City Centre
There are some student hostels in the city centre. Many students use them as a stop gap until they find permanent accommodation.
|Kinlay House Hostel,
T: 021 4508966
4 Belgrave Place,
T: 021 4505562
|BruBru Bar & Hostel,
57 MacCurtain Street,
Cork City Central.
T: 021 4559667
|Aaran House Tourist Hostel,
Lower Glanmire Road.
T: 021 4551566
|An Óige Hostel,
T: 021 4543289