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.

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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.

News

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When fiction met football

23 May 2017

Extra time for Fiction Fiesta, celebrating football writing and the Latin American short story

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Cardiff University to hold international energy event

12 May 2017

Energy Systems Research Institute will bring together academics, business and industry at Horizon 2020 event in Brussels

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CUBRIC wins major award

10 May 2017

Science building accolade for Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre

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.

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Meet our students

We have over 7,000 international students and alumni from over 180 countries.

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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.

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