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CARDIFF UNIVERSITY, CARDIFF, WALES

Cardiff, WalesLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1883Established Year
  24245Enrollment

Cardiff University Ranking, Programs, Admission Process & Living Cost

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Cardiff University is a public research based university situated in Wales, United Kingdom. The university was known as Welsh University of the year by The Times and The Sunday Times and has total income of pound518 million.

Highlights

University TypePublic
Campus SettingUrban
Establishment Year1883
Endowment£34.5 million
International feeUndergraduate – £26,412 Postgraduate- £28,415
Mode of ProgramFull time, distance and online
Graduate Job Rate95.7%

Programs, Campus and Residence

  • Cardiff University is divided into three colleges which further offer plethora of undergraduate and graduate programs through 26 academic schools.
  • Accommodation is guaranteed to international students through 14 residence halls, off campus residential options also provided.
  • Law, Psychology and European Teaching programs of the university have been ranked at #101, #78 and #32 respectively by The World University Rankings.

Cardiff University Admissions

Candidates can refer to the official website of the University for Details regarding specific courses.

Application Process

  • Application:

UG applications- Apply through the Universities and Colleges Admission (UCAS).

PG applications- Apply through University’s online application system

  • Application deadline:

UG Courses: January 15th, for Medicine –October 15th

PG Courses: Varies as per programs

  • General requirements: Official academic transcripts, official degree completion certificate, Letter of Recommendations
  • Additional requirements: Birth certificate, passport copy, personal statement, essay, and research proposal (for research programs).
  • English Proficiency Test: The acceptable English test scores are given below:
English TestMinimum scores required
IELTS Academic6.5 with minimum 5.5 in all components
iBT TOEFL90
PTE62 with minimum 51 in all communicative skills
GCSEGrade C
Trinity ISE II/IIIII- Two Distinctions III- pass in all components

Cardiff University Cost of Attendance

ExpensesEstimated cost in pounds
Undergraduate tuition fee18,171
Postgraduate tuition fee20,174
On campus accommodation4,905
Average cost of living8,241

Cardiff University Scholarships and Financial Aid

Scholarships are awarded to international meritorious students, some of the scholarships are listed below;-

  • Vice Chancellor’s International Scholarship - more than pound2M funding to students

  • Vice Chancellor International Scholarship for Research Excellence- full tuition fee waiver
  • PhD Research Scholarships- funding available from university and external oragnisations

Cardiff University Alumni

Cardiff University has more than 160,000 alumni across the globe. Some of the distinguished alumni of the university are listed below;-

  • Matt Barbet – Journalist
  • Nathan Cleverly – Boxer
  • David Bahati- State Minister of Finance for Planning in the Uganda’s Cabinet
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Cardiff University Overview

Student Population24245
Average Cost of Attendance$20,192 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio10 : 1

Admission & Dates

Medicine admission Deadlines

October 15

Application Deadline

August 02

Application Results

Ucas deadline Deadlines

January 15

Application Deadline

August 02

Application Results

Read more about admission seasons and deadlines

Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Graduate
GMAT700600800 -
Language Proficiency
PTE72.57075 -
TOEFL10590120 -
IELTS7.579 -

Cardiff University Acceptance Rate

75.2%

Acceptance Rate

44135

Total Applicants

33190

Total Enrolled

Male
Female

41.0%

Male

59.0%

Female

Cardiff University Enrollment

Enrollment
Cardiff University Enrollment33190
Undergraduate Enrollment23960
Graduate Enrollment9230

Attendance Cost

$20,192

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$20,192 / Year
Post Graduate Program$25,195 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
En-suite Room$8,105 / Year
Studio Room$7,826 / Year
Shared Room$8,063 / Year

Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
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    RANKED  #159

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    College rating

    based on 4 students ratings

    7.9/10

    9/10academic
    7.5/10infrastructure
    7.3/10placements
    8.3/10faculty
    8.3/10extracurricular
    7/10accommodation

    Reviews

    L
    Lille, ENGLAND Physics
    Cardiff University
    Current student , Batch : 2020
    8.2
    STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

    A VIEW OF CARDIFF

    Because it was a Russel group uni and research is important/ what I want to do, it also specializes in semiconductors which I wanted to do and it was the best I got an offer for based on my predicted A-level grades.


    Course Curriculum - 

    It's broad which I like and I have some choices when it comes to modules but it teaches a lot of stuff that most of the year is unlikely to ever practically use or need which can be annoying at times when you need to learn the material to pass a test or do well on coursework.

