Cardiff University

Cardiff University

UK

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THE World Ranking: 182

Cardiff University is ranked 5th in the UK for Research Excellence and is among the top 125 Universities in the world in the QS World Rankings.

  • Part of the Russell Group, 24 top UK research universities
  • Known for its high-impact research
  • State-of-the-art learning and living facilities
  • Dedicated support for international students
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Cardiff University is an international university with worldwide collaborations and international students from over 120 different countries. Founded by the Royal Charter in 1883, the University today combines impressive modern facilities and a dynamic approach to teaching and research with its proud heritage of service and achievement. Cardiff University is ranked 5th in the UK for Research Excellence and is ranked in the UK’s top 25 in the Complete University Guide 2015.  

The University's breadth of expertise in research and research-led teaching encompasses: the humanities; the natural, physical, health, life and social sciences; engineering and technology; preparation for a wide range of professions; and a longstanding commitment to lifelong learning.

Cardiff is a member of the Russell Group of Britain's top 24 leading research universities. The University is the largest provider of adult education in Wales, with the Cardiff Centre for Lifelong Learning providing more than 400 part-time courses in venues across South East Wales.

The student population is drawn from a variety of backgrounds, with students attracted from throughout Wales, the rest of the UK and world-wide. International students comprise some 17 per cent of the total student population. Government performance indicators show that Cardiff’s students are more likely to succeed in their studies, with first-year completion rates considerably higher than the averages in the UK nationally. Sunday Times Good University Guide 2013 praised Cardiff University as “one of the best institutions in Britain.”

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Hotcourses Diversity Index (What is this?)

DIVERSITY INDEX
Source: HESA

134 International student nationalities at this university

FEEL AT HOME INDEX
Source: HESA

1.84% International students from USA

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016-2017
Source: THE

182

OVERALL SCORE

51.7%

TEACHING

31.8%

INTERNATIONAL OUTLOOK

78.9%

INDUSTRY INCOME

37%

RESEARCH

36.9%

CITATIONS

80.9%
QS World University Rankings 2016-2017
Source: QS

140

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2016
Source: ARWU

101

Student life in numbers

COSTS PER YEAR*
OVERALL COST OF LIVING

£9573

CAMPUS ACCOMMODATION

£2835

AVERAGE TUITION FEE PER YEAR*

UNDERGRADUATE

£16880

POSTGRADUATE

£15570

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution

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Cindy Chew, Malaysia 4

My experience-A Malaysian Student

Go to open days, the ones I attended were really well run. The one for Cardiff uni even gave us a coach tour of the city. Most of the uni’s I applied to asked me to visit before they would make an offer and this is a very good idea as you going to be living there for a few years, so prepare to make a fe read full review

Go to open days, the ones I attended were really well run. The one for Cardiff uni even gave us a coach tour of the city. Most of the uni’s I applied to asked me to visit before they would make an offer and this is a very good idea as you going to be living there for a few years, so prepare to make a few trips around the country. Try to move into your halls as soon as possible and be as outgoing and social as you can. Everyone will be in the same boat as you wanting to make friends. I 100% recommend Cardiff. show less

Yaqub, UK 3

Cardiff has a rich cultural history

I did my bachelors degree in the area of Banking & Finance at Cardiff university. The program was beautifully structured. Cardiff is a city with rich cultural history. There is a lot to see there. I would advice future students to come here and enjoy the academics as well as the city as such.

I did my bachelors degree in the area of Banking & Finance at Cardiff university. The program was beautifully structured. Cardiff is a city with rich cultural history. There is a lot to see there. I would advice future students to come here and enjoy the academics as well as the city as such.

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