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'University College Dublin (UCD), Dublin City University (DCU) and NUI Galway are all applying a 4pc rise, University of Limerick (UL) is bringing in a 3.5pc-4pc rise, while Maynooth University is raising rents by 3pc' (stock photo)

'University College Dublin (UCD), Dublin City University (DCU) and NUI Galway are all applying a 4pc rise, University of Limerick (UL) is bringing in a 3.5pc-4pc rise, while Maynooth University is raising rents by 3pc' (stock photo)

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'University College Dublin (UCD), Dublin City University (DCU) and NUI Galway are all applying a 4pc rise, University of Limerick (UL) is bringing in a 3.5pc-4pc rise, while Maynooth University is raising rents by 3pc' (stock photo)

Students are facing higher accommodation costs in September as universities raise rents for on-campus residences by the maximum 4pc - or very close to it.

The cap was applied to student apartments last August to ensure rent predictability in the sector, in the same way as it does in Rent Pressure Zones (RPZ).

As campus accommodation rates for 2020-21 are finalised, most universities have also confirmed increases hitting the legal limit.