Cardiff University

United Kingdom

Public | Estd. 1883

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Cardiff University

Cardiff, United Kingdom

Public -1883

January, September

Intakes

10:1

Student: Teacher Ratio

68 : 32

Male: Female Ratio

January, September

Intakes

10:1

Student: Teacher Ratio

68 : 32

Male: Female Ratio

History, Affiliations and Rankings

Established in 1883, Cardiff University was formerly known as the University College of South Wales and Monmouthshire. In 1997, the university started granting degrees to the students, and in 1988 it merged with the renowned university, the University of Wales Institute of Science and Technology. The university got its name as Cardiff University in 2005. The university is affiliated with Russell Group, European University Association (EUA), Universities UK and Great Western 4(GW4). The Association accredits the university's business school to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB). Cardiff University was ranked as one of the world's top 151 Universities by the QS World University Rankings 2022. In the other rankings released by QS, the university holds #=28 in the QS World University Rankings by Subjects and #191-200 in the category of graduate employability. As per THE World University Rankings 2022 and US News Best Global Universities Rankings 2022 rank the university at #189 and #166. The university is ranked #25 and #38 in the Complete University Guide's University League Tables 2022 and the Guardian's top UK universities 2022 - rankings, respectively.

Campus, Courses and Infrastructure

Cardiff University has 26 academic schools, further categorized into three colleges, including the College of Physical Sciences and Engineering, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and the College of Biomedical and Life Sciences. The university offers more than 300 undergraduate courses and over 200 master's degrees, diplomas and certificates. Cardiff University has two large innovative campuses. These campuses are located at Cathays Park and Heath Park. It is known that the Cathays Park campus is home to 22 out of 26 academic schools and has an ongoing £200m investment in state-of-the-art facilities, libraries, and other facilities. The majority of the university's Academic Schools are located on the Cathays Park campus. It's an attractive environment to study, especially for international students, with broad tree-lined streets and exquisite Portland stone buildings. Modern amenities, such as new labs, lecture theatres, and IT offices, combined with the palpable sense of heritage. Heath Park is home to healthcare-related courses (with the exception of pharmacy and optometry). It's about a mile from the city centre and is surrounded by 100 acres of parkland and sports grounds. The Academic Schools of the university share the property with the University Hospital of Wales, one of the UK's major hospitals. Each school is equipped with its unique set of specialised resources and facilities. Study areas and IT facilities are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Lecture theatres, seminar rooms, libraries and operating theatres are also on campus.

Accomplishments and Alumni

The Guardian mentioned Cardiff University in its University Guide 2016 as "The university is as confident and forward-looking as the city it's located in, and has an excellent reputation for the quality of its teaching and research". The university aims to be a world-leading, research-excellent, educationally outstanding university, driven by creativity and curiosity, fulfilling its social, cultural and economic obligations to Cardiff, Wales, the UK and the world. The Down's Syndrome Vision Research Unit at Cardiff University is a world leader in the study and treatment of vision problems in children with Down's syndrome. One of the Queen's Anniversary Prizes for Higher and Further Education was given to it in 2017. The university also includes professors/researchers that have won Noble Prize in their respective fields of study. In 1988, Professor Robert Huber was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for discovering the three-dimensional structure of a photosynthetic reaction centre. Professor Sir Martin Evans of the School of Biosciences was awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 2007 for his groundbreaking work on embryonic stem cells and mammalian DNA recombination. Over the years, the university has made a special place for itself. It now attracts a large number of international admissions every year. Additionally, it also has an extensive list of alumni. Some of the notable names include - Roy Jenkins, Gutto Harri and Huw Edwards.

Student Diversity and Visiting Companies

Currently, the university has 28,269 students, out of which around 8,000+ are international students. Every year, a significant proportion of learners becomes a part of university from across the globe. Cardiff has over 200 sports clubs and societies offering something for everyone. The university also ensures the development of transferable and industry-based skills to ensure placement opportunities for its outgoing students. According to a survey report by HESA Destinations of Leavers, 95.7% of Cardiff graduates gain employment to further study shortly after graduating. 78% of graduates of this prestigious university obtain graduate-level employment.

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International Students %

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Quacquarelli Symonds (Q.S.) is a corporation based in the United Kingdom that specialises in the analysis of higher education institutions worldwide. Nunzio Quacquarelli launched the company in 1990. It publishes the Q.S. World University Rankings every year. The Q.S. rating, which is considered one of the three most widely read university rankings globally, is approved by the International Ranking Expert Group (IREG). The institution uses six metrics, namely Academic Reputation, Employer Reputation, Faculty/Student Ratio, Citations per faculty, International Faculty Ratio and International Student Ratio, that effectively capture university performance. It also publishes rankings in Young universities, Graduate Employability, and Subject Rankings. Q.S. provides an auditing service to universities, which offers information on the institution's strengths and shortcomings. The Q.S. Stars audit procedure rates universities based on over 50 different indicators.

