Semester dates

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

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International Foundation Year

The International Foundation Year prepares students for undergraduate study.

  • Semester dates

    January 2022

    Semester Start End
    1 17/01/2022 13/05/2022
    2 16/05/2022 26/08/2022

    September 2022

    Semester Start End
    1 26/09/2022 20/01/2023
    2 23/01/2023 12/06/2023

    January 2023

    Semester Start End
    1 23/01/2023 05/05/2023
    2 08/05/2023 01/09/2023

Accelerated International Foundation Year

Our Accelerated International Foundation Year is an intensive, 22-week programme designed to help ambitious international students join their undergraduate degree at Cardiff in as little time as possible.

  • Semester dates

    March 2022

    Semester Start End
    1 21/03/2022
    26/08/2022

Pre-Master's programme

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

  • Semester Dates
     

    January 2022 (2 Semesters)

    Semester Start End
    1 17/01/2022 13/05/2022
    2 16/05/2022 26/08/2022
     

    May 2022 (3 Semesters)

    Semester Start End
    1 16/05/2022 26/08/2022
    2 TBC  
    3
    TBC  
     

    September 2022 (2 Semesters)

    Semester Start End
    1 26/09/2022 20/01/2023
    2 23/01/2023 12/06/2023
     

    September 2022 (3 Semesters)

    Semester Start End
    1 26/09/2022 20/01/2023
    2 23/01/2023 05/05/2023
    3
    08/05/2023 01/09/2023
     

    November 2022 (2.5 Semesters)

    Semester Start End
    1 14/11/2022 20/01/2023
    2 23/01/2023 05/05/2023
    3
    08/05/2023 01/09/2023

English language programmes

Our English language programme is designed for undergraduate students who do not currently have the English language level required to study the International Foundation Year.

  • English Language Preparation programme

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

    Term Start dates
    1 September 2021

    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.