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    Cardiff University Cardiff Courses, Rankings, Admission Criteria, Fees & Scholarships

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    Content writer | Updated on - Jun 3, 2021

    Located in a thriving capital city - Cardiff in Wales, Cardiff University is one of Britain's leading research universities popular for producing high-quality, innovative research. The university also has a strong and broad research base and a world-leading research community including two Nobel Prize winners - Professor Sir Martin Evans and Professor Robert Huber. Cardiff University is a member of the prestigious Russell Group, a body consisting of 24 leading UK research-intensive universities.

    Even with its relatively low cost of attendance, Cardiff university still offers scholarships to international students. It is first in the 2019 Natwest Student Living Index as the most cost-effective university city in the UK. Graduates of Cardiff are seen in prominent organizations like are Deloitte, ExxonMobil, Google, HSBC, IBM, KPMG, Siemens, sky news, etc.

    Cardiff University Ranking

    Cardiff University is ranked:

    Guide Ranking Year
    The Times and Sunday Times University Guide 34 2021
    The Complete University Guide 30 2021
    Guardian University Guide 37 2021
    QS World University Rankings 159 2021
    Academic Ranking of World Universities 150-200 2020
    Times Higher Education World University Rankings 191 2021

    Highlights

    University Type Public
    Campus Setting Urban
    Establishment Year 1883
    Application cost 20/25 GBP
    Average Cost of Attendance 32,000 GBP
    Mode of Program Full time, distance, and online
    Graduate Job Rate 95.7%

    Top Programs at Cardiff University

    Cardiff University Campus

    • Cardiff University is housed on two large innovative campuses at Cathays Park and Heath Park.
    • The Cathays Park campus is home to 22 out of 26 academic Schools, on-going £200m investment in state-of-the-art facilities, libraries, and other facilities.
    • Presently there is a 600 million GBP development going on at Cardiff University to transform the campus into a 21st Century campus.
    • Cardiff City is a nice place to study as it proudly bags the 2nd friendliest city in the UK and the top 5 most welcoming cities in the UK (Unbroken Britain).

    Cardiff University Residence

    • All full degree international students are guaranteed accommodation in the University residences for the duration of their studies.
    • The annual cost of accommodation at Cardiff University is based on the choice of the residence hall and it ranges from 113 GBP – 156 GBP per week (4,158 GBP to 9,628 GBP per year).
    • Accommodation is available for Welsh speakers, LGBT+, couples, disabled students, families.
    • Room type include Studio, Shared bathroom, Ensuite, Car parking, 1 bedroom flat, 2 bedroom flat, and Ensuite / Shared bathroom.

    Cardiff University Admissions

    Application Portal:

    • UG applications- Apply through the Universities and Colleges Admission (UCAS).
    • PG applications- Apply through University’s online application system

    Application Fees: 25 GBP by UCAS for the undergraduate application while Postgraduate application is free 

    Note: During the application process, some requirements may involve an interview, a test, or submission of a portfolio

    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 Language Requirements

    English language test varies for the most program even though they are at the same level, minimum required English language test is presented on the table below

    Test Undergraduate Score Postgraduate Score
    IELTS Academic 6.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each session 6.5 with a 5.5 in each subskill or a GCSE in the Welsh language
    TOEFL  90 overall with a minimum of 17 for listening, 17 for writing, 18 for speaking, and 20 for reading 90 overall with a minimum of 20 in each subskill
    Trinity ISE II/III II: Two merits and two Distinctions
    III: A Pass in all components
    II: Two Distinctions and two Merits
    III: A Pass in all the components
    PTE 62 overall with no less than 51 in all communicative skills 62 overall with a minimum of 51 in all communicative skills
    Duolingo English Test 110 110

    Applicants should note the following:

    • The minimum scores listed for the postgraduate programs are not accepted in all programs as some programs require higher tests scores
    • Apart from the above-listed tests and scores, some other qualification and test can be used to satisfy the English language test requirements
    • Applicants who cannot meet the English language requirements can enroll in any of the English language courses offered by Cardiff University

    Cardiff University Cost of Attendance

    The estimated fees for the 2020/2021 academic session are presented in the table below.

