English and Foundation Programmes

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Our students come from all over the world to improve their English and academic skills before starting on their studies.

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English Language Programmes

Our English language teaching centre offers a variety of courses ranging from eight weeks to nine months which cater for most language levels and abilities.

Mae'r cynnwys hwn ar gael yn Saesneg yn unig.

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Our International Foundation Programme (IFP) offers automatic progression to a range of degree schemes in some of the best academic departments in the UK.

Why study with us?

Ten reasons to study the International Foundation Programme with us.

Programmes

We offer International Foundation Programmes in business, engineering and health and life sciences.

Entry requirements

You'll need to have completed your secondary education in your home country in order to study on one of our programmes.

Teaching, learning and assessment

Our programmes employ several teaching methods, all chosen to deliver the tuition you need in the best possible way.

How to apply

A step-by-step guide to applying for a place on one any of our International Foundation Programmes.

Funding and fees

Cardiff is one of the more affordable of the traditional university cities, which means you'll have more to spend exploring the UK and Europe.

Accommodation

Learn more about the choice of residences available to you as an International Foundation Programme student.

Contact us

Get in touch to find out more about our courses, application process and more.

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BALEAP accreditation

We are accredited with BALEAP, the global forum for English for Academic Purposes professionals.

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BALEAP accreditation

We are accredited with BALEAP, the global forum for English for Academic Purposes professionals.

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In addition to our own foundation programmes, we work in partnership with external providers to offer alternative routes of entry onto our courses.

If you wish to study a programme other than Cardiff University’s International Foundation Programme, NCUK can also provide you with an opportunity to apply to Cardiff University.

NCUK

The International Foundation Year is a qualification offered by NCUK which can be accepted for entry into many of our undergraduate courses.

If you successfully complete the NCUK International Foundation Year, you will then have the opportunity to apply to Cardiff University. Applications will be assessed on a case by case basis.

As part of the qualification, you will take language and study skills modules to help you succeed when you come and study with us.

A dedicated NCUK team will help you with your university application.

To find out more information about NCUK and how they can help you progress to Cardiff University, please visit their website.