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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, provided that they notify the Halls Manager, return their access card / keys and we receive confirmation of their withdrawal from University by the first day of the next new term.

Students living in any of the private halls must sign up for the whole 42 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. Unite 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.

To see if you are entitled to assistance with your Halls fees through a Study Life bursary, please click here for further details: Please find further details here.

More details of financial assistance from Student Services and on Bursaries and Scholarships can be viewed here:



Halls of Residence Rent Charging Policy July 2021.doc

What are the costs

The weekly charges for 2022/23:

Cyncoed Halls (suitable for School of Sport and School of Education students)
Self Catered single en suite £131.00 - £140.00
Catered single (shared bathroom) £182.00
Catered single en suite (Refurbished Flats) £197.00​​ 

Self Catered Standard (Returners & Post Graduates only) £115.00 - £140.00
All contracts at Cyncoed are for 40 weeks.

East Wing Halls(suitable for School of Sport and School of Education students - 8 minute walk from Cyncoed Campus)

Self Catered single (shared bathroom) £121.03

All contracts at East Wing are for 40 weeks.

Unite Clodien House (suitable for School of Sport and School of Education students - 20minute walk from Cyncoed Campus)

Self Catered En suite single £133.17

All Unite contracts are for 42 weeks.

Plas Gwyn Halls (suitable for School of Management, School of Health Sciences, School of Technology and School of Art&Design students)
Self Catered en suite single £130.00 - £140.00

All contracts are for 40 weeks.

North Court (suitable for School of Management, School of Health Sciences, school of Technology and School of Art students)
Self Catered en suite Single £133.17
Self Catered en suite Double £139.41 (limited number)

All Unite contracts are for 42 weeks.

Blackweir Lodge (suitable for School of Management, School of Health Sciences, School of Technology and School of Art students)
Self Catered en suite single £138.37
Self Catered en suite double £140.45 (limited number)

All Unite contracts are for 42 weeks.

Halls of Residence Fee Payment Dates 2022/23

1st Term September 2022
2nd Term January 2023
3rd Term April 2023

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

Please click here to download the Halls of Residence Rent Charging Policy July 2021.doc

Deposit Payments

For deposit payments - please click here​.

Help paying for Halls.

At Cardiff Met we are keen to help anyone who is struggling financially to pay for their Halls. Apart from working with you on a monthly installment plan, we can also help you with other financial assistance, which may be a bursary, scholarship, job shop or a Study First Award.

Bursarsies (a grant awarded to help a student study at Cardiff Met).

Scholarship (a grant made to support a students education, awarded on the basis of academic or other achievements). 

Study First Award is designed to help with the day-to-day costs of studying at Cardiff Met. The package provides financial help towards accommodation, travel, food, printing, and if you qualify is worth up to £850 per year.

There are bursaries, scholarships and Study First Awards available for Cardiff Met students. Please click below to see if you qualify.

Bursaries & Scholarships Study First Award (cardiffmet.ac.uk)

Reduce the cost of travel and food

Met Rider Bus Service

In partnership with Cardiff Bus and Travelinecymru, we are able to offer you some fantastic bus travel offers for the 2021/22 academic year. Getting around Cardiff is super easy and although we are not running to a full Met Rider service this year, we are running a new Rider service that will link Llandaff Campus and Cyncoed Campus and on its travels will stop near various halls locations and the Roath area of the city.

It is available to all students, but if you are aged 16-21 you can do is apply for the Welsh Government’s My Travel Pass to get up to 30% discount on all bus travel throughout Wales up until your 22nd birthday! Its quick and easy to apply, just visit the myTravelPass website. You need to have a resident address in Wales, but the good news is that your new Halls or Landlord address also counts!

There are so many options, including daily, weekly termly and annual passes that’s its really up to you to pick the option that matches your needs. All MetRider tickets also include FREE and UNLIMITED travel across the entire Cardiff Bus fleet.

You can order for the app based MetRider ticket online today.


This year we have secured 5,000 FREE Next Bike memberships for you to explore the city or head to lectures on. The first 30 minutes you use a OVO Bike are FREE as many times a day as you like all year!

You need to register £5 which is returnable if not used. Click on the link below and sign up with your University email address, you will receive an activation email linking your account with the membership. Great way to explore the city and travel to lectures for FREE! https://secure.nextbike.net/uc/en/cardiff/register/

Come Dine with Us Meal Package

Save up to 20 % on the cost of your food and drink with our Come dine with Us meal plan!

By paying in advance, the meal package allows you to purchase food and drink for even greater value throughout any of the six catering venues at Cardiff Metropolitan University.

Find out more abut our catering meal plan here.