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Accommodation

We understand that the quality of your accommodation is a very important factor contributing to your success at the college. We all want to feel safe and secure away from home. Cardiff is a considered a popular and safe area to live and study. The college can help you to find accommodation. There are 3 options:

 

1) Friends or relatives

Some families prefer to buy a property for their son or daughter to live in while they are studying with us. This has proved a popular option with families who expect to send more than one child to St David's.

For a more affordable option, some students choose to take advantage of a spare room in the home of family or friends already living in Cardiff.

 

2) Self-catering accommodation

There are two private halls of residence in the city which will accommodate students: Liberty Living and Victoria Hall. The College will make arrangements with Liberty Living or Victoria Hall to ensure that a suitable room is available for you.

Payment can be made on a termly basis:

Alternatively, there are many private student houses or flats available all over Cardiff. The college is in regular contact with landlords and agents in Cardiff. For both of these options, the student must be over the age of 18.

 

3) Homestay

Homestay allows students to rent rooms in a local family home. This has many benefits including the opportunity to improve English skills, and to become familiar with the English and Welsh lifestyle.

In a typical homestay situation, a student would be provided with a private room, complete with bed, workspace, and wardrobe. Breakfast and a hot evening meal would also be included in the price. The college has a choice of hot and cold food at lunch time. This can be paid for in advance and the student then uses a pre-paid card to buy their meals each day. This minimises the amount of money that the student needs to carry on their person. 

Each homestay is different and students are expected to abide by any curfues and rules put in place by their host. 

St David's College has a list of approved homestay properties throughout Cardiff. If homestay is your chosen housing option, please contact us for further details on the properties available and to complete an accommodation application form:

internationalstudents@stdavidscollege.ac.uk

The cost of homestay varies depending on location, size of room, services offered, etc. Payment for homestay is paid in advance directly to the host family.  Payment is negotiated with the homestay family.

While the college will endeavour to find you homestay accommodation, this cannot always be guaranteed.