Admissions support

We make applying to Cardiff University International Study Centre as easy as possible.

Apply online and you will receive a response within 48 hours. One of our dedicated student enrolment advisors will speak to you about your application and support you throughout the entire process.

  • Free specialist support
    A simple admissions process with expert guidance at every stage, from enquiry through to application, visa support and arrival.
  • Multilingual team
    Our team of expert advisors can offer support in multiple languages, including Chinese and Arabic.
  • Expert advice
    We'll help you choose the right course and answer any questions you may have about Cardiff University.
  • Simple and efficient
    Our global team is available by email, phone and in some countries instant messaging to help you with every stage.

How it all works

We want to help you understand every step of the application process so you know what to expect from the moment you submit your application to when you arrive on campus.

Read our step-by-step guide below.

  1. Apply online
    Complete our online application form - you don't need to do it all at once as you can save your progress along the way. Just make sure you apply with enough time to organise your visa, which can take several weeks depending on where you live.
  2. An advisor will contact you
    We will respond to your application by phone within 48 hours. You will be introduced to one of our dedicated student enrolment advisors who will support you throughout the entire process.
  3. Offer letters
    If you are successful in your application we will send you an offer letter and talk you through your next steps. Your offer letter will also include any conditions you need to meet and explain your fees and payment plan.
  4. Confirm your offer
    It's a good idea to secure your place as soon as possible so you can start thinking about accommodation, visas and travel plans.
  5. Pay your fees
    To confirm your offer, you first need to:
    • pay the confirmation payment
    • return your signed acceptance form. Find out when your fees are due and how to pay on our Fees page.
  6. Receive your CAS
    Once you have met the conditions of your offer letter and paid any further fees, your advisor will issue your Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies (CAS). This means you’re ready to apply for your visa.
  7. Guidance on visas and accommodation
    Your student enrolment advisor provides a completely free service, offering expert guidance on applying for your visa and booking accommodation once you have confirmed your place and met all conditions of your offer letter. They may also recommend a local free of charge visa service.
  8. Plan for your arrival
    It won't be long before you join us, so now is the perfect time to start picturing what it will be like when you arrive. To help you we have put together a pre-departure pack that gives you tips and advice on arriving in the UK. Closer to your arrival date we will send you an induction pack, full of exciting and fun welcome events you can look forward to. When it comes to planning your journey from the airport in the UK to Cardiff, our team can support with airport transfers and any questions you may have. We can't wait to welcome you on campus.

Join us today

We're here to support you throughout the application process. Use our online application form and our student enrolment advisors will be available to answer your questions.