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Cardiff University
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Fall,
Spring
Homepage: Click to visit
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2015 09/24/2014** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
 Program Type:
Direct Enroll Language of Instruction: English
Language Prerequisite: No Housing Options: On-Campus Dormitory
Minimum GPA: 3.0 Program Advisor: Lisa Brown, Study Abroad Advisor
Courses Offered: Accounting, Astronomy, Biochemistry, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Economics, Electrical Engineering, English, Finance, French, French and Francophone Studies, Geological Sciences, German, German Studies, History, International Studies, Italian, Law, Management, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Music, Nursing, Philosophy, Physics, Pre-Architecture, Pre-Dental, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology, Spanish, World Literature Program Purpose: Study
Program Description:
                                                                                                           

Why Cardiff?

Founded in 1883, Cardiff is established as one of Britain’s leading universities. 
The University is one of the UK’s most popular and is an internationally recognised centre for teaching and research. It was founded in 1883 and is based in the very centre of Cardiff, the capital of Wales. Although dating from 1883, the university is focused on the 21st century, and has modern state-of-the-art buildings and facilities. It is one of the top 20 research schools in the United Kingdom. Having gained national and international standing, Cardiff University's vision is to be recognised as a world-leading university and to achieve the associated benefits for its students, staff and all other stakeholders. The University's breadth of expertise in research and research-led teaching encompasses: the humanities; the natural, physical, health, life and social sciences; engineering and technology; preparation for a wide range of professions; and a longstanding commitment to lifelong learning. The University is also home to three major new Research Institutes, offering radical new approaches to neurosciences and mental health, cancer stem cells and sustainable places. From its outstanding central location amidst the parks, Portland-stone buildings and tree-lined avenues that form the city's elegant civic centre, the University's students and staff are drawn from throughout the world, attracted by its international reputation and commitment to innovation and excellence in all areas of activity.  Cardiff is a member of the Russell Group of Britain's leading research universities. 


Academic Highlights


In the latest assessment of research quality by the UK Government, Cardiff University was ranked 15th in the UK (RAE 2008 research power) and 33 out of 34 subject areas were found to be undertaking research of international or world-leading significance. Cardiff University has been ranked top 10 in many of its subject areas by independent newspaper rankings and research results (Anatomy & Physiology, Architecture, Business, Celtic Studies (includes Welsh), Civil Engineering, Communications & Media Studies, Earth Sciences, East and South-East Asian Studies, English Language & Literature, European Studies, General Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Psychiatry, Neuroscience & Clinical Psychology, Psychology, Sociology, Town & Country Planning). As a study abroad student at Cardiff University you will be fully integrated into the student body and will take your courses alongside UK and international students pursuing their degree.


Student Life

At the start of each semester the International Office provides an induction programme to new international students. There are sessions specifically for Study Abroad students and a range of social events including a traditional Welsh folk dance called a Twmpath! At Cadiff, you will be exposed to one of the biggest, best, and most active Student Unions. This offers you an exciting programme of entertainment, diverse clubs & societies and a comprehensive range of welfare, advice & information services – all aspects of student life within a purpose-built complex. Camus holds endless options for venbues and socializing: sell-out club nights, monumental gigs, our very own comedy club and even a pub. Join the mosh pit, dance the night away, catch up with friends, Skype your parents or just relax with a pint and the Sunday paper. The Union has everything you need under one roof – shops, a bank, even a hairdressers. With two large, well-located campuses, there are lengths of opportunities no matter where you are. Heath park campus is a dedicated healthcare campus with state of the art facilities. Cathay's park campus includes over twenty academic schools, a large Students’ Union building, state-of-the-art facilities and wide-ranging sports, social and entertainment provision. Cardiff University buildings have recently appeared in Doctor Who, Torchwood and Sherlock.

There are 
over 200 sports clubs & social societies offering something for everyone. Becoming a member of a club or society provides you with an excellent opportunity to meet new people, learn new skills, pursue an existing hobby or find a new one and make the most of your time in Cardiff. The best way to make friends is to join a student society. These clubs are very important to student life and are run by other students. Whatever society you join you’re guaranteed an introduction to a whole new circle of people, interests and places to socialise in Cardiff. For two weeks every year the international societies celebrate "Go Global" - a festival that showcases the University’s diversity involving dance, music and food. If you've got an interest in the media why not write for the student newspaper, Gair Rhydd, student lifestyle magazine, Quench, or try your hand working for the students’ own radio and TV stations, Xpress Radio and CUTV. The award-winning free newspaper is produced every Monday of term, with Quench included every fortnight, and brings students campus news, book, band and cinema reviews, information and entertainment. The radio station provides students with valuable experience within presenting, production, design, events, sales and news.

 
Living in Cardiff

Wales is a country with a unique culture, one of Europe's oldest languages, an ancient heritage and some of the most breathtaking scenery in Britain. Cardiff is one of the UK's most vibrant and dynamic cities with the atmosphere you would expect of a modern European metropolis. It is only 2 hours from London by train. It combines all the advantages of a compact, friendly and inexpensive location with the cultural and recreational facilities of a modern capital city. Cardiff is often described as "the perfect student city" because it is an exciting capital city but also safe and affordable. Cardiff however is also a capital city with all the culture, sports, shopping, entertainment and atmosphere you would expect of a modern European metropolis. It is also the home of Doctor Who. This means you get a small cheap city you can easily walk around, but also an exciting city where there is always something to do. There is the well-know Cardiff castle at the top of things-to see in the city, along with several museums and beautiful parks. Cardiff has excellent transport links (ranked 1st in the UK for the most transport friendly city) and makes a great base to explore the rest of the UK and Europe.

Finances

While abroad, students continue to pay their Case tuition rather than the tuition at their new institution. In addition there are several expenses students’ financial aid can potentially help to fund. These are listed in the attachments below.

CardiffFall.pdf
CardiffSpring.pdf
CardiffAcademicYear.pdf