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International students

We have a strong international community and are proud to welcome students from around the world.

Computer Science students working around laptops

Our courses offer the chance to develop core skills in a thriving environment, whilst mixing with a diverse range of students and staff.

Our current students come from a range of countries including Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, India, China, Nigeria and the USA.

We provide all the information and support necessary to help ease your transition to life as a student here.

Student experience

An insight into student life from two of our international students:

After studying Information Technology in Saudi Arabia I aimed for an academic research career. The severe shortage of female teaching and research staff at the universities in my home country encouraged me. My experience at Cardiff University helped me gain good written communication skills in English as a second language, self-reliance and working independently, which prepared me well for the doctorate degree I’m currently doing.

Shada Alsalamah from Saudi Arabia Graduate of MSc Strategic Information Systems with Information Assurance (now superseded by MSc Information Security & Privacy)

After completing my Bachelors in India, my appetite to learn more about technology brought me here to Cardiff. Cardiff University gave me more opportunities to learn both practically and theoretically over other British universities. Cardiff University recognises all international students just like other home students. Pursuing a Masters has given me the opportunity to meet new people from different parts of the world and helped me to shape my future as a software engineer.

Satyam Gupta from India Graduate of MSc Advanced Computer Science


For more information or for any queries, please contact:

International student enquiries

School of Computer Science and Informatics