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Very High
26,735
Yes
2,850
6,290

Overview

Cardiff University was ranked as one of the world’s top 145 Universities, reaching #23 in the world for Communication and Media Studies, #40 in the world for Psychology, and #46 in the world for Architecture, according to the QS World University Rankings 2018/19.

As a member of the Russell Group, Cardiff is one of Britain's top 24 leading research universities. Its world-leading research was ranked 5th amongst UK universities in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework for quality and 2nd for impact, and Cardiff University ranked first in the UK for its overall research score in Civil & Construction Engineering. The Research Excellence Framework also placed Cardiff in the UK’s Top 5 overall for the following subjects: Dentistry, Healthcare Sciences, Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies, Pharmacy, Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience, Optometry, Sociology, and Education.

Cardiff University’s outstanding research community features 2 Nobel Prize winners, 13 Fellows of the Royal Society, 11 Fellows of the Royal Academy of Engineering, 7 Fellows of the British Academy, and 21 Fellows of the Academy of Medical Sciences.

Cardiff University participates in a range of internationally recognised scholarship schemes to attract the very best postgraduate students from across the globe. In recent years, we have welcomed scholars through Chevening Scholarships, Santander Scholarships, Fulbright Scholarships, and the Commonwealth Scholarship Programme. In addition to this, Cardiff University offers its own lucrative scheme, the Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarship. In 2017, £2m worth of funding was made available to international students across a range of disciplines at all study levels.

There is a dedicated Doctoral Academy providing support and facilities for postgraduates. The Students’ Union also offers a dedicated programme of events to bring together the postgraduate community throughout the year. There are also exclusive social spaces and study areas for postgraduate students located on campus.

International postgraduate students are guaranteed a single occupancy place in Cardiff University accommodation if their course begins in September. Unusually, most of the University’s student accommodation is within easy walking distance of lecture theatres, libraries and the Students’ Union, saving students time and money. There is a wide range of accommodation available for postgraduate students, such as quiet living spaces, women’s only accommodation, and family flats.

Programs available

Postgraduate - Faculties/Departments and Programs

University Highlights

Total students - 26,735

24%
76%

International students - 6,290

51%
49%

Total faculty staff - 2,850

845
2005

Total students - 26,735

24%
76%

International students - 6,290

51%
49%

Total faculty staff - 2,850

2005
845

Scholarships

Yes
The Scholarships above offer some form of financial aid to prospective students. Please always check the specific requirements and restrictions on scholarship availability.
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