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, 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 2023 students
The prices confirmed below are based on a 40 week contract from Monday 18th September 2023 - Sunday 23rd June 2024.
Plas Gwyn halls of residence
- £140 - £154 per week for a self-catered and en-suite room.
Cyncoed halls of residence
- £140 - £154 per week for a self-catered and en-suite room
- £127 per week for a self-catered room with shared bathroom facilities
- £208 per week for a catered room with shared bathroom facilities
- £224 - £234 per week for a catered and en-suite room
Students who book a catered room will be provided with breakfast and an evening meal, 7 days a week (term time only).
Please note: Students will be booked a self-catered and ensuite room at Cyncoed halls of residence, unless otherwise requested. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
3. How can I book a room in Cardiff Met's halls of residence?
Courses starting in September 2023
Applications for halls of residence for September 2023 open on the
1st April 2023.
Click here to complete the online application
The deadline to submit your online application is Thursday 3rd August 2023 at 4pm (UK time).
Once you have submitted your application successfully, you should receive an automatic email to confirm that your application has been received.
Accommodation offers will be issued to students from July to students who have firmly accepted an unconditional course offer. Once an accommodation offer has been sent, students will have 7 days to accept the offer and pay a holding deposit to reserve a room. The holding deposit will be equivalent to 2% of the total accommodation fee for the 40 week contract.
If you do not accept your unconditional offer by the accommodation booking deadline of Thursday 3rd August, we are unable to guarantee that you will receive an offer for a room at halls of residence.
UCAS students - If you are a UCAS student and your course offer is conditional firm, the university will be automatically notified of your results in August. If you receive an unconditional offer, a halls offer will be made by email within two weeks.
Due to limited availability, rooms will be offered on a first come - first served basis. Students are encouraged to book their room as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
4. When can I move into my room at halls of residence?
The earliest you can move in is the 15th September 2O23. We encourage you to arrive over this weekend to experience the full arrival plans.
5. How do I pay my accommodation fees?
Accommodation fees should be paid within three instalments:
First term - September 2023
Second term - January 2024
Third term - April 2024
6. 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 Global Student Advisory Service will offer advise you how to find more appropriate privately rented accommodation.