Halls of Residence Information

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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 2016 students

Students who are coming to Cardiff Met to start courses in June, July or August 2016 will have the opportunity to reserve a room at Cardiff Met halls of residence for a short contract over the summer. The costs of halls of residence is as follows:

Sunday 26th June 2016 – 2nd September 2016 - £1029 (plus £200 booking deposit)

Sunday 3rd July 2016 – 2nd September 2016 - £929 (plus £200 booking deposit)

Friday 29th July – 2nd September 2016 - £527 (plus £200 booking deposit)

 

Students will be allocated a contract based on the start date of their course. The price stated above includes £24 for a bedding pack on arrival.

 

September/October 2016 students

Plas Gwyn halls of residence

£4160 for a 40 week contract (Wednesday 14th September 2016 – Tuesday 20th June 2017)

Students who live at Plas Gwyn halls of residence for courses starting in September/October 2016 will be issued with a 40 week contract for a self-catered and en-suite room. The entire cost of the contract will cost £4160 which works out at £104 a week (plus a £500 booking deposit).

Cyncoed halls of residence

£4280 for a 40 week contract (Wednesday 14th September 2016 – Tuesday 20th June 2017)

Students who live at Cyncoed halls of residence for courses starting in September/October 2016 will be issued with a 40 week contract for a self-catered and en-suite room. The entire cost of the contract will cost £4280 which works out at £107 a week (plus a £500 booking deposit).

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:

£6040 (£151 per week) – En-suite and catered room

£6440 (£161 per week) – Premier en-suite and catered room (limited availability)

Students will automatically be allocated a self-catered room 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 2016

Students who are studying the Pre-Sessional English course, International Summer School course and the MBA (July intake) course will be required to complete and return an accommodation booking form to reserve their room for the summer. Students will also be required to pay a £200 booking deposit and confirm details of their payment on the relevant section of the booking form. 

Halls booking form S​ummer 2016

Once you have completed the booking form, please email a scanned copy to internationalarrival@cardiffmet.ac.uk.

Once we have received your booking form and have traced your payment with our Finance Department, 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.

 

Courses starting in September and October 2016

Students who wish to apply for accommodation at halls of residence for courses starting in September and October are required to complete the online booking system. The online booking form will be available from the 1st April 2016.

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 using the d​eposit payment form by email within two days of submitting your online application.

Halls Deposit Payment Form

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. 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.