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Student Accommodation Cardiff

Cardiff is a vibrant student city, with five universities and over 40,000 students studying here each year. Here you will find all types of student accommodation in Cardiff including student houses, flats and halls.

Student properties in Cardiff

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AFS always has the widest choice of student accommodation available. To help you find the right place to live, read our brief guide to the different types of accommodation below.

University Hall
  • University residences which are generally full of first year undergraduates are a great way to adjust to living away from home and making new friends. Uni halls are usually located close to campus.

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Private Halls
  • Generally offer a higher level of amenities than University Halls, at higher rents. Will be home to a more diverse mix of students and normally located close to campus.

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House
  • A house share with a group of friends is often the lowest cost option and popular as the next step after living in Halls. Typically located in student friendly areas which require some travel to University.

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Flat
  • A flat or apartment is similar to a house share on a smaller scale and will normally have one or two bedrooms. Ideal for smaller groups or couples.

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Studio
  • Either a premium room in a Private Hall of Residence or a self-contained flat or apartment where all of the amenities are in one space. Typically the most expensive option.

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Homestay
  • A room in a house where the landlord or owner currently lives. A good option if you are not too concerned about living with other students and are budget conscious.

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Bedsit
  • A self-contained room, which includes most amenities but with shared bathroom facilities.

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Living in Cardiff as a student

Cardiff is well known for being the capital of Wales and also its largest city. What you may not know is that its University is a top-five University for research excellence. The good news for you, if you want to study here, is that Cardiff was recently voted the most cost-effective University city in the UK – based on student income, monthly expenditure and life balance.

If you are into Sport, then Cardiff is the city for you as there are lots of top sports activities on offer. Welsh National Rugby Union, for example, has its home at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff and there is also an International Sports Village which offers an ice rink as well as an Olympic size swimming pool. Not forgetting the Cardiff Bay Water Activity Centre as well, where you can white water raft or jet ski as well.

As you can imagine, Cardiff is a very popular destination for tourists as well, as not only does it have a castle as its centre, but it is also home to a huge variety of shops, restaurants and nightlife as well. The waterfront area at Cardiff Quay is an excellent addition to the city, featuring regular arts and craft and food festivals, and you can even take a boat trip around the bay if you wish.

Cardiff is a very accessible city – not only from the rest of the UK but actually when you are studying there as well. Public transport links in the area are good, there are lots of cycle paths as well, and it is easy to get around on foot too. There are good air, road and rail connections too, so it won’t be too hard for your parents or friends to visit you either.

This beautiful thriving city is home to four fantastic Universities – Cardiff University, Cardiff Metropolitan University, the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, and the University of Glamorgan – all of which will give any student a warm welsh welcome!

Here you will find details of private rented accommodation offered by student landlords/letting agents in Cardiff including; student houses, student flats/apartments in Cardiff, bed-sits in Cardiff, larger housing schemes in Cardiff.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are you going to live and study in Cardiff? Here are the most frequent questions asked by other students.

Most students look for shared housing in Cardiff from October, although there will be student accommodation available all year round. First year and international students generally start looking in January for halls of residence.

The amount you pay will depend on the type of student accommodation you choose. A shared house in Cardiff will cost you £87 per week. A halls of residence will cost, on average £170 per week, but could cost more depending on what type of room you select.

Accommodation for Students has the widest range of student accommodation currently available in Cardiff. This includes halls of residence, house shares, flats and apartments. You can enquire directly to your chosen accommodation or get more support through our live help team. AFS has accommodation across the whole city including Cathays and Canton.

In Cardiff the standard length of contract is 46 weeks. However it is possible to have a longer or shorter agreement than this. Some halls of residence will only offer a 50 or 52 week tenancy agreement for example.

Yes, a selection of the student accommodation listed on AFS will offer short term stays. This is most often the case for halls of residence in Cardiff. Look out for the properties which have the short term let badge or filter your search by ‘letting period’.

This will depend on the type of property you choose. The most anyone can legally charge is 5 weeks rent. Some accommodation in Cardiff halls of residence will not require a deposit at all, while on average the deposit in a shared house in Cardiff will be £348.

All landlords and property managers in Cardiff are legally required to protect your deposit in a legally recognised tenancy deposit scheme. If you take care of your student accommodation you should have no problem getting your money back. You can check out some further information right here.

Cardiff Universities

Cardiff is home to three universities, including The University of South Wales.