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Cardiff University

Cardiff University

Cardiff University was founded in 1883 and combines prestigious heritage with modern and innovative facilities. Cardiff is a research-led university and a member of the Russell Group and excels in producing high quality, innovative research which makes a real difference both locally and worldwide.

With over 8,600 international students, from more than 130 countries, starting their studies at Cardiff each year, it’s student population is diverse and multicultural.

Fast Facts


  • Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom

Number of students

  • 33,260


  • 8,500
  • 130 nationalities


  • College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • College of Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • College of Physical Sciences and Engineering
  • Welsh School of Architecture

Notable Alumni

  • Sir Martin Evans, Nobel Prize for Medicine
  • Robert Huber, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry
  • Huw Edwards, Journalist
  • Miguel Alcubierre, Mexican theoretical physicist

Key strengths in teaching and research

  • Architecture and Built Environment
  • Biological Sciences
  • Communication and Media Studies
  • Dentistry
  • Engineering – Mineral and Mining
  • Geography
  • Public Administration
  • Sociology
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • English Language and Literature
  • Human Biological Sciences
  • Oral Science
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Pharmacology
  • Political Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Social Policy and Administration


89% of the university’s research has international quality and 55% is world leading.

in the UK for research impact

Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014

Top world university

QS World University Rankings, 2024

in the UK for research excellence

Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014


Located on the coast of South Wales, Cardiff is just 30 minutes away from beautiful beaches and mountainous national parks, while being only a 2-hour train journey from London.

Cardiff is regularly ranked as one of the UK’s best cities for students, with its affordable living costs, excellent transport links and a campus based in the city centre.

Wales has a rich history and is sometimes called the ‘castle capital of the world’. You will find more than 600 castles in Wales, including the 2,000-year-old Cardiff Castle.

Scholarships and Funding

Cardiff University has various funding and scholarship arrangements in place for international students. Scholarships may be offered by the university itself, some by the British Government, whilst others are country-specific scholarships or study loans, part of an agreement with funding bodies across Latin America. Below is an overview of opportunities available to Latin American students interested in studying at Cardiff University.

For further information please do some research directly with these funding bodies, or contact the Inova Education team and we can assist you identifying opportunities available in your country. Note that in most cases you cannot apply for scholarships or study loans until after you have secured a university offer.

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