About the International Study Centre

The International Study Centre offers pathway programmes to help students prepare for life at a top UK university. When you finish studying with us, you will feel prepared to make the most of your time at Cardiff University.

Students working together on campus

Why choose the International Study Centre?

Build confidence in your language skills and subject knowledge as you explore all that Cardiff - and Wales - has to offer. Choose us to help you prepare to start your degree at a prestigious Russell Group university.

  • Cardiff University International Study Centre is a welcoming new home where you can make friends, practise your English, and adjust to life in Wales and UK.
  • You will study your pathway programme in a friendly and supportive environment, surrounded by other international students.
  • Study in the centre of a UK capital city, on the University campus. Cardiff is a vibrant, affordable modern city with a multicultural history.
  • Experienced staff are always available to help you with anything you need, both inside and outside of your academic studies.
  • Our programmes are designed and tailored for international students to familiarise you with the teaching style at Cardiff University.

Our programmes are designed in conjunction with Cardiff University. They are delivered by Study Group, a global leader in preparing international students for academic success which has 25 years of experience in international education.

Hear from members of staff at the International Study Centre, who studied at Cardiff University themselves, why they believe it's the perfect option for international students.