Wales is part of the UK and has plenty to offer for an international student, from exciting cities to stunning mountains and coastal getaways. There are eight universities in Wales, each offering something a little different and, if you want to study in Wales, you can learn more about the top five in the Times Good University Guide 2018 below.
The best universities in Wales
- 95% of Cardiff graduates enter employment, further study or both shortly after graduating (Destination of Leavers in Higher Education survey 2015/16)
- Cardiff’s Student Union offers the best student experience in Wales and is ranked 12th in the UK (THE Student Experience Survey, 2015-16).
- Cardiff is the only member of the Russell Group of research-led universities in Wales and the country's sole representative in the top 150 of the world rankings. It is also one of the few universities in the UK to boast two Nobel laureates on its staff.
- Swansea was the 2017 Welsh University of the Year (Times Good University Guide 2017)
- Top 15 UK University for graduate employment (Guardian University League Table 2017)
- More than four in five graduates land professional-level jobs or go on to further study
- Aberystwyth University is the UK University of the Year for Teaching Quality (Times Good University Guide 2018)
- Top 5 in the UK and Best in Wales for student satisfaction (National Student Survey 2017)
- The university's students’ union was named the best in Wales for 2017 and has the largest entertainment venue in the region
- Bangor University achieved Gold, the highest rating possible, in the national Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). Bangor University is the only university in Wales to achieve this standard.
- Following the WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2017, Bangor’s clubs and societies were aso voted the best in the UK and the University was placed third overall in the University of the Year category.
- Bangor is among the cheapest places to study in the UK, as well as one of the safest.
- Ranked as the top UK University for overall international student support six years in a row (International Student Barometer survey)
- Cardiff Met has an office in China and 1,200 international students who voted the university the best in the UK for student support for six years in a row.
- Cardiff Met is one of Britain’s leading centres for university sport, due in large part to the excellent facilities