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.

Students starting in November, January and March 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

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

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 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

Part-catered (shared bathroom):
£5,325.60 - £6,098.40

Part-catered (en-suite):
£6,095.60 - £6,456.80

Self-catered (shared bathroom):
£4,690.00 - £5,073.60

Self-catered (en-suite):
£4,690.00 - £6,591.20

Please note: these are the accommodation costs for the 2022/23 academic year.