    10 /10
    academic
    10 /10
    faculty
    7 /10
    infrastructure
    6 /10
    accomodation/food
    7 /10
    placement
    9 /10
    extracurricular
    23, Mar 2019 read more
    J
    Joshua edwards, UNITED KINGDOM Mbbch
    Cardiff University
    Current student , Batch : 2021
    8.7
    STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

    CARDIFF UNIVERSITY MEDICAL DEGREE

    I loved the city and the course structure. Cardiff uses a CBL method of teaching, meaning Case Based Learning. This is different from every other medical school and involves group work with additional support from facilitators.


    Course Curriculum - 

    Course Curriculum is rigorous.

    9 /10
    academic
    8 /10
    faculty
    8 /10
    infrastructure
    9 /10
    accomodation/food
    8 /10
    placement
    10 /10
    extracurricular
    15, Mar 2019 read more
    L
    Lille, ENGLAND Physics
    Cardiff University
    Current student , Batch : 2020
    7.7
    STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

    IT CAN FEEL LIKE CHANGES ARE HARD TO GET PUT INTO PLACES AND WITH HIGH STUDENT TURN OVER, BENEFITS CHANGE FROM YEAR TO YEAR BUT OVERALL I AM HAPPY WITH CARDIFF UNIVERSITY

    It is a Russel group university and I am interested in semiconductors which it specializes in as there are a large group and a lot of funding going into this and it was far from where I was living which was a benefit for me.


    Course Curriculum - 

    I like the diversity available to me in studying modules, but it would be nice to have a greater percentage of my mark awarded for coursework instead of the exam as this is currently twenty percent to eighty percent.

    10 /10
    academic
    9 /10
    faculty
    8 /10
    infrastructure
    5 /10
    accomodation/food
    6 /10
    placement
    8 /10
    extracurricular
    07, Mar 2019 read more
    C
    Connie black, UK Chemistry
    Cardiff University
    Current student , Batch : 2021
    7
    STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

    I DO LOVE CARDIFF AND HENCE CARDIFF UNI IS ALSO ENJOYABLE.

    I love the city! It is quite near my home but far enough away that it feels away but still, I can be home if I need to! I also think the course is really good here for what I wanted to do (eg a year in the industry that counts towards a degree).


    Course Curriculum - 

    It's good but not enough maths. I think that the chemistry would appear to be a lot easier if the maths was necessary and also taught more at the degree level.

    7 /10
    academic
    6 /10
    faculty
    7 /10
    infrastructure
    8 /10
    accomodation/food
    8 /10
    placement
    6 /10
    extracurricular
    07, Mar 2019 read more
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    National Museum Stop RG0.15 Km
    Welsh Government Offices RL0.16 Km
    University (Stop RE)0.21 Km
    Senghennydd Road 30.23 Km
    University0.28 Km
    Senghennydd Road 40.31 Km
    St Andrews Place2.25 Km
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    Lidl - Splott1.67 Km
    Tesco Extra2.27 Km
    Asda Leckwith Road Superstore2.62 Km
    Asda Cardiff Bay Superstore3.43 Km
    Iceland Foods4 Km
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    ALDI4.11 Km
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    Tesco Superstore6.7 Km
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    Queens Arcade0.61 Km
    The Capitol Shopping Centre0.66 Km
    Castle Quarter Arcades0.67 Km
    Toni's Barber Shop0.74 Km
    St davids Centre Rooftop Service Area0.83 Km
    Morgan Quarter0.87 Km
    Royal Arcade, Cardiff0.92 Km
    Gripoly Mills2.29 Km
    City Link Retail Park2.32 Km
    The Red Dragon Centre2.44 Km
    Seager Retail Park2.69 Km
    Lower Boardwalk2.71 Km
    Mermaid Quay2.77 Km
    Newport Road Retail Park2.78 Km
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    Virdee's Pharmacy and Convenience Store1.54 Km
    LloydsPharmacy1.89 Km
    Pearn's Pharmacies Ltd1.98 Km
    M W Philips2 Km
    Community Pharmacy Wales2.6 Km
    Llandaff Pharmacy2.9 Km
    Hopwoods Pharmacy3.43 Km
    Well Pharmacy3.71 Km
    Miranda Parsons3.96 Km
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    Danescourt Pharmacy4.75 Km
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    Airport

    UHW Helipad2.33 Km
    Children's Wales air ambulance3.49 Km
    Cardiff Heliport3.57 Km
    Cardiff model aircraft club7.98 Km

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