Cardiff Metropolitan University
Cardiff,South Glamorgan , Wales, United Kingdom

Cardiff Metropolitan University (Prifysgol Metropolitan Caerdydd in Welsh) was known as the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff (UWIC) until 2011, although it has maintained its close links with the University of Wales. It is consists of five academic schools: the school of education; health science; management; sport and art and design, although the school of art and design is the oldest (it opened in 1865) and most prestigious.

The four campuses are within a three-mile radius of central Cardiff, and facilities include the famous National Indoor Athletics Centre, the National Lawn Tennis Association Centre, and a sports centre that allows for the disabled and able-bodied to train together.

Since 2007, £50 million has been spent on developing CMU’s estate, including the addition of a food industry centre, a £20 million Cardiff School of Management, and the Cyncoed campus, which houses the students' union, bar, and cafe for student, staff and visitor use. The redesigned school of art and design, by the renowned architecture firm Austin-Smith: Lord was awarded a regional RIBA award in 2015.

It holds sport in high regard and typically falls within the BUCS top 20 institutions (the governing body for British Universities and Colleges' Sport). CMU has produced hundreds of international sports stars in over 30 different sports, including seven national rugby coaches, 15 British Lions, and several Olympic gold medallists. Cardiff Metropolitan University's student football team plays in the Welsh Premier League (promoted in 2017).

International Students: 16.5%

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Cardiff Metropolitan University has three main campuses: Cyncoed Campus, Howard Garden campus, and the Llandaff campus, all of which are within 5km of Cardiff city centre. Cardiff is the capital city of Wales, about two hours west of London by train.

One of the largest cities in the UK, Cardiff features the greatest concentration of castles of any city in the world, as well as striking modern architecture like the Millennium Stadium and the Senedd. It also boasts a strong nightlife and cultural scene. Outside the city, Wales is famous for its rugged landscape and castles, from the coastline of South Wales to the mountains of the Brecon Beacons.

Student Guide

Cardiff Metropolitan is home to approximately 11,000 students, with over 1200 international students from more than 143 countries. Our international students are valued and respected for the unique experiences and perspectives that they contribute to university life, enriching the study experience for all students. The International Office is available year-round to provide assistance on subjects such as accommodation, visas, finance, and health. Personal or group taught English language support is available for international students, either academically or in general.