Entry requirements

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

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

Qualifications from all countries are considered. You will also need to show that you have the English language skills necessary to take an active part in the programme.

Entry requirements

Score

General entry

IELTS 5.5 (Academic) for UKVI
(Minimum subscores: 4.0 in all areas)

Healthcare

IELTS 6.5 (Academic) for UKVI
(Minimum subscores: 6.5 in writing, 6.0 in all other areas)

Journalism

IELTS 6.0 (Academic) for UKVI
(Minimum subscores: 6.0 in writing, 4.0 in all other areas)

Law

IELTS 6.0 (Academic) for UKVI
(Minimum subscores: 6.0 in writing, 4.0 in all other areas)

Medicine

IELTS 6.0 (Academic) for UKVI
(Minimum subscores: 5.5 in all areas)

Optometry

IELTS 6.0 (Academic) for UKVI
(Minimum subscores: 4.0 in all areas)

Pharmacy

IELTS 6.0 (Academic) for UKVI
(Minimum subscores: 4.0 in all areas)

Psychology

IELTS 6.0 (Academic) for UKVI
(Minimum subscores: 6.0 in writing, 4.0 in all other areas)

To meet the entry requirements for the International Foundation Programme, students will need a SELT (Secure English Language Test) in order to apply for a Tier 4 visa.

Trinity ISE (only available in the UK)

This test is only available at certain test centres – see Trinity College London and the list of SELT centres.

IELTS (Academic) for UKVI
(available in the UK and overseas)

This test is only available at certain test centres – see IELTS and the list of SELT centres.

These scores indicate the level required you will need if you are applying to

  • Cardiff Business School
  • Cardiff School of Engineering
  • Cardiff School of Chemistry and
  • Cardiff School of Biosciences.

If you are applying for other undergraduate subjects, please contact us.

If your country or qualification is not in this list please contact us. We will be very happy to advise you.

Country

Requirements

Argentina

Bachillerato Especializado, Titulo de Bachiller or Bachillerato
Overall average of 7/10 with at least 7/10 in relevant subject areas

Azerbaijan

Azerbaijani Certificate of Secondary Education
Overall average of 4.0/5.0 with at least 4.0 in relevant subject areas

Bahrain

Tawjahiya School Leaving Certificate
Overall average of 85% with at least 85% in relevant subject areas

Bangladesh

Bangladesh High School Certificate (HSC)
Overall average of 3.5 – 4.0 out of 5.0 with at least 4.0 in relevant subject areas or
Overall average of 65% and a minimum of 70% in relevant subject areas

Brazil

Certificato de Ensino Medio
Overall average of 80% with 80% in relevant subject areas

China

Senior High School Certificate
Overall average Grade B (80%) with a minimum B (80%) in relevant subject areas

Colombia

Título de Bachiller Académico
Overall average of 75% with a minimum of 75% in relevant subject areas

Ecuador

Bachillerato
Overall B average with at least a B in relevant subject areas

Ghana

SSCE (WAEC)
Overall B average with at least a B in the relevant subject areas

Hong Kong

HKDSE
4 subjects at grades 3333 or higher (not including Chinese or Liberal Studies).
NB Applicants for IFP Business or IFP Engineering must have at least a 3 in Mathematics

For students who have completed Form 5 of the HKDSE

Overall average mark of at least 60% in their HKDSE Form 5 School Report with marks of at least 60% in relevant subject areas

India

CBSE or ICSE
Overall average of 65% with at least 65% in relevant subject areas

Indonesia

STTB SMU3/SMA
Overall average of 7/10 with at least 7 in relevant subject areas

Japan

Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate/ Kotogakko
Sotsugyo Shomeisho 4/5 or 8/10 average with at least a 4 or 8 in relevant subject areas

Jordan

Certificate of General Secondary Education
Overall average of 80% withat least 80% in relevant subjects

Kazakhstan

Kazakh Certificate of Secondary Education
Overall average of 4.0/5.0 with at least a grade 4.0 in relevant subject areas

Kenya

KCSE
Overall B average with at least a B in relevant subject areas

Kuwait

Shahadat-al-thanawia-al-a’ama School Leaving Certificate
Overall average of 85% with at least 85% in the relevant subject areas

Malaysia

UEC Senior Middle 3
Overall average of grade B4 with at least a B3/B4 in five subjects subjects excluding Chinese and Malay language

SPM
IFP Business: no subject lower than a grade B with a grade A in maths and a grade A in at least one other academic subject
IFP Health and Life Sciences: an overall grade B with a minimum of a grade B in chemistry, biology and maths
IFP Engineering: no subject lower than a grade B with a grade A in maths and a grade A in another science subject

Mexico

Bachillerato (High School Certificate)
Overall average of at least 75% with 75% in relevant subject areas

Nigeria

SSCE (WAEC)
Overall B average with at least a B in the relevant subject areas

Oman

Thanawiya Amma School Leaving Certificate
Overall average of  85% with at least 85% in the relevant subject areas

Pakistan

HSSC
Overall average of 75% with at least 75% in the relevant subject areas

Peru

Certificado de Educación Secundaria Común Completa
Overall grade of 13/20 with at least 13/20 in relevant subject areas

Philippines

High School Certificate
Overall average of 90% with at least 90% in the relevant subject areas in year 4

Qatar

Thanawayiah Aama
Advanced level: Overall average of  85% with at least 85% in the relevant subject areas Foundation level: Overall average of 90% with at least 90% in the relevant subject areas

Russia

Certificate of Secondary Education
Overall average of 4/5 with at least a grade 4 in relevant subject areas

Saudi Arabia

Thanawiya Amma School Leaving Certificate
Overall average of 85% with at least 85% in the relevant subject areas

South Korea

High School Diploma from Specialised High Schools / Inmungye KodBng
Overall average B / 75% with B / 75% in relevant subject areas

Taiwan

Senior High School Leaving Certificate
Overall average of 70% or a B average in at least 5 subjects with at least 75% in relevant subjects areas

Thailand

Mathayom 6 (M6)
Overall average of 2.75 – 3.0 with 3.0 in relevant subject areas or
overall average of 65% with 70% in relevant subject areas

Turkey

State/Private High School Diploma/Lise Diplomasi
Overall average of 3/5 with at least a 3 in relevant subject areas

Ukraine

Attestat
Overall average of 9 with at least grade 10 in relevant subject areas

United Arab Emirates

Tawjihiyya School Leaving Certificate
Overall average of 85% average with at least 85% in the relevant subject areas

Uzbekistan

Attestat (Uzbek Certificate of Secondary Education)
Overall average of 4.0/5.0 with 4.0 in key subject areas

Vietnam

Upper Secondary School Graduation Certificate
Overall average of at least 7.0 with 7.0 in relevant subject areas