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Cardiff University, UK

  • Cardiff, Wales, UK
  • Rank

    166th

  • Established

    1883

Overview

Total No. of International Students

9000+

Cardiff University is a public research university based in Wales, UK. It is a part of the prestigious Russell Group Universities and was established in 1883. Earlier, it was named the University College of South Wales and Monmouthshire and was smaller in the area compared to the current size. Whereas in 1884, the University received its royal charter.

Cardiff University, UK is currently teaching more than 33,510 students (23,350 undergraduates and 10,160 postgraduates) from about 148 countries. The University has more than 180,000 alumni across the globe, including Barham Salih (the former Prime Minister of Iraqi Kurdistan Region) and Richard Tait (the BBC Governor).

Moreover, Cardiff University UK has won seven Queen's Anniversary Prizes. It is a progressive and innovative university with a bold and strategic vision. The University also continues to contribute to society by responding to major challenges of society and undertaking work for the public welfare for over 130 years.

 

Why Choose Cardiff University?

Cardiff University is located in the capital city of Wales with an exquisite and student-friendly campus. The University runs with a vision to be a world-leading, research-excellent, and educationally outstanding University. Here, the students get a benefit from research-led teaching that upskills their intellectual abilities and soft skills. It also plays an important role in promoting environmental sustainability and diversity. The University has invested around £600m to upgrade its campus and provide all the modern facilities to its students including research centres, libraries, IT rooms, and a Sports area. Here are some reasons to study at Cardiff University:

Significant Career Prospects

Gaining a degree from Cardiff University will provide you with the UK’s most sought-after career. 96% of the graduates from the University get placed in great companies or decide to pursue higher education from top institutes. From the day students join the University, they can take advice and support from a team of specialised career advisers.

The advisers help students to map out their future and develop employability skills to secure good career opportunities. The students can also benefit from a range of workshops to boost employability including picking a career, searching for jobs, preparing for interviews, and writing applications.

Research-Informed Teaching

Cardiff University is placed in the top 20 universities in the UK for the overall quality of research. At the same time, it is placed in the 11th position for the impact of its research on the real world. Being a research-intensive university, it attracts top researchers from around the world. Thus allowing its students to gain knowledge from the world's top researchers. Moreover, most of the subjects taught at the University include research activities and encourage students to undertake their own research.

Excellence in Teaching

Cardiff University maintains high-quality teaching to ensure that its students gain appropriate knowledge, experience, and skills for lifelong success. The Quality Assurance Agency (an independent body engaged in monitoring the quality of higher education in the UK) has also praised the quality and standards of Cardiff University teaching.

Cardiff University also has a strong partnership with more than 60 professional bodies, which helps provide professionally accredited courses to its students. The postgraduate taught programmes at the University are recognised and well-regarded by employers across the world. Moreover, the University has links with over 300 institutions, allowing you to complete part of your degree in a different learning environment.

 

Key Features

  • More than 9000 international students from approximately 148 countries

  • It has invested more than £116M in its research contracts.

  • Among the top 20 universities for research excellence in UK

  • 72%  overall satisfaction in National Student Survey 2021

  • 90% of university’s research was confirmed as world-leading or internationally excellent

  • 96% of our graduates were in employment and/or further study

  • 16th in the UK for graduate prospects

  • Cardiff University estimates that the average annual pay for foreign students is around £33,491.

Cardiff University Courses & Fees

Cardiff University Courses

Cardiff University provides more than 300 undergraduate and more than 200 postgraduate-level courses to international students. The range of modules included in the course can effectively tailor students’ degree programmes according to their particular interests and career ambitions.

Moreover, international students can choose from part-time or full-time courses at the postgraduate level. The list of various undergraduate, postgraduate, and postgraduate research programmes taught at the University is mentioned below.

Cardiff University Fees

Considering the good career prospects and the opportunity to gain great knowledge and skills, Cardiff University's fee structure is economical. The tuition fee for undergraduate courses at the University ranges from £19,200 to £23,450 per annum. The fee for postgraduate courses ranges from £19,200 to £23,450 (for the full course).The university does not charge application fees.

Talking about the living cost, Cardiff is considered one of the most affordable cities to study in UK. The average cost of living in Cardiff for an international student is £10,000 per year, including food, travel, basic necessity and accommodation.

