Where you live is just as important as what you learn. 

Halls are a big part of your student experience and there’s accommodation at all three of our locations. If you don’t want to live near the campus, there are great transport links to keep you connected. So whether you want campus living or a city centre experience, you can choose what’s right for you. 

Guaranteed Accommodation

The university offers a guarantee of accommodation in the halls of residence for all full-time undergraduate applicants applying from within the UK who meet our eligibility criteria. 


Cardiff Accommodation

Many students choose to live in Cardiff, even if they study at a different campus. There are several student Halls in the city centre, as well as a huge choice of private rentals. 


Pontypridd Accommodation

Halls at Pontypridd are on campus and they’re a big part of the community atmosphere. With over 1,200 rooms and students from all over the UK and the world, you’ll make friends for life. 


Newport Accommodation

At Newport, private halls are just a couple of minutes’ walk from campus and right on the bank of the River Usk, with different room packages to choose from.

Frequently asked questions

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Choosing somewhere new to live may seem daunting and you probably have a lot of questions about accommodation options, how much student accommodation costs and how to apply for student accommodation.

Our accommodation across South Wales is accessible, affordable and has all you could need to settle into a new location and begin your student journey. Did you know, you can return to accommodation in your second or third years of study as well?

If you have any other questions that aren't listed, give us a call on 01443 482845 or you can email [email protected] and our accommodation team will get back to you.

We have student halls available at each campus or 3rd party or private accommodation.

Prices range from £94.00 per week to £180.00 per week (22/23 Prices). View this table of accommodation costs.

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There will be early bird offers.

Halls bedroom includes a bed, wardrobe, storage, chair, desk and internet access. Shared kitchens include a microwave, cooker, toaster, kettle, refrigerator and freezer, and there are laundry facilities available at each residence.

You can find out more through looking at your accommodation options on this page.

You'll receive your accommodation booking email by email once your place at USW becomes unconditional firm (and you are eligible to enrol on your course). For most students, this will be after the exam results are announced in the summer. International students will also need a valid visa application. Please see below for information on each location.

Find out more here.

Once you’ve decided to come to USW, have looked at our accommodation options and are set as unconditional firm or conditional firm, you can apply for accommodation by completing the online form.

View the apply page.

Payment Options

Allocation Process

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