ISA Housing provides the opportunity for students to experience aspects of the Belfast lifestyle that are inaccessible to the average visitor of Northern Ireland. All ISA Housing options are within walking distance to Queen's University Belfast.
The experience of living in another culture will be both educational and rewarding so long as you stay open-minded and reasonable. There are differences in culture and lifestyle between life in Northern Ireland and the U.S. that will quickly become apparent upon your arrival. Remember: the key to a positive experience is flexibility!
ISA students are placed in furnished, spacious dormitories just a 15 minute walk from Queen's. The dorms are filled with international students from around the world as well as local student from the United Kingdom. This mix allows ISA program participants the opportunity to meet students from a variety of backgrounds and is the ideal setting for students looking for a cultural immersion experience. 24-hour security makes this a secure and comfortable location for students to reside. ISA students have access to all that the dormitories have to offer, including a kitchen and common room on each floor, on-site dining facilities, a game and computer lounge, snack bar and laundry facilities, as well as many nearby restaurants and pubs in the surrounding neighborhoods. All of this allows students the chance to explore their neighborhood and become comfortable with their life in Belfast. Meals and laundry service are not included.
A $600 refundable security deposit will be charged to students living in ISA arranged housing. ISA may retain some, or all, of this deposit in the case of damage to property, or if utility usage exceeds the allotted monthly amount.
ISA Apartment for Master's Degree Students:
The ISA Apartment is included for approximately the first three months of a Master's Degree program. This option is not currently available for undergraduate students. Students living in the apartments will be placed with other ISA students and are assigned on a first-come/first-serve basis. Rent is included in the program price. Students are placed in fully furnished, centrally located housing that is close to public transit routes or the university. Meals and laundry service are not included. Accommodations typically house 4-6 ISA students, therefore a minimum number of students must select this option in order for it to be available. If the minimum number is not met, students that select the ISA Apartment housing option will be alerted immediately and may select independent housing or switch to a graduate dormitory, which is only available for the full length of the program and will therefore result in an additional cost. Contact ISA for further details.
A $500 refundable security deposit will be charged to students living in ISA arranged housing. ISA may retain some, or all, of this deposit in the case of damage to property, or if utility usage exceeds the allotted monthly amount.
You may opt to secure housing independently. If you select this option, you will receive a discount equal to the housing portion of the program price. By choosing to opt out of ISA housing, you are solely responsible for researching, reserving, and paying for all fees, deposits, and paying rent directly to the housing facility you choose.