English Language Programmes

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

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

Our students come from all over the world to improve their English before commencing university study in the UK. Whether you are making plans to continue your academic studies at Cardiff University or elsewhere in the UK, we aim to help you succeed.

Which course is right for you?

Choosing the right course will depend on your current level of English language and what you are looking to achieve.

English for University Study Programme

A full-time English language and study skills course for international students.

Pre-sessional summer courses

Full-time, intensive English language courses for international students with IELTS scores of 5.5, 6.0 or 6.5 who hold offers to study here on undergraduate or postgraduate courses.

Postgraduate Research Pre-sessional Programme

We provide a dedicated pre-sessional programme for postgraduate research students in the autumn in preparation for doctoral study starting in January.

In-Sessional English Language Support

Our In-sessional team provides ongoing English language and study skills support for current international students during their academic studies.

Paying your fees

Learn what your course fees cover and how to pay them.

Contact us

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

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

If you want to come to the UK as a student, it is very likely that you will need to apply for a Tier 4 student visa before you leave your home country.

The majority of international students need a student visa. Students who do not need a student visa are largely nationals of the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.

If you're from a Commonwealth country, including USA and Canada, you will need to apply for a student visa before you leave home.

Even if you have 'home' fee status, it is important to check whether you need a visa. Some students, particularly those from some British territories, may have home fee status but also require a visa.

The 'Do you need a visa?' UKVI webpages will help you determine whether you need to obtain a visa before you travel to the UK. It also contains guidance on the type of visa you might need.

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Before you apply for your visa

Information about who can help, which visa you should apply for and when, as well as how to get the documents translated.

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Applying for your visa

Information on our visa application guidelines, if you will need an interview and how long your visa will take to arrive.

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Once you have your visa

Find out what to do next, when can you come to the UK, how long can you study and how long your visa is valid for.

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Extending a visa

Information about extending your visa if you're already a student in the UK, what to do if you plan to go home for the holidays and who to contact for help.

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Collecting your Biometric Residence Permit (BRP)

Information about how and when to collect your BRP once you're in the UK.

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Bringing your family

Advice on bringing family members and the Immigration Health Surcharge.