THE

The Times Higher Education, originally The Times Higher Education Supplement (THES), is a British magazine that focuses on higher education news and topics. It annually publishes The Times Higher Education World University Rankings. It has received worldwide acclaim for its new and improved rating algorithm. Since 2004, it has provided students and their families, academics, university executives, governments, and businesses with reliable university performance data. The performance indicators are grouped into five areas: Teaching (the learning environment); Research (volume, income and reputation); Citations (research influence); International outlook (staff, students and research); and Industry income (knowledge transfer). It also produces subject rankings and rankings for Young Universities, Impact, Reputation, And Emerging Economies.

Guardian

The Guardian is a British daily newspaper that first appeared in 1821 as The Manchester Guardian and was renamed The Guardian in 1959. The Guardian University Guide is published once a year. The goal of the University Guide is to show how each university's department is likely to provide an overall beneficial experience to future students, and to do so; they look at how previous students in the department fared. A league table was created using nine performance criteria for 54 disciplines spanning all stages of the student life cycle. Entry standards, Student-staff ratios, Expenditure per student, Continuation, Student satisfaction, Value Added, Standardisation, Subject Classification, and Career Prospects are the indicators utilised by the organisation.

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U.S. News & World Report is American news, consumer advice, rankings, and analysis publication. It began in 1948 as a merger of the weekly newspaper U.S. News and the worldwide weekly magazine World Report. The company's rankings of Best Global universities are well-known among the wider population and significantly impact admission trends. The inaugural "America's Best Colleges" report was released by the U.S. News & World Report in 1983. Since 1985, the rankings have been produced and published annually. The magazine U.S. News & World Report rankings are based on data collected from educational institutions through an annual survey, government and third-party data sources, and school websites. It also takes into account outside opinion polls of university faculty and administrators.

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Scholarships

This scholarship is awarded to international students from India pursuing courses at Cardiff and valued at 5,000 GBP (INR 5,20,000)

This scholarship is awarded to international students from India pursuing courses at Cardiff and valued at 2,000 GBP (INR 2,20,000).

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UG, PG, PhD, Diploma and Certificates

This scholarship is applicable for Masters Degree, PhD, Masters Diploma, Masters Certificate. Students are given a one-time payment which can be used for tuition fees, living expenses, and travel expenses. 

Indian students who are looking forward to pursuing Mater's or PhD courses in European countries can apply for this scholarship. This scholarship covers tuition fees and other mandatory costs.

This partially funded scholarship offered by Mobility Seeker is awarded to international students pursuing masters or bachelors courses.

Application Process

  • Register on the official site and you will be provided with your username details
  • Sign in and fill in all the details
  • Select the desired university and degree
  • Complete filling your education history with all the qualifications.
  • Fill in the details of your employment history.
  • Fill in your personal statement.
  • Submit the application form by paying the mentioned fees.

Documents Required

  • All academic Transcripts
  • Passport photocopy
  • English Language Proficiency Test Scores
  • Letter of Recommendations

Admission Requirements

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Cardiff University ranked among the world's leading 154 universities in the 2019/20 QS World University Rankings. Cardiff is among Britain's top 24 major research educational institutions.
Cardiff University ranked among the world's leading 154 universities in the 2019/20 QS World University Rankings. Cardiff is among Britain's top 24 major research educational institutions.
Cardiff consistently ranked as among the most cost-effective university cities in the United Kingdom and 2nd in the 2020 Natwest Student Living Index for monthly rent prices.
Cardiff consistently ranked as among the most cost-effective university cities in the United Kingdom and 2nd in the 2020 Natwest Student Living Index for monthly rent prices.
The university has worked attentively with the Welsh Government and the Cardiff Council to guarantee that the security of students continues to stay their top priority. Cardiff Council has disclosed a strategy to create Cardiff “one of the safest cities in the United Kingdom" to ensure that the city can be reopened safely.
The university has worked attentively with the Welsh Government and the Cardiff Council to guarantee that the security of students continues to stay their top priority. Cardiff Council has disclosed a strategy to create Cardiff “one of the safest cities in the United Kingdom" to ensure that the city can be reopened safely.
Cardiff University is a member of the Russell Group.
Cardiff University is a member of the Russell Group.
To get into Cardiff, students must maintain a GPA of 3.0 and above.
To get into Cardiff, students must maintain a GPA of 3.0 and above.

