eber MIE FAQ

You must be a student enrolled in a university or college and be 17 years of age or older to live here.  Priority is offered to applicants studying at MIE however, we do have a limited number of places available to students at other colleges and universities.

Students apply online.  The application process for academic year 2022/23 is open now.

First Year students are required to pay a €50 registration fee online.  Then there are two options:

  1. If you wish to guarantee a room reservation in advance of the CAO offers, choose the ‘Advance Booker’ option to apply for a room.  If you are offered a room, you will be invited to pay an Administration Fee of €350.  This will convert to part of your security deposit once you check-in.  Please note the Administration Fee is non-refundable (unless you do not achieve the CAO points required for an MIE course, in which case you may apply for a refund  by email within 48 hours of first-round CAO offers). 


  1. Alternatively, once you have paid the €50 registration fee, you may choose the ‘Priority Waiting List’ option which opens on the day first-round CAO offers are published.

Please note all applications are subject to availability and payment of the €50 registration fee does not guarantee you a room. Priority is given to MIE students, but we have a limited number of rooms available for students attending other colleges. The €50 registration fee is non-refundable in all instances

If you have any questions or would like to arrange a viewing, please get in touch and our friendly Residence Team will be delighted to assist.

To make an accommodation request, simply fill in the online booking form.

Current residents will be emailed in advance and given a priority booking period.  On receipt of the booking form, we’ll do our best to meet your requirements and send you an offer of accommodation, subject to availability. 

To make an accommodation request, a link to complete a ‘Booking Form’ will be provided by your course coordinator

Your rent includes utilities, with no hidden extras, so you never need to worry about unexpected bills.  Your rent includes:

  • Private en suite room
  • Shared kitchen-living area within your apartment
  • Electricity
  • Heating
  • Recycling and Waste Collection
  • Contents Insurance
  • Superfast fibre broadband and WiFi
  • Professional and friendly on-site Residence Team
  • Maintenance
  • Laundrette (pay per use)
  • Bike Storage
  • Car Parking (subject to availability, pre-booking not available)

There are a number of room types to choose from – Classic Double, Superior Double and Accessible Double (all of which are en suite).

The Booking Form also has a section for you to note if you would like to share with friends or have any special requests.  We will do our best to allocate your room based on your preferences and requirements, but unfortunately this is not always possible.

We do our best to allocate rooms based on year of study, gender, age and any other requirement requested.  Your room number will be provided at check-in.

Due to data protection, we are unable to disclose who will be sharing your apartment.

We have a limited number of rooms available to rent for a single semester, these rooms are only offered to MIE students.  Please submit a booking form and mention in the special request section that you would like a semester only booking and we will be back in touch with you.

There are three payment options. 

  • Monthly
  • Termly
  • Full upfront payment, includes a €250 discount

For Current residents – the first instalment is due on July 1st. 

For CAO/First-Year Applicants – the first instalment is due once you are offered a room post the CAO offers.

For Trinity IFP Applicants – Full prepayment and Termly options are available.  Payment is due on 1st July

Rent payments are accepted by electronic bank transfer.

International students can pay via Transfermate which will be provided on the invoice

Yes, you will need a guarantor.

Yes, a security deposit of €920 is payable to secure a room reservation.  The deposit is refundable on check out, less any money owing on your account.

The deposit is held against any damage to the room (taking wear and tear into consideration), any damage to the furnishings or other equipment provided and any unpaid room fees or other charges incurred during the duration of your licence.

Absolutely, we’d love to show you around.  Simply get in touch with the on-site Residence Team to arrange a suitable time.

If you wish to cancel your reservation for whatever reason, please advise us by email as soon as possible at mie@eber.life explaining the reason for cancelling.  All cancellations must be submitted by email.  Unfortunately we cannot accept cancellations by phone.

In the event of a cancelation before check-in €350 of the security deposit is held and the balance refunded.

The administration fee of €350 is non-refundable, except for first years students who do not receive enough point to be offered a place in MIE may be eligible to apply for a refund. *Subject to providing evidence in writing within 48hrs of CAO first round offers being released.  Students must have MIE as their first choice on their CAO.

The application fee may not be transferred to different years.  It is non-refundable.

