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Student Housing

Student Housing

RIT Dubai student housing is located in the Dubai Silicon Oasis, approximately a 5-minute drive from the campus. Find the location: click here.

The brand-new student accommodation is safe, clean and comfortable with all standard facilities and some sports provisions.

Accommodation facilities include:

Furnished with beds*
Private bathroom for
each room
24/7 Security
Free Wi-fi
Gym
Social areas
Free laundry
services**
Free weekly basic
cleaning service
Non-smoking
Futsal court
Small basketball
court
 

* study table, chair, lamp, shelf, built-in wardrobes, personal safe and mini-fridges in studio rooms and a large fridge in the apartment units
**self-serve washers and dryers available

Please purchase your own bedding

Bed Sizes:

  • The single size beds in the double rooms are 100 x 200cm (standard size for a single mattress)

  • The king-size in the single furniture room is 180 x 200cm (standard size for king mattress)

Pictures of the university accommodation can be found here.

The housing fees for the academic year are as follows:

  • Single room for the academic year (9 months) - 43,200AED

  • Double room for the academic year (9 months) - 21,600AED

This cost includes round-trip transportation to campus in addition to malls and the Rashidiya metro station. The cost does not include linen care.

The student housing buildings are gender-segregated and specific building allocations are based on student enrolment and availability.

(Please read the student housing policies before requesting housing)

  • No check-in without a housing request submitted and confirmed by RIT staff via email. It’s the student’s responsibility to notify the Student Affairs office of a change in check-in date and to notify the housing staff directly of the check-out date 48 hours in advance. Failure to do so will result in a delayed check-out and additional fees if after the semester move-out date. Please note that if you move into housing before the check-in dates, you will be charged a daily rate charge.

  • All housing residents are required to inspect their room and apartment shared living spaces to record any damages or issues prior to signing the check-in form and officially taking responsibility for the housing allocation.  

  • If you request for a double room and your roommate moves out, it’s your responsibility to work directly with the housing team to find another roommate quickly to avoid single room charges.

  • If you do not check out of housing by the semester deadline, you will be charged a daily rate until the start of the new semester. Once the semester starts, the housing charges will be semester-based.

  • Co-op students who require housing are charged a daily rate unless full semester housing is required.    

  • All housing residents are responsible for their guests (both RIT and non-RIT guests.) 

  • Student housing has designated smoking areas and the residences are non-smoking.   

  • Please note that student housing residents will now only be given two official smoking warnings via email from RIT Dubai Student Affairs before they are asked to leave housing permanently. 

  • No alcohol is allowed in housing.  

  • No pets allowed.

Please submit the student housing application to reserve a place in student housing.
(Housing allocation is made on a first-come-first-serve basis.)

*All allocations are made by the DSOA team and no emails will be sent from their side to confirm your exact room or roommate. Please be patient and wait until you move in to meet your roommate as many changes may occur before the beginning of the semester.

General Housing Staff Hours (No check-in or check-out can occur outside of these hours)

  • Sunday - Thursday: 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

  • Friday: Closed

  • Saturday: 2:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Student housing residents are subject to the DSOA Housing Policies, RIT Dubai Student Handbook (Code Of Conduct - page 6).

Fall 2021 Important Dates: (Fall Housing request deadline for returning housing students is July 15th – a late fee of 500.00 AED is applied after this date.)

Please note that if you move into housing before the check-in dates, you will be charged a daily rate charge.

  • August 20th – 21st: New Student Housing Check-in (Housing staff available only between 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)

  • August 27th – 28th: Returning Student Housing Check-in (Housing staff available only between 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)

Spring 2022 Important Dates: (Spring Housing request deadline for returning students is December 15th – a late fee of 500.00 AED is applied after this date.)

Please note that if you move into housing before the check-in dates, you will be charged a daily rate charge.

  • January 1st – 2nd: New Student Housing Check-in (Housing staff available only between 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)

  • January 7th – 8th:  Returning Student Housing Check-in (Housing staff available only between 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)