For your International Foundation year you can apply for accommodation in Talybont South, Aberdare Hall or Gordon Hall (information about these residences can be found on the website using the following links below).
If you are successful on the International Foundation Programme, you will be able to apply for a wider selection of undergraduate residences as you progress to the first year of your degree at Cardiff University (you will receive further information about this during your foundation year).
You can apply for accommodation for 2013/14 as soon as you have firmly accepted the University's offer of a place to study on the International Foundation Programme.
To make an on-line application for a place in University residences please go to www.sims.cf.ac.uk and log in using your Cardiff University username and password (this will be sent to you by email).
Click on University Residences and submit an application. Our Residences Office will then allocate your room later in the summer.
If you have a medical condition with special requirements, please inform us using the appropriate section on the form. Supporting medical evidence may be required.
If you have any difficulties completing the form online, or have any other questions, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to help.
Links to residences information on the web (including maps)
Using your computer in University residences
RESLAN is the University’s computer network in halls of residence. To check whether your computer meets the minimum security requirements for use on the University network, please access the Internet with the machine you are bringing with you and click on the link below (note - do this again just before you leave home, to make sure nothing has changed): http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/insrv/it/network/reslan/index.html
If your computer fails the test please make sure you rectify any issues before trying to connect to RESLAN, remember it's YOUR responsibility to make sure your machine has anti-virus software installed, is virus-free and is set to receive automatic security updates.
If you are going to live in University residences, please visit our page on how to connect to the internet from your room: http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/insrv/it/network/reslan/connecting.html