Cardiff University

UK

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THE World Ranking: 162

At Cardiff, students learn from leading researchers and teachers who are driven by creativity and curiosity.

  • Ranked in the UK’s top 35 (Complete University Guide 2017)
  • Based in Cardiff - an excellent location for study
  • Over 7,000 international students from more than 100 countries
  • Impressive facilities for dynamic teaching & research
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About Cardiff

Cardiff University is an international university with worldwide collaborations and international students from over 100 different countries. Founded in 1883, Cardiff University combines impressive modern facilities and a dynamic approach to teaching and research. Through this blend of established tradition and cutting-edge innovation, Cardiff University offers a stimulating environment for study and research. Cardiff University is ranked 5th in the UK for Research Excellence and is ranked in the UK’s top 35 in the Complete University Guide 2017. The QS World University Rankings 2016/17 places the University 140th in the world.

Students and staff are drawn to Cardiff University from across the world, attracted by its international reputation and commitment to excellence. The University is a member of the Russell Group, consisting of Britain's top 24 leading research universities. The University's 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.

The University’s global community, reputation and partnerships are at the heart of its identity. Over 20% of the student population consists of international students. Cardiff University is keen to develop this international community and offers international scholarships, worth over £2M at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Driven by creativity and curiosity, Cardiff University strives to fulfil its social, cultural and economic obligations to Cardiff, Wales, and the world.

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Cardiff offers students a range of residences to suit individual preferences and budgets. International postgraduates (arriving in September) are guaranteed a place for their first year, and international undergraduates are guaranteed university accommodation for the full duration of their course. Visit the website to view residential options.

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Key facts and figures at Cardiff University

Rankings

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 2017-2018
Source: THE

162

OVERALL SCORE

54.8%

TEACHING

35.8%

INTERNATIONAL OUTLOOK

80.6%

INDUSTRY INCOME

35.5%

RESEARCH

39.3%

CITATIONS

84.5%
QS World University Rankings 2017-2018
Source: QS

137

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2017
Source: ARWU

99

Student life in numbers

COSTS PER YEAR*
OVERALL COST OF LIVING

£7339.18

AVERAGE PRIVATE RENT

£8034

AVERAGE TUITION FEE PER YEAR*

UNDERGRADUATE

£16980

POSTGRADUATE

£14000

*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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