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Living in Cardiff

Useful information for anyone looking to live and work in Cardiff as an intern.

Cardiff is a beautiful city and I fell in love with it from the first time I set foot in it. I fell in love with its parks, its streets, its Bay, its arcades and so on. People are friendly, funny and deeply in love with their country and origins. I was lucky enough to live the amazing experience of the Rugby World Cup 2015 and it is indescribable atmosphere.

Roberta D'Agostino Intern, September - December 2015


You will need to arrange your own accommodation, although we can offer advice, including information from former interns on how they found somewhere to live during their time in Cardiff.

The University estimates that bed and breakfast accommodation in local establishments will cost approximately £30-£40 a night and hotels charge £50-£105 a night.

You can find useful information about coming to Cardiff from Visit Cardiff.

University residences

Low-cost self catering accommodation is available from Cardiff University during the summer vacation.

You should explain that you will be working at the Cardiff Euopean Documentation Centre (EDC) on an unpaid internship and that Frederico Rocha will be your supervisor.

Please contact:

Residences office

You can also contact residences to ask for weekly updated lists of private sector accommodation that might be suitable.


We recommend when you arrive in Cardiff that you register with a local doctor, details of which can be found at the website of the Cardiff and Vale University Health Board.

European Health Information Card (EHIC)

It is also important that you bring a current European Health Insurance Card. You should apply for this in your own country.

The EHIC makes it easier for people from the EU Member States plus Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland to access healthcare services during temporary visits abroad.