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If you choose Cardiff University you will study at a top-ranked University and have a unique Welsh cultural experience.

The University is one of the UK’s most popular and is an internationally recognised centre for teaching and research. It was founded in 1883 and is based in the very centre of Cardiff, the capital of Wales.

In this section you can find out more about the University including rankings, life on campus, the study environment and how the University will support you during your studies.

10 key facts about Cardiff University

  1. The University is ranked 15 in the UK and top 1.5% in the world and a member of the elite Russell Group top 20 UK research-led universities. Learn more about rankings and awards.
  2. The University has 28,000 students, with more than 3,000 from outside the EU. Learn more about campus life.
  3. The University has 18 libraries with more than 1.5 millions books and 25,000 e-journals. Learn more about studying at Cardiff.
  4. The University has a personal tutor system, a dedicated Study Abroad Office and an orientation programme. Learn more about support at Cardiff.
  5. Single occupancy accommodation is guaranteed for all Study Abroad students. Learn more about accommodation.
  6. The University is one the most affordable top UK universities for tuition fees and living expenses. Learn more about fees and living costs.
  7. Wi-Fi enabled campus, 28 IT suites and high-speed internet access in every hall of residence. Learn more about accommodation.
  8. Cardiff University buildings have recently appeared in Doctor Who, Torchwood and Sherlock. Learn more about TV & film in Cardiff.
  9. The University President, Professor Sir Martin Evans is a Nobel Prize winner for Medicine. Learn more about rankings and awards.
  10. At the centre of Cardiff, the capital city of Wales, Cardiff is only 2 hours from London by train. Learn more about the location of Cardiff.

One of the top teaching and research institutions in the UK. Cardiff is everything a good university should be - it has excellent facilities, often magnificent buildings, great social and sporting facilities, wrapped up in a vibrant, cultural city centre.

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Study Abroad (JYA)