About the International Study Centre

The International Study Centre offers pathway programmes to help students prepare for life at a top UK university. Studying at Cardiff International Study Centre means you get all the benefits of a British education, with the unique culture and history you can only get by living in Wales. When you finish studying with us, you will be ready and prepared to make the most of your time at Cardiff University.

The International Study Centre works directly with Cardiff University to provide preparation programmes for international students.

A world-leading university

Cardiff University International Study Centre is your pathway to one of the top 200 universities in the world (QS World University Rankings, 2024). Cardiff's Students' Union is at the heart of student life and is home to live entertainment, clubs and societies, as well as presenting a range of exciting activities.

A friendly student community

Located in Wales’s thriving capital city, Cardiff University provides a warm welcome and a rich university experience for its students. Cardiff encourages students to get involved in a variety of clubs and activities, with even more to explore in the local area.

At Cardiff, you will find it easy to find friends in this inclusive, international community.

Helping you achieve your dreams

If you would like to study for an undergraduate or postgraduate degree at Cardiff University, our specialist teaching staff will help you build subject knowledge, improve your English language and adjust to life at a UK university.

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.

  • Cardiff University International Study Centre is a welcoming new home where you can make friends, practise your English, and adjust to life in UK.
  • You will study your pathway programme in a friendly and supportive environment, surrounded by other international students.
  • You can live 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 in conjunction with Cardiff University to familiarise you with the teaching style at 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.

Kinari from Indonesia

I think Cardiff's campus is beautiful, architecture-wise. They've invested a lot recently for new campuses and refurbishment. There are always different spaces for you to use if you need to do something for group discussions or something on your own. If you prefer quiet spaces or a bit of background noise there's always something for you, which is really great.

Kinari from Indonesia
Studying BSc Business Management (Marketing)

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.