Applications for a place in halls can be made online from 1 April 2023. You will receive communications from our Admissions team in the lead up to this date.
In order to apply you will need either your Cardiff Met student ID or UCAS ID number. If you wish to receive Private Sector Housing Information please contact the Accommodation Services direct at
One you have applied, If you are having difficulty finding your password for your Halls Application, go into your email contacts and add
firstname.lastname@example.org This will stop emails heading into your junk mail. This is particularly important if you use a Gmail address. We recommend you do not use Gmail or a school email address.
Priority for a room in Halls
Priority for a room in Halls of Residence is given to first year students. When allocating rooms we take into consideration the distance students live from Cardiff and the date the online Application for Halls was received.
Welsh speakers will be able to inform us if the prefer to live with fellow Welsh speakers. Depending upon demand we will endeavour to meet that preference.
Please note, depending on demand for halls of residence, if your home address is in Cardiff, Newport or Vale of Glamorgan Local Authority areas, you will be placed on a waiting list and allocated a room near to the start of term, or once term has started.
We will guarantee you a place in University-approved accommodation if you're applying to be a full-time student at Cardiff Met for the first time.
To meet the criteria for guaranteed accommodation, you also need to:
have never been a full time student at Cardiff Met in the past
have accepted an offer of a place at Cardiff Met and made us your first choice through UCAS
submit your online halls application for accommodation to us no later than 31st May
need the accommodation for the full letting period as a single occupant
accept our offer of accommodation, and pay your deposit to us, within seven days of us issuing the offer.
not be a "local" student as set out in our Halls Allocation Procedure.
ensure we have existing suitable accommodation to meet your needs.
Unfortunately due to the limited number of Halls available we are not able to accept applications from returning students (including those who have previously completed a foundation year) unless there are exceptional circumstances.
Post Graduate students should be aware that Halls are primarily occupied by first year students and that Halls may not be conducive to a Post Graduate workload. We do not have dedicated Post Graduate Halls.
Unconditional Firm (not local) who have applied before 31st May will hear at the end of July regarding their offer.
Conditional Firm (not local) will hear following the 'A Level' results providing you become Unconditional Firm for Cardiff Met. We can not make you an offer until you become Unconditional Firm on the UCAS system for a Cardiff Met course.
Local Students - We will start allocating those furthest away from Cardiff and are Unconditional firm first, once we have allocated all students from outside the local boundary. In previous years the vast majority of local students have been accommodated. Please wait for our offer before you direct book other accommodation.