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The following are some of the most common enquires we receive regarding our on Campus accommodation.

Applications for 2024-2025 open on 4th of March 2024 and bookings can be made by clicking here: 

How to Book A Room

You will need your deposit payment, details of your course & some personal information i.e. home address, date of birth etc.

  • The deposit is €300 on application and an additional €200 upon check in.
  • If you wish to cancel your application for accommodation with SETU Waterford Campus Accommodation you must complete our online Cancellation Form:


  • Cancellations made on or before 3 days after 1st Round CAO offers will receive their deposit back less a €100 administration fee.Cancellations made after this date will forfeit their entire deposit.
  • You must also pay a deposit to join our waiting list if all rooms are full. Please contact our office to make this payment.

The SETU Waterford Campus accommodation team can assist you with making a choice but where you live is a personal decision. City Campus is located close to College street campus, but with a free bus service each morning and evening, getting to the Cork road campus couldn't be simpler. If you hope to work during your time at SETU Waterford, City Campus is located close to the city centre.

There is a limited number of spaces available for students to stay for semester 1 only or semester 2 only. Students requesting this must e-mail [email protected] before submitting an online application. Due to high demand early booking is highly recommended. Payments for each semester must be received in full

For Semester 1 this period of occupancy is from 1 September 2024 – December 2024

For Semester 2 this period of occupancy is from January 2025 – May 2025.

The earliest check-in date for the Academic Year 2024/2025 is Monday, the 2nd of September. However, if you need to check in earlier than this date please email us your request at [email protected].

A keycard can only be issued if payment is received. As per our Terms & Conditions there are three payment options 1). Full Payment of the Licence Fee plus utilities - this option will entitle you to a discount of €50, 2). Payment of 55% of the Licence Fee plus utilities, 3) Payment of the first and last months rent plus utilities.

Your keys can be collected from City Campus reception upon arrival. College Campus keys must also be collected at City Campus. The address of City Campus is SETU Waterford, Cork Road Campus, Waterford, X91 X365.

SETU Waterford Campus Accommodation apartments consist of 3, 4 and 5 bedroom apartments. We endeavour to put first year students together similar to putting second, third and fourth year students together. We try to maintain a good gender balance within our apartment, should this be your preference. However if you know of another person who may be booking Campus Accommodation also we will endeavor facilitate if you wish to share the one apartment.

There is plenty of SETU's Waterford Campus accommodation available, but in order to get exactly what you want, you should make your reservation as early as possible.

Payment of rent should be done through your Student Residential Portal. Alternatively, you can pay at our Reception Desk in City Campus or by calling over office and paying over the phone. 

Payment can also be made by Bank Transfer. Bank Details available on request.

Your rent covers your occupancy of the property from September to when you finish your exams in May.

Utility charge - €500 which covers refuse, Wi-Fi, communal services and a portion of electricity (€150). This must be paid prior to check in. There is an allowance of €150 for electricity which will be added to a pre pay meter installed in the apartment. Each apartment is metered separately for electricity and the tenants are liable for all electricity used in equal shares after they use their initial allowance. The electricity is supplied by Pinergy and is a pre-pay system. No electricity bills will be issued.

Car Park - €220. This payment is for the year. Must be paid in full upon arrival.

You will require crockery, cutlery, glassware and cooking utensils, bed linen, duvet, pillow, towels, and tea towels.

Your bedroom has a bed, desk, chair, bookshelves and wardrobe. We provide each bed with a mattress protector.

You can call City Campus reception on 051 306100 or 087 2904612 and we can take and pass on a message to a resident.

City Campus ResidentsCollege Campus Residents

Students Name

Room Number

Student Accommodation

SETU Waterford City Campus

Cork Road


X91 X365

Students Name

Room Number

Student Accommodation

Main Accomodation Office

SETU Waterford College Campus

Cork Road


X91 CF21

A launderette is located in both College Campus and City Campus, both are staffed by housekeepers. The laundry in College Campus is located on the bottom floor of Suir House. In City Campus it's located just off reception. A 5kg bag costs €10 and a 10kg bag is €18 for wash, dry and fold. 

No smoking is not permitted in any of the accommodation units or common areas. If a resident is found to be smoking within any of these areas a fine will be imposed.

The University is located on the Cork Road in Waterford City. The City centre is about 10 minutes by bus/taxi. It would take approx 30 minutes to walk and this is not advisable by night.

Unfortunately, you will forfeit your full deposit of €500 should you wish to cancel your booking/stay with us. Furthermore you will be liable for rent owing until the end of your contract or until a replacement student is found for your room.

Insurance for personal items such as PCs, laptops, stereos and other personal belongings are not covered.

Once you have paid your cancellation / security deposit you will not have to do anything until the 1st round of CAO offers are released.

After you receive your 1st Round CAO Offer you will have three days to decide if you wish to still avail of SETU Waterford Campus Accommodation and if not then you will be asked to fill out an online cancellation form:  Please note that if you cancel on or before 3 days after the CAO Round 1 Offers then you will be entitled to a refund of your deposit paid less a €100 administration fee. If you cancel after this date and time then you will forfeit your entire deposit. After all cancellations are received and processed, we will issue our formal offers of accommodation by email.

If you receive a formal offer by email you must respond by completing the online acceptance form within a specified time period (this time period will be outlined within the email) stating whether you are going to accept or decline the offer.

Please Note; Should you receive an offer and decide to decline you will forfeit your full deposit.

If you choose to accept your offer, we will send a further email detailing the next steps in the process that you will need to follow prior to your arrival.’

Online application for the academic year will open in March 2024.  If you are an early booking and have paid your deposit, you will be guaranteed a room for September.  This will be the case up until we become fully occupied.  At this point, all further applicants will be added to the waiting list in order of application date.  If all rooms are booked up then you will be unable to make payment of the €300 deposit online and will need to contact our office to make this payment and join our official waiting list.  Once cancellations come in after CAO offers are released and students know where they are going, students on our waiting list will be offered rooms with those who applied (and paid the deposit) earliest receiving first preference.

**We operate on a first come first served basis and not a lottery system