This survey is now closed.

National Student Housing Survey is a national survey about the housing situation of students across the country. It focuses on five areas:

  • Demographics;
  • Accommodation status and conditions;
  • Satisfaction with current accommodation;
  • Past experiences and preferences

of all students living and studying in Ireland.

What to expect?

The survey will take around 20 minutes to complete. It is divided into 6 modules: current study situation, current housing situation, finding a place, satisfaction with your accommodation, accommodation conditions and past experiences. Each module consists of single-choice, multiple-choice and open-ended questions. All entries are anonymous and the results will be presented only in an aggregated format.

How to take part?

Just click here and go directly to the survey! The link will be active for three weeks and USI along with Students’ Unions will be reminding students about the survey encouraging them to fill it out during the three-week time period via various social media channels.

Why participate?

Housing crisis in Ireland has had a negative impact on studying trends, academic performance and mental health of students. USI wants to gather evidence of the current student accommodation that will feed into a report on current student housing situation , which will serve as evidence for student accommodation strategy that is being drafted at the moment. USI encourages all students to fill out the survey, so we receive a representative samples of respondents reflecting the diversity of student population.

By submitting your response you may enter the draw to win an iPad mini or one of five 50EUR One4all Multi-Store Gift Card. All you have to do is to leave your e-mail address at the very end of the survey

The National Student Housing Survey is designed and launched by The Union of Students in Ireland (USI). USI is the national representative body for third-level students’ unions in Ireland. USI is the sole national representative body for students in Ireland. Founded in 1959, USI now represents more than 354,000 students in over forty colleges across the island of Ireland. The goal of the USI is to work for rights of students and a fair and equal third level education system in Ireland.  USI has campaigned on the issue of student accommodation since the 1970s and works with the RTB, Threshold and other organisations on the issue.

Please go here or visit to find out about other activities of USI with regard to housing.

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