The University of Cardiff was established by Royal Charter in 1883, and today has 15,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students. Students benefit from the combination of a small, friendly, inexpensive city with the cultural and recreational amenities of an ambitious and progressive capital city. Using the hourly high-speed train service, London can be reached within two hours.
With a population of 327,500, Cardiff does not suffer from overcrowding. The city benefits from extensive parks, some of which come right into the magnificent city center and the university itself. Unlike many urban universities, most of the student accommodation is within easy walking distance of lecture theatres, libraries and the student union, saving students time and money.
To access a PDF booklet about the University's resources and the city of Cardiff, click on the photo below:
Due to the continued impact of COVID-19, applicants should be aware that changes to academic calendars may occur with little or no notice. Students are encouraged to either wait to book travel or book travel that allows for changes with no financial penalty.
Applicants should also be aware that processing of visas may be impacted or halted by specific countries. Failure to secure the necessary visa may result in inability to participate in this program.
Participants on this program may be required to self-quarantine prior to the start of their program for a specified period of time. Students are responsible for arranging (logistics and financial) their travel appropriately to ensure self-quarantine is completed prior to the start of the program.
Cardiff Mark UM Grade
70 - 100 A
65 - 69 A-
60 - 64 B+
50 - 59 B
45 – 49 C+
40 - 44 C
0 - 39 F
One 20-credit Cardiff course = 5 UM credits
One 10-credit Cardiff course = 3 UM credits
Minimum 2.75 GPA.
Room and Board:
Cardiff has 4,700 student rooms, and the majority of them are en-suite, self-catered flats located within easy walking distance of the University. Students enjoy some of the lowest rents in the UK.
Year: Late September to mid-June
Spring: Late January to mid-June