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Founded in 1883, Cardiff University combines a prestigious heritage with impressive modern facilities. As part of the Russell Group, students benefit from Cardiff University’s outstanding research quality and reputation, while enjoying a wide variety of courses that can be tailored to any aspirations.

Cardiff University is ranked 2nd in the UK for research impact, is among the top 30 universities in the UK and is a world top 160 university. A degree from Cardiff University will open doors for you across the globe. Their students are in such high demand by employers that 96% of graduates enter employment or further study shortly after graduating.

The University has a vibrant student community with more than 200 clubs and societies to choose from, as well as one of the best Students’ Unions in the UK. Their international community is active and welcoming, with students coming from more than 130 countries.

As a city, Cardiff has a low cost of living and is friendly, safe, and diverse. Breath-taking beaches, national parks and mountains are all easily accessible and you’ll find a vibrant arts and music community as well as great shopping, world-class sporting events and an exciting food scene.

Why Choose Cardiff University?

  • Ranked 159th in the world (QS World University Rankings 2021)
  • The vibrant and multicultural capital city of Cardiff is our campus – home to a vast range of culture, history, entertainment, international music events and world-class sporting venues
  • Cardiff University is a Russell Group university and is ranked 5thin the UK for research excellence (REF 2014)
  • Cardiff was voted the most affordable university city in the UK (NatWest Student Living Index 2019) and is only 2 hours away from London
  • The university offers guaranteed accommodation for international students for the duration of their studies
  • Cardiff University has a community of over 33,500 students, including over 8,600 international students from more than 130 countries.
  • Our Student’s Union is regularly voted among the top 3 in the UK (WhatUni Student Choice Awards)

Awards and Achievements

  • A world top 150-200 university (Academic Ranking of World Universities 2020)
  • Among the world top 50 institutions for Architecture, Communications, Engineering and more (QS World Rankings by Subject 2020)
  • 5th in the UK for research excellence (REF 2014)
  • Member of the elite Russell Group of the UK’s 24 leading research universities
  • Cardiff University is a top 5 institution in the UK for: Communications and Media; Dentistry; Healthcare; Optometry and more*
  • Cardiff University is a top 10 institution in the UK for: Communication & Media Studies, Engineering, Architecture, Dentistry, Psychology, Pharmacy & Psychology and more*
    (*The Times; The Guardian; The Complete University Guide; REF 2014)
  • We are proud to list two Nobel Prize winners as members of staff

University Scholarships

Our Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarship scheme offers awards from £2,000 to international students studying selected undergraduate and postgraduate programmes at Cardiff University for September 2021 entry.

Undergraduate Prospectus

Click here to access the Undergraduate Prospectus for Cardiff University. 

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Cardiff University, Cardiff, Wales, CF10 3AT, UK

Phone number:

+44 (0)29 2087 4432


Cardiff University

International Office
Cardiff University
McKenzie House 30-36 Newport
CF24 0DE, United Kingdom
Phone: +44 (0)2920 874432

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