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Cardiff University admission for 2020 session opens in the month of September 2019. International students who want to study in the various programs offered by Cardiff University can apply through UCAS website until January 15, 2020(except Medicine and Dentistry). The University will accept an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent for admission to most of its program.
The University is home to more than 30,000 students, with 25% international students. Law, Psychology, and European Teaching programs of the Cardiff university have been ranked in the top 100 courses by The World University Rankings.
The Application process for all undergraduate courses offered by Cardiff University is done through the UCAS portal while applications for postgraduate courses can be made either through the university website or by downloading the application form.
|Application Portal||UG: UCAS|
PG: University Application Portal
|Application Fee||UG: 20/25 GBP|
|No. of International Students||7975 (HESA 2017-18)|
|International Admission Helpdesk||Email: email@example.com|
Phone: +44 (0)29 2087 4432
The full-time academic session for the majority of undergraduate and postgraduate courses at Cardiff University begins in the month of September. Currently, the admission process for September 2020 is ongoing.
International students who want to study at Cardiff University are advised not to wait until the day of the deadline to submit their application and apply as early as possible. The complete admission application along with all the supporting documents must be submitted before the deadline.
|Medicine and Dentistry||October 15, 2019|
|Majority of other Program||January 15, 2020|
Applications received beyond the particular deadline would be considered by the Admission tutor as per the availability of seats.
All the international applicants who require a Tier 4 Visa to study in the UK are required to meet the English Language Proficiency criteria set by Cardiff University. The University accepts a variety of English language qualifications for entry.
The minimum requirement for English is grade C/4 at GCSE or IELTS (Academic) with 6.5 overall and a minimum of 5.5 in each of the components. The admission requirement for some of the undergraduate and postgraduate courses may vary as per the course.
Given below is the score comparison table:
|IELTS Academic||TOEFL iBT||PTE Academic|
All the applicants, UK, as well as International applicants, will have to get the minimum marks required in the English Language for the course/school-specific English Language requirement.
Bachelor of Dental Science (BDS) and MBBCh course:
|Test||Minimum Score Required|
|IELTS(Academic)||Overall 7.0(7.0 in speaking and 6.5 in other components)|
|TOEFL iBT||Overall 100(25 in speaking and 22 in other components)|
|PTE Academic||Overall 70(70 in speaking and 62 in all other communicative skills)|
|Trinity ISE II/III||III: Merit in all the components|
BSc Children’s Nursing, BSc Adult Nursing, and BSc Mental Health Nursing:
|IELTS (Academic)||Overall 7.0 (6.5 in writing and 7.0 in other components|
|TOEFL iBT||Overall 100 (22 in writing and 25 in other components)|
|PTE Academic||Overall 70 (62 in writing and 70 in all other communicative skills)|
|Trinity ISE II/III||III: a Merit in all the components|
BSc Diagnostic Radiography and Imaging, BSc Occupational Therapy, BSc Operating Department Practice, BSc Physiotherapy, BSc Radiotherapy and Oncology, and MPharm:
|IELTS(Academic)||Overall 7.0 (min 6.5 in all components)|
|TOEFL iBT||Overall 100 (min 22 in components)|
|PTE Academic||Overall 70 (62 in all communicative skills)|
|Trinity ISE II/III||III: a Merit in all the components|
Law and Politics programs:
|IELTS(Academic)||Overall 6.5 (6.5 in writing and 6.0 in other components)|
|TOEFL iBT||Overall 90 (22 in writing and 20 in other components)|
|PTE Academic||Overall 62 (62 in writing and 54 in all other communicative skills)|
|Trinity ISE II/III||II: Distinction in Writing and a distinction and two Merit in other components III: at least a pass in all the component|
Cardiff University is divided into three colleges which offer more than 300 undergraduate courses. The most popular undergraduate programs among International students are Engineering, Management, Medicine, Dentistry, Science, and Music.
Application portal for the undergraduate courses for 2020 session opened on September 1, 2019, and application for Medicine and Dental courses will close on October 15, 2019.
Where to Apply: UCAS
Application Fee: 20 GBP(Single Course) and 25 GBP(Multiple Courses)
School Wise Entry Requirement
|Architecture||A small portfolio of min. 8 pages in pdf format(drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, graphics, product design or any other work in visual design)|
|Engineering, Computer Science and Informatics||‘A’ level, Welsh Baccalaureate, and International Baccalaureate or equivalent* with an acceptable level of competence in the English language.|
|Law and Politics||a GCSE pass in English (grade C or above) or equivalent*|
|Medicine||UK Clinical Aptitude Test (U-CAT) or GAMSAT examination|
|Physics and Astronomy, Social Sciences, Mathematics, Chemistry||‘A’ level, Welsh Baccalaureate, and International Baccalaureate or equivalent*|
|Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies||Experience of academic essay writing(e.g, English Literature, History, Government and Politics, Economics, Media Studies, Sociology) is recommended|
*International students who want to take admission at Cardiff University can check the equivalent score as per his/her country here.
In order to study in the UK, International students coming from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland for more than 6 months are required to obtain a Tier 4 student visa. International students are required to apply for their student visa in the UK for at least 3 months before the starting date of their course.
Cardiff University has over 8500 students enrolled in its postgraduate degree programs. Cardiff offers more than 200 postgraduate programs on full-time as well as part-time basis through its 26 academic schools. Some of the most popular programs among students are Architecture, Biosciences, Computer Science, Engineering, Law, Medicine, Management Studies, Psychology, and Urban Design.
Academic Requirements: Applicants must have a recognized bachelors’ degree in the relevant field and/or work experience in the field they want to apply in.
Additional Requirement for some of the postgraduate programs
|Courses||Degree(in relevant field)||English Language||Work Experience|
|Architecture Planning||A 2:1 degree||IELTS:6.5||Required|
|MS in Biosciences||Bachelor’s degree in Biosciences||-||Recommended|
|MBA||Bachelor’s degree||IELTS: 6.5||Recommended|
|Computer Science||2:2 Degree with more than 65% marks||-||Not Required|
|Engineering||2:2 Bachelor’s degree with honors||-||Not Required|
|Law||2:1 Degree + 1 year Intern||IELTS: 7.0||Recommended|
|Medicine||2:2 Degree||IELTS: 6.5||Required|
|Urban Design||2:1 Degree||-||Required|
International students will have to upload all the documents in either Word documents(.doc or .docx) or PDF or JPEG images (.jpeg or .jpg). The maximum allowed file size is 1 MB.
The paper application forms for admission to Postgraduate Study must be completed and posted to ”The Admissions Office, Cardiff University, PO Box 927, CF24 0DE, Wales(UK)” as soon as possible.
The admission decision for the undergraduate program will be announced before the end of January. If an applicant is offered a place, he/she will be informed by the Cardiff University through email and through the UCAS portal. The applicant for the postgraduate programs at Cardiff University will be strictly based solely on academic criteria, i.e. the candidate’s ability and potential.
International applicants will need to satisfy the assigned Admissions Tutor that he/she has met or will meet, the necessary academic and non-academic criteria required for the program of study to get admission to the Cardiff University.