All cancellations must be made in writing by email.  Please get in touch by email.  On receipt, we will re-market the room.  If a replacement is found, once they have paid their first term’s rent, we will refund your first term’s rent, less the administration fee and rent due for any void period, in the event the cancellation was received after the licence period commenced.

Yes, the student residences are located within the grounds, next to the Institute.

There are 302 rooms on-campus.  Accommodations are arranged in apartments 3, 4 and 5 bedrooms.  Most are 4-bed apartments, so you will typically share with 3 other students.

Yes, all bedrooms have a private en suite with a shower.

All rooms are for single occupancy only.

If you would like to share an apartment with friends, please let us know when you are making your accommodation request.  There is a section on the online form where you are asked to let us know of any special requests or requirements.  We will do our best to ensure your rooms are allocated within the same apartment.  Given the high level of occupancy, it is not always possible to meet every request, but we will do our best.  We suggest booking early if you wish to book an apartment with friends.

Yes, guests are allowed to stay over occasionally and only with pre-approval with your roommates. 

Residents are required to email visitors name and the date they will be staying.  Guests must be signed in at reception for security and fire safety reasons.

Yes, there is free car parking within the campus grounds for students at the Institute and residents.  Parking is limited and cannot be reserved.  All vehicles are parked at owners risk.

Yes, there are two storage areas for bicycles, located in front of the residence.  Bicycles are prohibited inside the residence.  Bicycles are left at owners’ risk.

Yes, there is a self-service laundry located next to Reception which can be accessed 24/7 using your keycard.  The washing and drying machines may be used by purchasing a laundry card from the machine on-site or by phone app.

Post may be collected from Reception.  We’re open Monday-Friday from 9am to 8pm. 

Your safety and security is of utmost importance to us.  Access to the apartments and individual bedrooms is by electronic key card.  Only residents have access to their individual apartments.  CCTV is provided throughout the campus.  A security call-out service operates 24/7 in case of lockouts or disturbances.

Yes, our office is located beside the residences and is open from 9am-8pm Monday-Friday.  Pop-in at any time.

The Classic Double en suite rooms contain a small 4ft double bed, desk and chair, pinboard, lamp, full length mirror, built in wardrobe, mattress protector and shower curtain.

The Superior Double en suite rooms have a 4ft 6″ double bed and also contain a bedside locker.

The modern kitchens are fully fitted with an electric oven, 4 ring hob, microwave, fridge freezer, kettle and toaster.  A sweeping brush, dustpan and brush, mop and bucket, recycling and waste bins are also provided.  Vacuum cleaners are available from Reception.

Kitchens are furnished with a dining table and chairs or a breakfast bar.

Bedding, linen and towels are not provided. 

Residents provide their own delph, pots, pans and cutlery.

Televisions are not provided.  If you bring a TV it must be either new or PAT tested, and residents are responsible for any TV licence.

If you have an issue during your stay, report it via email.  A member of our team will contact you and keep you updated on the progress.

For any emergency issues out of hours, security may be contacted directly, and they will deal with the contractors and notify the on-site team.

Yes, we will always contact you 24 hours in advance if access is required to your room, unless it is an emergency when immediate access is required.

If you are locked out of your room during office hours, simply pop-in to Reception and we can issue you with a single key card.  If you have lost your key card, a new one can be issued for a small fee.  If the office is closed, you may call security who will let you into your room.  You will be required to show ID and you will be charged a fee for the call-out.

Cleaning is provided in the common areas only.  As the resident, it is your responsibility to ensure that your bedroom and kitchen-living area is kept clean and tidy at all times.  Kitchens are inspected weekly by our in-house team.

You can move into your room on the day your licence starts. 

Yes, there are some extra charges for the replacement of lost key, security call-outs, fines, and damages.

Any extra charges must be paid within 30 days of the invoice being issued.

Contents insurance is included in your rent. The policy provides some insurance cover for the contents inside your room.  You don’t need to do anything to activate this cover, but it is important to check and ensure that you fully understand the protection provided and whether it is sufficient for your needs.

  • Check your level of cover
  • Review key exclusions and limitations
  • Check your policy excess
  • Learn how to make a claim