International students

Cardiff is a vibrant, multicultural, capital city that is home to hundreds of students from all over the world.

We know that moving to a new country to live and study can be exciting but we also recognise that it can be daunting for some of our international students.

Support for our international students

We have a very diverse student body with almost 350 international students, hailing from nearly 40 countries worldwide. As a result, we offer a range of support for our international students to help you before and after you join us.

As a prospective student you can benefit from our academic visits to various countries throughout the academic cycle.

The visits are carried out by academics and the School's International Officer and are an opportunity for you to find out more about Cardiff and the course you are interested in. During visits, our academics often give guest lectures and interactive workshops.

We also host academic webinars where you have the chance to meet key course contacts, ask questions and find out more about courses.

When you arrive in Cardiff to begin your studies you can benefit from:

  • an international student welcome talk during your induction week to ensure you settle in well to life in Cardiff
  • in-sessional English language classes delivered in the School
  • familiarisation tours as part of your foundation programme at Cardiff.

Hear from a student

Helinna is a 3rd year Law student from Malaysia. She is the School of Law and Politics International Student Ambassador and is happy to answer any questions you might have about moving to and studying in Cardiff.

Taking up law has been an amazing opportunity because it is a field where I get to improve my research, critical skills, language, argument and analysis. While at the School I have had the opportunity to carry out pro bono work with a legal aid firm which has allowed me to shadow a solicitor, take notes for client interviewing, carry out research under the guidance of solicitors and prepare chronologies of employment and official cases. Cardiff itself offers a truly unique living experience. You will get to experience the best of both worlds, having the city centre just a stone’s throw away from the University, but without the hustle and bustle of a major city.

Helinna Binti Abd Rahim, School of Law and Politics International Student Ambassador

If you would like to hear more about Helinna’s experiences in Cardiff or ask her specific questions, please contact her directly:

Helinna Binti Abd Rahim

School of Law and Politics International Student Ambassador

Advice and support

We have a dedicated International Office, Alexa Jones, who can offer bespoke advice and support for you as a prospective international student.

Alexa 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 her:

Alexa Jones

International Officer for the School of Law and Politics