Belfast is a compact city, with all the perks of a big one. Our new
Vita Student accommodation in Belfast takes it to the next level.
Why study in Belfast?
Capital of Northern Ireland, Belfast is becoming one of the coolest places to experience student life. It’s welcoming atmosphere, thriving city life, and beautiful surroundings are just some of the reasons why.
Just a short walk from Queen’s University and Ulster University, Vita Student accommodation in Belfast is the ideal place to start your journey.
Our building in Belfast
Our Bruce Street building is located in the heart of Belfast, with the city centre on your doorstep. Vita Student sets you up to experience the best of student living in Belfast.
Ideal for Queens and Ulster University students who want to experience a new level of student living in the heart of Belfast city centre.
Living at Vita Student Belfast
Vita Student Belfast is a short stroll from the Queen’s University campus and from Ulster University, with all of the essential day-to-day amenities within a short walking distance. We’re just 10 minutes from Cathedral Quarter, home of the city’s trendiest art galleries and restaurants, as well as Queen’s Quarter – the best place to go shopping in Belfast.
We’re just 10 minutes from Cathedral Quarter, home of the city’s trendiest art galleries and restaurants, as well as Queen’s Quarter – the best place to go shopping in Belfast.
WHAT WE’RE ABOUT
Vita Student is for students that want it all. For students that want to live without limits.
With an all-inclusive service, living at Vita Student lifts some of the pressures from university life, allowing you to focus on your studies and your experience.
Our buildings are full of friendly faces from many different places. All here to make the most of their time at university. Whether you are creative or academic, Vita Student is the place to learn, thrive and make connections.
Recently named a UNESCO City of Music, Belfast is famous for its electrifying music scene. Students living here can expect to see some of the best music events in the UK, inside iconic venues like Ulster Hall and the SSE Arena.
It really is no surprise that Belfast folk are so proud of their musical history – the city has birthed some of the world’s favourite artists, after all. Throughout the generations, we’ve seen Van Morrison, Two Door Cinema Club and Bicep emerge from Belfast. So, if you live here, you might just see the rising of another star.
Belfast is a city best explored by foot or bike, with plenty of opportunity to immerse yourself in the bustle. By day, shop for your high-street favourites at Victoria Square, or wander through St George’s Market, a historic market that first opened in the Victorian era. Vita Student Belfast is in the heart of the city centre – so exploring is as easy as stepping out of your door.
By night, head to Cathedral Quarter. This is where all the students in Belfast go to let their hair down after a long week of study. Not only is it home to countless restaurants and pubs, but also loads of trendy bars and nightclubs to get your dancing fix.
Universities in Belfast
Queen’s University Belfast is one of the leading universities in the UK and Ireland with a distinguished heritage and history. In the heart of Belfast city, Queen’s University has state-of-the-art facilities across health science laboratories, business, engineering and computing. Surrounded by culture, art and social scenes, Queen’s is a great place to spread your wings without feeling lost in the crowds.
The Ulster University Belfast campus is situated in the cultural centre of the city. The campus is renowned for the arts and has an increasing range of subjects to offer students including architecture, hospitality, event management, photography and digital animation. You’ll never be short on inspiration at this diverse and exciting university.
“My three favourite things about living at Vita: the weekly events, the gym and the independence I get from living on my own”
“The reception was really welcoming and helpful”
“A place where I can learn new things and feel comfortable”
“I wanted to move into a place where I can feel really secure”
What is Belfast known for?more
Belfast is known for many things. It’s the birthplace of the RMS Titanic – the world’s most famous ship. Home to Ireland’s tallest building, Obel Tower, which stands at 279 ft with 27 floors. And it’s the city in which Led Zeppelin first played Stairway to Heaven in March 1971. With sister cities in Hefei, China, and Boston & Tennessee, United States, Belfast is proud of its rich cultural diversity. It is also the birthplace of world-famous footballer, George Best.
What is there to do in Belfast?more
With Belfast Zoo, St Anne’s Cathedral, the Grand Opera House, Belfast Castle, beaches just 25 minutes away and incredible art galleries and museums, you won’t be stuck for things to do in Belfast. Take a stroll around its 3,000 acres of parks including the Botanic Gardens, Colin Glen and Lady Dixon Park to name a few. Fancy a drink whilst taking in amazing views of the city at 260 ft? Visit the tallest bar in Ireland – the Observatory Bar in the Hastings Grand Central Hotel
What outdoor spaces are in Belfast?more
There are many green, open spaces in Belfast. With 3,000 acres of parks, it’s the perfect city for a stroll, with places like the Botanic Gardens, Colin Glen, Belvoir Park and Lady Dixon Park scattered around the city. If you’re looking for more of a hike, there’s plenty around for all experience levels. For an easier walk, try the Giant’s Ring Trail for beautiful views and fresh air. And if you’re looking for something more advanced, there are plenty of hikes up Divis & Black Mountain and Cave Hill, offering views across the north.
Where do students live in Belfast?more
Belfast has five main areas for shared student housing – The Holylands is known to be extremely lively; Lisburn Road is populated with boutique shops and art galleries; Ormeau Road is slightly further out with indie bars and restaurants; Stranmillis Road, once home to Liam Neeson, has a more laid-back vibe; and Botanic Avenue is pricier but a quick stroll to campus.
If shared housing isn’t for you, a studio with everything covered might be. Vita Student Belfast is situated on Bruce Street and is within a short walking distance of both Queen’s University and Ulster University campuses. Think first-class facilities and service. Big apartments and communal spaces. A welcoming student community. All-in student living.
Where are the best places to eat and drink in Belfast?more
From Michelin-starred restaurants like OX to traditional Irish pubs like Kelly’s Cellars, there is no lack of places to eat and drink in Belfast. Visit Holohan’s Pantry in the Queen’s Quarter for authentic Irish recipes in a friendly setting, and Common Market in the Cathedral Quarter for some of the tastiest street food Belfast has to offer. The Duke of York is one of the most famous pubs in Belfast, with live music from Thursday to Sunday it’s not to be missed. And if you’re a coffee lover, Established will become your go to spot with daily tarts and sweet treats to die for.
What is nightlife like in Belfast?more
Belfast doesn’t disappoint when it comes to a night out. Visit The Parlour Bar for the ultimate student night with wood fired oven pizzas. The Reporter Bar honours Belfast’s publishing heritage, headlining local beers and spirits. If you’re looking for a live music venue, head to Limelight – famous for having hosted the likes of Oasis, Arctic Monkeys and Two Door Cinema Club, with great drink offers. And if you fancy a cocktail, visit Tetto for incredible panoramic views of Belfast in Bullitt Hotel’s rooftop restaurant and bar.
What are the best art galleries and museums to learn about Belfast’s history?more
Belfast has a lot to offer when it comes to art and history. Its best known of many art galleries is The MAC, with over 40 visual art exhibitions, theatre performances and workshops, right in the heart of Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter. Want to learn about Belfast’s past? Head to Belfast Exposed – a photography gallery based in the city centre, founded by a team of local photographers in 1983 to challenge media representation of Belfast during The Troubles. Titanic Belfast is also a must-visit – standing at the head of the slipway where the Titanic was built, the museum spotlights the creation of the world’s most famous ocean liner.