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International

Welcoming and ambitious, Cardiff is a truly global university with a focus on research that makes a real difference. With over 7,900 international students from more than 130 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.

We have formal links across more than 35 countries and and hold strategic partnerships with Xiamen University and KU Leuven.

Our researchers collaborate with partners worldwide to tackle critical global issues such as reliable water access in Africa.

Join our vibrant international student community. Find out how to apply to study in our cosmopolitan capital city.

News

Global Wales US team

University promoted to US audience

26 June 2019

Global Wales project supports student recruitment in US

Somaliland

Cardiff University develops research collaborations with Somaliland

26 June 2019

Initiative set up in recognition of the country’s strong ties with Welsh capital

Cardiff University and University of Bremen event

Cardiff and Bremen universities sign partnership

25 March 2019

Cardiff University sends clear message ahead of Brexit by strengthening links with European partner

A diverse and inspiring international community

Our links with over 300 institutions worldwide mean that over 17% of our undergraduates study, work or volunteer abroad.

We have a thriving international community with over 7,000 students and 25% of our academic staff choosing Cardiff for study, research or work.

We offer a range of scholarships and funding for international students to study with us.

Find out how the UK's decision to leave the European Union may affect international applicants and prospective students.

Professor Colin Riordan

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