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Statement about The Daily Telegraph investigation

02 July 2012

Cardiff University takes very seriously the issues raised by The Daily Telegraph’s investigation. The alleged practices by the agency Golden Arrow misrepresent the University’s robust admission procedures. Cardiff University is investigating the allegations.

The University aims to recruit the most able students that can benefit from and successfully undertake the University's courses. Agents do not make admissions decisions. All decisions on eligibility for courses at Cardiff University are taken by the University itself.

The number of international students applying to study at Cardiff University has no impact on the number of places available to home/EU students. It is important to note that UK and EU student numbers are limited by Welsh Government quotas and universities cannot exceed these quotas without being subject to penalties.

For many years, Cardiff has welcomed international students from more than 100 countries.  International students add enormously to the multi-culturalism, diversity and vibrancy of our learning environment.  Everyone benefits including our home students, the city, and Wales.

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