What are the costs?



Fees vary from year to year and from campus to campus depending on the type of room allocated to you. However, all Cardiff Met contracts cover a 40 week period (coinciding with the academic year), which means that students can stay in halls and leave their belongings in their room during the Christmas and Easter holidays.

Students must sign up for the whole 40 week period and cannot be released from their contract unless a replacement is found or they leave Cardiff Metropolitan University. Students are still liable for rent until the end of the term in which they leave.​​​

Students living in any of the private halls must sign up for the whole 42 or 43 week period and cannot be released from their contract unless a replacement is found. If they leave Cardiff Metropolitan University then they will still be held to the terms of their contract. Students in Private Halls will also require a UK based guarantor before they can move into their room.

Cardiff Met Hall fees are paid in three instalments - Autumn, Winter and Spring. Liberty Living and Victoria Halls fees are paid in either two or three installments. Further details on halls fees and payment methods can be obtained by contacting the Accommodation Services.

If you have a household income of less than £42,600 and you live in a Communities First Area you may be entitled to assistance through the Study First Award. Please find further details here.

Weekly charges

The weekly charges for 2016/17 (please note 2017/18 charges will be published in March 2017):​

Self Catered en suite single £104.00 - £107.00
Catered single £142.00
Catered single en suite £151.00​​ 

Self Catered Standard (Returners & Post Graduates only) £93.00 - £110.00

All contracts are for 40 weeks.

Plas Gwyn
Self Catered en suite single £102.00 - £104.00

All contracts are for 40 weeks.

Liberty Court
Self Catered en suite Single £117.00
Self Catered en suite Double £123.00

All Liberty Living contracts are for 42 weeks.

Liberty House
Self Catered En suite single £117.00

All Liberty Living contracts are for 42 weeks.

Liberty Severn Point

Self Catered En suite single £123.00
All Liberty Living contracts are for 42 weeks.

Union State (formerly Victoria Halls)
Self Catered en suite single £116.00
Self Catered en suite double £120.00

All Victoria Halls contracts are for 43 weeks.

Halls of Residence Fee Payment Dates

1st Term September 2016
2nd Term January 2017
3rd Term April 2017

Private Hall fee payments are due in either 2 or 3 instalments.

Please click here to download the Rent Charging Policy.doc

Deposit Payments

UK Students - please click here​.

International Students - please click here

Reducing the costs

There are several bursaries and scholarships available for Cardiff Met students. Please click here to see if you qualify.

Cheap bus travel - Met Rider
The Met Rider is the cheapest and easiest way to travel between campuses and around the city. When you buy a Met Rider pass it allows you FREE and unlimited access to every Cardiff Bus service from September to June. If you want to go into the city centre or to watch Cardiff City or even a day on the beach at Barry Island, the Met Rider pass is your answer. If you catch the bus more than one day a week then its worth buying a Rider as it’s the cheapest option and works out as just over £6 a week!

Lunch Club
The Lunch Club is a preloaded card that allows students not in Catered Halls to buy meals at a far cheaper rate. For example a £4 meal becomes £3.20 when you purchase a Lunch Club package.​