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Why Cardiff?

By choosing to come and study with us, you will benefit from a great educational experience at a top-ranked University in the heart of a UK capital city.

Watch on our video 'Introduction to Cardiff University for International Students' on YouTube.

  • We have a 30,000-strong student body from over 100 different countries.

The University is one of the UK’s most popular and is an internationally recognised centre for teaching and research. It was founded in 1883 and is based in the very centre of Cardiff, the capital of Wales.

Benefits to you

As a study abroad student, you will benefit from:

"Cardiff seems to have it all: grand civic architecture in a breezy waterside location, super-smart city bars and venues just a short hop from lovely countryside."

Guardian University Guide 2016
Two male students and one female student walking on the pavement carrying books

Student life

Make the most of the exciting opportunities and experiences that are open to you both on campus and in the vibrant capital of Wales.

Lecture in School of Biosciences

Facts and figures

Find out more about the University.

Front of Main Building, Cardiff University


We are proud to be ranked in the UK's top 35 in the Complete University Guide, and among the top 125 Universities in the world in the QS World Rankings. 

Wales Millenium Centre and the Pierhead Building on the waterfront at Cardiff Bay.

Cardiff and Wales

As the capital city of Wales, Cardiff is a thriving, beautiful city that’s widely recognised as an outstanding place in which to live and study.