Cardiff University is recognised in independent government assessments as one of Britain's leading teaching and research universities. The university combines impressive modern facilities and an exciting approach to teaching with its proud history of recent achievements, and nearly 30,000 students, including nearly 10,000 international students, are currently enrolled at the Welsh institution. Cardiff University's expertise in research and research-led teaching involves social sciences, engineering, technology and a wide range of business professions. The university is currently ranked fifth in the UK for its quality of research, while the QS World Rankings place it in the top 160. The School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies has been described as the ‘Oxbridge of Journalism.’ 95% of Cardiff University graduates enter employment or further study after graduating, while 78% obtain graduate level employment. Cardiff University is also a member of the prestigious Russell Group, one of 24 elite research universities in the UK.
Cardiff University is the only Welsh institution in the top 200 of the QS World Rankings. In the latest Research Assessment Exercise, Cardiff University was ranked 5th in the UK for the quality of its submissions. Subjects which performed particularly well include:
Our 2021 Vice-Chancellor's EU Scholarships offer funding awards to EU, EEA and Swiss students across undergraduate and postgraduate taught levels of study. Awards of £5,000 for each year of study are available to EU, EEA and Swiss students paying international fees across a wide range of subject areas. Funding will be provided in the form of a tuition fee discount.
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