New Students


Room booking for incoming new first year undergraduates (those who will recieve a CAO Offer in 2022) for the academic year 2022-2023 will be held  after the CAO offers of Round 1  - usually in August 2022. The booking will be on a first come first served basis - usually at 10am on  the given date. Once we know when CAO Round 1 Offers are made we will update this site with the Booking Date.

First year students who have a deferred academic place will be eligible to book as a "continuing student" and not as a CAO First Year.

Please also review information about Living in the Scéim Chónaithe if you wish to consider living in the Irish Speaking area - information is on

Before booking a room in Student Residences please consider carefully your own needs, all your other options including commuting, your budget and how well the Student Residences will suit you, particularly given the restrictions that may continue to be necessary if Covid19 is still ongoing. Please read the "Before Your Book" section to assist you with your decision. 

Please note there is no option to book a full apartment (to share with friends for example). Booking will be done per room and each booker will choose their own room.

If you are travelling to Campus from outside of Ireland you may be subject to required  to restrict your movements on arrival to Campus before engaging in academic activities on Campus and depending on Government Travel Restrictions in place at the time of your arrival.

If you are seeking to book a room via Scéim, Access Recommendation, Sports Scholarship, Northern Ireland, or as an Academic Scholar you will be contacted by the Residence Office by email once your academic place has been confirmed to us. Alternatively contact us on to get confirmation. If in doubt book your room in the general offering for CAO students in the first instance. 
The online booking event is competitive as there are always more bookers than rooms available (about 4/5 times). So please prepare well in advance and focus on your own booking. If you attempt to book a room in the same apartment with a friend this may indeed slow you down and gives rise to the risk of not getting a room. We do not recommend it. Living on Campus is about meeting new friends and because the residences are all within minutes of eachother in the residential quarter of the North Campus it is easy to meet up with old friends also.

The general booking will be done online as a first come first served offering as usual. The link will be made available on the landing page of the accommodation web pages under the heading "Booking Links" (this is not visible on a phone please use laptop or desktop)

Once you check into a room in Student Residences you will have access to that room for the full duration (7 days per week including all teaching breaks like reading week or Christmas etc.) of your Licence. We do not offer discounts or refunds for times when you do not occupy your room such as weekends (if you go home) or holidays you may take away from campus. The Licence is a rental agreement with a start and end date and will operate as such. If you do not occupy your room or you are absent from your room for a period of time there will be no reduction in the costs.  To find accommodation with a pay as you go option you may wish to consider Home Finder options or Book a Room as you need it with MCCA (Maynooth Campus & Conference Accommodation)

To complete your booking you will need a bank card (debit or credit) to make your payments. We do not offer invoices or accept cheques or other forms of payment including cash. If you are travelling from outside Ireland you need to ensure that you have the use of a bank card that works internationally. As banking rules and security requirements have changed in the last year you may need to become familiar with some security issues that may arise when using a bank card to make payments online. We have an article about this subject HERE and we recommend that you read it in advance of the booking day and check-in. 

From time to time we may need to ask you to change rooms. If that becomes necessary we will prepare a like for like exchange in terms of the room type. This does not happen often but it can occur occassionally and we would like you to know and understand this in advance.