 

Cardiff University Fees and Cost of Living

Courses

Fees

Undergraduate

£22,700 - 28,200 p.a.

Postgraduate

£22,700 - 28,200 p.a

PhD

£17,950- £25,700 p.a

Living Expenses

GBP 490 Per Month (approx.)

Accomodation

GBP 5,400.00 for 52 Weeks

Transportation

GBP 33.67 Per Month 

 

The tuition fees for some of the Dental courses at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels may be higher.

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Cardiff University Ranking & Intakes

Cardiff University Rankings

The ranking of the University helps an international student to make the best choices among different institutions. The high-quality teaching and various innovative research at the University have forced the ranking organisations to place the University in the top rankings. The QS World Ranking and Times Higher Education (THE) have included Cardiff University Uk among the top 200 universities of the world. The national ranking organisation, The Guardian (2022), has placed the University at 38th in the UK. At the same time, the Complete University Guide (2023) has placed the University at the 25th position in the UK.

 

Cardiff University Ranking

Ranked By 

Ranking 

The QS World Ranking

154

Times Higher Education World University Rankings

190

The Guardian University UK Rankings

35th

The Complete University Guide UK Rankings

26th

 

Complete University Guide UK Rankings 2023 for Courses 

Ranked By

Ranking

Architecture

6

Biological Sciences

22

Physics & Astronomy

18

Psychology 

10

Communication & Media Studies

9

Civil Engineering

24

Electrical & Electronic Engineering

22

Mechanical Engineering

20

Accounting and Finance

13

Sociology

20

Law

20

Physics

9

Computer Science

30

Business and Management

26

Medicine 

17

Nursing 

5

 

The Guardian UK Rankings 2023 for Courses

Ranked By

Ranking

Architecture

5

Journalism 

9

Media & Film

2

Economics 

68

Electronic & Electrical Engineering

16

Politics 

27

Sociology and Social Policy

22

Business, Management & Marketing

32

Accounting and Finance

23

Medicine 

15

Mechanical Engineering

26

Law

33

Civil Engineering

37

 

Times Higher Education UK Rankings 2023 for Courses

Ranked By

Ranking

Engineering 

151-175

Computer Science

251-300

Life Sciences

126-150

Psychology 

46

Arts & Humanities

126-150

Clinical and Health

176-200

Law

151-175

 

Cardiff University Intakes

In order to ensure the quality teaching and proper skill development of its students, Cardiff only offers one intake to international students. It is one of the most in-demand universities in UK, and every year it receives thousands of international applications. To secure admission to Cardiff, international students must enrol as quickly as possible. The application deadline for the University is mentioned below.

 

Cardiff University Intakes

Intakes

Month of intake

Application Deadline

Autumn

September

30 June 2024 

Admission Criteria

Despite being included in the Top Universities of UK, Cardiff accepts international applications with an average academic score. The entry requirements at the University will vary depending upon the level of study and the course you are interested in. The acceptance rate is around 20%. The general academic requirement and the English Proficiency score required by an international student to take admission to Cardiff are mentioned below. 

 

Cardiff University Entry Requirements

Eligibility

Undergraduate

Post Graduate

Doctorate (PhD)

Academics

Completion of Year 11 65% orYear 12 (HSC) 55%

55%-60%

55%-60%

IELTS

5.5 (minimum 5.0 in all skills)

6.0(minimum 5.0 in all skills)

6.0(minimum 5.0 in all skills)

TOEFL

100 Score

100 Score

100 Score

PTE

76 Score

76 Score

76 Score

LOR 

-

Required One or Two

Required One or Two

Work Experience

-

-

-

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Cardiff University Scholarships

To attract and reward academically excellent students, Cardiff University offers a range of scholarships for international students. It also encourages students with low economic backgrounds but academically talented to study at Cardiff. Some of the top scholarships provided by the University are mentioned below.

S.No. Scholarship Name Max Scholarship amount Scholarship Type Number of Awards
1 Cardiff India Scholarships £5,000
2 Vice-Chancellor's International Scholarship £2,000
3 Commonwealth Masters Scholarship Full scholarship with stipend and allowances

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