Founded as a Jesuit venture in 1951, National College of Ireland (NCI) is a not-for-profit, state-aided third-level education institution located in Dublin. It is now an independent college, offering full-time and part-time courses to undergraduate and postgraduate students. The areas in which they offer courses are related psychology, finance, business and computing. The college was earlier known as National College of Industrial Relations (NCIR) which was then re-branded as the National College of Ireland (NCI) in 1998. The college is located a short walk to the Silicon Valley of Europe, in the heart of the International Financial Services Centre - IFSC. Dublin City University is another good university located in Northside Dublin, Ireland. It was opened in 1980 as the National Institute for Higher Education, Dublin and was elevated to university status in 1989.
Students come from all over the world to study in these prestigious universities and to accommodate them there are several student accommodation facilities of which some are mentioned below.
1. Beckett House
This is a modern student accommodation near National College of Ireland that helps students strike a balance between studying and social life. Apart from being located at a fantastic location, its close proximity to various university campuses makes it a preferred choice among students who wish to cut down on their travel. If you’re a student at TU Dublin Grangegorman you’ll be glad to know that it is only a 16- minutes’ tram ride away from the residence.
Those who wish to explore the city can make use of the well-connected and efficient public transport network. The nearest bus stop a stone’s throw away while the closest tram station, Parnell Luas is just a 5-minutes’ walk away. Shopping lovers can head to Ilac Shopping Centre and shop till they drop. The city offers a great nightlife with several bars, cafes, and restaurants located at a walking distance from the apartment complex.
2. Shanowen Square
Located on Shanowen Road, Shanowen Square is a modern student accommodation near Dublin City University and a great place to call home during your time at university. It is just a 7-minutes’ walk away from the famous Dublin City University, leaving you with plenty of time to spare. There are plenty of on-campus café and restaurant where you can spend time with classmates after lectures. The universities John & Aileen O’Reilly Library are the perfect place for when students need to work on their assignments.
The accommodation is well-connected to the entire city and you can easily reach Dublin’s northside whenever you want. The nearest bus stop is just a 2-minutes’ walk away where as if you wish to visit the nearby cities, head to Drumcondra rail station which is an 18-minutes’ bus ride away from the residence. There are many pubs and bars nearby where you can spend the evening with friends.
Aspen is a wonderful student housing located on the edge of Dublin city centre. This is a modern and value for money student accommodation for both domestic and international students studying in the city. Those who attend the TU Dublin Grangegorman will be delighted to know that it only takes 20-minutes to reach the campus by bus. Also, Dublin City University is hardly 10-minutes walk away which allows students to make use of the campus facilities like sports complex and the library.
The property is very well-built with tastefully designed interiors and fully furnished rooms. You can choose from a range of self-contained studios to comfortable shared apartments. There is a group study area where you can organise a study session with your classmates. Make use of the onsite laundry facilities to breeze through the mundane task of washing clothes.
All these three student accommodations are quite budget friendly and offer plenty of onsite amenities such as laundry, courtyard, bike storage, and more.