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.

If you are starting in September, there is currently plenty of availability. If you are required to quarantine (as per UK government guidelines), your accommodation will be available for you to do so. We will support you so that you have everything you need to settle in to your new home, including bedding packs, shopping deliveries and take-away services.

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.

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.

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 fraudreporting@studygroup.com 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

Catered (shared bathroom):
£6202 - £6577.20

Part-catered (shared bathroom):
£5143.60 - £5516.00

Part-catered (en-suite):
£5,885.60

Self-catered (shared bathroom):
£4158 - £4900

Self-catered (en-suite):
£4384.78 - £5703.6

Based on 2020/21 fees and subject to change.

Please note: these are the accommodation costs for the 2020/21 academic year.