• International

    Welcoming and ambitious, Cardiff is a truly global university with a focus on research that makes a real difference. With over 7,000 international students from more than 100 countries and formal links with more than 200 institutions worldwide, international partnerships are at the heart of what we do. Our culture encourages international exchanges and collaborations.

    Main Buildings, Xiamen University

    International partnerships

    We have formal links across more than 35 countries and and hold strategic partnerships with Xiamen University and KU Leuven.

    International research

    Our researchers collaborate with partners worldwide to tackle critical global issues such as reliable water access in Africa.

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    Study with us

    Join our vibrant international student community. Find out how to apply to study in our cosmopolitan capital city.


    International fellows

    University hosts future scientific leaders

    4 October 2018

    Boost for international partnerships as early career researchers take up prestigious fellowships at Cardiff University

    VC and Chinese delegates

    Embassy praises leadership programme

    30 July 2018

    Over 100 Chinese education managers spend three months at Cardiff University

    Europe Day

    Researchers join University from around the world

    9 May 2018

    New EU-funded research projects announced by University on Europe Day

    A diverse and inspiring international community

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    Spend time abroad

    Our links with over 300 institutions worldwide mean that over 17% of our undergraduates study, work or volunteer abroad.

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    Meet our people

    We have a thriving international community with over 7,000 students and 25% of our academic staff choosing Cardiff for study, research or work.

    Chevening Scholars

    Scholarships and funding

    We offer a range of scholarships and funding for international students to study with us.

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    EU Referendum

    Find out how the UK's decision to leave the European Union may affect international applicants and prospective students.

    Professor Colin Riordan

    Our international community contributes enormously to the success of the University and the city of Cardiff. This diversity fosters creativity and innovation, and is an important part of our culture.

    Professor Colin Riordan, President and Vice-Chancellor of Cardiff University