Find a warm welcome at Cardiff

We'll get you to where you want to be

Cardiff University International Study Centre is your first step to gaining a degree from a world-leading, Russell Group university. When you start one of our specialist pathway programmes, you will develop the academic and English language skills you need for a degree at Cardiff University.

We'll get you to where you want to be – studying your chosen degree, on the way to your future career, and studying on campus as soon as possible. If you are unable to start your pathway programme on campus, you will be able to start online with the same level of high-quality teaching you would expect from an Office for Students registered provider.

Why choose Cardiff University?


Respected worldwide

Cardiff University is ranked 159th in the world in the QS World University Rankings 2021.


Research-led teaching

Cardiff is ranked 2nd nationally for the impact of its research and is among the top 5 universities in the UK for research excellence.


Fantastic student experience

Cardiff, the vibrant capital of Wales, is the most affordable student city in the UK.

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

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Prepare for your degree at Cardiff University

At Cardiff University International Study Centre, we know that studying at a UK university is a big step and we will support you as you adjust to as you adjust to studying in the UK Higher Education system. You will study academic classes, as well as study skills and English language, so that you can make a confident start to your studies at the University.

Join our supportive community

The same academic support, tutorials,  and welfare provision is available whether you start your studies online or on-campus. On-campus teaching will resume as soon as possible and we will help you to transition to live in Cardiff when the time comes.

A fantastic student city

Cardiff is the capital of Wales and one of the most affordable student cities in the UK (NatWest Student Living Index 2019). Friendly and diverse, it has a vibrant culture with international restaurants, great entertainment and a modern waterfront.

On weekends, you can visit beautiful Welsh beaches, mountains and historic castles. London is two hours away by train and Cardiff is well-connected to other UK cities.

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.

Join us today

We're here to support you throughout the application process. Use our online application form and our student enrolment advisors will be available to answer your questions.