Cardiff University

United Kingdom, England, Cardiff

Cardiff University is a respected Russell Group university with a proud history of celebrating difference, located in the UK's most affordable student city. Its research is making an impact around the world, and leading academics share their findings with students in the classroom. Join the community at Cardiff University International Study Centre. Our programmes prepare you to succeed in your studies and enjoy student life in an exciting, multicultural capital city, just over two hours away from London. Cardiff University is a founding member of the Russell Group, a set of leading UK universities dedicated to excellence. Here, you will have amazing experiences both in and outside of the classroom. The University's research-based teaching is delivered by experts and its Students' Union is multi award-winning. Cardiff's students love their university, and this is reflected in its 84% student satisfaction score (National Student Survey, 2019). The University is based in the beautiful civic centre, in the heart of Cardiff. Cardiff is the capital city of Wales, one of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom. One of Europe’s youngest capital cities, it was crowned the capital of Wales in 1955, partly due to the excellent reputation of its university. Cardiff is a vibrant modern city with a multicultural history. It is a small city and almost everywhere can be reached on foot from the University. It is safe and friendly, with students making up 20% of the population. Cardiff is also affordable; it has the second lowest cost of rented accommodation in the UK according to the NatWest Student Living Index 2020.


Ranked 22nd in the world for Communication and Media Studies (joint) in the 2022 QS World University Rankings and ranked 150-200 in the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2021, an influential league table of global institutions.

Cardiff University


Services & Amenities

Student Enrollment
Foreign Student Enrolment
5000 <
Optional On Campus Dorms
Four Seasons, Warm
Gender Restriction
Study Types
Bachelor's Degree, Master's Degree
United Kingdom
Gap year
International Foundation in Business & Economics & Accounting and Finance, Humanities, International Foundation in Arts, International Foundation in Engineering & Physical Sciences and Architecture, International Foundation in Health & Medical and Life Sciences, Pre-Master's in Business & Social Sciences and Humanities, Pre-Master's in Computer Science
Sport Teams
Boxing, Cheerleading, Cricket, Dance, Futsal, Karate, Men's Badminton, Men's Hockey, Men's Rugby, Men's Sailing, Men's Snowboarding, Men's Swimming, Men’s Basketball, Men’s Cross Country, Men’s Fencing, Men’s Football, Men’s Golf, Men’s Lacrosse, Men’s Tennis, Men’s Volleyball, Men’s Water Polo, Netball, Squash, Surfing, Table Tennis, Trampolining, Ultimate Frisbee, Women's Badminton, Women's Rugby, Women's Sailing, Women's Snowboarding, Women's Swimming, Women’s Basketball, Women’s Cross Country, Women’s Fencing, Women’s Golf, Women’s Lacrosse, Women’s Tennis, Women’s Volleyball, Women’s Water Polo, Yoga