Each year, we welcome large numbers of international students to the School who enhance and enrich our community.
We recognise that making the move from your home country and integrating into an unfamiliar culture can be a daunting experience. As such we are committed to providing specialised support and guidance to help make your experience at Cardiff University a comfortable and fulfilling one.
Our dedicated staff provide a number of services which are designed to help you thrive academically but also socially and professionally. These services include everything to assist you from preparation to arrival and beyond, including medical advice, career and religious support.
We are confident that should you choose to join us here in Cardiff, you will feel at home, empowered to reach your potential, and well prepared for your future career.
Focus on employability
Whether you have a clear idea of what you’d like to do after university or no idea at all, we are here to help, guide and support you.
We are focused on providing you with opportunities to apply the academic theory of the classroom in a professional setting, ensuring you are work ready and attractive to employers, after graduation.
We have a dedicated Careers Adviser on-site who can provide you with expert and specific business based advice and guidance, as well as a Placement Manager, who manages and develops the range of work experience and internship opportunities.
We offer a wide variety of resources and opportunities to help give you the advantage when looking for graduate roles. Through our Careers+ suite we provide: career workshops and consultations; CV support; psychometric testing; assessment centre preparation; and interview practice.
In addition to the School resources, you will have access to Cardiff University’s Careers service and the Global Opportunities Centre.
There are a range of social events arranged at School and University level, designed to introduce you to the culture and community of Cardiff and Wales. Cardiff University Students Union (CUSU) supports more than 200 social groups and 60 sports clubs designed to enhance your university experience and enrich student-life.
The University is based in the heart of Wales’ capital city, Cardiff, which is one of the fastest growing European capital cities and offers a diverse, exciting and cosmopolitan experience. There are a range of attractions, a number of excellent bars and restaurants, a vibrant arts and cultural scene and a variety of sporting venues. When you want to escape the city limits, a short journey, by car or public transport, will take you to beautiful beaches, scenic coastline or rugged mountain terrain.
Advice and support
We have a dedicated International Officer for the School, Glyn James, who can offer bespoke advice and support for your individual needs as a prospective international student.
He meets regularly with key course directors in the School, as well as with applicants overseas. If you have any questions about studying at Cardiff University, please contact him:
International Officer for the School of Social Sciences
- +44 (0)29 2087 6856
For an insight into what you can expect from your time in Cardiff, please contact the International Student Ambassador for the Business School: