Halls of Residence Information




1. What are Cardiff Met halls of residence like?

There are two Cardiff Met-owned halls of residence which are conveniently located to accommodate students studying on any of our three campuses. Rooms at Plas Gwyn halls are allocated to students studying at the Llandaff and Howard Gardens Campuses and rooms at Cyncoed halls are allocated to students studying at the Cyncoed Campus.

Plas Gwyn Halls​ - Llantrisant Road, Llandaff, Cardiff, CF5 2XJ
The Plas Gwyn campus is located in the small, pleasant cathedral 'city' of Llandaff, which is approximately two miles from Cardiff city centre and walking distance from the Llandaff Campus. All of the single study bedrooms are self-catered and have en suite bathroom facilities.

Cyncoed Halls - Cyncoed Road, Cardiff, CF23 6XD
The Cyncoed Halls are conveniently located within the grounds of the Cyncoed study campus. The halls contain single study bedrooms, some self-catering facilities​ whilst others have meals included in the price of the room. International students tend to prefer the self-catered accommodation so they can cook their favourite meals.

Facilities for both halls include on site laundry, data room and communal TV room with vending machines. The halls are in close proximity to shopping, banking and other facilities and students can also take advantage of the sports and leisure facilities at the Llandaff campus as well as the extensive sports and recreational facilities located at the Cyncoed campus, including an indoor swimming pool, Students' Union bar/disco, indoor tennis centre and fitness suite.

2. How much will halls of residence cost?

Summer 2017 students

Plas Gwyn halls of residence

£1045 (plus £500 booking deposit) for a 10 week contract (Sunday 25th June 2017 - Sunday 3rd September 2017)

£943 (plus £500 booking deposit) for a 9 week contract (Friday 30th June 2017 - Sunday 3rd September 2017)

£535 (plus £500 booking deposit) for a 5 week contract (Friday 28th July 2017 - Sunday 3rd September 2017)

The prices above include a bedding pack on arrival. 

The £500 booking deposit is not deducted from the cost of the rent but will be returned to students at the end of the contract providing that their room is left clean, undamaged and all accommodation costs has been paid in full.


September/October 2017 students

Plas Gwyn halls of residence

£4640 (plus a £500 booking deposit) for a 40 week contract (Wednesday 13th September 2017 - Tuesday 19th June 2018) for a self-catered and en-suite room. 

Cyncoed halls of residence

£4760 (plus a £500 booking deposit) for a 40 week contract (Wednesday 13th September 2017 - Tuesday 19th June 2018) for a self-catered and en-suite room.

Students who are studying at the Cyncoed campus may prefer a catered room. The costs for a catered room for a 40 week contract are as follows:

£6245 (plus a £500 booking deposit)  – en-suite and catered room

£6645 (plus a £500 booking deposit) – premier en-suite and catered room (limited availability)

£5805 (plus a £500 booking deposit)  – standard (shared bathroom) and catered room

The catering option provides breakfast and evening meal seven days a week (apart from during official university holiday periods). 

Students will automatically be allocated a self-catered room and en-suite at Cyncoed halls of residence. If you would like to book a catered room please indicate your preference on the 'additional information' section of the booking form or email internationalarrival@cardiffmet.ac.uk.


What is included in the cost?

All rooms have high-speed, unlimited internet access, wireless and IPTV included in the halls fees. All kitchens have a communal TV with Freeview. All electricity, gas and water bills are also included and students staying at halls of residence will be automatically exempt from paying Council tax.

Please note: Your deposit is not deducted of the cost of the rent, but will be returned to you at the end of your contract providing that your room is left clean and undamaged.

3. How can I book a room in Cardiff Met's halls of residence?

Courses starting in summer 2017

Students who wish to apply for accommodation at halls of residence for courses starting in June and July 2017 are required to use the summer accommodation booking form. 

Courses starting in September/October 2017

Students who wish to apply for accommodation at halls of residence for courses starting in September and October 2017 are required to use the September accommodation booking form. 

Once you have completed your online booking form, you will be contact via email with further instructions. If you hold an unconditional offer, you will be required to pay a £500 booking deposit to secure your room. You will receive information about how to make your payment by email within two days of submitting your online application.

Due to limited availability, students are encouraged to book their room and pay their deposit as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Rooms will be offered to students on a first come, first serve basis.

If you hold a conditional offer, you can still complete the online booking form but you will not be able to secure your booking by paying the £500 deposit. If you have submitted your online booking form and you receive your unconditional offer at a later stage, you will receive an automatic email with instructions about how to proceed with your application and pay your deposit.

Once you have paid your deposit and Cardiff Met has received the money, you will receive a confirmation email to confirm your booking.

Please note: Your deposit is not deducted of the cost of the rent, but will be returned to you at the end of your contract providing that your room is left clean and undamaged.

4. How do I pay my accommodation fees?

Once you have paid your £500 booking deposit and your room is reserved at Cardiff Met halls of residence, you will be able to pay your accommodation fees. You can pay your accommodation fees before or on arrival at halls of residence. If you are starting a course in September or October, you have the option of paying all your accommodation fees in one payment or you can spread your payments in three instalments over the year. If you are a student starting a course in the summer, you must pay for your whole contract on or before arrival. 

Payment methods

1. Online payment: Make a payment using web payment via the link below, this payment will be made directly into Cardiff Metropolitan University bank account.


Full instructions on how to make a web payment can be found here.

2. Bank transfer: Payment can be made directly to Cardiff Metropolitan University's bank account using the following details:

National Westminster Bank, 96 Queens Street, Cardiff CF10 2GR
Account name: Cardiff Met Exchequer
Sort Code: 01 01 55
Account Number: 01043838

IBAN: GB73NWBK01015501043838
Swift number: NWBKGB2122T

Please make sure that your Cardiff Met student reference number is clearly quoted as a payment reference.

Please note that it is your responsibility to pay any bank charges deducted from the payment received into Cardiff Metropolitan University's bank account. In order to avoid underpayments you should arrange for the bank charges to be paid at the time of the transfer.

3. Credit/debit card payment: Payment can be made via credit or debit card at the I-Zone or accommodation office on arrival. If you would like to pay your accommodation fees by credit or debit card before you arrive, you can contact the Finance Department on 029 2041 6083 (+4429 2041 6083) to make a payment over the telephone. 

5. Can my family stay with me in the halls of residence?

Unfortunately, the answer is no. The rooms are all single study bedrooms and are therefore not suitable accommodation for students living with children and family members. However, the International Office will offer advise you how to find more appropriate privately rented accommodation.