Meet our students

More than 7,000 of our 30,500 students are international, and in 2016 we welcomed scholarship winners from 45 countries.

Find out what some of our international students have to say about studying and living in our welcoming capital city.

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Alex Calvert

Alex Calvert

The MSc Econ International Relations student from California tells how she ‘fell in love with all Cardiff has to offer as a capital city’ and how studying here has given her ‘a truly international perspective’.

Sarah Simmons

Sarah A. Simons

Sarah is based at the Seafarers International Research Centre, which is a constituent research centre of Cardiff University’s School of Social Sciences.

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Kunal Uniyal

Capt Kunal Narayan Uniyal is a Master Mariner by profession and presently pursuing an Msc in Maritime Policy and Shipping Management from Cardiff Business School.

Jessy Lee

Jessy Lee

Jessy comes from Malaysia and is in her second year of her pharmacy degree.

Akwasi Dayo

Akwasi Dayo Sarpong

The MA International Public Relations graduate is now one of the compelling voices on the BBC World Service, producing and presenting two current affairs and news programmes for BBC Africa.

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Adalberto Garcia

Colombian MSc Information Security and Privacy student Adalberto discusses his course and what makes Cardiff a special place to live and study.

Tariq Maruf

Tariq Maruf

Tariq recently moved from Kuwait to Canada to be part of the exciting oil and gas industry in Calgary.

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Matthew Waskiewicz

After visiting the UK for the first time as part of the Fulbright Wales Summer Institute, Matt is following up his undergraduate studies from Washington D.C. at Cardiff University.