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Studying in United Kingdom

For international students, the average first-year tuition cost is as follows: 

Undergraduate: £9,000 - 30,000 (INR 9,00,000 - INR 30,00,000)*

Postgraduate: £15,000 - 35,000 (INR 15,00,000 - INR 35,00,000)*

MBA: £12,000 - 80,000 (INR 12,00,000 - INR 80,00,000) 

*The fees can be higher for a top undergraduate/postgraduate medical degree.

For international students, the average first-year tuition cost is as follows: 

Undergraduate: £9,000 - 30,000 (INR 9,00,000 - INR 30,00,000)*

Postgraduate: £15,000 - 35,000 (INR 15,00,000 - INR 35,00,000)*

MBA: £12,000 - 80,000 (INR 12,00,000 - INR 80,00,000) 

*The fees can be higher for a top undergraduate/postgraduate medical degree.

Average On-Campus Accommodation Fees (halls of residence at UK universities including bills): £400 - £600 per month (INR 40,301 - INR 60,452)

Average Off-Campus Accommodation Fees in the UK: £320 - £1,255 per month (INR 32,241 - INR 1,26,445)

Food Expenses: £160 - £200 per month (INR 16,120 - INR 20,150)

Average On-Campus Accommodation Fees (halls of residence at UK universities including bills): £400 - £600 per month (INR 40,301 - INR 60,452)

Average Off-Campus Accommodation Fees in the UK: £320 - £1,255 per month (INR 32,241 - INR 1,26,445)

Food Expenses: £160 - £200 per month (INR 16,120 - INR 20,150)

English Proficiency Exams to Study in the UK

IELTS: 6.0 - 7.0

TOEFL iBT: 70 - 110

PTE: 43 - 59

Cambridge English Language Assessments: B2 - C1

 

Admission Tests to Study in the UK

GMAT: 600 - 780

GRE: 150

LNAT: 25 - 29

BMAT: 4.5 - 5.0

UKCAT: 650

NEET: 50 percentile

GAMSAT: 60 - 66

English Proficiency Exams to Study in the UK

IELTS: 6.0 - 7.0

TOEFL iBT: 70 - 110

PTE: 43 - 59

Cambridge English Language Assessments: B2 - C1

 

Admission Tests to Study in the UK

GMAT: 600 - 780

GRE: 150

LNAT: 25 - 29

BMAT: 4.5 - 5.0

UKCAT: 650

NEET: 50 percentile

GAMSAT: 60 - 66

Part-time job rules for international students in the UK :

  • You cannot work more than 20 hours per week for a full-time degree programme, i.e. no more than 4 hours per day with weekends off.

  • You cannot work more than 10 hours per week during a language course term.

  • You can find work for 40 hours a week, which is 8 hours a day, with weekends off after the session is finished.

  • Working as a freelancer or on a contract basis is not authorised.

  • If you don't have a post-study work visa, you won't be able to work full-time for any business.

Types of Part-Time Jobs in the UK

There are two ways international students can get part-time jobs in the UK. They can either look for on-campus jobs or off-campus jobs.

On-Campus Jobs: On-campus jobs are available inside the university campus and, hence, are perfect for students as they can apply in different departments within their proximity.  

 

Off-Campus Jobs: Off-campus jobs are relatively easy but not always in proximity. These jobs include office boy, receptionist, waiter/ waitress, call centre maintenance, data entry, etc. 

 

Check out our student-friendly guide to know more about the types of part-time jobs for international students in the UK and a lot more! 

Part-time job rules for international students in the UK :

  • You cannot work more than 20 hours per week for a full-time degree programme, i.e. no more than 4 hours per day with weekends off.

  • You cannot work more than 10 hours per week during a language course term.

  • You can find work for 40 hours a week, which is 8 hours a day, with weekends off after the session is finished.

  • Working as a freelancer or on a contract basis is not authorised.

  • If you don't have a post-study work visa, you won't be able to work full-time for any business.

Types of Part-Time Jobs in the UK

There are two ways international students can get part-time jobs in the UK. They can either look for on-campus jobs or off-campus jobs.

On-Campus Jobs: On-campus jobs are available inside the university campus and, hence, are perfect for students as they can apply in different departments within their proximity.  

 

Off-Campus Jobs: Off-campus jobs are relatively easy but not always in proximity. These jobs include office boy, receptionist, waiter/ waitress, call centre maintenance, data entry, etc. 

 

Check out our student-friendly guide to know more about the types of part-time jobs for international students in the UK and a lot more! 