    Fees Undergraduate (GBP) Postgraduate (GBP)
    Tuition Fee 17,700 – 21,950 21,950 - 23,450
    Rent (including bills) 5,320 6,920
    Food 1,400 1,820
    Books and copying 400 500
    Social 1,080 1,400
    Clothes 225 300
    Laundry and toiletries 225 420
    Travel 900 1,200
    Telephone/mobile and TV license 450 600
    Total 27,700 – 31,950 35,110 – 36,610

    Cardiff University Scholarships and Financial Aid

    • There are several funding opportunities and financial aids available to international students at Cardiff University
    • Scholarships offered by Cardiff University is focused on rewarding outstanding talent amongst international students
    • Some of the scholarship offered by Cardiff is independent, while some are in conjunction with other organizations.
    • The following scholarships are available at Cardiff University
      • Vice-Chancellor's International Scholarship for international undergraduates and postgraduate students worth 2,000 GBP
      • Cardiff Business School India scholarships to outstanding Indian students pursuing a postgraduate degree in business worth 5,000 GBP
      • Chevening Scholarships for postgraduates that covers the entire cost of attendance. This scholarship is available to citizens of developing countries
      • Commonwealth Master's Scholarship Programme for international students from developing countries with various worth. This scholarship also covers all the costs of attendance.

    Cardiff University Placement

    • HESA Destinations of Leavers Survey 2016/17 reported that 95.7% of Cardiff graduates gain employment, engage in further study, or both shortly after graduating
    • 78% of graduates obtain graduate-level employment
    • To facilitate easy placements after graduation, Cardiff University offers:
      • An online Jobs Board advertising hundreds of opportunities
      • Careers Fairs, both general and sector-specific
      • Employer events to enable graduates to understand the graduate labor market and network with industry contacts.
    • Many graduates of Cardiff University work for reputable, international companies, starting in graduate-level positions. Examples of these organizations are Deloitte, ExxonMobil, Google, HSBC, IBM, KPMG, Siemens, sky news.
    Degree Average Salary
    PhD £124,000
    Executive MBA £101,000
    Masters in Finance £92,000
    MBA £82,000
    Doctorate £58,000
    Other Degree £55,000
    $ 39,2611st YEAR
    FEES

    1 year

    Course Duration

    Apr 30

    Application Deadline

    EXAM SCORESIELTS7|TOEFL100|PTE70|GMAT590|GRE302
    Options Available

    1 year

    Course Duration

    Apr 30

    Application Deadline

    EXAM SCORESIELTS6.5|TOEFL90|PTE62|GRE302

    1 year

    Course Duration

    Apr 30

    Application Deadline

    EXAM SCORESIELTS6.5|TOEFL90|PTE62|GRE302

    1 year

    Course Duration

    Apr 30

    Application Deadline

    EXAM SCORESIELTS6.5|TOEFL90|PTE62|GRE302
    $ 31,6711st YEAR
    FEES

    1 year

    Course Duration

    Apr 30

    Application Deadline

    EXAM SCORESIELTS6.5|TOEFL90|PTE62|GRE302

    Cardiff University Overview

    Student Population
    24245
    Average Cost of Attendance
    $25,288 / Year
    Student : Faculty Ratio
    10 : 1

    Admission & dates

    Medicine Admission Deadlines

    October 15

    Application deadline

    UCAS Deadline Deadlines

    January 15

    Application deadline

    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 Enrollment
    33190
    Undergraduate Enrollment
    23960
    Graduate Enrollment
    9230

    Attendance Cost

    $25288.0

    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
    $25,288 / Year
    Post Graduate Program
    $28,974 / Year
    On Campus
    En-suite Room
    $8,105 / Year
    Studio Room
    $7,826 / Year
    Shared Room
    $8,063 / Year

    Faculty

    total facultyfull timepart timegraduate assistants
    2458---

    Ranking

    20212020201920182017
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    College Rating

    Based on 18 Students Rating

    8.1 out of 10
    9.3/10Academic
    8.2/10Accommodation
    8.9/10Faculty
    8.4/10Infrastructure
    8.4/10Placement
    8.5/10Social Life

    Reviews

    BM
    8.0 /10

    My mother was a pass out of this college and wanted me to continue to legacy her. So I decided to go to this college. I took a college tour and I was very impressed by looking at the University. I decided to take the admission so I registered through an online college portal with no application fee.

