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5 best schools, colleges and universities in Cardiff, England where international students can get high-quality education

Education information

Today, Great Britain attracts a wide range of foreign students from all over the world with high-quality educational services and interesting culture. Many international students choose studying in Cardiff as it's a great opportunity to combine effective courses with exciting rest. SMAPSE offers TOP-10 prestigious schools, colleges and universities located in Cardiff where international students can get high-quality and balanced primary, secondary and higher education.

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Studying at a high school in Cardiff

In Cardiff, there are general education schools that comply with the standard British academic program, as well as popular bilingual schools. The quality of education in Cardiff has been repeatedly noted in world publications, and schools regularly fall into the lists of the TOP-100 best schools in the UK.

Tuition fees for one-year studying at Cardiff schools for foreign students

GCSE Program

£ 19,600

A-Level Program

38,000 £

Cardiff Higher Education for international students

Cardiff has 4 TOP-4 universities:

  • Cardiff University is a prestigious oldest university in Wales, annually is included in the QS World University Rankings
  • Cardiff Metropolitan University, especially popular among professional athletes
  • University of South Wales, which in 2017 was included in the top 5% of universities in the international ranking of universitiesTimes Higher Education World University Rankings
  • Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, founded in 1949 within the walls of Cardiff Castle.

In total, about 43,900 students study in the city in academic undergraduate and graduate programs.

Vacation English courses in Cardiff for foreign students

Due to the convenient location and the relatively low cost of studying and living in Cardiff, the number of foreign students arriving every year increases. Students arrive to study English from Europe, Arab countries, Asia and America. The most prestigious language schools of Cardiff are accredited by the British Council and conduct international IELTS language tests within their walls.

You can study English in Cardiff at any age, either on the basis of a linguistic center, summer camp or university. The list of language courses covers:

  • one-to-one English courses 
  • preparation for FCE, IELTS
  • preparation for Oxbridge
  • summer medicine program
  • adventure vacation programs for children.

General statistics on education in Cardiff

General information about Cardiff

Country United Kingdom
Region Wales 
Region 2 Cardiff 
Region 3 Castle 
Population 302,139


Cost of living in Cardiff

Expenses - USD/Month. Min. Med.
Accommodation 227 292
Food 176 371
Transportation 44 187
Communications and utilities 67 88
Clothing 18 72
Sports and leisure 18 64
Total 551 1,075


Accommodation options in Cardiff

Shared room outside of centre 230
Shared room in city centre 295
1 bedroom apartment outside of centre 453
1 bedroom apartment in city centre 597


Coordinates of Cardiff

Time Zone Europe/London
DST +1
Latitude 51.480000000
Longitude -3.180000000
Elevation (STRM3) 17 m.


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