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Embracing Welsh language culture

The Welsh language is unique to Wales and is at the heart of our University. You will see and hear our language on campus and throughout the city.

Croeso (That's Welsh for 'welcome'). We are a welcoming city.

Welsh, as the official language of Wales, is a cherished part of our identity and diverse communities. It belongs to everyone who studies, works, and lives here.

Your home


We're thriving Welsh city

The city has 36,735 fluent Welsh speakers, 17 primary and 3 secondary Welsh-medium schools


We're at the heart of modern Wales

Our city is home to the Welsh Parliament and Government, BBC and ITV Cymru Wales, Yr Urdd, and many other national organisations


We love celebrating Welshness

We love being Welsh, showcasing our passion through festivals like Tafwyl and the Welsh-language club, Clwb Ifor Bach

Learn Welsh

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

With Learn Welsh Cardiff 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

Clwb Ifor Bach
Clwb Ifor Bach © Simon Ayre

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 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 RadioGair 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

Members of Undeb Myfyrwyr Cymraeg Caerdydd

Cardiff is the capital city 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's Vice President for Welsh language, Culture and Community

Learn about Welsh at the University

Living in Cardiff

Our students fall in love with Cardiff. So what makes the Welsh capital so appealing?

Welsh students

Studying in Welsh

Choosing to study in Welsh will broaden your career and study options while also introducing you to a new world at the university and beyond

Welsh students

Courses available in Welsh

We have up to 80 courses in 12 subject areas which are available in part or entirely in Welsh