    Course Curriculum :

    The program was very interesting and knowledgeable. I am learning about various things which I never even heard about and are very interesting. I am learning marketing. And knowing how this is a central function for all the organisation. I also have different modules to suit the interest that I can choos

    10 /10 academic/food
    10 /10 faculty
    9 /10 infrastructure
    10 /10 accomodation
    9 /10 extracurricular
    HK
    7.7 /10

    Cardiff university is a very beautiful university and going to the United Kingdom was one of my dreams. I always wanted to go there and study my favourite course. I worked hard for admission. So for admission, I registered through the University portal with no application fee.

    Course Curriculum :

    It was a 4-years long program and each year I learn different things which are helping me to excel in my field. I am getting knowledge and skills which are very useful for a pharmacist. I am learning about different diseases and drugs which are helpful for the disease to cure.

    9 /10 academic/food
    10 /10 faculty
    9 /10 infrastructure
    9 /10 accomodation
    9 /10 extracurricular
    NC
    9.3 /10

    My parents both graduated from this college. So I also wanted to graduate from college. I searched about the college and I was very impressed by looking at the facilities, infrastructure and curriculum. So I decided to take admission. I applied to the college through an online portal with 20 £ admission fees.

    Course Curriculum :

    The course provides us exposure to important topics that are a part of technological trends. We are also provided opportunities to learn different skills and advance techniques to the areas of our choice. The course is very student-friendly.

    10 /10 academic/food
    9 /10 faculty
    9 /10 infrastructure
    9 /10 accomodation
    9 /10 placement
    10 /10 extracurricular
    RP
    8.7 /10

    My sister was studying in the university so my parents wanted to send me to the same university so I applied to the college. It was difficult to get admission there as it is a prestigious college. I applied through the online portal of college with the application fees of 20 £.

    Course Curriculum :

    We were assessed semester-based. In the first semester we were taught in a theoretical way and also we had to do research work in order to gain knowledge about real life problems. And in the second semester we were taught more about things we learned in first semester. We were being prepared for the best.

    9 /10 academic/food
    8 /10 faculty
    9 /10 infrastructure
    9 /10 accomodation
    9 /10 placement
    8 /10 extracurricular
    SP
    8.2 /10

    This university was suggested to me by my career counsellor. She recommended this college to me based on my interests and past academic records. I took a virtual tour of the university and applied to it using an online application fee with the fee of £20.

    Course Curriculum :

    The hardware and software engineering elements of the field are also discussed in this degree. We acquired a lot of practical knowledge during the course, and we have clear access to immersive computing resources.

    9 /10 academic/food
    7 /10 faculty
    8 /10 infrastructure
    8 /10 accomodation
    9 /10 placement
    8 /10 extracurricular
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    Cardiff CF10 3AT
    ADDRESS

    Nearby this campus

    • Bus Station
    • Book Store
    • Super Market
    • Shopping Mall
    • Pharmacy
    • Airport

    Bus Station

    National Museum Stop RF0.07 km
    Cardiff0.12 km
    National Museum Stop RG0.15 km
    Welsh Government Offices RL0.16 km
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    Super Market

    Sainsbury's0.60 km
    Sainsbury's Local0.78 km
    Co-op Food - Crwys Road0.99 km
    Tesco Express1.50 km
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    Pharmacy

    Virdee's Pharmacy and Convenience Store1.54 km
    LloydsPharmacy1.89 km
    Pearn's Pharmacies Ltd1.98 km
    M W Philips2.00 km
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    Book Store

    Blackwell's Bookshop0.24 km
    R I C S (Wales)0.48 km
    hmv0.51 km
    The Works0.56 km
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    Shopping Mall

    Queens Arcade0.61 km
    The Capitol Shopping Centre0.66 km
    Castle Quarter Arcades0.67 km
    Toni's Barber Shop0.74 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

    *All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary

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