Experience Welsh language and culture
The Welsh language is unique to Wales and is at the heart of the university. You'll see and hear the Welsh language on campus and around the city itself.
Croeso! (That's Welsh for 'welcome'). We are a welcoming city.
Welsh, English and other international languages are at the heart of Cardiff's identity and diverse communities.
Our belief is that the Welsh language belongs to everyone who lives here.
Watch a video about students who have learnt Welsh at Cardiff University
It's not essential to understand or speak Welsh to live here. But learning Welsh can:
- enrich your experience at Cardiff
- help you gain a deeper understanding of Wales, its culture, history, and people
Through the Welsh for All programme, you can:
- start learning Welsh
- improve your existing Welsh language skills
You can also learn Welsh alongside learning other languages at the university.
Apply to stay at one of our accommodation options for Welsh speakers and learners to immerse yourself in the language.
Events and culture
Join one of the Welsh-language student societies to get to know other Welsh speakers. They're not only for Welsh speakers. The croeso extends to anyone who is new to the language or interested in the Welsh culture and language.
The Cardiff Citizen module is also an opportunity to get to know other Welsh-speakers.
You can also hear Welsh language broadcasts and music on the students' Xpress Radio. Gair Rhydd, the student newspaper, publishes articles in Welsh in the Taf-Od section.
The Welsh language thrives in Cardiff as part of a lively cultural scene. The Tafwyl festival that happens every summer within Cardiff Castle is worth a visit.
Your Welsh language rights
Cardiff is the capital of Wales, with Welsh and English as official languages. You have a right to:
- receive our services through the medium of Welsh
- study or experience life through the medium of Welsh
We are here to make this possible and offer you a unique student experience. A key part of this is our Academi Gymraeg - the University's Welsh language Academy.
The rights and well-being of Welsh-language students are also represented by:
- Undeb Myfyrwyr Cymraeg Caerdydd (the Welsh-language Studens' Union)
- the Students' Union Welsh Language Officer