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Halls of Residence Information

1. What are Cardiff Met halls of residence like?

There are two Cardiff Met-owned halls of residence which are conveniently located to accommodate students studying on any of our two campuses. Rooms at Plas Gwyn halls are allocated to students studying at the Llandaff Campus and rooms at Cyncoed halls are allocated to students studying at the Cyncoed Campus.

Plas Gwyn Halls​ - Llantrisant Road, Llandaff, Cardiff, CF5 2XJ

The Plas Gwyn campus is located in the small, pleasant cathedral 'city' of Llandaff, which is approximately two miles from Cardiff city centre and walking distance from the Llandaff Campus. All of the single study bedrooms are self-catered and have en suite bathroom facilities.

Cyncoed Halls - Cyncoed Road, Cardiff, CF23 6XD

The Cyncoed Halls are conveniently located within the grounds of the Cyncoed study campus. The halls contain single study bedrooms, some self-catering facilities​ whilst others have meals included in the price of the room. International students tend to prefer the self-catered accommodation so they can cook their favourite meals.

Facilities for both halls include on site laundry, data room and communal TV room with vending machines. The halls are in close proximity to shopping, banking and other facilities and students can also take advantage of the sports and leisure facilities at the Llandaff campus as well as the extensive sports and recreational facilities located at the Cyncoed campus, including an indoor swimming pool, Students' Union bar/disco, indoor tennis centre and fitness suite.

2. How much will halls of residence cost?

September 2019 students

Plas Gwyn halls of residence

  • £4880 (plus a £500 booking deposit) for a 40 week contract (Friday 13th September 2019 - Friday 19th June 2020) for a self-catered and en-suite room.

Cyncoed halls of residence

  • £4960 (plus a £500 booking deposit) for a 40 week contract (Friday 13th September 2019 - Friday 19th June 2020) for a self-catered and en-suite room.

Students who are studying at the Cyncoed campus may prefer a catered room. The costs for a catered room for a 40 week contract are as follows:

  • £6694 (plus a £500 booking deposit) – en-suite and catered room
  • £6254 (plus a £500 booking deposit) – standard (shared bathroom) and catered room

The catering option provides breakfast and evening meal seven days a week (apart from 6 weeks during official university holiday periods).

Students will automatically be allocated a self-catered room and en-suite at Cyncoed halls of residence. If you would like to book a catered room please indicate your preference on the 'additional information' section of the booking form or email

Pre-sessional English and CSM Summer School 2019

  • £1115 (plus a £500 booking deposit) for a 10 week contract (28th June 2019 - 6th September 2019) for a self-catered and en-suite room
  •  £690 (plus a £500 booking deposit) for a 6 week contract (26th July 2019 - 6th September 2019) for a self-catered and en-suite room
Students will be offered the opportunity to extend their contract until June 2020. 

3. How can I book a room in Cardiff Met's halls of residence?

Courses starting in September 2019

Students who wish to apply for accommodation at halls of residence for courses starting in September 2019 will be able to apply online using the accommodation booking form.

Due to the limited availability of rooms, students are encouraged to book their room as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Once students have completed the online booking form, they will be contacted via email with further instructions. If students hold an unconditional offer, they will be required to pay a £500 booking deposit to secure a room. They will receive information about how to make a payment by email within two working days of submitting the online application.

Due to limited availability, students are encouraged to book their room and pay their deposit as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Rooms will be offered to students on a first come, first serve basis.

If students hold a conditional offer, they can still complete the online booking form but they will not be able to secure their booking by paying the £500 deposit. If students holding a conditional offer have submitted the online booking form and receive an unconditional offer at a later stage, students will receive an automatic email with instructions about how to proceed with their application and pay the deposit within a few days of receiving their new offer.

Once the accommodation deposit has been paid, students will receive a confirmation email.

Please note: The deposit is not deducted from the cost of the rent, but will be returned at the end of the contract providing that the room is left clean and undamaged.

4. How do I pay my accommodation fees?

Once you have paid your £500 booking deposit and your room is reserved at Cardiff Met halls of residence, you will be able to pay your accommodation fees. You can pay your accommodation fees in full before or on arrival at halls of residence. Alternatively, you could pay your accommodation fees in instalments. You can discuss this option on arrival with the Halls of Residence Manager. 

Payment methods

  1. Online payment: Make a payment using web payment via the link below, this payment will be made directly into Cardiff Metropolitan University bank account.


    Full instructions on how to make a web payment can be found here.

  2. Bank transfer: Payment can be made directly to Cardiff Metropolitan University's bank account using the following details:

    National Westminster Bank, 96 Queens Street, Cardiff CF10 2GR
    Account name: Cardiff Met Exchequer
    Sort Code: 01 01 55
    Account Number: 01043838

    IBAN: GB73NWBK01015501043838
    Swift number: NWBKGB2122T

    Please make sure that your Cardiff Met student reference number is clearly quoted as a payment reference.

    Please note that it is your responsibility to pay any bank charges deducted from the payment received into Cardiff Metropolitan University's bank account. In order to avoid underpayments you should arrange for the bank charges to be paid at the time of the transfer.

  3. Credit/debit card payment: Payment can be made via credit or debit card at the I-Zone or accommodation office on arrival. If you would like to pay your accommodation fees by credit or debit card before you arrive, you can contact the Finance Department on 029 2041 6083 (+4429 2041 6083) to make a payment over the telephone.

5. Can my family stay with me in the halls of residence?

Unfortunately, the answer is no. The rooms are all single study bedrooms and are therefore not suitable accommodation for students living with children and family members. However, the International Office will offer advise you how to find more appropriate privately rented accommodation.