Short term / exchange students

The university has limited accommodation availability on the Treforest campus for students on non-standard courses of study such as exchange courses including Erasmus exchange. Although the majority of our accommodation contracts are for 40 weeks we are able to offer a small number of rooms in our Glamorgan Court accommodation for shorter periods. With regret, we are not able to offer short term contracts in Cardiff halls of residence. 

The contract length would depend on your length of study, so for example it could range from between one to two academic terms. It is important that you let us know if you require this type of accommodation as early as possible by emailing stating your name, applicant number, course title and the start and end dates of your course at USW. We will validate your details with your course coordinator before making you an offer of accommodation. 

We cannot guarantee that all applicants will receive an offer of accommodation in our halls of residence, so for this reason we recommend that you also research the available options in private sector housing that is registered with the University.  If you arrive during the international welcome weekend in early September,  you may be able to book accommodation on campus for a few nights while you search for accommodation in the local area.  Please email us on in advance to check availability.