One of the most important tasks facing prospective RCSI students is the search for suitable accommodation. Luckily, RCSI offers a number of services to assist students with finding the perfect home away from home.

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Student residences

At RCSI we welcome students from every corner of the world, and aim to create a ‘home from home’ for all our residents. We know that every student is different, so we have plenty of choice when it comes to deciding which room is right for you.

Mercer Court, which encompasses Millin House Student Residence, and Mercer Court Apartments, is a popular student residence. With an excellent location in the heart of Dublin, it is ideally located within two minutes walk of the main University and the RCSI Library, ensuring you can walk to and from lectures.

The location also means you are surrounded by city centre shops, cafés and restaurants, so everything is literally on your doorstep.

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Mercer Accommodation has a dedicated accommodation manager who manages the complex and is on duty during normal office hours. There is 24/7 security to ensure the safety and comfort of the residents. This provides a level of comfort to both the students and parent alike.

Other facilities include wired and wireless internet access, fully-equipped kitchens, en-suite bathrooms, laundry facilities, flat-screen TVs in all lounge and communal areas and a games/recreation room.

Accommodation options

There are two accommodation options available in Mercer Court: Millin House and Mercer Apartments.

  • Millin HouseMillin House consists of 23 single and five twin (two students sharing) rooms. All rooms are en-suite. The accommodation is over five floors and each floor has a small kitchen area, which the residents share to prepare tea/coffee or a light snack. Millin House also has a large communal kitchen/dining room where students gather for their more substantial cooking and dining. The facility also has a comfortable TV and games lounges where students can relax and socialise with other residents.
  • Mercer Apartments: Mercer Apartments comprises 19 self-catering apartments. There are 68 single and four twin bedrooms, all of which are en-suite. Each apartment unit accommodates four students who share a communal kitchen/living room.

2024/25 pricing

Apartment type Room type Weekly charge  Rental cost
Mercer Court apartments Single €271 + €25 utility charge €11,840
Twin (two sharing) €171 + €25 utility charge €7,840
Millin House Single €281 + €25 utility charge €12,240
Twin (two sharing)
€195 + €25 utility charge €8,800

If you have any questions regarding Mercer accommodation, please contact

Student Services is available to provide advice and guidance with regards to private rentals.

Rented accommodation generally falls into four main categories:

  • Flats or apartments: The most popular; typically with one or two bedrooms.
  • Houses: Probably the most economical, the house-share or rented house will usually entitle you to your own bedroom within a furnished house with mod cons and shared bills.
  • Bedsitting rooms: in a bedsitting arrangement, you will have your own room with cooking facilities, but the bathroom and shower are shared with other residents in the house.
  • Host accommodation: living with a family in their home.

Generally, rent in Dublin is paid monthly. An increasing number of landlords now require year-long leases, with a security deposit equivalent to one month's rent payable upon signing a lease. When renting accommodation, we strongly advise that you check the standard of the property on offer and the conditions relating to occupancy. It is also important that you receive a written lease and a rent book to record rental payments. Never pay money up-front before viewing and inspecting the property.

For further information about tenants rights and responsibilities, please visit the Threshold website.

The Student Services Office are always happy to advise students on suitable locations in Dublin, so please do not hesitate to contact us. Unfortunately, we are unable to book accommodation on students behalf, but we are on hand to give guidance and assist in any way we can.


Please note that you can apply to study with RCSI via the following websites:
  • Irish/EU applicants should apply through the CAO website.
  • Applicants residing in North America should apply through Atlantic Bridge website. 
  • All other Non-EU applicants may apply directly through the RCSI website.