Founded in 1883, Cardiff University combines a prestigious heritage with impressive modern facilities, on one of the most beautiful campuses in the UK. As part of the Russell Group, our students benefit from our outstanding research quality and reputation, while enjoying a wide variety of courses that can be tailored to any aspirations.
A degree from Cardiff University will open doors for you across the globe. Our 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. Our international community is active and welcoming, with students coming from more than 130 countries.
As a city, Cardiff 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.
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Scholarships & funding
In recognition of the outstanding talent of many international students, we offer a range of highly prestigious international scholarships designed to attract and reward the best students. More information can be found on our website.
Cardiff University is in the Top 10 Countries to Study Abroad
Student services & facilities
We deliver a comprehensive range of services dedicated to helping you make the most of your student life. Student Support Centres are provided on both our Cathays and Heath Park Campuses. We offer free, impartial, non-judgmental, and confidential advice on a wide range of matters.
Support services include:
- Advice and money
- Careers and Employability
- Health and Wellbeing
- Day Care Centre
- Disability and Dyslexia
- Equality, diversity, and inclusion
- International Student Support
- Student Mentor Scheme
- Residence Life Team.
Cardiff University is made up of two large, well-located campuses:
The Cathays Park campus is where most of our Academic Schools are based. With wide tree-lined avenues and elegant Portland stone buildings, it's an inspiring place to study.
The palpable feeling of history is contrasted by modern facilities including new labs, lecture theatres, and IT suites.
- 22 of 26 Academic Schools on site
- Less than half a mile from Cardiff's vibrant city center
- On-going £200m investment in state-of-the-art facilities
- Large Students' Union
- Several libraries on-site or nearby
- 24/7 security and comprehensive CCTV coverage
- Close to several halls of residence.
- The main Students’ Union building, located at the heart of the campus on Park Place, is one of the biggest and most active in Britain.
Events, clubs, and information services are provided, and on-site facilities include food outlets, a general shop, bookshop, student letting agency, nightclub, and pub.
Healthcare-related courses (excluding Pharmacy and Optometry) are based at Heath Park. It's just a mile from the city center and next to 100 acres of parkland and playing fields.
Our Academic Schools share the site with the University Hospital of Wales, one of the largest hospitals in the UK.
Each School has its own specialist resources and facilities. Study areas and IT facilities are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Lecture theatres, seminar rooms, libraries, and operating theatres are also on campus.
International experts in various medically-related fields provide valuable services, including patient care, in this major teaching and research center.
Residences and Students’ Union services are also at the site, and students can take advantage of the numerous sports amenities, including a pool, squash and badminton courts, and fitness suite.
- Dedicated healthcare campus shared with the University Hospital of Wales
- Recently built £18m Cochrane building with three-story library, labs, and seminar space
- Operating theatres on site
- Residences nearby
- Students' Union and support services on site
- Sport and fitness facilities (including swimming pool)
- On-site policing team
- One mile north of the city center.
Cardiff is a small, friendly, multicultural, and safe capital city with international flair. Find out what makes us special here on our website.
We have a range of accommodation options to suit individual preferences and budgets. Both undergraduates and postgraduates arriving in September are guaranteed a single occupancy room, and new undergraduates will be allocated with other first-year students.
Among our 17 residences, students are able to make a selection for specific needs, including:
- those seeking a quieter living environment
- alcohol-free living
- Welsh speakers and learners
- couples and families.
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