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Residences provide a supportive, friendly community with exciting events run by the Residence Life Team to help you settle in.

We have a range of accommodation to suit individual preferences and budgets and both undergraduates and overseas/EU postgraduates (arriving in September) are guaranteed a single occupancy place in University residences, which will be with other first year students.

Got a firm offer to study? Apply for your place in residences now.

We have self-catered or catered undergraduate accommodation with en-suite or shared bathrooms.

Postgraduate student? You're guaranteed a place in a postgraduate residence.

We also have residences suitable for:

Take a video tour of our residences:

Take a tour of our residences

Our handy comparison guide lets you filter residences by a variety of options. Filter residences by audience, suitability, catering options, accessibility, residential periods and type.

360° tours also available on each Residences page.

Cardiff University Residences Guide

Cardiff University Residences Guide

1 June 2018

Accommodation Guide


Residences fees

Residences fees

15 March 2019

Download a list of the fees for each of our residences.


We're signed up to the Student Accommodation Code of Practice which protects students' rights to safe, good quality accommodation.

Paying for residences

Paying for your residence

Find out about the different methods of paying your University residences fees.

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Room allocation

Your application is processed in date order according to two dates.

RL walking Talybont


Our arrival information includes dates and times to arrive and what to do when you get here.