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Cardiff University

CF10 3AT, Cardiff, UK

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Programs of study

Undergraduate Degree Admissions Requirements Tuition fees Apply
Foundation: Health, Medical and Life Sciences IELTS UKVI 5.0 22637 USD Apply
Foundation: Arts, Humanities, Law and Social Sciences IELTS UKVI 5.0 20802 USD Apply
Foundation: Business, Economics, Accounting and Finance IELTS UKVI 5.0 21413 USD Apply
Foundation: Engineering, Physical Sciences and Architecture IELTS UKVI 5.0 22637 USD Apply
Postgraduate degree Admissions Requirements Tuition fees Apply
Pre-Masters : Computer Science IELTS 5.5 37933 USD Apply
Pre-Master's: Business, Social Sciences and Humanities IELTS 5.5 36709 USD Apply

About Cardiff University

  • Cardiff is ranked 2nd nationally for the impact of its research and is among the top 5 universities in the UK for research excellence. (2014 Research Excellence Framework)
  • Cardiff offers a wealth of opportunities for its students, both in and outside of the classroom. It consistently ranks in the top 10 for student experience at UK universities.
  • Cardiff is a fantastic city to live and study in. There is always something to see and do, and it is easy to get out and explore the rest of Wales’s stunning landscapes.
  • Cardiff prides itself on its openness and diversity. Everyone is welcome at this friendly university.


Scholarship availability 2000 GBP
Medium of instruction English
Established 1883
Students 26735
International students 6290
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Why Cardiff University?

Cardiff University was ranked as one of the world’s top 154 Universities by the QS World University Rankings 2019/20. As a member of the Russell Group, Cardiff is one of Britain's top 24 leading research universities. Its world-leading research was ranked 5th amongst UK universities in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework for quality and 2nd for impact.

The University’s Portland-stone buildings are centrally located amidst parks and tree-lined avenues in the city's civic centre. Students and staff are drawn from throughout the world, attracted by its international reputation and commitment to excellence. Founded in 1883, Cardiff University combines impressive modern facilities and a dynamic approach to teaching and research. Through this blend of established tradition and cutting-edge innovation, Cardiff University offers a stimulating environment for study and research. The University's expertise in research-led teaching encompasses: the humanities; the natural, physical, health, life and social sciences; engineering and technology and lifelong learning. According to the latest QS World University Rankings, Cardiff is ranked in the top 50 for Architecture/Built Environment, Communication and Media Studies, and Psychology; and ranked in the top 100 for Accounting & Finance, Geography, English Language & Literature, Sports Related Subjects and Pharmacy & Pharmacology.

Cardiff University’s outstanding research community features 2 Nobel Prize winners, 13 Fellows of the Royal Society, 11 Fellows of the Royal Academy of Engineering, 7 Fellows of the British Academy, and 21 Fellows of the Academy of Medical Sciences.

The University’s global community, reputation and partnerships are at the heart of its identity. Over 25% of the student population consists of international students. Cardiff University is keen to develop this international community and offers international scholarships, worth over £2M at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Driven by creativity and curiosity, Cardiff University strives to fulfil its social, cultural and economic obligations to Cardiff, Wales, and the world.

Cardiff University has 16 libraries, 25 IT suites and is a Wi-Fi-enabled campus. In recent years, substantial investment has been made in the University estate to increase available facilities for students and staff. In 2016, The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh opened our new £44m Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre (CUBRIC) on the Innovation campus. A further £400m will be used to expand this Innovation Campus and create a new Centre for Student Life.

The city of Cardiff offers an excellent study location. Students benefit from the combination of a small, friendly, inexpensive city with the cultural and recreational amenities of an ambitious and progressive capital city. Cardiff hosts numerous high-profile events, including the UEFA Champions League Final, the IAAF World Half Marathon, and concerts from stars such as Beyoncé and Coldplay. As the capital city of Wales, Cardiff is home to many of the UK’s national institutions including the National Museum of Wales and the commanding Millennium Stadium. You can also find stunning national parks and beautiful beaches just 30 minutes from Cardiff.

Academic Faculties


Programs of study

Undergraduate Degree Admissions Requirements Tuition fees Apply
Foundation: Health, Medical and Life Sciences IELTS UKVI 5.0 22637 USD Apply
Foundation: Arts, Humanities, Law and Social Sciences IELTS UKVI 5.0 20802 USD Apply
Foundation: Business, Economics, Accounting and Finance IELTS UKVI 5.0 21413 USD Apply
Foundation: Engineering, Physical Sciences and Architecture IELTS UKVI 5.0 22637 USD Apply
Postgraduate degree Admissions Requirements Tuition fees Apply
Pre-Masters : Computer Science IELTS 5.5 37933 USD Apply
Pre-Master's: Business, Social Sciences and Humanities IELTS 5.5 36709 USD Apply

Cultural life at Cardiff University

Cardiff is an exciting new home for international students. Welsh people are hugely proud of their capital city, a place known for its tolerance, diversity, and sense of fun.

Cardiff was one of the UK’s first multicultural cities and an estimated 94 languages are spoken here. It’s a relatively small city, with most of the city within walking distance from the university, meaning you will quickly find your way around. It is also affordable, recently ranked the 2nd most cost-effective university city in the UK. (NatWest Student Living Index, 2018)

The Students’ Union is one of the best in the UK and offers a huge variety of inclusive societies and events. Cardiff’s students are active and sociable and you will find it easy to make friends here.

Accommodation Options at Cardiff University

International Study Centre students live in Cardiff University accommodation, which is all a short walk from the University and the city centre. There is a range of shared flats, some en-suite, in different areas of the city. Options include:


Location and Infrastructure

One of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom, Wales borders England on its east coast. Cardiff is its capital city and, wherever in the world you come from, you will feel welcome here. A proudly multicultural city with a long history of immigration, Cardiff is home to people from all over the world. It is a relatively small city, with most places within walking distance from the university, and this adds to its friendly community atmosphere.


There is much to explore in this exciting city, from a huge range of shops, to the bay, sports stadiums, and a number of parks. If you would like a change of scenery at the weekends, there is also plenty to explore in the rest of Wales. Its beautiful landscape comprises stunning coastline, gorgeous sandy beaches and lush British countryside.


Cardiff’s public transport makes it easy and affordable to get around the city. As well as a reliable bus network and numerous cycling trails, there are train stations across Cardiff and beyond.It is also a great place from which to discover the rest of the UK and Europe – Cardiff is only two hours from London by train and it also has its own international airport.

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