Clearing Study Pack

The Clearing Study Pack is designed to help with the day-to-day costs of studying at Cardiff Metropolitan University. The package provides financial help towards accommodation, travel, food, books, photocopying and is worth over £1,000 per year for the initial year of your course*.  

​Award Package

The award is tailored to accommodate if you choose to live at home or within rented accommodation. 

1. Study Package (for those living at home), includes:

  • A university and city bus pass for your whole year of study (worth over £200)

  • A catering package for each day of study (An allowance of £20 per week during term)

  • A print and copying budget (£50 per term)

  • A voucher to help with book purchases (£150)


2. Living Package includes:

  • A contribution to accommodation costs for those living in halls/rented accommodation (£500 towards your rent in January, Term 2)

  • A catering package for each day of study (An allowance of £20 per week during term)

  • A print and copying budget (£50 for the year)


Undergraduate students who are applying to Cardiff Metropolitan University in September 2019 through clearing from 1st July 2019 to 16th September 2019, have a household income of £30,000 or less and are in a low-participation category, will be considered for the award.

You can check if you live in a low-participation category by using Cardiff Met's Criteria Checker which asks you to enter both your age and postcode. 

To be considered, you must be applying to the university as a new Cardiff Metropolitan University student entering a full-time undergraduate course at year one or foundation level starting in 2019.

To allow us to verify your household income, you must be registered with Student Finance as a ‘Means-Tested’ applicant. In addition, you and your financial sponsor(s) (e.g. your parent(s), guardian etc.) must give  ‘Consent to Share’ household income/financial details as part of the Student Finance application. If the above criteria are not met, you will not be considered for the award. 

Limited numbers of this award are available and priority will be based on the date/time of course acceptance at Cardiff Metropolitan University during the clearing period. In the event that two or more students being considered for the award have identical times and dates of confirmation, priority will be determined using financial circumstances (those with the lowest household income being prioritised) and tariff point data (highest being prioritised).

Terms & Conditions

Please see the Terms and Conditions for full eligibility criteria. It is important that you read these criteria fully to understand your rights and responsibilities with regard to the Clearing Study Pack.

Offers of award will be issued at the earliest possible opportunity and by 31st October 2109 at the latest. Award correspondence will be sent to the applicant email address registered with Cardiff Metropolitan University.

How to apply

No specific application is required. As a new student attending Cardiff Metropolitan University, you will be assessed automatically for eligibility.

If you have any questions regarding your eligibility for the award, contact us on

Final confirmation of receipt of award will be confirmed once the terms and conditions are met. Please note, payment and provision of the individual award elements can only be activated once you have successfully enrolled onto your full-time degree course.

Current students are not eligible for the Clearing Study Pack award. If you are currently studying at Cardiff Met and are experiencing financial difficulties, you can contact our Student Finance team for advice on

Contact us

Please email any enquiries relating to the Clearing Study Pack to:

All correspondence regarding the award will be made by email, using the contact details provided in your application. For general queries try our FAQ page.

*Terms and conditions apply