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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.