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Information for 2021/22 academic year
What are my study options?
We are continually updating our courses to ensure you get the best out of your time at the International Study Centre. This means that intakes are liable to change with each academic year, so please visit our pre-arrival page for the most up-to-date information
What if I can't make it to the UK to start my programme?
How will you help me to prepare to start my programme?
What programmes are available?
Cardiff University International Study Centre offers a choice of pathway programmes, depending on whether you want to study at undergraduate or postgraduate level. All pathway programmes lead to a range of degrees at Cardiff University.
The International Foundation Year is your pathway to a range of undergraduate degrees at Cardiff University. It is a one-year course comprising tuition on English language, study skills, and subject-specific knowledge.
You can choose the Accelerated International Foundation Year – an intensive, fast-track programme allowing you to progress to an undergraduate degree in just five months.
Our English language preparation programmes can help you boost your IELTS score before starting your International Foundation Year at the International Study Centre.
The Pre-Master's programme prepares you for your chosen postgraduate degree at Cardiff University. You will study subject content as well as English, so that you can begin your degree programme with confidence.
What are the entry requirements?
What are the teaching methods?
For the 2021/22 academic year, teaching will take place through a blend of virtual and face-to-face learning. If you are unable to travel to the UK, you have the option to start your studies virtually from home this autumn.
Whichever way you study with us, you will be encouraged to take an active part in seminars and tutorials, where you will discuss course content. This will prepare you for the style of learning you will experience at Cardiff University. Small class sizes mean you will receive individual attention from our experienced and supportive tutors.
How much does it cost to study at Cardiff University International Study Centre?
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What accommodation is available?
When can I book accommodation?
Do I need a visa to study in the UK?
How do I apply for a UK student visa?
First, you need to apply for a programme at Cardiff University International Study Centre. When you receive an offer of a place, you should accept it by paying your deposit and Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies (CAS) payment. Once you receive your CAS, you can then start the visa application process online.
When should I apply for a visa?
You can apply for a UK visa up to three months before the start date of your programme. Make sure to start your application early, so there is enough time for it to be processed before you need to travel to the UK.
Where is Cardiff University International Study Centre?
Cardiff University International Study Centre location
Cardiff University Student Union Building
Still have questions?
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