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Study abroad at Cardiff University

Cardiff University is a brilliant institution in Cardiff, the capital city of Wales. It’s known for its world-class teaching facilities and has a reputation for its outstanding approach. The staff at Cardiff University is committed to fostering an inclusive learning environment that encourages innovation and creativity.

The University offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs across many disciplines, from humanities and social sciences to biomedical sciences and engineering - there’s a course for a number of passions.

Overseas students at Cardiff University have access to exceptional on-campus facilities like a fabulous library, excellent sports amenities, and an array of student support services. There’s also a Students’ Union that’s home to great advice workshops and well-being resources.

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Why study at Cardiff University?

  • Globally recognized qualifications

    Degrees from Cardiff University are respected worldwide

  • Great staff

    Learn from expert professors who are leaders in their field

  • Awesome city

    Cardiff is a great place with lots to see and do

Life as an International Student

Cardiff University is a multicultural hub - students from all over the world are currently studying there. As an international student, you’ll be welcomed into the University’s diverse student community with open arms.

There’s a variety of accommodation options to suit different needs in Cardiff, from university-managed residences to privately rented housing. The accommodation team can help you find a suitable and comfortable place to live.

The international support team at Cardiff University provides a comprehensive range of services, including advice on immigration and visas, cultural adjustment, and academic support. They also organize social events to help overseas students settle into their new surroundings.

Student life & facilities

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  • Praying Rooms
    • Chaplaincy
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    • Group Praying Rooms
    • Individual Praying Rooms
  • Tutoring Support
    • Peer & Buddy Program
    • Academic Tutoring & Support
    • Student Tutoring & Support
  • IT Support
    • Campus Wireless Connectivity
  • Food & Restaurants
    • Cafe’s
  • Healthcare & Medical
    • Counselling & Mental Health Services

Fees and funding

Fee information

International Foundation Year

  • Arts, Humanities, Law and Social Sciences: £18,500 per year
  • Business, Economics, Accounting and Finance: £20,000 per year
  • Engineering, Physical Sciences and Architecture: £20,500 per year
  • Health, Medical and Life Sciences: £20,500 per year

Accelerated International Foundation Year

  • Business, Economics, Accounting and Finance: £17,500 per year
  • Engineering, Physical Science and Computer Science: £18,000 per year

International Year One

  • Accounting and Finance: £19,500 per year
  • Engineering: £20,000 per year
  • Law: £20,000 per year


  • Business, Social Sciences and Humanities (2 semesters): £17,000 per year
  • Business, Social Sciences and Humanities (2.5 semesters): £22,250 per year
  • Business, Social Sciences and Humanities (3 semesters): £25,000 per year
  • Science and Computing (2 semesters): £17,000 per year
  • Science and Computing (2.5 semesters): £22,250 per year
  • Science and Computing (3 semesters): £25,000 per year


Cardiff University

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Cardiff is an amazing student city. It’s known for its beautiful parks, historic sites, thriving food scene, and exciting sporting events.

Visa requirements for Cardiff University

Many international students will require a visa to study in the UK, and this is a vital step of your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.

UK student visa requirements