Cardiff University

The University of Florida’s College of Liberal Arts and Science offers students the opportunity to study in Cardiff, Wales. Cardiff University is a public research university in Cardiff, Wales. Founded in 1883, the University is a highly regarded research institution. It is home to 2,495 undergraduate students and has over 6,000 international students attending the institution. Easily walkable and friendly, Cardiff also boasts amenities of a much larger city. Home to everything from ancient castles to cutting edge music venues, Cardiff blends the historic and modern seamlessly to attract visitors from around the globe. The city also has numerous museums, theaters, and galleries and is home to an active arts and culture scene.



  • Open to all CLAS majors
  • Science majors, including pre-medical/dental/vet students, are encourage to apply
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Required GPA: 3.0
  • Students must have completed 12 hours of coursework at the University of Florida
  • Two letters of Recommendation
  • Unofficial Transcript
  • Statement of purpose
  • Interview with Dr. Brian Harfe, CLAS Associate Dean


Cardiff Harbor

A large number of Cardiff University courses have been pre-approved to transfer course credit (see samples of course equivalents). Additional course equivalents are possible by contacting Dr. Brian Harfe in the CLAS Deans Office.

School of Geography and Planning’s UF course equivalents.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition at Cardiff University is waived for exchange students. Students participating in an exchange pay tuition directly to the University of Florida at their usual tuition rate. All financial aid, scholarships, and fellowships are applicable. Tuition at University of Cardiff will be waived. Students incur no additional tuition cost while they are on an exchange.


Exchange students are guaranteed housing provided their requests are submitted on time. Students have the option of living in catered (with a meal plan) or self-catered (with shared kitchen) residence halls.

Financial Aid

University of Florida students needing financial aid should apply through UF Student Financial Affairs. Normal eligibility for aid may be used while studying abroad as an exchange student. This includes using the Bright Futures scholarship and the Florida Pre-Paid College Plan. Non-UF students needing financial aid must apply to their home institutions.


For fall, spring, and academic-year scholarships administered by the University of Florida International Center, the deadlines for application are: early March for programs starting in fall; and early October for programs starting in spring. Applications forms are available on the UF International Center website.

The Brian and Kate Harfe International Exchange Scholarship: Please note that preference will be given to students spending an entire year abroad.

Post Family Fund: Please note that preference will be given to students spending an entire year abroad.

Health Insurance

Students will be billed for mandatory international health insurance which includes emergency medical assistance.


A $375 non-refundable service charge is assessed for students participating in single semester or Academic Year programs. (The $375 fee is refundable if student is not accepted to the program). This charge is due within 21 days of the application. Students will be charged regular UF tuition while participating in the program.

Application Deadlines

Fall and Academic Year: early May
Spring: mid-October

Work Experience and Volunteer Opportunities

We work closely with student support teams across Cardiff University, and wanted to quickly share some opportunities that are available to students attending Cardiff University on an international exchange.

Our Careers & Employability service have a dedicated Work Experience team that assist students in finding and applying for paid and unpaid internships that can fit around their University schedule. Their flyer is attached to this email for further information, and students who hold a Tier 4 visa with eligibility to work may apply for their opportunities while at Cardiff.

Our Students’ Union assist students who are looking for opportunities to volunteer while at Cardiff University. Cardiff Volunteering organise a number of volunteering projects in local communities and students on a Tier 4 visa with eligibility to work can also apply for their programmes.

Cardiff University Work Experience Guide (PDF, 959 KB)

Contact Information

UFIC Study Abroad Advisor
Leslie Johnson (352) 273-1508

UF Faculty Manager
Dr. Brian Harfe
(352) 294-1955

Cardiff University
Cardiff University Fact Sheet
Cardiff University International Prospectus
Cardiff University UF Exchange Flyer


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