• Rank: # 154th QS Survey
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Cardiff University

Founded in 1883, Cardiff University is established as one of Britain's leading research universities.Cardiff University was ranked 5th amongst UK universities in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) based on quality, and is a member of the Russell Group, a group of 24 leading UK research intensive universities.We are the 8th largest university in the UK in terms of student numbers with a total estimated income for 2014/15 of £512m.Listing the top 500 universities in the world, the Ranking is recognised as a benchmark of international university performance. In the 2017 table, Cardiff is Wales’s only university listed in the top 100 and one of only nine in the UK.Cardiff University is ranked 99th in the Academic Ranking of World Universities, an influential league table of global institutions.Cardiff University has been named Welsh University of the Year in The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018. We climbed 11 places in the guide and are now ranked 35th.Cardiff University has climbed three places in this prestigious ranking of the world’s leading universities. We are placed 137th amongst the world’s 959 top universities. We retained our position as Wales’s highest ranked University and 22nd amongst the 76 UK universities ranked.


# 154th

QS Survey 2020

# 137th

QS Survey 2018

# 162nd

Times Higher 2018

# 33rd

Guardian 2017

Admission Criteria & Eligibility

Entry requirements for individual programmes will vary, however, a typical offer will range between 78 and 81% in your best four Standard XII subjects (excluding Hindi and P.E).You will need an average of 65-70% in Standard XII, with 65% minimum in key subject areas to qualify for the International Foundation Programme.

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 IELTS (academic)  TOEFL iBT  Pearson Test of English (academic)  Trinity ISE II/III
 Programmes that require GCSE grade C/4  At least 6.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each sub-score  At least 90 with minimum scores of 17 for writing, 17 for listening, 18 for reading and 20 for speaking  62 with a minimum of 51 in all communicative skills  II: at least two Distinctions and two Merits

III: at least a Pass in all components


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Cardiff University

Cardiff University , Cardiff Wales UK, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom, CF10 3AT

Phone: + 44- 29- 2087-4432
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