International students

We are a friendly and culturally diverse community, with a host of international staff and students.

As an international student, you join a School that enjoys a strong international reputation for the excellence of its research. In the latest national assessment, 87% of our research was recognised to be world-leading or internationally excellent (Research Excellence Framework 2014).

A warm welcome to our capital city

One of the youngest capital cities in Europe, Cardiff is a great place to live and study.

You’ll find our community is both friendly and welcoming, helping you to feel at home so you can reach your full potential.

An exciting hub of activity is Cardiff University Students' Union, home to more than 200 social groups and 60 sports clubs, all designed to enhance your university experience and enrich student life.

As a student, you’ll also discover a range of social events designed to introduce you to the culture and community of Cardiff and Wales, arranged both by the School and the University.

Supporting you

Our extensive support system will assist you from preparation to arrival and beyond, covering medical advice, career guidance and religious support. We aim to help you thrive not only academically, but socially, emotionally and professionally.

Even before your arrival, we offer extra support from current international students, who can offer practical advice and useful tips.

At application stage, our International Student Ambassador can answer questions about studying with us, and life as a postgraduate.

Once you arrive, we recommend you contact our School International Student Representative for tips to help you settle quickly.

Additionally, our School Thesis Group is a great way for Postgraduate research students to explore the range of thesis topics, and to socialise with students from across the world. This friendly group meets nine times a year, and hosts fun socials at the end of each semester.

English language support for learners

International students enjoy access to our online English Resources and in-sessional Open Access classes.

Postgraduate English language learners can also get more help with English grammar, vocabulary and academic writing at our weekly in-sessional English language sessions.

Your next career steps

We offer a wide range of Career and employability support including workshops, events and work experience placements, helping you to achieve your professional goals.