"My degree from Cardiff prepared me for a career working on multi-million dollar engineering projects."

Rajeeve Nair, MSc Structural Engineering

    Excellent quality education in Wales

Cardiff University is ranked among the 25 best universities in the UK. We are a member of the Russell Group of UK research intensive universities, and the 12th largest in the UK in terms of student numbers. We offer high quality degrees, provide support and experience, and prepare excellent students for a successful career.

Our teaching takes place in a research environment and students benefit from interaction with researchers who work at the frontiers of knowledge in their disciplines. You will gain the most up-to-date knowledge from pioneers in their industry.

    Unique experience for international students

We welcome more than 30,000 students who represent over 100 countries, and are very proud of our friendly international community. As a student here, you will have the opportunity to volunteer, join clubs and societies, and take part in many extra-curricular activities to meet people, socialise and make the most of your student experience. After graduating, you will become part of our alumni network of 170,000.

Cardiff University’s research attracts awards from the most prominent funding organisations in the UK and generates more than £100 million annually from grants and contracts.

    Prestigious university with global profile

We are ranked top 100 in the Academic World Ranking of Universities and 140th in the world by the 2016/17 QS World University Rankings. Our world-leading research was ranked 5th amongst UK universities in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework for quality and 2nd for impact.

    Reasons to love Cardiff

Cardiff has been found to be the most affordable place for students to study in the UK after the NatWest Student Living Index surveyed almost 3,500 students across the country in 2017. We are also ranked as having a top 4 Students' Union in the UK (Which? University Student Survey 2017).