Cardiff University is recognized in independent government assessments as one of Britain's leading teaching and research universities. The University combines impressive modern facilities and an exciting approach to teaching with its proud history of recent achievements, and nearly 30,000 students, including nearly 10,000 international students, are currently enrolled at the Welsh institution.
Cardiff University's expertise in research and research-led teaching involves social sciences, engineering, technology, and a wide range of business professions. The University is currently ranked 5th in the UK for its quality of research, while the QS World Rankings place it in the top 160. The School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies has been described as the ‘Oxbridge of Journalism.’ 85% of Cardiff University graduates enter employment or further study after graduating, while 78% obtain graduate-level employment. Cardiff University is also a member of the prestigious Russell Group, one of 24 elite research universities in the UK.
International Students: 17.5%
Notable Alumni Include:
Professor Sir Martin Evans FRS – Nobel Prize winner in 2007 and president of Cardiff University
- Neil Kinnock – Former leader of the Labour Party and former president of Cardiff University
- Nathan Cleverly – Light Heavyweight world champion boxer
- Martin Lewis – TV and radio presenter appearing on Radio 1 and This Morning
- Huw Edwards – BBC News presenter and BAFTA award-winning journalist
- Dame Mary Perkins – Founder of Specsavers
Cardiff is located on the coast of South Wales and is easy to reach from many places in the UK and overseas. The Cardiff University campus is located about 2km from the central train and bus station, with Cardiff airport just 17km away and London a little over 2 hours by train.
Cardiff is among the fastest-growing capitals in Europe, and extremely popular with students who are drawn to its inexpensive cost of living, nightlife, sporting facilities, and culture.
It offers over 300 undergraduate degrees and more than 200 taught masters, diplomas, and certificates, as well as providing professional short courses. About 6,500 international students from more than 100 countries are enrolled at Cardiff. The International Development department organizes an induction program for international students which includes a coach collection service from Cardiff and Heathrow airports straight to your accommodation.
The induction programme includes five days of events designed to introduce students to life in Cardiff, the University, the city, and the surrounding countryside. Trips such as the tour of South Wales are a fantastic way for students to meet new people in a relaxed atmosphere.
A number of international societies also exist at Cardiff University, with organizations for Asian, Bangladesh, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Malaysian, Nigerian, Pakistani and Thai students available