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Accelerated International Foundation Year

Your fast-track route to an undergraduate degree

The Accelerated International Foundation Year is an intensive, 22-week pathway to Cardiff University. There are two exciting subject routes to choose from, with sub-routes within them related to your chosen degree subject. Whatever your career goals, you can study the modules most relevant to you. 

Both routes are designed to combine all the subject-specific knowledge and English language skills you need to access your chosen undergraduate degree in just five months — saving you time and money on your pathway programme.

Key facts

  • Entry Point: March
  • Length: 22 weeks

Entry requirements

Check our academic and English language entry requirements


Visit the Fees page for full details.

Who is the programme for?

The Accelerated International Foundation Year is tailor-made for ambitious international students aiming to study their undergraduate degree at Cardiff University. You will have a strong academic profile and a high level of English but may need some extra support before you start your studies at Cardiff.

What will I study?

Whichever route you choose, your programme will comprise of modules designed to equip you for success at Cardiff. Academic English Skills is taught across both subject routes, with the remainder of your programme being subject-specific modules, so you can progress to the University with confidence.

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.