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Universities close to Stranmillis


Stranmillis University College


Belfast Boat Club


Bladon Park


Lyric Theatre Belfast


Queen’s University Belfast


Stranmillis University College


Belfast Boat Club


Bladon Park


Lyric Theatre Belfast


Queen’s University Belfast


About student living in Stranmillis


Stranmillis is an ideal area for students, as it is home to Stranmillis University College. Student houses in Stranmillis are just a short walk away from the SUC campus, and less than a ten-minute bus journey away from Queen’s University Belfast. As several different bus routes run through the area, you can also get to the city centre in just twenty minutes.


Stranmillis student accommodation is very close to lots of green spaces. Hang out with friends at Bladon Park or head over to Lagan Meadows to take a relaxing stroll along the river, play some sports, or do some exercise.

Food and Drink

When you live in student accommodation in Belfast’s Stranmillis, you’ll be near lots of restaurants, cafes, and pubs. Cutters Wharf serves up a modern menu with waterside views, while Hendrix is the perfect place to enjoy everything from pasta to burgers. If you fancy a coffee or a hot drink, head over to 5A or Bob & Berts Stranmillis.


There’s plenty to get stuck into in your local area when you live in Stranmillis student houses. Watch a live performance at the Lyric Theatre Belfast, or get active and try some new activities at the Belfast Boat Club. You can also get involved with the many different societies and events taking place on the Stranmillis University College campus.


Lisburn Road is just a short walk away from Stranmillis student housing and has lots of different high street stores, independent boutiques, and charity shops that you can browse. Belfast city centre is also just a twenty-minute bus journey away from Stranmillis and is the perfect place for a shopping spree with friends.

Student Housing

The wide range of student accommodation Stranmillis has to offer means there is something for everyone. There are student lets in Stranmillis to suit every taste and budget, from shared houses to purpose-built apartments. Have a browse of our Stranmillis student housing and find your next home, today.

FAQs about student accommodation in Stranmillis

Is Stranmillis a student area?

As student accommodation in Belfast’s Stranmillis is just a short walk away from Stranmillis University College, the area is extremely popular with students.

Is Stranmillis safe?

You should feel safe living in Stranmillis student accommodation as long as you take sensible precautions like walking with friends after dark and properly securing your property.

Where is Stranmillis in Belfast?

Stranmillis is an area in the south of Belfast, about 1.5 miles from Belfast city centre.

Is Stranmillis a nice place to live?

Stranmillis is a great place to live, with close proximity to the Stranmillis University College campus, lots of green spaces, and efficient transport links. As a result, Stranmillis student houses are usually in high demand.

Does Stranmillis University College provide accommodation?

Stranmillis University College has a catered halls of residence for its students. Typically, students will live in halls in their first year before moving into private student houses in Stranmillis and the surrounding areas for the rest of their time at university.

Where do students live in Belfast?

As there are four universities in Belfast, there isn’t only one area where students live. Typically, they choose to live in student accommodation in Stranmillis, Queen’s Quarter, the Holylands, and Belfast city centre.

Are bills included in the cost?

Many student houses in Stranmillis are now advertised with bills included in the price. Where this is the case, your rental price could include electricity, gas, internet, TV licence and water bills and this is clearly stated on the listing. Properties without bills included are also available, giving you the flexibility to choose your own energy and water suppliers and internet service provider.

Do I need to pay a deposit?

It is normal for property managers to require you to pay a security deposit at the time of booking or before you move in. Where a deposit is required and you are signing a tenancy agreement, your property manager must protect your deposit in a legally recognised tenancy deposit scheme. As long as you look after the property and have no deductions for damage or unpaid rent, your deposit will be returned to you after your tenancy agreement ends. Whilst tenancy deposits are legally capped at five weeks' rent per person, it is more common for student deposits to be in the lower £100-250 range.

How long does a tenancy agreement last for?

The majority of student accommodation in Stranmillis can be rented for fixed contract lengths. For purpose built student accommodation, 43 and 51-week fixed-term contracts are the most common. For shared houses, 52-week contracts are the most common and generally start in July to September.

Do you offer student accommodation for short-term stays?

Short-term student rentals in Stranmillis are becoming more popular every year. As a result, property managers are increasingly offering shorter tenancy lengths, whether for the summer period or for individual semesters and terms. This is more common in the purpose-built student accommodation sector than in shared student rental houses across Belfast.

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