University of Cardiff

University Location:

Cardiff, South Glamorgan, UK

University Type:

Public University

Year Established:


Basic Overview:

Cardiff University was established as the University College of South Wales and Monmouth shire in the year 1883. In the year 1893, it was among the developing colleges of the University of Wales. From the year 1997, it started granting degrees to the students. It merged in 1988 with the renowned university, the University of Wales Institute of Science and Technology. The name of the university as Cardiff University became legal in 2005 that gave it the power to award degrees on its own. Being the third among the other oldest universities in Wales, it comprises of 26 academic schools which are categorized into three colleges including College of Physical Sciences and Engineering, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and the College of Biomedical and Life Sciences.

The Cardiff at the Cathays Park is the centre of administrative facilities while the Bute building houses Cardiff School of Media, Journalism and Cultural studies and the Welsh School of Architecture. The Glamorgan Building has the Cardiff School of Planning, Geography and Social Sciences. A number of academic facilities of the university are centred on Health Park Campus, formed at the University Hospital of Wales. This is home to the Cardiff University of Medicine and the School of Healthcare.

The university has a total enrollment of over 33,190 students out of which 23,960 are undergraduate students and 9,230 are postgraduate students from over 100 countries, according to the survey by HESA in the year 2018-19. Moreover, 8,620 are international students. As per the Universities, the employment report is concerned, about 95.7% of the graduates are employed or go for further studies shortly after completing their graduation.

University at a glance

Total International Students:


UG/PG Course Ratio:

1 : 0.76

Endowments Value:

Pound 33 Million

No. of Campuses:


Yearly Hostel & Meals Expense:

INR 5.9 Lakh

International Students Website:

World University Ranking – QS 2021


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