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Student Accommodation

  • Cardiff Metropolitan University has nearly 1,000 study bedrooms located at the Cyncoed and Plas Gwyn campuses.
  • In addition, the university allocates just over 250 en-suite rooms within private halls of residence to students.
  • As well as allocating students places in halls, the Accommodation Service also helps students find suitable accommodation off-campus.
  • A Residential Life programme (Met Res Life) offers students in halls access to a series of events throughout the year, aimed at ensuring life in halls is an unforgettable experience.

Accommodation Costs

Catered from £160 to £171 per week
Self-Catered from £112 to £121 per week

The costs above are for the academic year 2019/20

Student Life

  • Cardiff is an exciting, modern capital city that punches well above its weight for its size and relatively small population. Cardiff boasts an excellent year-round calendar of events, hosting major sporting fixtures like the Rugby World Cup and the annual Six Nations Championship, major theatre productions, and big-name touring comedy acts and musicians. In addition, a variety of quirkier events like street food festivals, pop-ups, and secret cinemas ensure there's always something different to do.
  • Cardiff city centre sits neatly alongside acres of green parkland, and is home to the huge St. David's Dewi Sant shopping and entertainment centre. There's also a warren of boutique Victorian shopping arcades, three world-class sports stadiums, and a lively coffee shop and craft beer scene – not forgetting a stunning waterfront area and the bars and restaurants of Cardiff Bay.
  • Cardiff has been consistently ranked in the top three UK cities for students in the 2016, 2017 and 2018 NatWest Student Living Index.

Nightlife and Culture

  • The traditional student areas of Cardiff are found in the suburbs of Roath and Cathays, with plenty of pubs, cafés, bars and shops. In the city centre, traditional pubs and craft beer bars sit alongside the larger nightclubs which all host weekly student themed nights, whilst Mill Lane is popular for its stylish cocktail bar scene.
  • Cardiff has a variety of shopping outlets, from big name brands in the St David's shopping centre, to independent retailers in the Victorian arcades.
  • The city has an incredible sporting heritage, with football at the Cardiff City stadium, international cricket at the SSE SWALEC, ice hockey with the Cardiff Devils in Cardiff Bay and international rugby at the Principality Stadium. Other sporting events include the Cardiff 10k and Cardiff Half Marathon, gaining in popularity every year.


  • Students have access to the NEXT Bike service, located on all campuses.
  • Public transport in Cardiff is affordable. The university operates the Cardiff Met Rider in conjunction with Cardiff Bus. It is the largest dedicated student bus service in Wales, offering transport between all campuses, the city centre and all main student accommodation.
  • As the capital city of Wales, Cardiff is well connected and easy to get to by car or by rail.
  • Cardiff International Airport welcomes passengers from all across the world either direct or through connecting flights.