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Accommodation and moving here

Last updated: 10/08/2023 10:08

We guarantee accommodation for full academic session undergraduates with a firm offer and international postgraduates arriving in September, providing certain deadlines are met.

You can apply for university accommodation after you have accepted an offer to study here. You can do this via the SIMS online portal. You will need your username and password, which was emailed to you shortly after we received your application.

What to bring

What is provided in university residences, and what must you bring with you.

Paying for residences

Paying for your accommodation

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

Car parking

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.

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.