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Student Housing

Student Housing

RIT Dubai student housing is located in the Dubai Silicon Oasis, approximately a 3-minute drive (7-minute walk) from the campus. Find the location: click here.

The 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
Social areas
Free laundry
Free weekly basic
cleaning service
Futsal court
Small basketball

* study table, chair, lamp, shelf, built-in wardrobes, personal safe and mini-fridges in studio rooms
**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)

Please confirm the mattress size in your assigned room with the DSOA Admin team before purchasing bedding. DSOA housing staff can be contacted by sending an email at ur@dso.ae.

Click below for the virtual tour of housing:

The housing fees for the academic year are as follows:

Double Room

  • Per Year (Sep to Apr) - AED 19,000                          

  • Per Semester – AED 9,500

Single Room

  • Per Year (Sep to Apr) – AED 38,000                          

  • Per Semester – AED 19,000

This cost includes round-trip transportation to campus in addition to various points of interest. The cost does not include linen care or a meal plan.

The student housing buildings are gender-segregated and specific building allocations are based on student enrollment 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 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 rooms and 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 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.

* Students in violation will be asked to leave student housing permanently.

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 paperwork can occur outside of these hours, however students are eligible to enter/exit housing with prior notification/approvals with the assistance of housing security)

  • Monday- Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

  • Saturday: Staff Office Closed – Security Available

  • Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

DSOA Student Accommodation Staff Numbers:

  • +971 4 501 5757 – Ms. Aditi

  • +971 4 501 5179 – Ms. Kathrina

  • +971 4 501 5269 – Mr. Gerard

DSOA housing staff can be contacted by sending an email at ur@dso.ae

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

Spring 2024 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 6th – 7th: New Student & Study Abroad Student Housing Check-in.

  • January 13th – 14th:  Returning Student Housing Check-in.