Semester dates

Find semester dates below for the International Foundation Year, International Year One, Pre-Master's and English Language Programme.

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International Foundation Year

The International Foundation Year prepares students for undergraduate study.

January 2024

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Semester 114/1/20242/5/2024
Semester 25/5/202429/8/2024

September 2024

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Semester 122/9/202416/1/2025
Semester 219/1/202512/6/2025

November 2024

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Semester 124/11/20241/5/2025
Semester 24/5/202528/8/2025

January 2025

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Semester 112/1/20251/5/2025
Semester 24/5/202528/8/2025

Please note: For the November intake - after the 3-week Enhanced Induction you will join your main academic programme which starts in January 2024.

Accelerated International Foundation

The Accelerated International Foundation is an intensive, 22-week pathway, preparing students for undergraduate study.

March 2024

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Semester 110/3/202429/8/2024

March 2025

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Semester 19/3/202528/8/2025

International Year One

The International Year One is equivalent to the first year of an undergraduate degree, with extra support and English language preparation.

January 2024

StartFinish
Semester 114/1/20242/5/2024
Semester 25/5/202429/8/2024

September 2024

StartFinish
Semester 122/9/202416/1/2025
Semester 219/1/202512/6/2025

November 2024

StartFinish
Semester 124/11/20241/5/2025
Semester 24/5/202528/8/2025

January 2025

StartFinish
Semester 112/1/20251/5/2025
Semester 24/5/202528/8/2025

Please note: For the November intake - after the 3-week Enhanced Induction you will join your main academic programme which starts in January 2024.

Pre-Master's programme

The Pre-Master's prepares postgraduate students for Master's-level study at Cardiff University.

2 Semester

January 2024

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Semester 114/1/20242/5/2024
Semester 25/5/202429/8/2024

September 2024

StartFinish
Semester 122/9/202416/1/2025
Semester 219/1/202512/6/2025

November 2024

StartFinish
Semester 124/11/20241/5/2025
Semester 24/5/202528/8/2025

January 2025

StartFinish
Semester 112/1/20251/5/2025
Semester 24/5/202528/8/2025

Please note: For the November intake - after the 3-week Enhanced Induction you will join your main academic programme which starts in January 2024.

English language programmes

Our Online English programmes are designed for undergraduate students who do not currently have the English language level required to study the International Foundation Year or International Year One.

Depending on your level of English, you may require one or two terms of English. Check the entry requirements page for more information.

WeeksStart date
10May or September 2023

The English Language Preparation programme is not available for students who are aiming to study Medicine, Dental Surgery, Optometry, Medical Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Journalism and Communications; Journalism, Communications and Politics; Media and Communications or Media, Journalism and Culture.

Programme lengthStart date
6 weeks26/6/2023
2/10/2023
10 weeks29/05/2023
04/09/2023
16 weeks17/04/2023
24/7/2023

New November start

Join us in November to be better prepared ahead of starting your pathway programme in January 2024 with our enhanced induction. Benefit from three additional weeks of language, life and learning skills at no extra cost.

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