Student accommodation in Cardiff

International Foundation Year students can apply to live in Cardiff University accommodation. Most options are a short walk from the University and the city centre. There is a range of shared flats in different areas of the city. 70% of bedrooms have their own en-suite facilities.

Pre-Master's students are welcome to apply for accommodation, but due to the start dates of the programme, it will be subject to availability at that time.

Your new home

All rooms in University residences have a bed, desk, chair, wardrobe, and wifi. Some also have meal plans. You will share a kitchen/dining area, and can apply for an ensuite bathroom if you wish. View more information on University residences.

How to apply for accommodation

Once it is confirmed that you can return to on-campus learning, and if you have requested accommodation, the Central Student Support team will contact you with the latest information on available options and fees.

Accommodation costs

Catered (shared bathroom):
£6,035.38 - £6,399.56

Part-catered (shared bathroom):
£5,006.78 - £5,368.18

Part-catered (en-suite):
£5,729.58 - £6,068.74

Self-catered (shared bathroom):
£4,047.68 - £4,770.48

Self-catered (en-suite):
£4,409.08 - £7,262.57

*Based on 2019/20 fees and subject to change.

Please note: guideline accommodation fees. 2020/21 fees will be published shortly.

When to apply

For September 2020 entry, single occupancy accommodation is guaranteed to all students who apply online by 9am UK time on August 6th 2020. Students who apply after this time will not be guaranteed accommodation and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.


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