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Study in Cardiff: primary, secondary, higher education


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Study in Cardiff: primary, secondary, higher education


Students make up 20% of Cardiff's population - a large influx of young people makes the city dynamic and lively. While studying at one of the prestigious universities, students will find many interesting discoveries about Welsh culture! We will tell you which universities and schools foreigners enter and what they do during their studies.

What Cardiff Students Like

Collected all the most interesting about Cardiff for students:

The city and its surroundings are full of historical and cultural attractions

Among them - one of the largest collections of Impressionist paintings, a huge collection of skeletons of prehistoric animals, the largest castle in Britain and a medieval "mothballed" village, whose inhabitants died from the plague or left the city in the XIV century.

Lower prices compared to London

The cost of studying and living in Cardiff is significantly lower than in London and other major cities in England.

Prestigious educational institutions

Cardiff has several large educational institutions with a rich history and developed infrastructure. The educational system is in many respects similar to the British one, and the gradation of degrees corresponds to the system approved by the Bologna process (bachelor's, master's, PhD). Cardiff University is ranked in the top 154 universities in the world according to the QS World University Rankings 2019/20.

English as the official language

There are two foreign languages in Wales - English and Welsh. Although the locals are great patriots of the national language, English is widespread everywhere, including as the language of instruction in universities.

Active rest guaranteed

The city has excellent conditions for outdoor activities and sports. Take the fact that Welsh rugby appeared in Cardiff about two thousand years ago and is one of the favorite sports of the Welsh. Other popular physical activities in Cardiff are cycling, hockey, rafting and walking.

What specialties can be obtained in Cardiff universities?

  • Nursing
  • Urban planning
  • Music
  • Economy
  • Linguistics
  • Architecture
  • Business
  • Engineering
  • Jurisprudence
  • Natural Sciences
  • Social science
  • Linguistics
  • Journalism
  • Media
  • Design
  • Fine Arts.

TOP universities

Cardiff Metropolitan University (UWIC)

  • Established: 1865
  • Directions: urban planning, architecture, natural sciences, social studies, fine arts, jurisprudence, linguistics, economics.

Cardiff University

  • Established: 1883
  • Directions: jurisprudence, natural sciences, social studies, linguistics, journalism.

Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

  • Established: 1949
  • Directions: art.

University of Wales

  • Established: 1893
  • Directions: business, management, marketing, engineering, human resource management.

Accommodation in Cardiff in numbers per month

Cardiff is the capital and largest city of Wales and the 11th largest city in the UK. The city has a well-developed entertainment infrastructure, and the cultural and historical heritage of this place is about 2 thousand years old.

  • Country: Wales
  • Population: 346,100
  • Official language: Welsh and English
  • Percentage of foreigners in universities: 20-30%
  • Food = 176 £ -371 £
  • Transport = 44 £ -187 £
  • Communication and electricity = 67 £ -88 £
  • Clothes = 18 £ -72 £
  • Recreation and sports = 18 £ -64 £
  • Private room not in the center = £ 230
  • Private room in the center = £ 295
  • 1-room apartment not in the center = £ 453
  • 1-room apartment in the center = 597 £
  • Oldest University of Cardiff = Cardiff University (1883)
  • Largest university in the city = University of Wales (45,000 students)
  • Nobel Laureate = Sir Martin Evans (2007).

In the city there are comprehensive schools for British programs and international centers. The quality of schooling in Wales is at a high level, the best schools in Cardiff are regularly listed in the top 100 top schools in the UK.

Programs for high school students = Cardiff Sixth Form College

  • Programs: summer courses in medicine, engineering, law, preparation for Oxbridge, A-Level, GCSE
  • Prices: from £ 3480 for two weeks (with accommodation and meals).

English courses = Celtic English Academy

  • Programs: IELTS, FCE, Individual English, General English
  • Prices: from £ 60 per lesson.
Current material has been prepared by Egor Eremeev
Education: Kuban State University, Russia (World Economics); Westminster University (Business & Management), London.
Egor studied and lived in the UK for 8 years and graduated from the university of Westminster. He is currently the co-founder and the director of business development at Smapse Education and personally visits foreign schools and universities, interviews students studying in those institutions.
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