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Accommodation and moving here

Last updated: 16/08/2022 16:31

Once you have a firm offer to study with us, you can then apply for a place in university residences.

To book your accommodation, you'll need your SIMS username and password, which we will email to you after we have made you an offer to study.

Undergraduate students who selected Cardiff University as either their firm or insurance choice are guaranteed university accommodation in their first year.

Apply for undergraduate and exchange student accommodation

A student's bedroom in Senghennydd Court Halls of Residence

What to bring

What is provided in University residences and what you need to bring.

Paying for residences

Paying for your accommodation

Find out about the different methods of paying for your accommodation.

Private accommodation

Learn how to find private accommodation in Cardiff, and your rights and responsibilities as a tenant.


Council Tax

Find out about council tax and if you are exempt from paying.

Talybont Gate

Parking permit

At some halls of residence you can park a car as long as you are allocated a parking permit which must be requested when booking the accommodation.