Cardiff University International Study Centre

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Cardiff University is situated in the heart of the Welsh capital.

Founded in 1883 with just 13 academic staff and 102 full-time students, it has grown quickly and it now caters for in excess of 30,000 students. It is the only Welsh university in the Russell Group.

Its 26 academic schools are organised into three colleges: Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Biomedical and Life Sciences, and Physical Sciences and Engineering.

It offers over 300 undergraduate degrees and more than 200 taught masters, diplomas and certificates, as well as providing professional short courses. About 6,500 international students from more than 100 countries are enrolled at Cardiff.

The university is made up of two large campuses, both close to the centre of Cardiff. Heath Park, a mile to its north, is on the fringe of 100 acres of parkland and playing fields. With the exception of Pharmacy and Optometry, it houses the university’s healthcare schools, sharing the site with the University Hospital of Wales. Study areas and IT facilities are open around the clock and, as well as libraries and lecture theatres, there is a swimming pool, fitness suite and squash court.

Cathays Park is the main campus and home to 22 of the university’s schools, as well as the main Student’s Union. Just half a mile from the city centre, it includes restaurants, shops, a nightclub and pubs. Among the tree-lined avenues and Portland stone buildings are modern study facilities, including labs, IT suites and lecture theatres.

Professors at Cardiff have won many prestigious awards including two Nobel Prizes, one in Chemistry and the other in Medicine. Many have been selected to join the likes of the British Academy and Royal Academy of Engineering, while the university itself has been awarded six Queen’s Anniversary Prizes.

It has an alumni network of 145,000, drawn from over 180 countries. Notable graduates include BBC newsreader Huw Edwards, the Olympic gold medallist Nicole Cooke, and a previous national poet of Wales, Gillian Clarke.

In 2019 Study Group began working with Cardiff University, a research-intensive Russell Group university in Wales’s capital city.

Creating well-rounded graduates
Cardiff University is internationally recognised for the quality and impact of its research. As a member of the Russell Group, the University has established a strong community of academics and researchers, producing world-leading, globally focused research.

The University is based in Cardiff’s historic civic centre in the heart of the city. On campus, students have access to advanced equipment, modern sports facilities and one of the UK’s best-rated Students’ Unions. Cardiff students are encouraged to participate in societies, events and volunteering, developing skills that will serve them throughout their lives.

A university for all
The University is committed to promoting and supporting equality, and celebrates diversity in all its forms. Cardiff University International Study Centre offers a welcoming new home to international students and ensures that they are ready for the challenges of university and beyond.

International Study Centre programmes
The following pathway programmes are available at Cardiff University International Study Centre:

International Foundation Year
•Arts, Humanities, Law and Social Sciences
•Business, Economics, Accounting and Finance
•Engineering, Physical Sciences and Architecture
•Health, Medical and Life Sciences

Pre-Master’s
•Business, Social Sciences and Humanities
•Science and Engineering