Exchange Program - Cardiff University

Cardiff University logoStudy abroad at one of the UK's 'Ivy League' universities while paying UNH tuition. Visit the four castles of Cardiff and the wild Welsh coast. Founded in 1883, Cardiff University is recognized as one of the leading research and teaching universities in the United Kingdom and a member of the Russell Group – the UK’s “Ivy League” of world-class universities. Spend a semester or academic year studying at Cardiff and benefit from learning with professors who are pioneers in their fields. Over 27,000 students have been drawn to Cardiff University, coming from Wales, the rest of the UK and more than 100 countries.

Cardiff University is located in the center of the capital of Wales, an exciting and diverse city and the heart of Welsh history, culture, street life and politics. There is something for everyone in the Welsh capital, with the excitement of the small city campus located just minutes from the beautiful coastlines, hills, walking trails and green countryside for which Wales is famous.

The city hosts a number of international sport, music and entertainment events throughout the year, and acts as the backdrop to a number of award winning television shows, such as BBC’s Dr. Who and Sherlock. For students who are interested in exploring farther afield, Cardiff is an ideal hub. London is less than two hours away by train, and the city has an international airport that connects you to the rest of Europe. 

UNH Exchange programs are suitable for students with strong leadership skills who want an immersion experience studying with local students, relying on local services with no management or oversight by UNH or other U.S. provider. 


 castle in Wales, UK

Academics: UNH students take courses alongside their British counterparts and other international students, from several different subject ares. UNH students can enroll in a wide range of courses offered at the university.

Housing and Meals: Students are guaranteed housing in student halls of residence, living among British and international students. Payment for housing is made directly to Cardiff University. All rooms are single occupancy, with a shared lounge and kitchen area. While there are no meal plans, students tend to enjoy cooking for themselves, often sharing cooking duties. There are supermarkets nearby all student residences. There are also numerous restaurants and café options on campus and in the nearby city center.

Extra-Curricular Activities: The University boasts over one hundred clubs, sporting teams and societies, which all international students are eligible to join. From History to Harry Potter, there's something for everyone!

Tuition, Fees and Financial Aid: UNH students pay their normal tuition and some fees.  UNH currently allow allows federal, state and institutional aid — except work study — to transfer for all UNH Managed, UNH Exchange and UNH Approved programs abroad. You will be able to factor in airfare as an educational cost and consider the cost of living in your host country for your estimated expenses.

In addition, there are study abroad scholarships available! Please visit the Scholarships & Fellowships page for information about UNH and external funding for study abroad.

Cardiff University academic building

Travel and Insurance: Students purchase their flight independently. Visit Int’l Polices and Travel Resources section of the UNH Global website for information about International Insurance.

Eligibility: Students need have a minimum of a 3.0 gpa and meet UNH study away eligibility requirements. Visit the Start section of the UNH Global website for details.

Application Deadlines:  A fall, spring semester or academic year exchange.  Submit exchange application in Via by September 25 (for spring study abroad) or March 5 for fall/full academic year.  

What next?  To find out more details about exchanges, attend a Study Abroad Information Session, held every Tuesday at 12:45PM, locations vary.   After you’ve attended an information session and researched the exchange, set up an appointment with Catherine D’Auteuil in myWildcat Success or come to our walk in advising hours. 

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