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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 two campuses. Rooms at Plas Gwyn halls are allocated to students studying at the Llandaff Campus 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?

September/October 2018 students

Plas Gwyn halls of residence

  • £4720 (plus a £500 booking deposit) for a 40 week contract (Friday 14th September 2018 - Friday 21st June 2019) for a self-catered and en-suite room.

Cyncoed halls of residence

  • £4840 (plus a £500 booking deposit) for a 40 week contract (Friday 14th September 2018 - Friday 21st June 2019) 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:

  • £6840 (plus a £500 booking deposit) – en-suite and catered room
  • £6000 (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.

Pre-Sessional English students and CSM Summer School students 2018

£110 per week (plus a £500 booking deposit) for a self-catered and en-suite room at Plas Gwyn halls of residence. Rooms will be available from Friday 29th June 2018 - Friday 7th September 2018. Students will be offered the opportunity to extend their contract until June 2019.

12 week Pre-Sessional English students 2018

Arrangements have been made for students to secure a 2 week halls of residence stay at a privately owned halls of residence company called The Neighbourhood. The Neighbourhood offer high specification accommodation and is located near the city centre with transport links to the Llandaff campus. The cost of accommodation at The Neighbourhood over the summer is £110 per week. At the end of the two weeks, students can either move to Plas Gwyn halls of residence or extend their stay with The Neighbourhood.

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

Courses starting in September/October 2018

Students who wish to apply for accommodation at halls of residence for courses starting in September/October 2018 will be able to apply online using the accommodation booking form.

The deadline to book accommodation (including payment of the deposit) is Friday 10th August 2018.

Once students have completed the online booking form, they will be contacted via email with further instructions. If students hold an unconditional offer, they will be required to pay a £500 booking deposit to secure a room. They will receive information about how to make a payment by email within two working days of submitting the 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 students hold a conditional offer, they can still complete the online booking form but they will not be able to secure their booking by paying the £500 deposit. If students holding a conditional offer have submitted the online booking form and receive an unconditional offer at a later stage, students will receive an automatic email with instructions about how to proceed with their application and pay the deposit within a few days of receiving their new offer.

Once the accommodation deposit has been paid, students will receive a confirmation email.

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

Pre-Sessional English and CSM Summer School students

Students who wish to apply for accommodation at Plas Gwyn halls of residence for courses starting in the summer 2018 will be able to apply online using the summer accommodation booking form. Students are encouraged to book their room as soon as possible.

Students will be required to pay a £500 booking deposit to secure a room. Students will receive information about how to make the payment by email within two working days of submitting the online application.

12 week Pre-Sessional English students

Arrangements have been made for students to secure a 2 week halls of residence stay at a privately owned halls of residence company called The Neighbourhood. The Neighbourhood offer high specification accommodation and is located near the city centre with transport links to the Llandaff campus.

In order to book a room at The Neighbourhood, students must return the completed booking form to enquiries@theneighbourhood.uk.com.

At the end of the two weeks, students can either move to Plas Gwyn halls of residence or extend their stay with The Neighbourhood.

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 in full before or on arrival at halls of residence.

September/October 2018 students

You can pay in three instalments spread over the year as follows:

Plas Gwyn halls of residence

To be confirmed

Cyncoed halls of residence (self-catered, ensuite room)

To be confirmed

If you have booked a catered room at Cyncoed halls of residence, please email internationalarrival@cardiffmet.ac.uk to request instalment information.

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.

    MAKE AN ONLINE PAYMENT

    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.