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On campus accommodation

The RCSI on campus accommodation is known as Mercer Court. It comprises two buildings, Mercer Apartments and Millin House, both of which are conveniently located beside the RCSI Library (The Mercer Library) and within a two-minute walk from the main College campus.

Mercer Library

In September 2011, RCSI assumed the management of the on-campus accommodation from an external commercial provider and the management of the accommodation complex now sits within the RCSI Student Services Office. In addition to a change of management, the College has also undertaken a complete refurbishment of the buildings: Phase 1 in 2011, Phase 2 over the summer of 2012, with the final Phase completed in 2013.

Why stay on campus?

RCSI recognise that the challenge of beginning life as a new student extends beyond the individual student and that it is often the parents who worry most. Beginning life as a College student is exciting, if a little daunting. Living on campus, particularly in the early years of the academic programme, offers many advantages.

Mercer Court Kitchen


Choosing the area of the city to live in can be difficult, particularly for students who are not familiar with Dublin. Mercer Court is located within a two minute walk from the College and directly beside the College Library. This makes life as a student very easy, as you can walk to and from lectures.

Mercer Accommodation is also at the heart of Dublin and is surrounded by shops, cafés, restaurants, so everything is literally on your doorstep, from a coffee in Starbucks to tea bags in the local supermarket.

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 student and the parent.


  • Wired and wireless internet access
  • All rooms with en-suite bathrooms
  • Dedicated accommodation manager
  • 24/7 security
  • Laundry facilities
  • Flat-screen TVs in all lounge and communal areas
  • Games/recreation room
  • Fully-equipped kitchens throughout
Facilities - Communal Area Facilities - Communal Area
Communal Area Communal Area

Types of accommodation in Mercer Court

There are two accommodation options available in Mercer Court.

Option 1 - Millin House

Millin House consists of 23 single and 5 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 comfortable TV and games lounges where students can relax and socialise with other residents.

Millan House Kitchen Millan House Common Room

Option 2 - Mercer Apartments

Mercer Apartments comprises 19 self catering apartments. There are 68 single and 4 twin bedrooms all of which are en-suite.Each apartment unit accommodates four students who share a communal kitchen/living room.

Mercer Apartments Mercer Apartments Living Room

Check-in times are allocated on completion of the application process.

2017/18 Accommodation Costs

Mercer Court rates Single Twin Millin House rates Single Twin
Accommodation fee  €9,175 €5,525 Accommodation fee €9,525  €6,375
Light and heat (charge)  €775  €775 Light and heat (charge)  €775  €775
Security deposit  €200  €200 Security deposit  €200  €200
Total payment due  €10,150  €6,500 Total payment due €10,500  €7,350

For further information, please contact the RCSI Accommodation Manager, Mr Ivan Carty, by email to:

Millan House reception Watch the YouTube film
Mercer Reception RCSI On Campus Accommodation on YouTube
Apartment Bedroom
Apartment Bedroom
Laundry room