Online talks and videos
Explore our talks and videos and get a feel for what it’s like to study with us in Wales's capital city.
What makes us unique
UK's most sought-after graduates
96% of our graduates were in employment and/or further study, due to start a new job or course, or doing other activities, such as travelling (HESA data).
One of the most beautiful universities in the UK (Times Higher Education 2018)
You'll study in a capital city renowned for its friendliness, culture and natural beauty - we have more green space per person than any other big UK city.
Compact and easy to explore
Our Cathays Campus, Cardiff Castle and shopping districts are all within minutes' walk from each other.
Applications and admissions
Not sure where to start? We’ll take you through the UCAS application process. Find out more about applying and writing a personal statement.
Start your student life in a fun, lively environment, meeting loads of new people from different backgrounds. All firm and insurance offer holder students are guaranteed a single occupancy place in our accommodation, provided they meet associated deadlines.
If you need help to cover your tuition fees and living costs, you have a few options, including loans, grants and bursaries. Need specialist support? Our Advice and Money team can help you navigate any challenging student finance issues you might face.
Please be aware that funding for students starting a course in September 2023 has not yet been confirmed. All the information included in the videos is based on the current funding packages available for students who will start a course in September 2022 and is therefore subject to change for those who will begin a course in September 2023. As soon as funding is confirmed for those who intend to start a course in September 2023, we will update these resources. Please continue to check your funding body’s website for up-to-date information and the university website.
Student support and wellbeing
From counselling and careers advice to international student support, we offer a comprehensive range of services that you can access during your time here, or after you graduate.
Cardiff University Students’ Union
Rated second in the UK (Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2021), our Students’ Union is home to more than 200 student societies and 60 sports clubs, live entertainment, as well as welfare, careers and advice services.
It’s run by students, for students. And it’s the recognised voice of students at the University, campaigning for issues that are important to you.
International and EU students
With more than 7,900 international students from more than 130 countries, we’re a truly global university.
To help you settle into student life, our dedicated international student support team runs welcome events and activities, and a free coach collection service from Heathrow and Cardiff airports. We also provide specialist advice on a wide variety of financial, immigration and welfare issues.
Study, work or volunteer abroad
No matter what course you’re on, you can take the opportunity to go overseas, where you can discover different cultures, learn a new language and make friendships to last a lifetime. We have links with over 300 institutions, and our students visited more than 50 countries last year in Europe and further afield. We offer a range of bursaries, too, to help cover the costs.
Learn a language – for free
Alongside your main degree programme, you can take one of our free Languages for All courses in Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. If you’d like to learn Welsh, you can sign up for our free Welsh for All course, which also fits around your academic commitments.
All levels are catered for, from complete beginners to advanced.
Study through the medium of Welsh
We have nearly 100 degree courses which offer some or all of their modules in Welsh. Living in a bilingual capital city means you’ll also have plenty of chances to experience a vibrant Welsh language culture, on campus and off.
Read how we're making a positive contribution to the development of the Welsh language. And if you want to learn Welsh, you can sign up to our Welsh for All course so you can learn the language, for free, alongside your studies.
Please note that the talk and videos are only available in Welsh.
You’ll find endless opportunities to get involved—both on campus and off—whether it’s taking part in a 7-a-side football league, continuing your elite sporting career or hiking Wales’ 870-mile coastal path.
Our facilities are located across four sites, and include a training village, sports fields, a fitness and conditioning centre, and a studio.
We're working on the necessary adaptations to our sport offering for this year, but we wanted to give you a flavour of what we have available. Please note that, in the current situation, certain activities may not be able to take place.
Read our student blogs
Our student bloggers are recording their experiences and are happy to answer your questions.
Source: Higher Education Statistics Agency, latest Graduate Outcomes Survey 2019/20, published by HESA in June 2022.
Copyright: Contains HESA Data: Copyright Higher Education Statistics Agency Limited 2022. The Higher Education Statistics Agency Limited cannot accept responsibility for any inferences or conclusions derived by third parties from its data.