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Clearing, RPA & late applicants

If you applied for a place to study outside of the normal UCAS admissions cycle, i.e. after 4 July 2016.

We accommodate Clearing/RPA/late applicant students in our student residences on a first-come first-served basis and over the last 2 years have been able to accommodate the majority of students who applied.

We will start processing applications no later than Thursday 1 September 2016. While we will do our best to allocate such students accommodation, if this is not possible we will provide support and guidance in securing private sector accommodation.

What do I need to do?

Once you have accepted your offer to study on a firm basis we will email you with instructions on how you can apply for University residences online. The sooner you apply for a place in University residences, the more likely it is that we will be able to offer you a place. We will start processing applications no later than 1 September 2016.

We will keep you up to date about the availability of rooms and do our very best to find you suitable accommodation. We will advise you if we are unable to accommodate you in University residences and will provide advice and guidance on finding suitable accommodation in the private sector.

If you have been unable to find a place in private sector accommodation and a vacancy has not become available in University residences before Enrolment week, then we will have a number of rooms in temporary hotel accommodation which will be available to you for a limited amount of time (during September/October) for which a nominal charge will be made. As a guide, the charge for session 2015/2016 was £15 per night.


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Contact us

Residences Office
Cardiff University
PO Box 533
Southgate House
CF14 3XZ

Tel: +44 (0)29 2087 4849
Fax: +44 (0)29 2087 4661