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Pathway Programmes

Preparing you for degree success

Studying at Cardiff University International Study Centre is a great introduction to living and learning in the UK. We know that studying abroad is a big step and we will support you as you adjust to life in Wales. You will study academic classes, as well as study skills and English language so you will feel confident when you join the University at the end of your programme.

We offer a range of pathway programmes, depending on your level of study. Whether you are preparing for an undergraduate or postgraduate degree, we have a programme for you. If you do not yet meet the English language requirements for your pathway programme, you can first study an English language programme with us. Once you complete your programme at the International Study Centre and achieve the required grades, you can progress to your chosen degree at Cardiff University.

Benefits of a pathway programme

  • English language teaching to grow your confidence.
  • Help with study skills, such as time management.
  • Academic preparation in your chosen subject route.
  • An introduction to the UK university-style of teaching and learning.


of Cardiff University International Study Centre students who completed their programme in 2023 were offered a place to study at Cardiff University.

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.