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Join our upcoming webinars

We know that choosing a university is a big decision, and you may have many questions about academic life, settling in and moving to a new country.

Our series of webinars will cover a wide range of topics to help you prepare for this exciting new chapter in your life.

Our webinars are not recorded, but you can view slides from most sessions online. If you have feedback about our webinars, or would like to request a specific topic to be covered in a future session, we would love to hear from you.

We have webinars planned through to September 2024; new dates will be added here as they are confirmed.

What makes us unique

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Reasons to study here

Academic life at Cardiff University is challenging, innovative and rewarding.

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Take a 360 tour

View our state-of-the-art facilities and hear from our current students.

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Living in Cardiff

Our students are captivated by the Welsh capital. Find out why.

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The UK’s friendliest city

Cardiff was voted the friendliest city in the UK in the Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Choice Awards 2023.

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12th for graduate employablity

Our graduates are sought after by employers according to the Times Higher Education Global University Employability Ranking 2023.

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2nd most affordable

Cardiff has been ranked the second most affordable UK city for students in the Natwest Student Living Index 2023.

Hear from our students

Life in Cardiff

Your time as a student will present unique opportunities and experiences. Find out what our students have to say about life in Cardiff.

Studying at Cardiff University

Our students talk about what made them choose Cardiff, and what it's like to study here.

Information for new students

From online enrolment to paying your tuition fees, through to figuring out how to get to Cardiff, our pages for new students will guide you through the steps you need to take to start your Cardiff adventure.

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Online enolment

One of the first steps to becoming a student at Cardiff University is to complete online enrolment 3 weeks before you start.

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Visas and immigration

Find out what to do before you apply for your visa, how to apply, and to do once you have it.

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Travelling to Cardiff

Learn more about preparing for your journey to Cardiff and the documentation you'll need when you arrive in the UK.

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Living costs calculator

See how far your money goes by using our living costs calculator.

Accommodation

Whether you choose to live in a university residence or private accommodation, we want you to feel at home here.

We guarantee accommodation for full academic session undergraduates with a firm offer, and international postgraduates arriving in September, providing certain deadlines are met.

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Browse our accommodation

Take a 360 degree look inside all of our halls and houses and compare prices, locations and more.

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Life in student accommodation

Immerse yourself in a supportive, welcoming community and take part in events to help you get settled.

Private sector housing

Cardiff Student Lettings

Owned and run by Cardiff University Students' Union, this letting agency can help you find quality housing – and they don't charge agency fees.

Making the most of your university experience

It's not all work, work, work. What you do outside of your studies can be as important as what you learn inside a lecture hall.

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Student support services

From counselling and careers advice to health and wellbeing support, we offer a comprehensive range of services that you can access during your time here.

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Sport

Get an insight into the extensive range of opportunities available, regardless of your level of ability.

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Students’ Union

Home to more than 200 student societies and 60 sports clubs, live entertainment, as well as welfare, careers and advice services.

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