How do I apply?
You must complete your application online. Simply fill in your details on the Booking Form. You will then be directed to Paypal where you can securely pay your booking deposit to finalise your application (Surcharge may apply). If you are successful in securing a room, we will then issue you with a license to reside by the end of July which you must sign and return along with 2 passport sized photographs. The rent should be paid via bank transfer to the bank account details found on your license to reside. Your booking will only be secured once we have the application form and the booking deposit of €400 which is non-refundable.
If your Application is successful and you secure accommodation in Shanowen Square your booking deposit will become a security deposit which will be refundable at the end of the academic year subject to your apartment/room being in the condition that you found it in. Management reserve the right to refuse admission.
How do I know if I have a room?
Once we have received your completed application form and your booking deposit you will receive an automated message from PayPal confirming receipt of same. We will then advise you whether you have been successful or unsuccessful within 7 working days. If you have been unsuccessful your booking deposit will be refunded to you immediately. If you have been successful we will email you with further details.
Do you have rooms available in Gateway Student Village?
We have a small number of rooms available in Gateway Student Village. They are three-bed single rooms with a shared bathroom. They have recently been refurbished to a high standard. If you wish to apply for these rooms you simply hit the “APPLY” button on the home page and follow the steps. The deposit is €400 and this is non-refundable once a room offer has been made. Please specify that you would like to live in one of our Gateway rooms in the “Room Related Requests” part of the form. If you have any queries drop us a line.
Do I have to share a bathroom & bedroom with other people?
All bedrooms have an ensuite bathroom and all bedrooms are single.
Do I have to share a kitchen with other people?
You will share the kitchen and living room with your flatmates.
Can I live with my friends?
Yes, if you have any additional requests you must fill these out on your Application form and we will endeavor to meet these needs. However, this is not always possible.
Is there much storage in the bedrooms?
Yes, there is a large wardrobe and two large drawers under the bed with some storage above and below your study desk.
What about internet connection?
You will be provided with a wired connection up to 5Mbps. Ethernet Cables for the wired connection are available in the office at a cost of €3.
If I apply & cancel my booking later will I get my money back?
No, If you are offered a room and you wish to cancel your room your booking deposit is non-refundable. Once payment is made for a room no refund can be given under any circumstances.
How do I wash my clothes in Shanowen?
There is an onsite laundry room with washers and dryers. A wash is €3 and the dryer costs €3 also.
What can I expect to find in the apartments?
You will find an inventory sheet in the Applications section of this website which lists all of the contents in the apartments.
Are the rooms insured?
Contents and personal belongings are not insured in the complex. We recommend that residents look into this themselves or insure belongings under their home insurance.
Will I be living in an apartment with mixed gender?
Yes, you may. If you have any specific requirements in relation to this you must make it very clear when you are applying and on your application form.
Are TV sets supplied?
TVs are not supplied but you will have access to 15 channels on site. Please note that it is the responsibility of the TV set owner to provide a TV license for each TV set.