A warm welcome awaits at Cardiff University International Study Centre
Cardiff University is a respected Russell Group university with a proud history of celebrating difference, located in the UK's most affordable student city. Its research is making an impact around the world, and leading academics share their findings with students in the classroom.
Join the community at Cardiff University International Study Centre. Our programmes prepare you to succeed in your studies and enjoy student life in an exciting, multicultural capital city, just over two hours away from London.
Flexible study options
Why choose Cardiff?
Cardiff University is ranked 151st in the world in the QS World University Rankings 2022.
Cardiff is ranked 2nd nationally for the impact of its research and is among the top 5 universities in the UK for research excellence.
Cardiff offers a wealth of opportunities for its students, both in and outside of the classroom.
97% of graduates are in employment or further study six months after graduation.
Explore our programmes
Our International Foundation Year and Accelerated International Foundation Year programmes are a route to an undergraduate degree at Cardiff University. Choose from a number of subject routes while practising your English, and prepare to make a confident start to your degree.
More about the International Study Centre
It's lovely to be surrounded by people from so many different countries, with so many different cultures, so many different ethnicities. That's where I always wanted to be. I always wanted to be among people who are open-minded. That comes when you are in a place where there are students who are educated, who do not differentiate based on any religion, caste, or culture, anything. The openness is just amazing.
Manoj from India
Studying MSc Advanced Computer Science
Where to find us
Cardiff is the capital city of Wales, one of the four countries that make up the UK. Wales borders England on its east coast. It has its own proud identity, forged around music, myths, and rugby.