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.
1/3 You will have your own room, with everything you need to make yourself feel at home.
2/3 Shared spaces allow you to work with friends or hang out together after classes.
3/3 All of Cardiff's accommodation options are within walking distance of the University.
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.
Catered (shared bathroom):
£6,035.38 - £6,399.56
Part-catered (shared bathroom):
£5,006.78 - £5,368.18
£5,729.58 - £6,068.74
Self-catered (shared bathroom):
£4,047.68 - £4,770.48
£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.