The capital city of Wales, Cardiff has always been a popular choice among international students. It is also one of the most affordable cities to live in, especially in contrast with other major UK cities like Manchester and London. As an all-around hotspot for students all over the world, its welcoming vibe brings an international student population of over 7,000.
One of the main things to do in Cardiff is to immerse yourself in the city’s vast history and heritage. The Welsh are proud of their nation and nowhere really represents this more than the capital city, which becomes more and more vibrant and thriving all the time. An example of it is the Cardiff Castle, manifesting the centuries of Welsh history in one place. If you are into nature, there are also gorgeous valleys as you travel out of the city, With more than 330 parks and public gardens.
Cardiff is home to four Universities;
· Cardiff Metropolitan University (UWIC)
· University of Wales
· Cardiff University
· Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
Considered as one of the most affordable cities, for as little as £400 per month, you could get a decent room close to the city center. The average price will be around £450 – it all depends on your preferences.
Wales’ largest and most popular station, the Central Railway Station is within 2 hours from the heart of London and Birmingham. The convenient location and accessibility.
The Cardiff Airport (CWL) is the only international airport in Wales. It provides a domestic and international air link to Cardiff and South and West Wales.
The M4 motorway connects Cardiff with Swansea to the west and Newport and London to the east. Students between 16 to 21 years old are eligible for student discounts on their bus fares. Apply for a free My Travel Pass to save money on your bus travel. My Travel Pass is a Welsh Government funded scheme which entitles the holder to student discounts – saving approximately 30% on our adult bus fares That’s more money for food!
The statistics given by Cardiff University seem promising as 94.1% of graduates enter employment within a year.