Cardiff University

The Fulbright Cardiff University Award covers the first year of any master's or doctoral degree programme offered by the university.

Founded in 1883, Cardiff University combines a prestigious heritage with impressive modern facilities, on one of the most beautiful campuses in the UK. As the only Russell Group university in Wales, our students benefit from our outstanding research quality and reputation, while enjoying a wide variety of courses that can be tailored to any aspirations.  

Cardiff University is ranked 2nd in the UK for research impact¹, is among the top 30 universities in the UK² and is a world top 160 university³. A degree from Cardiff University will open doors across the globe, and our location in the capital city of Wales offers a unique and enriching student experience. Our students are in high demand by employers, and our international community is active and welcoming, with students coming from more than 130 countries.

The University has a vibrant student community with more than 200 clubs and societies to choose from, as well as a Students’ Union voted 3rd best in the UK⁴. A multi-million pound investment has transformed the Students’ Union into the Centre for Student Life, a hub for student services at the very heart of campus, and the biggest upgrade of Cardiff University’s campus in a generation. 

As a city, Cardiff has a low cost of living and is friendly, safe, and diverse. Breath-taking beaches, national parks and mountains are all easily accessible and you’ll find a vibrant arts and music community as well as great shopping, world-class sporting events and an exciting food scene.  


Grant amount

  • Full tuition waiver
  • £15,609 living stipend
  • $1500 travel stipend

The living stipend is intended as a contribution towards general maintenance costs towards the first year in the UK.

In the UK, master's degrees are typically one-year programmes (full-time) and PhDs are three-year programmes (full-time).

  • Research Excellence Framework 2014
  • 2 Complete University Guide 2021 
  • 3 QS World University Rankings 2021 – ranked 159 
  • ⁴ WUSCA, 2020