Student accommodation in Cardiff

Students starting in September 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.

Your new home

For September 2023 we will be offering students age 18 or over to book a room either at University managed accommodation or at Eclipse, managed by Collegiate. Students under the age of 18 will only be offered University managed accommodation.

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.

Eclipse, managed by Collegiate– our trusted third-party accommodation partner - is only a 17-minute walk from the International Study Centre and offers unrivalled student accommodation that’s located perfectly for your studies.

Eclipse is only available for students age 18 or over.

6 Bed Ensuite - what's included?

A 13.5m2 bedroom and your own private bathroom in a shared apartment with 6 bedrooms 

  • High specification design 
  • 40” television in each bedroom (tv licence not included) 
  • 3/4 bed with under-bed storage 
  • Double USB chargers 
  • Large desk space with luxury mesh-backed adjustable study chair 
  • Double wardrobe with shelves and full-length mirror 
  • Private en-suite bathroom with shower 
  • Large shared kitchen which includes:
    • Dishwasher, combination microwave and conventional oven 
    • Breakfast bar and stools with separate seating area 
    • Double 'American Style' fridge freezer
    • 50” television in kitchen/living area

Studio - what's included?

Your own private studio apartment - size 16m2 

  • High specification design 
  • 40” television (tv licence not included) 
  • 3/4 bed with under-bed storage 
  • Double USB chargers 
  • Large desk space with luxury mesh-backed adjustable study chair 
  • Double wardrobe with shelves and full-length mirror 
  • Private en-suite bathroom with shower 
  • Ample shelving space 
  • Combination microwave/oven and 4 ring induction hob 
  • Breakfast bar and stools 
  • Under-counter fridge/freezer 

How to apply for accommodation

You can apply for a place in accommodation after you have received guidance from Study Group.

Our Accommodation Commitment 

To provide assurance of accommodation availability, we have introduced an Accommodation Commitment.  So students can be sure of getting a room offer.

To be eligible for our Accommodation Commitment and secure a formal room offer, students need to complete the following simple steps:

Return your Acceptance Form to confirm your study offer, and make applicable payments, by 28th July 2023 (5pm UK time) to be eligible for a room offer and receive personalised instructions on how to apply.

You will then need to apply for their accommodation by 2nd of August 2023 (5pm UK time) using the instructions and process provided for their Centre. Students will then receive a formal room offer.

Once you have your room offer, you need to complete the application process within the specific time frames provided in order to secure your room.

We have good availability of accommodation for students starting programmes in September and October 2023. So if you miss these deadlines, accommodation may still be available, but please note it will be on a first-come-first served basis.

The Accommodation Commitment applies to courses starting in September and October 2023 only. Rooms are generally allocated on a first come first served basis however specific groups may be prioritised where appropriate, such as students with specific medical conditions or those aged under 18. Students under 18 years of age may be limited to specific accommodation types.

Arranging your own accommodation privately

If you are booking your own accommodation privately it is important that you let us know where you are staying and that you are staying less than 60 minutes' commute away from Cardiff University International Study Centre.

Look out for fraud

Scammers may specifically target international students so it is important to be able to recognise common signs of fraudulent activity and know what to do if you come across it. Let us know at if you have any concerns about fraudulent activity when dealing with a private accommodation provider so that we can help to protect you and other international students in case they are targeted in the same way.

Accommodation costs

University Accommodation

Part-catered (shared bathroom)
£5,591.60 - £6,403.60

Part-catered (en-suite)
from £6,400.80

Self-catered (shared bathroom)
£4,519.20 - £5,328.40

Self-catered (en-suite)
£4,925.20 - £6,921.60

Eclipse Accommodation

6 Bed Ensuite (Shared Apartment)
Approx - £7,436 (tenancy length – 44 weeks)

Studio (Private Studio Apartment)
Approx - £8,316 (tenancy length – 44 weeks)

Please note: these are the accommodation costs for the 2023/24 academic year.

Join us today

We're here to support you throughout the application process. Use our online application form and our student enrolment advisors will be available to answer your questions.