Welcoming and ambitious, Cardiff is a truly global university with a focus on research that makes a real difference. With over 7,000 international students from more than 100 countries and formal links with more than 200 institutions worldwide, international partnerships are at the heart of what we do. Our culture encourages international exchanges and collaborations.

Main Buildings, Xiamen University

International partnerships

We have formal links across more than 35 countries and and hold strategic partnerships with Xiamen University and KU Leuven.

International research

Our researchers collaborate with partners worldwide to tackle critical global issues such as reliable water access in Africa.

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Study with us

Join our vibrant international student community. Find out how to apply to study in our cosmopolitan capital city.


International fellows

University hosts future scientific leaders

4 October 2018

Boost for international partnerships as early career researchers take up prestigious fellowships at Cardiff University

VC and Chinese delegates

Embassy praises leadership programme

30 July 2018

Over 100 Chinese education managers spend three months at Cardiff University

Europe Day

Researchers join University from around the world

9 May 2018

New EU-funded research projects announced by University on Europe Day

A diverse and inspiring international community

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Spend time abroad

Our links with over 300 institutions worldwide mean that over 17% of our undergraduates study, work or volunteer abroad.

Tiago Alves

Meet our people

We have a thriving international community with over 7,000 students and 25% of our academic staff choosing Cardiff for study, research or work.

Chevening Scholars

Scholarships and funding

We offer a range of scholarships and funding for international students to study with us.

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EU Referendum

Find out how the UK's decision to leave the European Union may affect international applicants and prospective students.

Professor Colin Riordan

Our international community contributes enormously to the success of the University and the city of Cardiff. This diversity fosters creativity and innovation, and is an important part of our culture.

Professor Colin Riordan, President and Vice-Chancellor of Cardiff University