The Post Study Work Visa (PSWV) is a temporary visa that gives overseas students the chance to live, study, and work in any post or professional path once they finish their education. This UK Post Study Work Visa path is accessible to everyone, including Indian students in the UK with immigration status. In addition, all students studying in a UK Higher Education Provider-approved institution are eligible for the Graduate Route. It is no less than a golden opportunity for international students to live, study and take up a job in any chosen post or career path after completing their graduate studies.

The Post Study Work Visa (PSWV) is a temporary visa that gives overseas students the chance to live, study, and work in any post or professional path once they finish their education. This UK Post Study Work Visa path is accessible to everyone, including Indian students in the UK with immigration status. In addition, all students studying in a UK Higher Education Provider-approved institution are eligible for the Graduate Route. It is no less than a golden opportunity for international students to live, study and take up a job in any chosen post or career path after completing their graduate studies.

Generally, it costs around £348 to apply for a UK student visa from outside the UK and around £475 to extend or switch to a Student visa from inside the UK. Here are the different costs for different types of student visas that an international student requires to study in the UK:

  • Tier 4 (General) for 16 years or older: £348 (INR 35,267)

  • Tier 4 (Dependant): £680 (INR 68,912) per month per person as a dependant

  • Tier 4 (Child) for age 4-17: £348 (INR 35,267)

  • Short Term Study Visa (for 18 years or older and wish to travel to the UK for up to 6 months to study a short course): £186 (INR 18,849)

  • Post Study Work Visa: £700 (INR 70,939) + the Immigration Health Surcharge at the full rate of £624 (INR 63,237) per year

Tier 2 Work Visa (for skilled workers): £1212  (INR 1.22 lakhs)

Generally, it costs around £348 to apply for a UK student visa from outside the UK and around £475 to extend or switch to a Student visa from inside the UK. Here are the different costs for different types of student visas that an international student requires to study in the UK:

  • Tier 4 (General) for 16 years or older: £348 (INR 35,267)

  • Tier 4 (Dependant): £680 (INR 68,912) per month per person as a dependant

  • Tier 4 (Child) for age 4-17: £348 (INR 35,267)

  • Short Term Study Visa (for 18 years or older and wish to travel to the UK for up to 6 months to study a short course): £186 (INR 18,849)

  • Post Study Work Visa: £700 (INR 70,939) + the Immigration Health Surcharge at the full rate of £624 (INR 63,237) per year

Tier 2 Work Visa (for skilled workers): £1212  (INR 1.22 lakhs)

Step 1: Check your CAS statement. Make sure all of the course details are correct!

Step 2: Prepare your financial documents and other supporting documents. 

Step 3: Register and complete the visa application form.

Step 4: Pay your Immigration Health surcharge and application fees of £348 (INR 35,267).

Step 5: Attend your appointment at the nearest embassy or consulate.

Step 6: Get the result of your application. If your visa application has been granted, appear for the interview later on.

Step 1: Check your CAS statement. Make sure all of the course details are correct!

Step 2: Prepare your financial documents and other supporting documents. 

Step 3: Register and complete the visa application form.

Step 4: Pay your Immigration Health surcharge and application fees of £348 (INR 35,267).

Step 5: Attend your appointment at the nearest embassy or consulate.

Step 6: Get the result of your application. If your visa application has been granted, appear for the interview later on.

According to Glassdoor, some of the top high paying job industries in the UK for international students are as follows:

  • Engineering and IT Services

  • Investment Managing

  • Management Consultancy

  • Investment Banking 

  • Financial Research

  • Banking

  • Medical and Healthcare Sector 

According to Glassdoor, some of the top high paying job industries in the UK for international students are as follows:

  • Engineering and IT Services

  • Investment Managing

  • Management Consultancy

  • Investment Banking 

  • Financial Research

  • Banking

  • Medical and Healthcare Sector 

The British economy is a highly developed social and market-oriented economy. It has the world's 5th-largest nominal gross domestic product or GDP (£1.8 Trillion), 10th-largest purchasing power parity (PPP), and 21st-largest GDP per capita, accounting for 3.3% of global GDP. According to Statista, the United Kingdom's predicted Real GDP growth rate for 2022 is 5.01%.

The British economy is a highly developed social and market-oriented economy. It has the world's 5th-largest nominal gross domestic product or GDP (£1.8 Trillion), 10th-largest purchasing power parity (PPP), and 21st-largest GDP per capita, accounting for 3.3% of global GDP. According to Statista, the United Kingdom's predicted Real GDP growth rate for 2022 is 5.01%.

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